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Light cigarettes linked to specific form of lung cancer
So-called "light" cigarettes with holes in the filter could be the reason why a specific kind of lung cancer has been on the rise in recent decades, researchers said Monday.
 
This finding about nuts and cancer is good but could be better
Our favorite nut didn't make the list of colon cancer fighters.
 
Cancer cases continue alarming rise
Every five minutes and six seconds someone in Taiwan will develop cancer.
 
Government to raise tax on cigarettes by NT$20 per pack
The price of cigarettes is set to increase by NT$20 (US$0.6) per pack later this year after the Legislature passed the third and final reading of an amendment to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax on Friday, with the additional revenue to be earmarked for the country's long-term medical care program.
 
A blank check to fight breast cancer
Businessman Terry Gou (郭台銘), best known as chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., announced Sunday he planned to create a global alliance of leading research institutes to combat breast cancer.
 
Profiles of the international firms in YongLin Healthcare Foundation's global alliance to "fight breast cancer with technology."
 
Cancer experts urge focus on prevention, says research 'neglected' and 'underfunded'
Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say.
 
UK cancer rates to rise faster among women than men: charity
Cancer rates in Britain will rise six times faster among women than men within the next two decades, according to data released on Friday by charity Cancer Research UK.
 
Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.
 
Some fear e-cigarette tax may deter smokers
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes -- a trend that is sparking a fierce public health debate over whether it will deter smokers from switching to a safer alternative.
 
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