Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapySince most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions designed a study to learn more. Their study appeared in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Having cancer increases the chances of people […]

Mumbai: Soon, separate ward to be established for children with cancer at JJ Hospital

JJ Hospital will soon open a separate ward to exclusively cater to children who are affected with cancer. This ward will help in the efficient diagnosis of cancer and will provide the best available treatment 

Mumbai: Soon, separate ward to be established for children with cancer at JJ HospitalA special cancer ward will be created for the children who are suffering from cancer in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. The ward will be created keeping in mind the rising cases of cancer among the children. Sir JJ Group of Hospitals is collaborating with a private NGO which works in cancer care […]

‘No link between fertiliser use and cancer risk,’ states Narendra Singh Tomar

The Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the central government supplements the efforts of the state governments to prevent and control cancer and to provide affordable and accessible care

‘No link between fertiliser use and cancer risk,’ states Narendra Singh TomarWhile speaking in the Lok Sabha, the agriculture minister stated that there is no correlation or scientific link between the use of fertilisers and pesticides and the long-term risk of developing cancer. The minister said this as a retort to two lawmakers, Ravneet Singh Bittu and Bhagwant Mann, who commented on the ‘expotential rise’ in […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

Pune Municipal Corporation to set-up healthcare facility for cancer patients

As the number of cancer patients is increasing in India, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to set-up a special healthcare facility for cancer patients. The facility will treat those needy patients from Pune at affordable rates

Pune Municipal Corporation to set-up healthcare facility for cancer patientsThe institute will be outsourced to a private firm. Conditions will be laid down by the PMC as they have decided to outsource the facility. Dr Anjali Sabne, assistant health chief of the civic body, said, “Cancer cases are rising and not everyone can afford the treatment in private hospital. The special facility will also […]

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states report

A report released by Tata Memorial Hospital reveals that rural and tribal regions of Gadchiroli have one of the highest incidences of mouth cancers in the country

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states reportEnumerating cancer cases in rural areas remain challenging and posing a challenge to develop cancer control strategies. SEARCH, Gadchiroli and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai have collaboratively developed a method to enumerate cancer cases in under-resourced settings under the Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) in Gadchiroli. The results of the PBCR for years 2015-16 were released today […]

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ Hospital

The state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Hospital. Through this MoU, doctors from Tata Memorial will provide first-hand training to doctors at JJ Hospital to help them detect, diagnose and treat head and neck cancers

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ HospitalAs the incidence of cancer and its cases, are rising in both the rural and urban areas of the state, the government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital in order to address the situation. Tata Memorial Hospital will soon start an oncology service in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group […]

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP Nadda

The union health minister, J P Nadda, further mentioned that in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017, the number of cancer cases registered nationwide were 13,88,397, 14,51,417 and 15,17,426 respectively, indicating a rise in the cancer cases

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP NaddaWhile answering a question on whether the cancer cases have increased in a country union minister for health mentioned that National Cancer Registry Program shows some increase in incidence of all types of cancer. While explaining the measures that government is taking he said, “A population level initiative for prevention, control and screening for common […]

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers need

Tata Memorial Centre launched a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a year-long certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony at TMH on January 22, congratulated the institute for the unique course

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers needTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai  launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need of […]