News Archive

Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China

Oct 9, 2015 12:01 AM

Two-thirds of the young men in China start to smoke, mostly before age 20. Results of a CKB led study published in The Lancet show that around half of those who start smoking cigarettes as young men will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless they stop permanently.

CKB Data Access System Launched

Sep 30, 2015 12:00 AM

The development of a Data Access System means that all bona fide researchers will be able to apply to use the CKB resource for health related research.

Research on COPD and its association with smoking published

Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM

The paper "COPD and its association with smoking in the Mainland China: a cross-sectional analysis of 0.5 million men and women from ten diverse areas" was published in the International Journal of COPD on 20 March 2015.

Outdoor temperature, blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease mortality

Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM

Blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and both may increase as outdoor temperatures fall. A recent CKB analysis published in the European Heart Journal investigates seasonal variation in blood pressure and CVD mortality among patients with prior-CVD.

Major funding secured for genotyping

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM

In February 2015 the CKB was awarded a total of £5m from the MRC Newton Fund for further large-scale genotyping of China Kadoorie Biobank.