Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicLung cancer

Topic: Lung cancer

Air pollution can cause lung cancer even in non-smokers, finds ‘breakthrough’ UK study

Study on fine particulate matter 2.5 by researchers at Francis Crick Institute was presented at European Society of Medical Oncology congress & found mention in The Lancet Oncology.

Lung cancer is deadly and an unequal burden. Poor countries deserve disease-free ageing too

Worldwide, approximately 70 per cent of cancer deaths occur in lower and middle-income countries, a large fraction of which is due to lung cancer.

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.

Vitamin E acetate in vaping liquid : What’s safe in your diet might not be in your lungs

Inhaling oils and other lipids can lead to deposition of oily droplets in lungs.

3 out of 10 lung cancer patients in India are non-smokers, doctors blame pollution

Doctors blame increased exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants like PM2.5 for the rising number of lung cancer cases among non-smokers.

Number of non-smokers with lung cancer in north India is now same as smokers: New study

The study by a Delhi hospital also shows an increasing number of cases in younger age groups with no smoking history.

A ‘GPS’ will help AIIMS detect, treat lung cancer

The virtual bronchoscopy navigation system (VBNS), dubbed a ‘sophisticated global positioning system’, helps with a minute examination of the lungs.

More Indians are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it’s not because they’re smoking

Studies suggest that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is linked to rising lung cancer cases among non-smokers, particularly the young & women.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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