oral cancer

Gutka ban welcome, needs to be effective, say Delhiites


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to ban gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, and related products has been widely welcomed though there is scepticism over how ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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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As hookah becomes in, it raises health concerns (Lifestyle Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) From being a centre-point of village gatherings to gracing plush joints in metros, the hookah has made a comeback in social space. But its return ... Read more...

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Dad’s demise brings Diaz, Paltrow closer


May 1st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz made a strong emotional bond with fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow after she lost her father due to cancer.Paltrow's filmmaker father Bruce ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified


April 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Portable probe to speed up oral cancer diagnosis


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a portable, mini microscope hoping to slash the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, around 20 cm long and one cm ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Smuggled Indian pan masala poses cancer threat to Africa


July 28th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) African teenagers, especially school kids, are addicted to Indian 'gutka' and pan masala smuggled into their countries, an Indian health ministry official said here Thursday, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

11 chief ministers pledge support against tobacco


July 19th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chief ministers of 11 states, on persuasion of patients of oral cancer, have pledged their support to ban against tobacco products, a statement said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Harsher pictorial warnings on tobacco packs from Dec 1 (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After a delay of nearly a year, the health ministry has approved harsher pictorial warnings for cigarettes and chewing tobacco products to be implemented from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Harsher pictorial warnings on tobacco packs from Dec 1


May 28th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After a delay of nearly a year, harsher pictorial warnings for cigarettes and chewing tobacco products have been approved by the health ministry to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Business |

Scientists ’successfully regenerate human taste cells in a dish’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): After years of futile attempts, researchers from the Monell Center have finally succeeded in regenerating human taste cells in a dish.They demonstrated that living human taste cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

After cigarettes, government to crack down on chewing tobacco use (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) It comes in small pouches, is easy to slip into the pocket and cheap - and also a killer. Chewing tobacco, or gutkha, is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nepal ignores India’s cancer concerns over betel nut


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) While pressing for trade concessions from its largest business partner India, Nepal, however, has been stolidly ignoring New Delhi's growing health concerns with government and customs ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastic gutka sachets banned, really?


March 6th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) On a lazy afternoon in the Delhi University area, 19-year-old Naresh Singh is whiling away his break at a cigarette shop. As he leisurely chews ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Deadline for ban on gutka in plastic sachet stays (Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a setback for chewing tobacco manufacturers, the Supreme Court Thursday declined to extend the March 1 deadline banning the marketing of tobacco products in plastic sachets.An ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No sale of tobacco products in plastic pouches from March: Supreme Court


February 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Taking note of government's submission that 90 percent of oral cancer cases in the country are on account of chewing tobacco, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Deadline for ban on gutkha in plastic sachet stays


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a setback to chewing tobacco manufacturers, the Supreme Court Thursday declined to extend the March 1 deadline banning the marketing of tobacco products in plastic sachets.An ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Technology in human trials to spot cardiac disease, cancer, drug abuse


February 10th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Rice University scientists have come up with a new microchip technology, which is expected to advance the art of diagnosis.Cardiac disease is the focus of one of six ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Government trying to create more jobs for dentists: Azad


January 17th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The government is seeking to create more job opportunities for dental professionals to provide employment to fresh graduates in the field, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Osteoporosis drug may benefit patients with oral cancer


December 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 ANI): In a study of mice with oral cancer, a drug currently approved for osteoporosis treatment has been shown to reduce bone loss.The research suggests that the drug could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meghalaya to have mass breast cancer screening


November 17th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya will be the first state in India to have mass screening programmes in all its districts to detect breast, oral and cervix cancer among women, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lemon-lime soft drink could boost oral cancer treatment: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A popular lemon-lime soft drink could play an unexpected role in improving the effectiveness of an oral anticancer drug, an experiment with artificial stomach has suggested.The experiments produced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BBC documentary to tackle oral sex cancer risk


October 17th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): A BBC documentary presented by Jaime Winstone will examine the link between oral sex and rising numbers of mouth and throat cancer cases among young people - described ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Don’t ignore that jagged tooth!


October 17th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Don't ignore that jagged tooth or protruding denture piece that is continuously grazing your inner cheek lining, causing a raw wound that never heals. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cancer patient Tammie Cohrs sees Jesus in MRI scan


October 6th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A South Carolina woman who had to undergo an MRI scan has revealed that prayer was the only reason that she got through the MRI scan. Tammie Cohrs revealed to Today’s THV ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Smoking, drinking, poor diet double oral cancer cases


October 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Drinking, smoking and unhealthy diets have fuelled a doubling in mouth, throat and food pipe cancers in young people.Every year the diseases, known as upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smoking, drinking and poor diet ‘doubles’ oral cancer cases in youngsters


October 6th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Drinking, smoking and unhealthy diet have doubled mouth, throat and food pipe cancer cases in young people, experts have warned.Researchers at the Aberdeen University also found that cancers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, detect oral cancer just by a mouth swab


August 10th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers are on the verge of developing a new test for oral cancer that could be done by using a brush to collect cells from a patient's mouth.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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