How Hookah Smoking Can Hurt Your Heart

Hookah smoking may seem harmless, as it’s most often done occasionally in social situations only, but smoking tobacco in water pipes can be quite damaging to your heart, a new study warns. A report in the medical journal Circulation published March 8 finds that people who smoke from a water pipe, also known as hookah, narghile or […]

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HPV vaccine uptake among girls in Ireland rises to 70%

The uptake of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer has risen to 70 per cent, a rise of 20 percentage points in just over two years, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). The latest figures mark a further recovery in demand for the vaccine, which was the subject of a vigorous campaign of opposition […]

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Global health and cancer

Richard Horton1 vividly points out the current and growing deficiency in global cancer care, and the relative inattention this problem receives compared with infectious diseases. Repeated arguments against treatment include those he presented, with emphasis on prevention as the only current serious investment. Although meritorious, this approach is wholly inadequate. Imagine the outcry if that […]

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Lacking infrastructure to tackle cancer

India’s cancer cases are increasing by the day. As noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the country’s dominant cause of death, cancer has become India’s second biggest killer – behind only heart disease. Yet as recent figures show, there is a huge lack of infrastructure to tackle one of India’s foremost health crises. Just 62 […]

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Mizoram: India’s cancer capital

Aizawl(Mizoram): Mizoram, a tiny state in the Indian sub continent  known for its natural beauty also  has the highest incidence of four types of cancer in the world and records the highest in India and the main  reason is due to extensive  consumption of tobacco by the Mizo people including women . Gripping  more than […]

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No ifs or butts

For long, most people were under the assumption that cigarette filters are biodegradable however, cellulose acetate fibre – the predominant filter material – does not readily biodegrade due to the acetyl groups on the cellulose backbone Extensive attention has been given to plastic bags and straws as pollutants to the environment and a hazard to […]

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The cancer crisis in India

As per Indian Council of Medical Research data, India will have over 17.3 lakh cancer cases by 2020 — a doubling of cases in 25 years. It may see over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease, with only 12.5 per cent of the patients receiving treatment in early stages. Read More 

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