Why are cancer cases on rise in India? Here are the reasons

Do you also sometimes wonder why so many people are getting diagnosed with cancer despite science having made considerable advancements in the field of cancer research, prevention and treatment? Now the latest cancer report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru confirms the […]

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Higher daily step count linked with lower all-cause mortality

In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), both parts of the National Institutes of Health, as well as from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Study finds global trends in women’s breast cancer show cause for concern

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health includes data on women from 41 countries and found that in higher income nations, including Canada, rates of breast cancer in premenopausal women are increasing, while postmenopausal breast cancer is increasing more rapidly in lower income countries. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to […]

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Single HPV vaccine dose may be effective against cervical cancer

New research indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection […]

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers codirected by Professor Marc Brisson from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. The researchers are even more […]

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Tobacco epidemic at turning point as male smoking rates stall: WHO

LONDON: The number of men who smoke and use tobacco has stopped rising and is on the turn for the first time, marking a shift in a global epidemic that has killed tens of millions of people over decades, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The change in global smoking trends shows that governments’ efforts to control tobacco are working […]

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Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

Overall, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. Although breast cancer incidence rates among non-Hispanic white women have historically been higher than among non-Hispanic black women, in recent decades, the rate of breast cancer among black women has increased. Today, the breast cancer rates among black and white women are similar. However, according to the authors of a […]

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Kevats help patients at Tata Memorial navigate cancer care system

Last month, a patient diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer walked into the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Parel, looking lost. With no attendant accompanying him, his registration process had hit a roadblock. That is when Bhagyashree Parkar (24), a freshly-recruited patient navigator at the hospital, took charge. “The patient had a confirmed diagnosis from a hospital […]

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India saw highest number of cervical cancer deaths in 2018

NEW DELHI : India recorded the highest estimated number of cervical cancer deaths in 2018, a research paper published in the Lancet Global Health has revealed. The report, Estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in 2018: a worldwide analysis, also said that India and China together made up more than one-third of the global […]

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Rajya Sabha passes Bill seeking blanket ban on e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI : India is all set to impose a blanket ban on e-cigarettes as Rajya Sabha on Monday passed The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019. The Bill that was passed with voice vote in upper house, has already received a nod from the Lok […]

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