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.
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.
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.
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.
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)