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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.
Superresolution image of a group of killer T cells (green and red) surrounding a cancer cell (blue, center)

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.
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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.
A patient being taken for CT scan with oxygen support at Government Kilpauk Medical College (GKMC) Hospital, in Chennai in April 2021 | PTI

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
A medical worker withdraws a vaccine from a vial, Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

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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First Covid vaccines’ triumph raises hope for cancer fight

According to a study, moderna vaccine combined with Merck’s blockbuster immune drug Keytruda helped shrink tumors in 5 of 10 patients with of advanced head and neck cancer.

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I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ The answers didn’t disappoint

I asked a simple question on Twitter. About 300 historians replied.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.


A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.