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Viral load decides Covid mortality in patients with or without cancer, US study shows

Study finds that chance of mortality from Covid-19 goes up as the viral load increases, and this holds true even for patients with comorbidities.
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Chadwick Boseman’s death a sign colorectal cancer has increased in people below 50

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, about 147,950 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
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Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Boseman, who was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown on screen before finding fame as the superhero, Black Panther.
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27.1% of India’s all cancer cases in 2020 will be tobacco-related, ICMR report estimates

The National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020 also says incidence of breast cancer is on the rise while cervical cancer is on the decline.
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Cancer, diabetic drugs could get cheaper as govt works to revise essential medicines list

The ICMR has called a virtual meeting of pharma companies and NGOs to discuss the high pricing of cancer, diabetic, thyroid drugs, among others, on 17 August.
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Dinosaurs may have also suffered from cancer — scientists discover fossil with diseased bone

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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US Supreme Court judge Ruth Ginsburg gives liberals a scare with cancer revelation

The news has raised questions about the top court’s future as the already conservative court could turn further to the right if Trump appoints a successor to 87-year-old Ginsburg.
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Rajesh Khanna’s Safar is a melancholy meditation on life, death, love and duty

Even before the more famous Anand, the superstar had perfected the role of a dying man who wants to spread joy, but Safar is far darker and less feel-good.

We built a map on how coronavirus use human cells to spread. It is very similar to cancer

For years, researchers suspected that kinases – biological control switches that viruses use to take over cells – could be targeted to fight infections. Now we are decoding how.
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Lockdown saw fall in cancer care, child delivery claims under Ayushman Bharat: Govt report

The oncology claims fell by 64 per cent across India, while child-deliveries fell by 26 per cent during the lockdown. The report called this trend ‘worrying’.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.