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2014-02-03 20:22:40

GENEVA, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New UN Agency report shows cancer is now the world's biggest killer - with the number of cases set to explode in coming years World Cancer Day: On World Cancer Day 2014, a new global cancer report compiled by UN Agency, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC [http://www.iarc.fr ]) shows:[1] - As a single entity, cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide[2] - there were an...

2011-05-03 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of mounting scientific evidence showing that indoor tanning increases the risk for developing skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, a contingent of national health care organizations have joined together to highlight the dangers of indoor tanning. Physicians from these organizations are concerned about the impact of indoor tanning on the public's health, particularly young women. Joining together are...

2010-06-02 06:25:00

The United Nations' cancer research agency said on Tuesday that cancer will kill over 13.2 million people a year by 2030, almost double the number who died from the disease in 2008. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also said that almost 21.4 million new cases of the disease will be diagnosed annually by 2030. The IARC said the burden of cancer was shifting from wealthier to poorer nations.  "Cancer is neither rare anywhere in the world, nor confined to...

2009-09-22 09:00:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: STSI) makers of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products, announced today that the company will utilize a novel, patented method for cultivation, curing and preparation of tobacco to formulate dissolvable smokeless tobacco products. This new curing process was the subject of a patent application filed in December, 2008. Its use has resulted in tobacco leaf with significantly lower levels of tobacco-specific...

2009-07-29 10:45:00

The World Health Organization's cancer research agency announced Wednesday that tanning beds and other forms of ultraviolet radiation now rank alongside cigarettes and asbestos as a top-level cancer threat, AFP reported. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found soaking up UV rays at tanning salons significantly enhances the chances of developing the disease. Vincent Cogliano, an IARC researcher who led the new assessment, said the use of sunbeds is carcinogenic to humans...

2008-12-09 10:22:00

New World Cancer Report Released by IARC; U.S. Groups List Six Critical Steps the New U.S. Administration Can Take ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the recent good news that cancer incidence and death rates for men and women in the United States continue to decline, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010, and low- and middle-income countries will feel the impact of higher cancer incidence and death rates more sharply than...

2008-08-19 03:00:34

By Krall, Kathleen Douglas, Jae; Perrin, Nancy A; Austin, Donald; Lambert, William E; Heumann, Michael Abstract Trichloroethylene (TCE), a common groundwater contaminant, was found at high levels at an Oregon work site in 1998. According to a recent report released by the National Research Council, "the evidence on carcinogenic risk and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene has strengthened since 2001." A convenience sample of 13 former workers from the Oregon work site...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.