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How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine is a guide to which therapy is best for kicking the habit, according to research published Monday.
 
Older men with prostate cancer may live longer if they receive a combination of radiation and hormone therapy, but many men do not get the right treatment, U.S. researchers said Monday.
 
Cancer is often caused by the "bad luck" of random mutations that arise when cells divide, not family history or environmental causes, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
 
The World Health Organization introduced new cervical cancer guidelines Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.
 
30 years on, fight for justice continues to rage in Bhopal
Nearly deaf and riddled with cancer and ulcers, 90-year-old Rampyari Bai insists she will never give up fighting for justice for victims of the world's worst industrial disaster.
 
Ten years since setting a trend with its workplace smoking ban, Ireland is pushing ahead to be the first EU state with plain packaging for cigarettes despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies.
 
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.
 
Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total, a study said Wednesday.
 
Smoking is now banned at all stops along Taipei's 13 bus-only lanes, with violators facing a maximum fine of NT$10,000, the city's health officials said yesterday.
 
The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.
 
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