Tobacco causes 1 death every 8 seconds in India: Report

PUNE: Eight out of ten girls are not interested in marrying smokers, while more than 34% of children are unaware of the harmful effects of tobacco, a report released during the World Tobacco Day , observed on June 4, said. doctor and anti-tobacco activist Ulhas Wagh  during a special session which covered the Ill-effects of tobacco  consumption held in Mumbai. […]

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Oral cancer up among youngsters

CHENNAI: The incidence of oral cancer has been increasing, particularly among teenage boys, according to statistics released by the Chennai Metropolitan Tumour Registry attached to the Cancer Institute in Adyar. The incidence of mouth cancer which was 0.6 per 1,00,000 males in the age group of 15-34, went up to 2.3 in 2013. Experts say the […]

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Health Ministry Put Checks on Publishing or Discussing Research on E-Cigarettes

New Delhi: The Union health ministry issued a circular earlier this month, cautioning other government departments, to hold off on publishing any research, reports or studies on e-cigarettes and other devices which release nicotine – posed as an alternative to tobacco addiction – without prior consultation of the ministry. They also suggest prior consultation for any […]

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Why some women are more prone to develop cervical cancer

Cervical cancer, or cancer of the uterine cervix, is caused by abnormal growth of cells, which can spread to other parts of the body. Researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) have found why some women are more prone to this cancer. This may […]

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How leap in breast cancer therapy will help women in India

A recent study led by a group of researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found that adding a drug, ribociclib, to hormone therapy significantly increased the overall survival in relatively younger women suffering from advanced breast cancer. The study covered women who had not yet reached menopause or were still […]

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CJM fines youth for spitting on court premises

BHOPAL: In first-of-its-kind case, Bhopal  chief judicial magistrate Bhopal Vinod Kumar  Patidar slapped a fine of Rs 500 on 19-year-old Amit Rajput, a resident of Bairagarh township, for spitting gutkha on the wall in front of the court of district & sessions judge. Amit was caught red-handed while spitting by a police constable, who at present […]

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Hailing mother India and spitting in public cannot go together, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a lesson in nationalism saying one cannot hail mother India and in the same breath spit in public, which is not acceptable. “We say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and spit (in public) in the same breath after chewing Banarasi paan (betel). What kind of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is this?” he said at […]

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No tobacco

Why spoil health, waste money and destroy the quality of life. Make a pledge and shun smoking it here and now With different days celebrated on national/international levels on fixed dates & subjects for either  promotion  or curbing  their menace ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is celebrated every year on 31st May. The days is yet […]

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24 fined for spitting in public areas

Dehradun: In its crackdown against spitting in public places, the officials of Dehradun Municipal Corporation have  24 people in the last five days and collected over Rs 8,000 as penalty. DMC senior health officer Kailash Joshi said that the fines were imposed under the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Anti-littering Act of the same year. […]

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AMC issues 306 e-memos to those spitting in public, citizens

It’s been a month since AMC made spitting  a punishable offence, issuing over 10 e-memos on a daily basis. But this has had little effect on Amdavadis who have been on a spitting spree. A Mirror Check  finds that though citizens agree the initiative is good, they claimed ignorance about spitting in public being an offence. The […]

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