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Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of High Risk HPV Infection in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The Head and Neck cancer (HNC) incidence accounts for approximately 25–30% of all cancer cases in India. HNC is a multifactorial and multiphasic disease which affects anatomical sites such as lip, oral cavity, nose and…

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Prevalence of Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Intake and Nicotine Consumption in Rural Central India

Depression with a lifetime prevalence of 2% to 15% is one of the most important risk factors for substantial disability and is one of the major leading causes of disease burden in 2010 [1]–[5]. Smoking has become the leading cause of preventable death with yearly about 5 million premature deaths worldwide.

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Geospatial Analysis on the Distributions of Tobacco Smoking and Alcohol Drinking in India

The World Health Organization has identified tobacco smoking and binge alcohol drinking as two of the leading risk factors for premature mortality worldwide [1], [2]. In India, 14% per cent of the population above age 15 smoke tobacco (24% for men and 3% for women) [3]. Smoking is already responsible for about 1 in 5 deaths for men and 1 in 20 deaths for women at ages 30–69.

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