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Interview: Dare to dream and then be wise to wake up and work hard — Dr Vishal Rao

Dr Vishal Rao U S was recently in news for developing Aum voice prosthesis, a low cost (Rs 50) device to give cancer patients their lost voice back. He is a senior consultant oncologist – head & neck surgery and in-charge of head & neck services, department of surgical oncology at HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore.

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Declaring cancer a notifiable disease

The GLOBOCAN 2008 data, which aims to provide contemporary estimates of the incidence of, mortality and prevalence from major type of cancers, at national level for 184 countries worldwide shows that India has 10 lakh new cases of cancer diagnosed per year. The country has 6,35,000 deaths per year due to cancer which clearly shows a significant health burden on the government.

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore

With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors in Bangalore is launching a ‘Tobacco Free Bangalore’ campaign on Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco to live a healthy life.

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