Changing social norms on smoking and drinking and a fast-food dominated lifestyle are causing a growing number of young people to fall prey to hypertension and a host of other diseases, warn doctors.
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India's health ministry on Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes. A national programme for the
Even though the government-approved new pictorial warnings on tobacco packets were to be implemented April 1, a survey by a health organisation said that no tobacco products in the national capital carried the new warning.
A new study warns that if you smoke a cigarette right after waking up in the morning, you may be at an increased risk of developing lung or oral cancer.
‘We found that smokers who consume cigarettes immediately after waking
An anti-tobacco organisation on Thursday demanded that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan should be punished for violating the country's anti-smoking laws in promoting his latest film ‘Go Goa Gone’. Shekhar Salkar, general
Over 60 percent Indians stay away from smoking at home if they are prohibited to smoke at workplaces, a new study released here said. According to the 'Global Adult Tobacco Survey India', published by Imperial College London and
Activists in Kerala have opposed the decision not to increase tax on bidis and the token increase in the tax on cigarettes in the state budget for 2013-14, saying their consumption has hit the health of the poor hard. In the
Do you think smoking a cigarette is ‘cool or glamorous’? According to a new poll in Britain it is no longer considered so. Just one percent of smokers believe they look trendy when lighting up, the Daily Express cited the
To deter people from using tobacco products, the health ministry has proposed a ‘sin tax’ on them. ‘The proceeds from this tax can be used for tobacco control,’ a health ministry official said.
‘The new tax has been
March 8 is International Women’s Day.
With Women’s Day around the corner, here are five simple tips for all the lovely ladies out there to stay fit and gorgeous:
Tip #1 - Eat healthy
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Losing milk teeth is normal. But losing your permanent teeth is not. Even losing your teeth as you grew old is no more considered inevitable.
Tooth loss causes various consequences - the quality of life is reduced because of
With almost ten percent of Indian population smoking beedis, cancer surgeons are amazed how it has not been included in Chitambaram’s tax net. Another grudge that oncologist have is that the increase in tax levied on cigarettes
There’s a common misconception that cancer is an unavoidable disease. The general tendency among most people is to blame fate or bad luck for the disease. The fact is that cancer like most other diseases are caused by a
A mosaic ad measuring over 7,500 sq feet, carrying anti-tobacco messages was thrown open for the public on Monday. It contained pledges from one lakh students from the city to fight tobacco use. Organised by Fortis Foundation,