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Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) at Cuttack and OPD of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, which is the second government health institution with an advanced cancer care facility have been shut over Covid concerns. (HT photo)

2 Odisha cancer care hospitals shut over Covid exposure, patients in limbo

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 10:46 PM IST
While the pandemic and the subsequent shutdown of hospitals have been distressing for cancer patients all over the state, it has been more distressing for people of Bargarh district, considered as cancer capital of Odisha.
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The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
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The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)
The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)

TIFR develops country’s first low-cost mask testing equipment

By Badri Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The equipment could cost between Rs. 30,000-50,000 ranging from the most basic one to a slightly advanced unit within the country while imported machines cost about Rs 10 lakh.
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The government on Thursday announced it has revised treatment packages under its flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The government on Thursday announced it has revised treatment packages under its flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Centre revises most Ayushman packages

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Of the 1,393 treatment packages that were initially included in the scheme, there has been an increase in the rates of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages and adoption of 43 stratified packages.
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Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)
Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)

Cancer deaths rise by 5,727 in 3 years in Maharashtra

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:14 AM IST
According to the study, 9% of the total cases of cancer in the country were recorded in Maharashtra.
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The most availed procedure was medical oncology (5.58 lakh procedures), revealed an analysis conducted by the state(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The most availed procedure was medical oncology (5.58 lakh procedures), revealed an analysis conducted by the state(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Soon, standardised treatment for cancer patients across state

By Aayushi Pratap | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 07:06 AM IST
According to officials, 2.22 crore families in the state have been covered under the Aayushman Bharat scheme, while 23 lakh procedures have been performed under it.
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The clarification came after a message, saying that the director had made such a claim, started circulating on social media.(File Photo)
The clarification came after a message, saying that the director had made such a claim, started circulating on social media.(File Photo)

Doc didn’t say coconut water cures cancer

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 05:52 AM IST
Badwe said that messaging apps have become a tool to disseminate incorrect information. “It is uncontrolled and such messages have a big impact on the way people perceive medical treatment,” he said.
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BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.
BEST officials said more than 15,000 employees were counselled to quit using tobacco products, and at least 5,000 of them have quit since.

1 in 5 Mumbai’s BEST drivers, conductors have pre-cancer oral damage: Study

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
The study was part of a three-year programme conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to help its employees give up tobacco products.
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Bombay high court quashes rape case as woman admits sex consensual
Bombay high court quashes rape case as woman admits sex consensual

Bombay high court quashes rape case as woman admits sex consensual

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 03:22 AM IST
The bench then went through the affidavit submitted by the woman. She stated that she was married to another man before she met the accused.
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Internationally, pregnancy-associated breast cancer accounts for approximately 2% of primary breast cancer patients.(Getty Images/ Photo used for representational purpose)
Internationally, pregnancy-associated breast cancer accounts for approximately 2% of primary breast cancer patients.(Getty Images/ Photo used for representational purpose)

Tata Memorial Hospital doctors try to decode cancer-pregnancy link

By Aayushi Pratap | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Pregnancy-related cancers or PACs are diagnosed either during pregnancies or one year after delivery. However, as the condition remains poorly understood, caregivers often recommend abortion.
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Tata Memorial Hospital.(HT/PHOTO)
Tata Memorial Hospital.(HT/PHOTO)

Tata Memorial to open three paediatric cancer centres in the country

By Nozia Sayyed | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 04:30 PM IST
These facilities will come up in Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati and Varanasi, in the next four months
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It was strongly demanded in the assembly that a state-run cancer registry should be established for the better management and understanding of the increasing number of cancer patients, said Dr Sadhana Tayde, joint director health services.(HT representational photo)
It was strongly demanded in the assembly that a state-run cancer registry should be established for the better management and understanding of the increasing number of cancer patients, said Dr Sadhana Tayde, joint director health services.(HT representational photo)

Maharashtra to set up cancer registry in Kolhapur

By Nozia Sayyed | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:03 PM IST
The registry will have a systematic collection of data about cancer diseases.
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Salman Khan in a screengrab from the video.
Salman Khan in a screengrab from the video.

