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Obese? You are more likely to start smoking & smoke more

Obesity is associated with higher risk of smoking initiation. Obese people also likely to smoke more Here's one more reason to lose weight. Being obese makes...

Processed foods such as snacks and fizzy drinks could increase cancer...

No significantassociation between less processed foods (such as canned vegetables, cheeses and freshly made unpackaged bread) and risk of cancer, found the study published...

Clinical care guidelines in India don’t pass BMJ scrutiny

India's model of regulating the private sector is heavily dependent on standardised guidelines. Report may further impact poor uptake of Clinical Establishment Act India’s complex...

To ask about sexuality, or not? Doctors in England debate

Last year NHS guidelines recommended that doctors should ask about sexual orientation of patients. The move has doctors split down the middle. India perhaps...

Sneeze, don’t be polite; else you may rupture your neck

Holding your sneeze can make you rupture the back of your throat. That is why pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to...

Traffic pollution can lead to low birth weight: BMJ

If the return of Delhi's smog has left you worrying about its effects on your children, here's more bad news. The effects start from...

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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

Molecule raises hopes of arresting the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...