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India to miss SDG target on non-communicable diseases: Lancet

The report says despite progress India and China unlikely to meet the 2030 target even by 2040India miss UN targets to reduce premature deaths...

Healthy diet, physical activity lower cancer risk

An analysis of four nutritional scores showed that biggest benefit is from healthy diet minus alcohol A diet that encourages both healthy eating and physical...

Diabetes ups cancer risk, especially in women, study finds

There are earlier studies too that link cancer to both diabetes and obesity Diabetes is a risk factor for cancer in both men and women,...

Fishes like salmon & hilsa can stall cancer in its tracks

Both fishes are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, one of the compounds created by its metabolism can halt cancer It is officially hilsa (Ilish)...

Fighting “high grade” cancer, actor Sonali Bendre reveals

She is the second Bollywood star in the last few months after Irrfan to talk about fighting cancer Days after actor Irrfan declared that his...

Screening data shows 8.4% incidence of diabetes, 10% of hypertension

This is the first time data from the screening of more than 35 crore people has been published Data from the largest screening programme in...

Lancet panel cautions about duration of blood cancer treatment

High level commission raises red flag about current methods of reporting adverse events Survival rates for blood cancers – including lymphoma, myeloma and some types...

Cancer incidence rate in India is among the lowest in the...

New cancer cases as a proportion of the population is among the lowest in IndiaIndia has among the lowest rates in the world of...

Indian smokeless tobacco items more likely to cause cancer

Study finds carcinogenicity of smokeless tobacco varies by region Manufacturing practices and lack of regulation make smokeless tobacco (SLT) products manufactured in India more likely...

Study finds art can reduce pain, anxiety in cancer patients

The goal of the therapy was to teach art techniques for less than 30 minutesArt can heal, they say. Now there is scientific proof...

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Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...