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A team of researchers developed a new statistical method named ALFRED and identified 13 candidate cancer predisposition genes, of which 10 are new from tumour sequencing data.(Shutterstock)

Breast cancer, 10 new cancer risk genes identified. To help early diagnosis

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2018 01:47 PM IST
There are many genetic causes of cancer. While some mutations are inherited from parents, others are acquired all throughout life due to external factors or due to mistakes in copying DNA.
As per National family Health Survey, 44 percent of men in India consume tobacco in some form.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
As per National family Health Survey, 44 percent of men in India consume tobacco in some form.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

World No Tobacco Day: 12 crore smoke in India, docs concerned as more adolescents getting addicted

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 04:17 PM IST
The staggering data also reveals that 24 per cent of children in India under the age of 16 have used some form of tobacco in the past and 14 per cent are still using tobacco products.
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