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‘No rise in cancer cases due to nuclear power plants’


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) There has not been any rise in cancer cases, birth defects or any other ailments among employees working in nuclear power plants or among people ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia


June 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by ... Read more...

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Remove tobacco ads from Metro: NGO tells DMRC


June 1st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) An anti-tobacco advocacy group, raising concern over display of tobacco product advertisements in Delhi Metro, has asked the DMRC chief to take them off."Indirect/surrogate advertisements ... Read more...

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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

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Gastric cancer cases rise in China


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.It is ... Read more...

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Cancer rising among India’s youth


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) More youngsters are developing cancer in India, doctors said at a conference here Thursday. However, most of those affected by the disease remain ignorant about ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate cancer radiation centre in northeast


April 19th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Friday inaugurate a state-of-the-art facility for cancer treatment in Guwahati, an official statement said here. Prevalence of cancer remains ... Read more...

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2,000 new cancer cases in Himachal in last one year


April 5th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 new cases of cancer have been reported in Himachal Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here Thursday."As many ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

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Rise in mouth cancer cases in Britain due to oral sex


March 16th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) The number of mouth cancer cases in Britain went above 6,000 last year, probably due to rise in oral sex, a study said.According to charity group ... Read more...

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Rise in cancer deaths worrying: Sheila Dikshit


March 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed concern over the increase in cancer deaths and stressed the need for preventive measures."Every year, tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Mizoram plans tough anti-tobacco laws


March 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 4 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enact tough laws to curb the use of tobacco products and drug abuse blamed for cancer and heart ailments, an ... Read more...

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Sleeping pills cause higher death risk


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) People taking pills for a good night's rest could be facing a 4.6 times higher death risk and also significant increase in cancer cases, report said.These ... Read more...

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Awareness key to beating breast cancer, say experts (Feb 4 is World Cancer Day)


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) In India, almost 80 percent of breast cancer patients are in an advanced stage when they come to a hospital, say doctors. Among the prime ... Read more...

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Alarming rise in cancer cases in India: Expert


January 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 27 (IANS) India is not yet prepared to fight cancer despite the nation adding about a million new patients annually, warns a top healthcare expert."The number of cancer ... Read more...

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Not enough done for Bhopal tragedy victims: Activist


January 12th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has not done enough for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy and their next generations, an activist said Thursday.A ... Read more...

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No breast implant ruptures reported in China


January 7th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China's top drug safety watchdog has said it has not found evidence of any ruptures in over 700 French-made breast implants sold in the country.The implants ... Read more...

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Cancer cases found in women with French brand implants


December 31st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 31 (IANS) Health authorities in France have confirmed to have come across at least 20 cases of cancer among women having breast implants of a French brand.As of ... Read more...

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Alert for women who had breast implants


December 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Thousands of women could be at risk after it emerged that the breast implants made with industrial silicone used in beds had a very high rupture ... Read more...

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Cancer on the rise in India, says minister


December 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Cancer is on the rise in India, with an estimated 535,767 people dying of the disease this year, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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India to screen entire population for cancer, heart ailment


December 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India will be the only country in the world to screen its entire 125 crore population for prevention of cancer and some other non-communicable diseases ... Read more...

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Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late (Nov 17 is World Lung Cancer Day)


November 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.As Thursday marked ... Read more...

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Cancer can be fought — and won


November 16th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With new breakthroughs in medicine and early diagnosis, any type of cancer can be overcome, experts said Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Dikshit flags off cancer awareness walk


November 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off a cancer awareness walk at a school here Sunday, with the mission of "making schools tobacco free zones"."It ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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Mizoram get tough against tobacco use and drug abuse


October 8th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 8 (IANS) Concerned with the high incidence of cancer and tobacco- and drug-related diseases, the Mizoram government Saturday decided to enact stringent laws to curb the excess use ... Read more...

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Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ as oral cancer cases rise


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned "food products" in the government's new food safety guidelines. The move has been ... Read more...

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Mizoram launches ‘No smoking’ campaign


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 3 (IANS) Concerned with the high incidence of cancer and tobacco related diseases, the Mizoram government has launched a programme to become a "smoking-free" state."No person henceforth would ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Punjab establishes fund for cancer patients


June 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday announced the setting up of the Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund to provide financial help up to Rs.150,000 to cancer patients in ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses to lift ban on tobacco sachets (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to lift a ban on the sale of tobacco products in plastic sachets and asked the central government to file ... Read more...

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Taking more than 2 alcoholic drinks daily ‘increases cancer risk’


April 9th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 09 (ANI): A study has indicated that drinking more than two alcoholic drinks a day can significantly increase the risk of some cancers.NHS guidelines state that men should drink not ... Read more...

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Report says that 911 firefighters are getting cancer at a faster rate


April 4th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A government-sponsored report which is expected to be released just in time to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the most devastating attacks on the US ... Read more...

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