Indian smokeless tobacco products among most lethal: Study

The meta-analysis looked at 37 studies and SLT products that are chewed or snuffed orally or nasally, or applied over teeth and gums, or gargled or drunk. Written by Abantika Ghosh, The Indian Express Indian smokeless tobacco products are among the most lethal, according to a study by ICMR – National Institute of Cancer Prevention […]

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Why Indian women are more vulnerable to cancer?

By Voice of America With stories of two ladies watch the video to know about how cancer is affecting all demographics. A small step of cancer screening can go a long way in preventing cancer related morbidity and mortality. Prof Ravi Mehrotra emphasizes on the dearth of medical and surgical oncologist in India along with […]

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Cancer: Govt makes ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets mandatory

Source: mymedicalmantra.com The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued a notification to print ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets. The notification has been issued on April 03. Along with the Quit line – a helpline number to quit smoking, the government has asked the tobacco manufactures to put two set of pictorial warnings on […]

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Announcement by Government of India (Ayushman Bharat)

Ayushman Bharat for a new India -2022, announced Two major initiatives in health sector announced Rs. 1200 Crore allocated for 1.5 Lakh health and wellness Centres National health protection Scheme to provide Hospitalisation cover to over 10 Crore poor and vulnerable families The Government today announced two major initiatives in health sector , as part […]

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5 simple things you can do to reduce your risk for cancer

New Delhi: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is estimated that nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer globally, clearly indicating it is now a rising problem across the world. But research suggests that […]

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India still has a low breast cancer survival rate of 66%: study

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to health ministry  New Delhi: India continues to have a low survival rate for breast cancer, with only 66.1% women diagnosed with the disease between 2010 and 2014 […]

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Tobacco use is taking a high toll on the health of Indians

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than seven million people every year, globally. With nearly 270 million adults, above the age of 15 years, using tobacco in some form or the other in India, the death toll due to tobacco use in the country is more than one million every year. […]

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