Government claims health initiatives benefitting masses

 To reduce out of pocket expenditure in public health facilities, the government is promoting the use of several initiatives such as the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), the expansion of Universal Immunisation Programme, free emergency referral services and the NHM-Free Drugs Service Initiative and the NHM-Free Diagnostic Service Initiative.

Soon, a blood test to detect lung cancer

Scientists at The Wistar Institute in the US have found a protein in the blood that appears to be more accurate at detecting lung cancer than currently available methods used for screening.

New drug beats chemotherapy in fight against advanced lung cancer

Researchers have revealed that a new immunotherapy drug showed more promise than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer.

Breast cancer overtakes cervical cancer as top killer among women in India: Study

Breast cancer has now taken over cervical cancer as the top killer among women in India, whereas lung cancer is the biggest cause of deaths among men, says a new report.

Use of statins linked to reduced death from lung cancer

Sceintists have shown that prolonged use of statins may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer.

Cholesterol-lowering drug may curb lung cancer death risk

Prolonged use of statins, a cholesterol-lowering drug, may lower risk of death from lung cancer, new research has found.

Effective radiotherapy for lung cancer comes a step closer

Researchers have developed a method that could help apply a more effective form of radiotherapy even on diseased mobile organs such as the lung.

Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer.

Smokers vastly underestimate harm of smoking few cigarettes a day

Researchers have revealed that smokers still vastly underestimate the harm of smoking a few cigarettes every day.

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New mechanism driving spread of cancer cells discovered

A new study has suggested that a protein commonly found in human cells can be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis.

New breath testing device to detect lung cancer

A potentially groundbreaking breath test to detect lung cancer in early stages has been developed and is set to undergo a clinical trial in the UK.

E-cigarettes emissions can actually damage lung cells

Electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all, as a new study suggests that emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

Lung cancer becomes biggest killer of women in developed countries

New reports have revealed that lung cancer has become the biggest reason for women's death due to cancer in developed countries.

Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer in rich countries: Report

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in females in developed countries and the change reflects the tobacco epidemic in women, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Anti-cancer drug may up risk for diabetic smokers

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes - reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers.

Protein linked to aggressive breast, lung cancer identified

Breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called TTP have more aggressive tumours and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein, research has found.

Soon, new drug to treat lung cancer

Scientists have identified a potential new drug target for treating lung cancer.

Living at higher altitudes reduces risk of lung cancer

A new study has recently revealed that living at higher altitudes reduces risk of lung cancer in both smokers as well as non-smokers, which suggested that oxygen may promote the incidence of lung cancer.

Living in the hills lowers lung cancer risk

People who live at higher altitudes are less likely to suffer from lung cancer than those who live in the plains, finds a promising research.