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Lung cancer cases up, awareness down

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month recently, the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27 per cent of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer.

Dramatic fall in the number of young people smoking in Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the latest research that shows only eight per cent of young people aged between 10 and 17 smoke, and says that these statistics show Ireland can become tobacco-free.

Renewed health warning on deadly radon

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The EPA has reissued its call to Mayo householders to get their homes tested for high levels of the cancer causing gas, radon.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

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Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Homeowners not acting on radon risk

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A grant scheme has been mooted to assist householders in Mayo to protect themselves against the deadly, cancer causing gas - radon.

EPA warning on high radon cancer risk

A shocking one in six homes in Mayo have unsafe levels of radon, making the county one of the worst blackspots in the country for the deadly gas linked to 250 lung cancer cases each year.

New Galway Clinic radiotherapy technology reduces treatment times

puts its new Versa HD™ linear accelerator (linac) into clinical service this week, it will be Ireland’s first hospital to offer a form of advanced radiotherapy that can almost halve delivery times.

Galway hospitals become smoke-free zones

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From yesterday, Galway University Hospitals (GUH) has introduced a smoke free campus policy on National No Smoking Day which means that patients and visitors will no longer be allowed to smoke in areas near the entrance and must leave the grounds to do so.

Butt out — nighties, nicotine, and thin blue lines

Picture the scene. It will be like something from that film The Way Back, in which a bedraggled group of strangers make the remarkable journey from the gulags of Siberia all the way to India. It will be something akin to the famine memorial at the docks in Dublin, the desperation evident on the skin of the starved and the desperate.

 

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