As gutkha stands banned, dohra consumption rising in Uttar Pradesh

By Dinesh C Sharma Dohra does not contain any statutory warning label and hence, consumers are unaware of its health hazards Oncologists have red flagged a smokeless tobacco product prevalent in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh as a possible carcinogen. The product called dohra is a mixture of areca nut (supari), catechu (kattha), edible lime, […]

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The secrecy and shame around women’s cancers

By Livemint September is ovarian cancer awareness month. How will this disease and other women’s cancers get better support and awareness? Mumbai: After coming out of a debulking surgery and starting chemotherapy for low-grade serous ovarian cancer a year ago, I began my search for ovarian cancer support groups. Just after a cancer diagnosis, the […]

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Cancer incidence rate highest in Kerala

By Timesofindia KOCHI: The highest number of cancer cases in India is detected from Kerala, followed by Mizoram, Haryana, Delhi and Karnataka, while it is the lowest in Bihar. In 2016, cancer incidence rate in India was 106.6 per 1 lakh people, while in Kerala it is 135.3 per 1 lakh people. Even mortality and […]

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Fighting cancer with cheap treatment and screening

By Sanchita Sharma, Hindustan Times Cancer treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy not needing hospitalisation, will be covered under Ayushman Bharat’s annual Rs 5 lakh cover being offered to 550 million people. Cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, and it is even more so in India where treatment outcomes are uncertain because of delayed diagnosis, […]

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Health Ministry ties-up with Dell, Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for NSD programme

By Jagranjosh Th ngraae Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 20, 2018 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). To bring healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD programme […]

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NICPR Focuses On Sikkim Model To Check Cervical Cancer

By https://www.sentinelassam.com GUWAHATI: The Noida based National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) has decided to study the Sikkim model of vaccination to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Notably, Sikkim government rolled out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme across the State from July 30. Accordingly, in Sikkim, about 25,500 girls —almost […]

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1 in 4 at risk due to lack of exercise: Study

CHENNAI: Lack of sufficient exercise will put one in four people across the world at risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, says a damning peer reviewed observation study to estimate global physical activity trends over time. The study, undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organisation and […]

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Sikkim Health Department clears air over HPV vaccination

By NE NOW NEWS The Sikkim Health department was quick to react to Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s (SKM) allegations that the parents of the girl children (aged 9-14 years) are asked to sign a bond before being administered the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines. The State Health Department on Monday, through a statement, clarified that no […]

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