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Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviour

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviours.

The study found that 45 per cent of cancer deaths and 42 per cent of diagnosed cancer cases could be attributed to what the authors call "modifiable" risk factors. These are risks that are not inherited, and mostly the result of behaviour that can be changed, like exposure to sun, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, drinking alcohol and, most importantly, smoking.

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Spotlight

NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital

 

The BBC spent time with community nurse Temba Ndigiru in Leeds.

Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Toronto, ON

Cross-Border Learning and Systems Thinking in Healthcare

Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children

 

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