Cancer: Govt makes ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets mandatory

Source: mymedicalmantra.com The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued a notification to print ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets. The notification has been issued on April 03. Along with the Quit line – a helpline number to quit smoking, the government has asked the tobacco manufactures to put two set of pictorial warnings on […]

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Men report 25% higher incidence of cancer than women all over the world

According to sources despite reporting more than 1.5 million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate remains lower than, say, the economically advanced US. That’s about 100 cases per 100,000 people compared with 300 in the US. Meanwhile this may be easier to explain: Indians are a vastly younger people and as people get older, […]

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Why cancer strikes more women than men in India

Source: BBC News For oncologists worldwide, India can look like a puzzling outlier when it comes to cancer. For one, despite reporting more than 1.5 million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate remains lower than, say, the economically advanced US. That’s about 100 cases per 100,000 people compared with 300 in the US. This […]

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India’s reverse trend: More women have cancer than men

Source: Indian Express In new Lancet paper, researchers call for large-scale study to know why CANCER CASES in men outnumber those in women the world over but the situation is the reverse in India, according to a new paper published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology. And to understand why this is so, the paper […]

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In India, more women have cancer than men

This is a huge contrast to the global age-standardised cancer incidence of men having a 25% higher incidence than women. Globally, cancer cases in men far outnumber those in women, but a new paper has found that India observes a reverse trend in this regard. Researchers from the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research-Indian […]

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A tough nut to crack

Source: The Hindu Areca nut (supari in Hindi), the dried seed of the palm tree, Areca catechu, is the fourth most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world after caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. An estimated 600 million people chew it, with southern Asia, especially India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan, being high prevalence areas. Areca nut […]

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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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