West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.19

Good deed in daughter memory

When Mohammad Nasim lost his six-year-old daughter to cancer in 2011, he decided to do something to keep her memory alive.Nasim, a hawker at Grand Arcade in Esplanade, has been organising a blood dona...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 27.02.19

Price cap on 42 cancer drugs

India’s drug pricing authority on Wednesday imposed profit-margin caps on 42 anti-cancer medicines, but drew criticism from sections of patients’ rights activists who said the move would have limi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.10.19

Bald? Don’t lose hair

I am a 27-year-old male going rapidly bald. I am losing hair from the sides and top of my head.It sounds like you have typical male pattern baldness, the rate and age of onset of which is genetically ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 06.03.20

Women’s Day

Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) is celebrating International Women’s Day with month-long activities to boost women’s health. The institute has taken up cancer awareness generation and early...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

India  /  Published 12.11.18

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities said. Kumar, 59, brea...
By PTI in Bangalore

Science  /  Published 04.02.19

Firm's claims on ayurveda cancer drug upsets scientists

A private company claimed on Monday it had launched an Ayurvedic drug to combat cancer, angering Calcutta-based government scientists who had worked on the formulation but asserted that the claims are...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 16.11.19

When it’s time to quit smoking, no ifs or butts

A film on the struggles and redemption of a laryngeal cancer survivor was screened as part of an awareness campaign against tobacco on Saturday, to mark B. Borooah Cancer Institute’s 46th foundation...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Science  /  Published 04.12.18

Start-up show

Bacteria to fight cancer, wonder liquid for a waterless bath, a machine to sense freshness of food, a glove to stabilise trembling hands. Wonder what is common to these random things? They are a sampl...
By Chandana Chandra in

North East  /  Published 11.02.20

Kids’ cancer hub turns one

Pragyashree, 5, and Violina 9, were besides themselves with joy as they danced to the tune of a Bihu song. They were among 26 children who danced, recited poems and participated in fun-filled activiti...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati


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