Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. Hair dye has previously been tied to tumours of the breast, bladder, ovaries,
Have you noticed a sore in your mouth that won't go away? Is there a lump, or pain or numbness anywhere in your mouth or on your lips? If yes, do not neglect these. They could be signs of early oral cancer.
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Odisha's MPs and health experts have supported a private member's bill introduced in the last winter session of parliament to seek strict tobacco control measures in India, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP said on Wednesday. The bill
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,
Tobacco may have been dubbed a killer, but a genetically altered version of the plant could provide a low cost cure for deadly rabies, says a study. University of London scientists have developed an antibody from genetically
Morbidity costs of tobacco are higher in Kerala than in the rest of the country, a health expert said explaining that this was because the people of the state enjoy greater access to healthcare -- not because they necessarily
Experts say electronic cigarettes could actually ne more damaging than regular smoking. E-cigarettes contain a heating element that turns nicotine-laced liquid in the cartridge into a vapour mist. This produces the sensation of
Plain packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products could lower the incidence of smoking, says a British study. Experts from the University of Cambridge's Behaviour and Health Research unit estimate that two years after the
A nationwide study has revealed that movies and television have a far greater impact on the use of tobacco than newspapers. The research 'Movies and TV Influence Tobacco Use in India', which was led by K. Viswanath, is claimed to
A new ruling by has made it compulsory for shopkeepers who sell tobacco to put up graphic health warnings and the Health Ministry has written to chief secretaries of various states to implement the rule. “I assume we will
The Delhi High Court declined to hear filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's plea to quash a notification that all films will have to screen a mandatory ‘health message’ in the beginning and middle of the films showing use of tobacco
In a raid at the popular Anjuna beach flea market in Goa, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials on Thursday seized hundreds of imported cigarettes being sold without the statutory warnings. An FDA spokesperson said
Based on a study involving nearly 6,000 people in five provinces of China, scientists from China, Britain and the US have uncovered a link between passive smoking and the worsening risk of dementia.
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Paving the way for restricting the scale of advertisement of tobacco products at retail outlets, the Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the Bombay High Court's seven-year-old interim orders. The apex court bench of Justice G.S.