Smokeless Tobacco Control Policy Lags Cigarette Policy Globally

Smokeless tobacco use remains a difficult issue in tobacco control policy circles. These products are harmful by any measure, but the level of hazard they pose to users varies widely according to how the products are prepared and used. Worldwide, the death toll from smokeless tobacco was 76,000 in 2017, but the death rate from smokeless tobacco use has increased […]

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Cancer drug prices slashed

NPPA brings down MRP of medications by up to 60%; R&D cost ignored, says industry In a major relief for patients, the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of some anti-cancer drugs has been slashed. According to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), prices of nine non-scheduled anti-cancer medicines have been reduced by 30-60 per cent. This […]

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Rajkot: Caught spitting mava? Be ready to shell out hefty fines

RAJKOT: Spitting on the roads while driving a vehicle will now land people of Rajkot in trouble. As such, spitting in public places is already an offence. However, it is difficult to identify an offender unless the health inspector is present at the spot. The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has now decided to use the network of […]

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Having piping-hot tea may increase cancer risk

Tea is a common beverage across the globe. We all love to enjoy a warm cup of tea, be it summer or winter. A lot of us just gulp down a piping hot cup of tea in one go. But science says that tea lovers who do not let their beverage cool down a bit […]

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Incidence of cancer set to rise: Lancet study

Between 2018 and 2040, the number of patients requiring first-course chemotherapy annually will increase from 9.8 million to 15 million. A study published in The Lancet, Oncology estimates that a steady growth curve of patients (eligible for chemotherapy) will be seen in low and middle income countries going from 63% in 2018 to 67% in 2040. The […]

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Obesity and breast cancer: A wakeup call

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally as well as in India. The rate of breast cancer in India has increased 39.1 per cent from 1990 to 2016. An estimated number of patients with breast cancer in 2016 was 5.26 lakh. Breast cancer is the first or second leading cause of death […]

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Blame bowel cancer on obesity

BENGALURU: Bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer among men and the second most common cancer in women across the globe. Even though the incidence of bowel cancer cases was less in India in the past, the number of patients has been increasing day by day with more prevalence among the young […]

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Ovarian cancer risk factors by tumor aggressiveness: An analysis from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium

Ovarian cancer risk factors differ by histotype; however, within subtype, there is substantial variability in outcomes. We hypothesized that risk factor profiles may influence tumor aggressiveness, defined by time between diagnosis and death, independent of histology. Among 1.3 million women from 21 prospective cohorts, 4,584 invasive epithelial ovarian cancers were identified and classified as highly […]

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