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70 percent of childhood cancers can be cured: Experts


June 21st, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Cure for cancers afflicting children have witnessed an improvement by around 70 percent, experts said at a seminar on childhood cancer here Thursday."The solid tumours ... Read more...

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Iraqi cancer patient finds hope in India


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The last six months have been a constant struggle and an endless journey for Abdul Ameer Ismail Yakoob. A citizen of Iraq, he travelled from ... Read more...

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Your child’s milk tooth can save her life


March 30th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Is your child about to lose her milk tooth? Instead of throwing it away, you can now opt to use it to harvest stem cells ... Read more...

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Cancer patients hope for children - with fertility preservation (Feature)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Newly married and with a great job, life had just begun for 30-year-old Anshul Sharma when it suddenly hit the pause button. He was diagnosed ... Read more...

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Cancer patients reunite, share experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Around 40 cancer patients from India and abroad who successfully underwent bone marrow transplants here last year came together Sunday to spread the message that ... Read more...

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Magical Children’s Day for cancer kids at AIIMS


November 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Seven-year-old Akshit Gupta lay feeling drained in the children's ward after undergoing radiotherapy at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), when a ... Read more...

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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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MP offers Rs.20 lakh to girl suffering from cancer


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 3 (IANS) A young cancer patient's plea for euthanasia in an Uttar Pradesh court Monday prompted a local MP to offer Rs.20 lakh needed for her treatment.Twentyone-year-old ... Read more...

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Cancer victims of Bhopal tragedy cry for justice


May 5th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 5 (IANS) About 3,000 cancer and kidney failure patients of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have not received the compensation amount directed by the central government, survivors said ... Read more...

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On India-Bangladesh border, sex and smuggling are intertwined


April 17th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) She doesn't look more than 25, yet her eyes are sunken and body is frail. Asma Bibi, who hails from Rajshahi district of Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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First US woman vice presidential candidate dead (Lead)


March 27th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Geraldine Ferraro, the first American woman vice presidential candidate, has died. She was 75.Ferraro died at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The cause of death were ... Read more...

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US Democrat Geraldine passes away, aged 75


March 27th, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) US Democratic politician Geraldine A. Ferraro died Saturday at the age of 75, having fought blood cancer for many years. She was the first female ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s ‘Baabul’ story comes alive in Nepal


March 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) As Nepal celebrated International Women's Day Tuesday with colourful marches and public programmes, there were indications that the winds of change were indeed blowing through the ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 childhood cancer cases in India every year: Experts


February 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Over 40,000 cases of cancer in children are being reported in India every year, experts said here Sunday, adding that only a fraction of them manage to ... Read more...

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Turning diseased blood cells to stem cells may reveal cancer quickly


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A study has successfully turned healthy and diseased cells into stem cells, thereby paving way for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukaemia in the laboratory dish."This ... Read more...

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Leukaemia vaccine goes on clinical trial


February 1st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Britain are set to begin the first human trials of a revolutionary cancer vaccine that could save thousands of lives a year.The immune-boosting leukaemia jab will ... Read more...

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Burial battle intensifies in Nepal


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Scores of demonstrators flocked to the holiest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath Monday to protest against the newly enforced ban on burying non-Hindus on the temple's forested ... Read more...

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Breast implants linked to a rare form of blood cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Women with saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants may be at greater risk of developing a rare form of blood cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), ... Read more...

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New treatment for cancer using camel’s milk, urine?


January 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 12 (IANS/WAM) A team of researchers are claiming to have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer using camel's milk and urine.Abdalla A. Alnajjar, president ... Read more...

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Fruit flies shed light on parallels between cancer development, infection


January 4th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study from The City College of New York has successfully drawn parallels between infection and the way blood cancer develops, specifically in fruit flies.The immune system ... Read more...

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New drug combo may treat newly diagnosed cancer patients


December 10th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A study led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has indicated that a new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma may be ... Read more...

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Breakthrough treatment ‘can help kids beat recurring leukaemia’


December 4th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, De 4 (ANI): Scientists have developed a breakthrough treatment that can help children beat recurring leukaemia.According to scientists, the discovery will have a big impact on treating the most common form ... Read more...

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Salman Khan Pledges Bone Marrow For Marrow Donor Registry (India)


November 18th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 18, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): Healthcare is a key focus area for Being Human: The Salman Khan Foundation.Being Human has joined hands with the Marrow Donor Registry (India)  to create awareness of ... Read more...

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Salman Khan to donate his bone marrow


November 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Nov.14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan has pledged to donate his bone marrow to spread awareness on stem cell donation.Khan urged people to donate their bone marrow to ... Read more...

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Salman pledges bone marrow to help patients


November 12th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan's philanthropic side is well known and now the actor has gone ahead and pledged his bone marrow to help people suffering from life-threatening ... Read more...

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Parle-G biscuit distributor commits suicide


October 30th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) A Parle-G biscuit distributor Saturday took his life at his office in suburban Mumbai, citing stress and depression in his suicide note, police said here.Brijesh Singh, 38, hung ... Read more...

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Iraqi woman gets new life with bone marrow transplant in India


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Iraq-based Maha Muhammad had lost all hope for life when she was diagnosed with blood cancer at the age of 20. But she got a new lease ... Read more...

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Aamir joins Colin Firth as stars descend on Toronto


September 10th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 10 (IANS) Some of the world's biggest film stars, directors and producers were already in town and others were pouring in for galas and premieres of their ... Read more...

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Brit man sets fastest round-the-world cycle trip record


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 02 (ANI): A British man has set the record for the fastest cycle trip around the world.Vin Cox completed his 18,172-mile road trip in London's Greenwich after cycling for 176 ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for treatment of incurable blood cancer


July 17th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from Uppsala University have now presented a conceptually new model for the development and progression of multiple myeloma- one of the most common blood cancers, and at ... Read more...

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Triple-punch gene therapy offers hope to AIDS patients


June 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): A triple-punch gene therapy, which endows human stem cells with three ways to resist HIV, has successfully cleared its first safety test in humans.Four patients with AIDS who ... Read more...

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New myeloma drug shows promise


June 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Elotuzumab, a drug designed to target cancerous plasma cells, has been found promising in the treatment of myeloma, a type of blood cancer.A study looked at elotuzumab, an ... Read more...

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Green tea may help treat chronic leukemia


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that an extract of green tea may be helpful in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.Researchers at Mayo Clinic say that use of the chemical ... Read more...

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Safdarjung Hospital students call off hunger strike (Lead)


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Over 300 medical students and some junior doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital, on hunger strike since Tuesday demanding better hostel facilities, Wednesday decided to call off their ... Read more...

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