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New method detects aggressive prostate cancer


August 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) A new screening method combining a novel drug therapy and changes in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels can detect an aggressive prostate cancer, despite negative results ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness


April 11th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a "mystery illness" related to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genetic changes make cancer deadly


March 8th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A single cancer can be dramatically different within one person, say experts. They discovered that different parts of a tumour can have different genes.And a tumour ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Yuvraj has malignant tumour, being treated in the US


February 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India's star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his lung and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Argentine president gets good news - no cancer


January 8th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 8 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left hospital Saturday and returned to her official residence in Buenos Aires with good news. Following her thyroid operation, doctors said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Statins can cut prostate cancer risk


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering drugs like statins, taken by millions to combat heart disease, could help reduce fatalities in prostate cancer, new research has found.US studies suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel non-invasive tests could help in early detection of cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) has released a report on researchers' demonstrations of novel non-invasive tests for early cancer detection.The researchers last month demonstrated that they are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breast cancer risk ‘can be assessed by examining breast milk’


April 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk.This screening method has the potential to provide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tool opens alternate door to prostate cancer diagnosis


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it may not be necessary to look for tumors directly in patients with prostate cancer - analyzing non-tumor tissue may be an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New protein drives prostate cancer cells to ’suicide’


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified a protein that halts growth of prostate cancer cells and even drives them to commit 'suicide'.A drug that boosts levels of the protein, called FUS, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Smart laser technology could make cancer biopsies painless


February 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan State University are developing a smart laser technology that could make biopsies painless and noninvasive in the future.To test for skin cancer, patients today must ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MicroRNAs could increase amputation risk in diabetics


January 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has discovered that micro-RNA, one of the smallest entities in the human genome, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PSA test more reliable in men taking prostate-shrinking drug


December 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The PSA screening test for prostate cancer is better known for its imperfection - it can indicate cancer when none is present and miss life-threatening tumours.But a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ultrasound technology can accurately spot prostate cancer tumours


December 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in co-operation with AMC Amsterdam, has developed an imaging technology based on ultrasound that can accurately identify cancerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds new tool for early detection of bowel disease


December 7th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new kind of endoscope to aid the early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.The Confocal Laser ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Imaging breakthrough to help docs see microscopic details inside our bodies


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists say that a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body.Access ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Star Trek -style infrared probe could treat skin cancer


November 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): A new device could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.The new 'Star Trek-Style' probe beams infra-red light through the skin to see 2mm below the surface and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Woman dying of cancer gets dream wedding


September 27th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A woman, who is suffering from cancer and has barely weeks to live, has celebrated her dream wedding in Britain. Sally Wright and Adam Gray were keen to marry ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study reveals new warning signs that may predict kidney transplant failure


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney transplants that show a combination of fibrosis (scarring) and inflammation after one year are at higher risk of long-term transplant failure.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Voyage to Mars Would Dangerously Weaken Astronauts Muscles


August 20th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research has shown that a trip to Mars may not be all it is cracked up to be, since the long trip in zero gravity will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Long space travel results in astronauts’ muscles loss


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Spending too much flight on long space flights, result in wasting of muscles in Astronauts, which in turn reduces their capacity for physical work by more than 40 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American Female, Who Underwent Avoidable Mastectomy, To Attain $198,000 As Part Of A Resolution


August 11th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 11, 2010 (Just Flashed): A female named Ana Jimenez-Salgado had submitted herself to a double mastectomy. Nevertheless, to her dismay, she subsequently understood that she was not plagued by breast ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bacterial balance in gut tied to colon cancer risk


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A shift in the balance between the 'good' bacteria and the 'bad' bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer, suggests a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New method to detect tumours faster


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden are working to considerably speed up cancer diagnosis.They have developed a microscope head with a diameter of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seals’ bodies switch fuel usage as they begin diving


June 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The Weddell seal's body switches fuel usage as the animal turns into a diver from a non-diving pup, a new American research shows.The study, conducted by Baylor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel technology helps in prostate cancer treatment


May 13th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Queen's University scientists have created a new way of performing lab tests that could improve the way doctors manage prostate cancer treatment.It will allow them to identify ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Dr. Death” Jayant Patel lacked experience for major surgery: Brisbane SC told


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Mar 23(ANI): The Brisbane Supreme Court has been told that former Indian-origin surgeon Dr. Jayant Patel a.k.a. "Dr. Death" lacked the experience or medical support facilities to undertake major surgery on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer


March 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University has explained a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a discovery which could lead scientists to better ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Research offers alternative method of pancreatic biopsy


January 16th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new research has offered an alternative method of pancreatic biopsy.Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of pancreatic masses has been proved to be a safe and effective method.However, if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hopes revive for saving Tasmanian devil from extinction


January 1st, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (DPA) Hopes were renewed Friday that the Tasmanian devil could be saved from extinction after Australian researchers picked the genetics of the deadly facial tumours afflicting the world's largest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kicking the butt beneficial for asthmatics


December 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, De 7 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has suggested that asthmatic smokers can reverse some of the damage to their lungs that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Mammogram guidelines are a concern for worry


November 17th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A government task force said on Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s at all, and should get one every two years when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New miniature, hand-held microscope easily identifies brain tumours


November 12th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Centre have developed a new microscope that will help easily identify brain tumours and precisely remove it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Optical biopsy’ could take over invasive biopsies for breast cancer detection


November 6th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A researcher at University of Florida is close to make an "optical biopsy" that has the potential to determine whether growths are cancerous without even puncturing the skin.Owing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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