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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WorldNoTobaccoDay: Tobacco consumption down by 6.5% in Delhi

By mymedicalmantra.com The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) has shown that the prevalence of Tobacco has decreased in Delhi. The Delhi government has launched 1 to 1 community-based campaign. The campaign appeals citizens to adopt one tobacco user and encourage him or her to quit tobacco The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (2) factsheet for Delhi […]

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GUTKA BAN: ON AIR & GROUND

By dailypioneer.com A red splotch here in the shape of a cloud. Another one there, with streaks ready to hit the centre of the earth. There is one more which seems to have fingers reaching out to grab something. Colourful abstracts made by their equally colourful masters will be a thing of the past in […]

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Vistara bans gutka consumption on its flights

By Saurabh Sinha, Timeofindia HIGHLIGHTS Smoking is banned on all flights now and Jayant Sinha said the government will evaluate banning onboard gutka consumption Vistara is possibly the first Indian airline to ban gutka (tobacco) consumption on its flights NEW DELHI: Tata-Singapore Airlines JV Vistara has banned consumption of gutka (tobacco) on board its aircraft, […]

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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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Doctors in UAE sound oral cancer alarm over use of qat, betel leaves

By: Jasmine Al Kuttab /Abu Dhabi / Khaleej Times The trafficking, possession or consumption of the substance is a criminal offence. Doctors in the UAE are warning against the illegal use of betel leaves (paan) and qat leaves, which they said are among the top causes of oral cancer. “We have noticed people consuming these […]

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The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of having a stroke

Source: mymedicalmantra.com Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 per cent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked, researchers said. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, revealed researchers from University of Maryland While smoking has long been associated with the risk of stroke, the study […]

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