Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Cancer

Third of India’s cancer cases linked to tobacco use, nearly half in people over 60: ICMR report

New Delhi: As much as a third of the cancer cases reported in India is linked to tobacco use, according to the latest report...

Going to school after cancer treatment — My son’s brave journey

In ‘Blaze’, Nidhi Poddar and Sushil Poddar write about their son Divyansh Atman who was diagnosed with blood cancer and his tough journey.

Districts in Arunachal, Mizoram see highest new cancer cases in India, govt report shows

The report stated that Arunachal's Papum Pare district has 219.8 per lakh cancer cases among females and Mizoram's capital Aizawl has 269.4 per lakh cases among males.

Dogs can smell everything and more. Even diseases like cancer

Dogs are able to detect cancer while it still hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body. This means that people have a much greater chance of surviving.

Alcohol drinking associated with 62,100 cancer cases in India last year, says Lancet study

The study highlights the contribution of even relatively low levels of drinking to rates of cancer but suggests that small changes to drinking behaviour can have a positive impact.

What are CT scans, the radiation risk from them & do they cause cancer

While some studies indicate a high risk of radiation exposure from CT scans, others show this might not be the case. However, experts say CT scans must not be prescribed indiscriminately.

Screening non-smokers for lung cancer just as important & effective, finds Taiwan study

Study by National Taiwan University College of Medicine which screened never-smokers based on family history, other risk factors identified a high baseline prevalence of lung cancer.

India’s cancer problem — not enough clinical trials and lack of access to those being done

Experts say more clinical trials are needed in India for those who’ve exhausted available treatment, and to help establish therapies that work best for Indians. But hurdles remain.

Cancer cases in Northeast expected to rise to over 57,000 by 2025, says ICMR report

Among the Northeastern states, the incidence of cancer was higher in males than in females except in Manipur and Sikkim, the ICMR report said.

mRNA vaccines could vanquish Covid today, cancer tomorrow

Therein lies mRNA’s bigger promise: It can tell our cells to make whatever protein we want. That includes the antigens of many other diseases besides Covid-19.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.