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Type 2 diabetes increases risk for gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. It was estimated that 41 million people in India had type 2 diabetes in 2006, according to a 2010 report… 

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NSAID use may be associated with decreased risk of skin cancer

A meta-analysis has found that the use of NSAIDs—including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen—was associated with a decreased risk of skin cancer. “This study is interesting, but a concern of long-term use of NSAIDs includes renal and gastric complications.” -Saumen Chaudhuri, MD, medical officer, State Public Health Services, South Dinajpur Hospital,… 

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Childhood CT scans tied to increased risk of leukemia and brain cancer

The use of CT scans is rising in India and throughout the rest of the world. Computed tomography (CT) scans can expose the body to relatively high doses of radiation, to which children are particularly sensitive. Exposure to 50 mGy and 60 mGy of radiation during childhood CT scans may

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Use of beta-blockers and aspirin in cancer patients with acute myocardial infarction prolongs survival

In patients with cancer who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) the use of beta-blockers and aspirin were each associated with improved survival. The population was primarily comprised of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This was the main finding of a recent observational study published in Clinical Cardiology…. 

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Study reveals leading causes of cancer deaths in India

Cancer is a major cause of death in India; recent estimates attribute about 6% of all deaths nationwide to cancer. Importantly, an increasing life expectancy and growing population are expected to continue the trend of increasing cancer rates. A recent study found that in 2010, approximately 556,400 deaths in India… 

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Shifting strategies needed to curb noncommunicable diseases in India

An estimated 5.2 million deaths per year in India are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the number is expected to grow in the coming decades. “Physicians have an important role to play—not only as caregivers but also as counselors, educators, and community leaders. They can convey the message that… 

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No increased cancer risk from metal-on-metal hip implants

Metal-on-metal hip implants do not increase the risk of cancer in the short term after the surgery, according to an examination of a national joint registry of arthroplasties, a recent study found. The study investigators, from the United Kingdom, based their research on data from the National Joint Registry of… 

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