Salman Khan visits child suffering from cancer. See video

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 10:33 AM IST
Salman Khan reportedly visited a child suffering from cancer at a Mumbai hospital. A video of the visit has been shared online and you can watch it here.
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The researchers studied 42,869 hospitalisation cases across India in 2014, using data from National Sample Survey to arrive at the findings.(HT FILE)
The researchers studied 42,869 hospitalisation cases across India in 2014, using data from National Sample Survey to arrive at the findings.(HT FILE)

How India treats cancer, at all costs

By Aayushi Pratap | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 06:10 PM IST
A study by International Institute of Population Sciences reveals two of five cancer patients borrow money, sell assets to cover hospital costs
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A man was killed and 30 others injured when a bus carrying a team of doctors met with an accident at Kedgaon bypass near Ahmednagar in the wee hours of Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)
A man was killed and 30 others injured when a bus carrying a team of doctors met with an accident at Kedgaon bypass near Ahmednagar in the wee hours of Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)

Driver killed, 3 doctors critically injured in bus-truck collision at Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 02:51 PM IST
The bus was carrying 40 cancer specialists to a conference in Aurangabad that was later cancelled. Police said the doctors were employed with the Tata Cancer Center and Fortis Hospital in Mumbai.
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Tobacco is one of the major cause behind these cases of head and neck cancers.(Shutterstock)
Tobacco is one of the major cause behind these cases of head and neck cancers.(Shutterstock)

India accounts for 60% of head and neck cancer cases, numbers to double by 2030

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 11:07 AM IST
India’s global contribution of head and neck cancer patients is 57.5%. Out of these 80,000 cases annually are caused by oral cancer.
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The doctor was found unconscious by her husband when he reached home.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)
The doctor was found unconscious by her husband when he reached home.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)

35-year-old Mumbai doctor commits suicide by injecting anaesthesia drugs

By Faisal Tandel | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:24 AM IST
Body found by her husband, also a doctor; Bhoiwada police said Rupali Shivaji Kalkundre was being treated for depression.
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Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
Offering financial incentives led to higher quit rates, shows the study.(Shutterstock)

Money can help people quit smoking better than e-cigarettes

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 04:26 PM IST
As compared to nicotine patches or e-cigarettes, financial aids are three times more effective in helping people quit smoking, suggests a new study.
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Romita Ghosh.(HT Photo)
Romita Ghosh.(HT Photo)

Tackling life with grit & grace

By Farah Rizvi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 05:42 PM IST
Meet Romita Ghosh, winner of saving lives after defying death category.
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Earlier this month, the gurudwara in Dadar was felicitated by Tata Memorial Hospital for it service to cancer patients.(Representational photo)
Earlier this month, the gurudwara in Dadar was felicitated by Tata Memorial Hospital for it service to cancer patients.(Representational photo)

Mumbai gurudwaras to have 550 beds for cancer patients next year

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 12:09 AM IST
They intend to increase the number of beds for cancer patients to 550 in order to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
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Patients at Cama and Albless Hospital have been forced to find radiation treatment elsewhere after a Rs20-crore state-of-the-art radiation therapy machine broke down 11 months ago.(HT File (Representational Image))
Patients at Cama and Albless Hospital have been forced to find radiation treatment elsewhere after a Rs20-crore state-of-the-art radiation therapy machine broke down 11 months ago.(HT File (Representational Image))

Defunct radiation machine at Mumbai hospital leaves patients hassled

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 01:11 AM IST
The Linear Accelerator (LINAC) equipment was being used to treat tumours in more than 90 women cancer patients daily, but has been lying defunct since June 2017.
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Doctors and nurses at the hospitals will be trained at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.(Representational photo)
Doctors and nurses at the hospitals will be trained at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.(Representational photo)

10 district hospitals across Maharashtra to treat chemo patients for free

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 01:06 PM IST
The decision was taken by the state government, said the public health minister Deepak Sawant on Friday
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Tobacco is responsible for nearly 50% of all cancers in India and 90% of mouth cancers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
Tobacco is responsible for nearly 50% of all cancers in India and 90% of mouth cancers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)

Now, tobacco packs to have ‘quit helpline number’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:39 PM IST
The new warnings will come into effect from September 1, 2018.
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Seeing her mother’s condition deteriorating rapidly, the girl had requested to advance the wedding.(HT/Photo for representation)
Seeing her mother’s condition deteriorating rapidly, the girl had requested to advance the wedding.(HT/Photo for representation)

Patna hospital allows cancer patient to hold daughter’s wedding in ICU

By Ruchir Kumar, Patna | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:51 PM IST
AIIMS, Patna officials facilitate couple’s reunion as girl’s mother suffering from cervical cancer is bedridden and may not survive.
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