New evidence shows why the HPV vaccine is as important for boys as girls

Earlier this year, the biotech community mourned the loss of Michael Becker, a former pharmaceutical industry executive who turned his cancer into a teaching moment. In 2018, we watched on his blog as cancer drugs failed him, as he became hale and hearty as he stopped chemo, and then as the cancer returned. The tumors invaded his bones, […]

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Cabinet clears ordinance to impose ban on e-cigarettes

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday proposed an ordinance to ban production, import, export, transport, sale, storage, distribution, even advertising of e-cigarettes in the country. E-Hookahs, and online sale and advertising of these products, have also been included in the ban, which has been prompted by a […]

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The next battles against tobacco must be fought in the world’s major cities

lobal cities like New York and London were among the first to pioneer effective tobacco control policies — like smoke-free workplaces, public cessation services and higher tobacco taxes. These life-saving policies were so successful that an international treaty called the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was negotiated in 2003 to promote similar evidence-based policies throughout the world. […]

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Vapers are turning to cigarettes to wean themselves off Juuls

E-cigarettes, long touted as a healthier way to move off the original cancer sticks, suddenly face an alarming bad rap: mysterious lung diseases; random explosions during use; a link with cancer and heart disease. At the same time, the devices’ so-called strengths have become weaknesses. Users originally drawn to the cheap hit—you get more nicotine for less cash—now […]

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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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