Cancer: Govt makes ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets mandatory

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued a notification to print ‘QuitLine’ number on tobacco packets. The notification has been issued on April 03. Along with the Quit line – a helpline number to quit smoking, the government has asked the tobacco manufactures to put two set of pictorial warnings on the tobacco […]

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In India, more women have cancer than men

This is a huge contrast to the global age-standardised cancer incidence of men having a 25% higher incidence than women. Globally, cancer cases in men far outnumber those in women, but a new paper has found that India observes a reverse trend in this regard. Researchers from the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research-Indian […]

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