Cancer treatment maybe part of Centre’s insurance policy

COIMBATORE: The health ministry is studying a proposal to include cancer treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Prime Minister Jana Yojana, said Union minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey. He said the Centre was providing three types of cancer treatment currently under a different scheme, and was now studying a proposal to bring it […]

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Study Says Women Linked to PTSD are at Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who never had any PTSDs, says a new study. The study published in the journal Cancer Research, also found that the link between PTSD and ovarian cancer […]

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Women with sleep apnea have increased risk of cancer

Researchers have discovered that women having intense sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing cancer. The study didn’t find any causal relationship but elucidated the association between nocturnal hypoxia in women and elevated risk of cancer. The study was published in the ‘European Respiratory Journal’. “It’s reasonable to assume that sleep apnea is a […]

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Cancer incidence in India to double every 20 years: Study

As India continues to age, cancer cases will double every 20 years, says report Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, which are currently passing through huge epidemiological changes, will bear the biggest cancer burden in the next 10-20 years, a study has shown. These States, which already have a huge gap in demand and supply […]

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Researchers Say Exposure to Sun Ups Skin Cancer Risk in Athletes

Exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays, which most often comes from the sun, can cause skin cancer in athletes, according to a new study. According to the researchers, limiting the sun exposure and applying sunscreen regularly can protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet radiations of the sun and keep skin problems at bay. “Sun […]

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World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Smokeless tobacco accounts for 90% oral cancer cases

When it comes to tobacco, the government, health experts, NGOs and other voluntary organisations immediately start talking about the use of cigarette and bidi and its ill-effects whereas tobacco does not only mean cigarette and bidi, it is also smokeless tobacco. International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), a global organisation, declared July […]

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Rates Of Cancer-Causing Infections Slashed Significantly By HPV Vaccine

The HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine is showing a positive impact in wealthy nations. Research, studying 66 Million young men and women, has demonstrated how the virus effects have declined radically in a number of wealthy nations. Genital, anal warts, and infections, in addition to precancerous lesions owing to HPV have decreased on account of the […]

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Smoking Hikes STEMI Risk, Especially in Young Women

Smoking increases the risk for acute segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) in both men and women, but female smokers have a significantly higher increased risk, compared with male smokers, especially if they are younger than 50 years, a new study suggests. Investigators studied more than 3300 STEMI events to assess smoking as an independent risk factor and […]

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We Have the Resources to Prevent Cervical Cancer. Do We Have the Will?

PANAJACHEL, Guatemala — If someone had come to her community in western Guatemala sooner to offer cervical cancer screening, perhaps Micaela Yac Jeteya, 56, wouldn’t be fighting for her life. Now Yac Jeteya, a mother of six whose youngest son is 16, is suffering from a disease that is both very common and highly preventable. […]

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