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Cancer

A dip in Ganga may cause cancer

A dip in Ganga may cause cancer

A dip in river Ganga can possibly cause cancer, the Times of India reports quoting a study by the Department of Atomic Energy's National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCM) in Hyderabad of India. The NCCM has tested water samples from the Ganga and found the river water contained carcinogens. However, Prime Minister Narendra...

British tennis player Baltacha dies of liver cancer

British tennis player Baltacha dies of liver cancer

Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30. Born in Ukraine and raised in Scotland, Baltacha revealed she had the illness in March. Baltacha, who was British number one for nearly three years, retired from the sport in 2013. "We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our...

Air pollution kills 7m every year: WHO

Air pollution kills 7m every year: WHO

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation published Tuesday. The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the...

Sham of cancer treatment

Sham of cancer treatment

Poor and desperate cancer patients in this country are not only deceived with unscientific healing promised by quacks and self-declared shamans, they are now falling victim to treatments by non-physicians at unauthorised hospitals as well. One such unapproved cancer hospital was discovered and sealed off by a mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion...

Meat and cheese 'as bad as smoking'

Meat and cheese 'as bad as smoking'

A high-protein diet during middle age could make you almost twice as likely to die early and four times more likely to die of cancer, a study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Southern Carolina found those between the age of 50 and 65 who ate large amounts of protein were 74 percent...

Editorial

Bangladesh slips in global ranking

THE country has dipped nearly 40 points in the Global Environment Performance Index 2014 and Bangladesh now stands 9th from the bottom in the survey conducted worldwide encompassing 179 nations. The study is a report published every two years and brought out jointly by Yale and Columbia universities. Global environment takes into account nine indices that include water and sanitation, quality of air, forestry, water resources to name but a few. In terms of quality of air we scored...

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