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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Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (Health Ministers Cancer Patient Fund)

Division Grants Section (E-mail ID) so[dot]grants-mhfw[at]nic[dot]in Funding pattern of Scheme Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund (HMCPF) has been set up for providing financial assistance to the poor patients suffering from cancer. A Corpus  Fund of Rs. 100 crore has been set up, which has been placed in fixed deposit. Interest accrued thereon is utilized to […]

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Taking the fight against cancer to a new level

The state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute coming up in Jhajjar, Haryana, will start admitting patients from September. The centre that will be at the forefront in all activities related to cancer care, prevention and treatment. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) being built in Jhajjar, Haryana, is set to begin operations in September. The centre, which comes […]

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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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