India: Bihar witnesses highest decline in tobacco use

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Bihar revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence declined among adults in Bihar but more sustained efforts are required to reduce tobacco use prevalence. Also, the prevalence of tobacco use among age group of 15 to 17 has decreased sharply from 21.7% in GATS 1 to less than one per cent […]

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Govt moves to protect medical records of terminally ill patients

The NCDIR Bengaluru, under ICMR, has developed the draft policy on data processing and disclosure that aims to protect patient confidentiality and privacy in disease registries New Delhi: With registries for cancer, stroke and cardiovascular diseases thought to be vulnerable to a major personal data breach, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come up […]

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Tips to reduce risk of cancer

Tips to ensure that we are doing enough to reduce cancer risk by making appropriate healthy changes in our diets and lifestyle along with getting screened regularly. Studies have shown that some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Here are few cancer prevention tips.   Avoid tobacco use Smoking has been linked to […]

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Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer What does ‘caution’ stand for? […]

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Paan masala: Delhi govt slams notice to James Bond Pierce Brosnan

Delhi health officials issued a show cause notice to Pierce Brosnan to justify his starring in a James Bond-style ad dating back to 2016 for a paan masala brand. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr S K Arora, additional director, health government of Delhi said, “The advertisement is the surrogate advertisement of paan masala which […]

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Diet may help prevent spread of deadly breast cancer: study

Limiting the intake of foods rich in asparagine such as dairy, beef, poultry and eggs may potentially help prevent the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer, researchers including one of Indian origin claim. Researchers found that by limiting asparagine in laboratory mice with triple-negative breast cancer, they could dramatically reduce the ability of […]

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Tobacco can cause many problems, cancer is only the beginning

Tobacco harms both the body and the mind. With more than 25,00,000 children and 12,00,00,000 adults using tobacco every day, the thriving tobacco industry has been taking the lives of more than a million people every year. Beyond causing lung cancer, tobacco has multiple destructive effects on one’s health and lifestyle. However, the larger mainstream […]

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NICPR successfully concludes first virtual certificate program on cancer screening

National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research in partnership with ECHO India has successfully organized the first of its kind training program in India that gives an insight into cancer screening; including oral, breast and cervical screening New Delhi: The three most commonly occurring cancers in India are breast, uterine cervix and oral cancers, together […]

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