You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Mumbai

Mouth cancer hits 25-49-yr-olds: Study

DNMUM361591 | 4/11/2016 | Author : Somita Pal & Santosh Andhale p_somita | WC :398 | Health

Heavy marketing, celebrity endorsement of gutka and pan masala before they were banned are to be blamed

The rate of incidence of mouth cancer among younger men, in the age group 25-49 years, is extremely high, according to a study published in The International Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Detection and Prevention's April edition. Doctors from the Tata hospital participated in the study.
"We evaluated mouth cancer cases coming to the Tata hospital from 1995-2009 to understand the incidence rate. The results were scary but true. This happened entirely because of massive sale of gutka and pan masala in Maharashtra those days. It was heavily marketed, with celebrity endorsements," said Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, professor of head and neck cancer department at Tata Hospital.
Chaturvedi, who was one of the eight autho
Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Mumbai

Maha govt sets up panel to protect open category seats
DNMUM441696 | 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :419

In a bid to pacify students from the open category and other categories, who had voiced protests against reduction in their seats in undergraduate and postgraduate courses due to 12% reservation to the Maratha community under the Socially and Educ

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Students to stage dharna on Aug 25
DNMUM441697 | 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :275

Save Merit and Save Nation, and Youth For Equality, which represent open category students, have organised a sit-in on August 25 against excess reservation in Maharashtra. The trigger is increase in the total reservation to 74% in the current acad

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Will post pothole pics on Twitter: NCP to BMC
DNMUM441698 | 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sudhir Suryawanshi | WC :318

Ahead of the Maharashtra state assembly elections, the Nationalist Congress Party has decided to expose the Shiv Sena by running a drive to spot the potholes and tag to BMC on social media.
Nawab Malik, the NCP Mumbai unit president and spokesper
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Forest dept nurseries violate norms, distribute foreign species saplings
DNMUM441699 | 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :566

The state government has sought a probe into the forest department’s nurseries violating norms by growing and distributing saplings of foreign species under the ambitious program to plant 50 crore trees in Maharashtra. The plantation of these exot

Add To LightboxCalculate Price


Our Brands

Daily News & Analysis