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`Nearly 50,000 new cancer patients in Kerala every yr`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:34

Expressing concern over increase in the number of cancer patients in Kerala, Health Minister VS Sivakumar today said nearly 50,000 new cases are reported every year in the state.

40 % of patients at RCC suffer from cancer due to tobacco use

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 21:42

Over 40 per cent of 1.5 lakh patients coming to the Regional Cancer Centre here every year suffer from cancers due to use of tobacco products.

Kerala on high alert over MERS

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:24

The Kerala health department is on high alert after increasing number of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases were reported in Saudi Arabia.

High tobacco use among Kerala children, says national study

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:27

Seventy-four per cent children in Kerala use tobacco, according to a recent multi-site survey conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Kerala district leads in enforcing anti-tobacco laws

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:07

A Kerala district, known to be a bidi manufacturing hub, leads in enforcing tobacco control law in the state, says police.

South India`s first IVF baby in Kerala hospital

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 15:37

State-owned S.A.T. Hospital has become the first government sector hospital in South India to have test tube babies. With this, it has created a record of sorts.

Total ban sought on all chewing tobacco products in Kerala

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 14:54

A large group of people Sunday demanded blanket ban on all chewing tobacco products in Kerala after about 150 kg of such products were seized in recent raids in and around the schools here.

Kerala can become hub for health tourism: Chandy

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:07

Kerala has the potential to become a hub for health tourism, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday citing availability of latest technology, medical expertise and low treatment costs in the state.

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