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Government considers divesting from tobacco companies; ITC tumbles

The BSE FMCG index dips in pre-lunch trading session on Friday. ITC, which heavily contributes to the index losses is trading lower by 1.8% at Rs 305.85 per share.

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May Measurement Month: a global blood pressure screening campaign

Suboptimal blood pressure is the cause of more death than any other single risk factor and is the leading contributor to the global burden of disease. This contribution is expected to grow. Furthermore, hypertension (that level of raised blood pressure for which guidelines usually recommend drug treatment) affects more than 1 billion people globally, is the biggest contributor to cardiovascular disease, and yet it remains undiagnosed in most of those affected.

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Lancet study 1990 to 2015: ‘56 per cent more teen girls smoking’

There has been at least a 56-per cent increase in prevalence of smoking among girls in the age group of 15 and 19 years in the last 25 years, according to the study in the renowned medical journal.

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Bad Diet in Teen Years Could Raise Later Breast Cancer Risk

Here's a good reason to check what your kids are eating: women who remember having eaten poorly as teenagers were more likely to develop early breast cancer, researchers reported Wednesday.

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Genes that up gall bladder cancer risk identified

MUMBAI: Researchers from the US and the Tata Memorial Hospital have identified two common genetic mutations that increase an individual's risk of suffering from gall bladder cancer by 1.5 times. The findings are being touted as pathbreaking that can give crucial leads to clinicians and scientists to understand and treat the disease better.

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World Cancer Day 2017: A closer look at the importance of cancer awareness

World Cancer Day 2017 on a mission to reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.
To raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment, the World Cancer Day is marked on February 4, every year.

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OBESITY TO BLAME - Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 yrs

Incidence of cancer is projected to be six times more among women over the next two decades, mainly because of obesity , according to an assessment by Cancer Research, UK.

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A Cure For Cancer?

Why India must launch a nationwide programme to screen for the dread disease

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Cancer research centre set up in Noida

Dr Ajit Sharan, the secretary of the ministry of AYUSH and Dr Saumya Swaminathan, the secretary of the Department of Health Research at National Institute of Cancer Prevention Research (NICPR) inaugurated the facility on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

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Centre issues order for complete India ban on tobacco-laced Gutka, Paan Masala

The move comes following a recent Supreme Court order banning chewable tobacco products

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