CANCER

  • Smoking causes cancer, will have bigger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs: Health Minister 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Putting forth the government's stand over pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday said that they will go ahead with prominent pictorial warnings. Maintaining the government's view, Nadda said that smoking causes cancer and the size of pictorial warnings should be increased. "Health Ministry's stand...
  • Camping for Oral Hygiene 5 days ago

    At a time when oral and dental ailments are on a rise, a group of young doctors are taking the initiative of spreading awareness about dental oral hygiene and oral cancer. ...
  • Watch: Let's Talk Health April 18, 2015

    'Let's Talk Health' is a show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. ...
  • Watch: Life changing stories of cancer survivors April 17, 2015

    In the upcoming episode of 'Let's Talk Health' series, cancer survivors will tell their life changing stories. ...
  • Let's Talk Health: Experts talk about cancer and its treatment April 12, 2015

    In this episode of 'Let's Talk Health', health experts discuss how tobacco use causes cancer and it's treatment. 'Let's Talk Health' is a show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant...
  • India's leading Oncologists talk about symptoms of Cancer April 10, 2015

    The country's leading Oncologists come together to talk about symptoms of Cancer. ...
  • BJP MP SC Gupta rejects reports of being summoned, says hasn't received any order April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Sunday rejected reports of being summoned by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. The Allahabad MP said, "I have not received any order to...
  • Tobacco consumers live more than 100 years, says BJP MP Dilip Gandhi April 4, 2015

    India's commitment to increase the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette and beedi packets has run into trouble after a Parliamentary Panel set up to look into the issue has shot down the proposal. The panel has come to a conclusion that tobacco use does not cause cancer. Panel head...
  • Another BJP MP wades into smoking row, says no link between cigarette puffing, cancer April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The controversy over comments by BJP MPs, including those in a parliamentary panel, on the use of tobacco refused to die down with former Union Health Minister and NDA ally PMK's A Ramadoss on Friday coming down hard on such "foolish" arguments even as government "disassociated" itself from...
  • Difficulties make you stronger, mature: Angelina Jolie April 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress-director Angelina Jolie, who recently underwent cancer preventative surgery and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, feels by overcoming difficulties, one gains strength and maturity. Jolie, 39, reflected on what she learned from the late Louis Zamperini, a World War II war survivor who was the focus of...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • No Indian study confirms tobacco use causes cancer: Parliamentary panel March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: As India is set to defer its April 1 deadline for increasing size of pictoral warnings on tobacco products after pressure from various lobbies, head of a Parliamentary panel said there was no Indian study to confirm that use of tobacco products leads to cancer. Dilip Gandhi, head...
  • Angelina Jolie removes ovaries, fallopian tubes over cancer fear March 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to avoid getting cancer. She daringly underwent a double mastectomy two years ago followed by reconstructive surgery. The 39-year-old said that her mother Marcheline Bertrand died when she was 49 and wanted to take the action...
  • New bio reveals Disney CEO kept Steve Jobs' cancer a secret for three years March 22, 2015

    San Francisco: Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Iger learned that Steve Jobs' cancer had returned less than an hour before Disney announced it was buying Jobs' Pixar studio in 2006, and Iger kept the Apple co-founder's condition a secret for three years, according to Bloomberg, citing a new biography of...
  • Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales March 17, 2015

    Melbourne: A 56-year-old Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the Indian community. Minoti Apate, researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW) received the award from NSW Premier Mike Baird and...
  • Let's Talk Health: A series to bust all myths and address doubts March 12, 2015

    Let's Talk Health is a new show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. The series brings the country's biggest specialist doctors and experts on...
  • Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan dies March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru for liver related ailments, passed away on Saturday morning. The end came at 9.30 AM, his office sources here said. He was 66 and leaves behind his wife and two sons. Condoling his...
  • Maharashtra: Would respect court verdict on Muslim reservation says Devendra Fadnavis March 5, 2015

    Maharashtra: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said in Latur that his government would respect the verdict of the court on the Muslim reservation issue. He was in Latur for the inauguration of Vivekananad Cancer Hospital. Fadnavis, while speaking to reporters about the ordinance on Muslim reservation in jobs issued...
  • Movies are my lifeline, cannot think of going away from the film industry: Manisha Koirala February 19, 2015

    Haridwar: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala today said films are her lifeline and it is difficult for her to think of a life without movies. When asked whether she was preparing to retire from films and stepping towards a life of spirituality and renunciation, Koirala who is here to attend a religious...
  • Amit Shah condoles NCP leader RR Patil's death February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday condoled the demise of former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader R R Patil. "My condolences and prayers for the departed soul of Shri RR Patil ji (former Home Minister of Maharashtra)," Shah posted on microblogging site Twitter. Patil died on Monday from...
  • Maharashtra's former home minister and NCP leader RR Patil dies in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra home minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader RR Patil on Monday died in Mumbai. Former minister was suffering from advance stage of Oral Cancer and was on ventilator support in Lilavati Hospital of Mumbai. The leader held important ministries under Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra. ...
  • There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionising radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. "No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing...
  • Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar passes away February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar on Sunday passed away at a private hospital in Delhi. He was 55. He is survived by his wife. Majumdar, who was National Affairs Editor at NewsX, was suffering from Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML), one type of blood cancer. He was admitted to the Apollo...
  • Living It Up: Options available to a cancer patient February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', Oncologist, Dr Sameer Karl tells what are the options available to a cancer patient. ...
  • Manisha Koirala walks to support fight against cancer February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Manisha Koirala, a survivor of ovarian cancer, took part in CanSupport's Walk for Life 2015 here Sunday to create awareness about the disease. The purpose of the walk is to alert everyone to the rising incidence of cancer, to show solidarity with those affected by the disease, and...
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoles death of cancer patient Chandan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday condoled the death of 14-year-old Chandan who succumbed to cancer a day ago. Chandan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, finally succumbed to the disease on Wednesday after a long battle. The...
  • Here's why Google is making artificial human skin February 2, 2015

    Washington: Search giant Google is developing artificial human skin to test cancer-detecting nanoparticles that will work with a smart wristband. Last year Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a wristband. Now, the company is also using...
  • British singer Joe Cocker of 'You are so beautiful' fame dies of lung cancer December 23, 2014

    New York: Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70. His London-based agent, Barrie...
  • Having lost his speech to throat cancer, survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold. "After having...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...