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Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post surgery


April 16th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and ... Read more...

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Writer, intellectual Christopher Hitchens dies of cancer


December 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The celebrated British-American author and columnist Christopher Hitchens died of cancer-related complications at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 62.Hitchens was diagnosed with ... Read more...

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MRI can help locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels


April 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): According to a study recently presented at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta, an MRI can locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels.Researchers ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

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‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles may help fight cancer


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): New research, including an Indian-origin boffin, suggests that 'good cholesterol' (High-density lipoprotein) can act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer.A research team, led by scientists ... Read more...

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Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered


March 15th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.A team led by scientists at ... Read more...

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Combo therapy may overcome Herceptin-resistant breast cancer


March 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Breast cancer tumours may take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a combination therapy could restore a tumour's vulnerability to treatment, according to a new ... Read more...

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Overabundance of protein promotes growth of breast cancer stem cells


February 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have said that an essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer ... Read more...

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Pediatricians ‘can play a key role in promoting tobacco-free lifestyle’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Pediatric healthcare professionals can play a prominent role in promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle among children and adolescents, say experts.Denormalization is a strategy for changing social norms and reinforcing ... Read more...

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A woman’s guide to age-proofing health


January 19th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center researchers have said that to age-proof her health, a woman must set health goals for every stage of life."So take ... Read more...

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Scientists produce mice from 2 fathers using stem cell technology


December 9th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Reproductive scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas have produced male and female mice from two fathers using stem cell technology.The achievement of two-father offspring in a ... Read more...

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Small molecule may deactivate enemy of cancer-fighting p53


December 8th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists are conducting a pioneering clinical trial to test the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known ... Read more...

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Sam Champion’s Father Lt. Col. James H. Champion Passes Away


October 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The veteran anchor of "Good Morning America", Sam Champion has been missing from the show for a week. However, at last the people and the fans ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... Read more...

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Catherine Zeta-Jones at cancer risk?


September 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is taking care of her cancer-stricken husband Michael Douglas, has been warned she too is at risk of contracting the disease.Douglas, who ... Read more...

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Processed Red Meat Can Be Linked To Bladder Cancer


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Consumption of red meat is fraught with risks. It can eventually lead to cancer! The link of red meat & cancer has ... Read more...

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Potential new target for treatment of ovarian cancer identified


August 17th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.For the first time, Salt Inducible Kinase 2 (SIK2) has been found to play a critical ... Read more...

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Boffins discover key enzyme in DNA repair pathway


July 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have identified an enzyme crucial to a type of DNA repair that also causes resistance to a class of cancer drugs most commonly used against ovarian cancer.Researchers ... Read more...

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Off-the-shelf digital camera helps detect cancer cells


June 25th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An off-the-shelf digital camera has been turned into an inexpensive device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing ... Read more...

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Chemo-Vandetanib combo effective for lung cancer treatment: Study


June 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Oral targeted therapy Vandetanib shows clinical benefit when combined with standard chemotherapy for lung cancer, a new international Phase III trial has shown.The research from The University of ... Read more...

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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Shark cartilage does not improve lung cancer survival


May 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, ... Read more...

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New tool for early detection of ovarian cancer


May 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): CA-125, the protein long-recognized for predicting ovarian cancer recurrence, has now emerged as a promising tool for early-stage disease, found researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson ... Read more...

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Transplanted adult stem cells could heal injured hearts


May 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a study on mouse model, scientists found that human adult stem cells injected around the damage caused by a heart attack survived in the heart and improved ... Read more...

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American Report Proclaims That Environmental Causes For Cancer Are Massively Miscalculated


May 7th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Ecological issues should be analyzed sincerely when unearthing reasons for cancer. This is in keeping with a report of the American President's Cancer Panel.The panel ... Read more...

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Early UVA light exposure ‘doesn’t cause melanoma’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma.The researchers, therefore, concluded that ... Read more...

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Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

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Well-cooked meat may increase bladder cancer risk


April 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Frequently eating meat, especially the one which is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may increase your chances of developing bladder cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Stress can make tumours grow bigger


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that hormones produced during periods of stress accelerate the growth of tumours.Chronic stress has recently been implicated as a factor that may increase the ... Read more...

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Billionaire Dan Duncan Dies Unexpectedly At Home


March 30th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Houston Texas has lost one of their most generous philanthropists at the age of 77. Dan Duncan, headed Enterprise, Duncan Energy Partners, and Enterprise GP Holdings as chairman. ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that triggers allergic response in humans identified


January 21st, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research on human cells has found a molecule thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which directs immune cells to develop the ability to generate an allergic response. ... Read more...

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Why certain anticancer cancer drugs cause heart failure


January 12th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, say they have discovered why certain anticancer drugs cause heart failure in some patients.Several types of cancer ... Read more...

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Growth factor targeted by cancer drugs also prevents heart problem


January 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A growth factor, called PDGFR, which is a common target of cancer drugs, has been found to play an important role in the heart's response to stress, according ... Read more...

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Pistachios ‘can cut lung cancer risk’


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A daily dose of pistachios can help keep lung cancer at bay, concludes a new study.According to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in ... Read more...

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Kanzius Machine: Ultimate Cure For Cancer?


October 19th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey October 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Here's another shining example of how a degree is not the only thing that takes you a long way. John Kanzius, a former businessman and radio ... Read more...

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