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4th February 2017
World Cancer Day: IMA Campaign for Cancer Awareness, Prevention & Early detection
The burden of cancer cases in India is rising. About one million new cases of cancer occur in India every year. According to a report compiled from cancer registries across India by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) (May 19, 2016), India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease by the year 2020. An estimated 8.8 lakh people are expected to succumb to the disease by 2020. The most common cancer among women is breast cancer, while mouth cancer is the commonest cancer among men. 
About one third of cancer deaths are related to 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks
1.    Tobacco
2.    High BMI
3.    Low fruit and vegetable consumption
4.    Lack of physical activity
5.    Alcohol use
Tobacco is the biggest and the most preventable cause of cancer. It causes nearly 20% of global cancer deaths and around 70% of lung cancer deaths worldwide.
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Snorers at risk of sudden death

New Delhi Feb 03, 2017: The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea increases the risk of dying said Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon-Honorary Secretary General IMA Sleep apnea is a common problem in which one has pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. 

Studies have linked sleep apnea during snoring to increased risk for death. Most studies were done in sleep centers rather than in the general community. Now a new Australian study, published in Aug. 1 edition of Sleep, suggests that the risk is present among all people with obstructive sleep apnea.
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