brain tumours

‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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Vitamin C hastens brain tumour’s death


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Showering brain cancer cells with vitamin C softens them up for radiation therapy and hastens their death.Patries Herst from the University of Otago, with Melanie McConnell ... Read more...

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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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UK wants to offer new cancer drugs before clearances


December 5th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of cancer patients in Britain who have exhausted every option would be offered a "last chance" by trying drugs a year before doctors are ... Read more...

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Found! Brain tumour culprit


October 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have pinned down a culprit that allows brain tumours to survive and grow.An international team identified the key role played by kynurenine, by-product of the ... Read more...

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Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

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Herbal remedy beats brain cancer


July 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours. Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the ... Read more...

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Stricter radiation norms soon for mobile handsets


June 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Concerned by the latest World Health Organisations (WHO) study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumours, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin ... Read more...

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WHO study on cancer from cell phones outdated: Experts


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumour does not reveal something previously unknown and the warning had been spelt ... Read more...

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Life work culminates in testing of cancer therapy in humans


March 24th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Mar 24 (ANI): A cancer-fighting antibody, originally identified by a researcher from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is being used to treat humans in a phase 1 clinical trial.The ... Read more...

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Love your smartphone? Then check out the negatives too


March 20th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Proud of your latest smartphone and the sparkling bright images? Well take care, your status symbol could cause premature facial wrinkles as well as increase ... Read more...

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New find: brain tumours in fruit fly mimic genetic program of germline cells


December 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some brain tumours in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster mimic the genetic program of germline cells to grow.And removing some of these genes leads ... Read more...

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Key protein controlling blood vessel growth in mice’s brain identified


November 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.Stanford University researchers said that understanding how ... Read more...

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UK youngsters think kissing or a kick in the genitals can cause cancer


November 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 12 (ANI): Many youngsters in the UK think that kissing, toilet seats or a kick in the genitals can lead to cancer, according to a study.The poll has shed ... Read more...

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What goes on in a woman’s mind during an orgasm


November 8th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): Sneak-a-peek inside a woman's brain while she is having orgasm would now be possible, thanks to a scan developed by American scientists.Rutgers University researchers have discovered that sexual ... Read more...

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Fresh evidence links mobile phone use to brain tumours


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Evidence from a study on the effects of long-term exposure to microwaves from cellular phones has suggested that it could lead to an increased risk of brain tumours.Though ... Read more...

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Cheap reading glasses ‘can cost you your eyesight’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): New research suggests that cheap reading glasses might be readily available, but in the long term they can cost you your eyesight.By the age of 50, most adults ... Read more...

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New laser beam can cook tumours in the head


October 9th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University have developed a laser beam that can cook brain tumours.The feat could help save the lives of people with, until now, inoperable brain tumours, ... Read more...

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Gene linked to Alzheimer’s found


September 28th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke or brain tumours. The gene, Sox9, plays a critical role in how ... Read more...

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Gaga fears cell phone could cause brain tumour


August 30th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Pop singer Lady Gaga fears excessive use of mobile phone could cause brain tumour. "There have been various reports suggesting mobile phone use can increase your risk of ... Read more...

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MJ ‘feared he had heart disease, cancer and brain tumour’


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): In the six months before he died, Michael Jackson believed he had heart disease, cancer and brain tumour.The late King of Pop even thought he had ... Read more...

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Childhood brain tumour survivors may face health challenges with age


August 15th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A recent study revealed that children who survived brain tumours might face health challenges, as they grow older.St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigator Kirsten Ness and colleagues said ... Read more...

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Children urged to ‘text not call’


July 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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Mobile phones ‘too dangerous’ for kids


June 27th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): In wake of studies linking mobile phone use to increased risk of brain tumours, kids have been urged to text, rather than talk, on their cell phones.The Australian ... Read more...

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Kids should text rather than talk on mobile


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Children should text rather than talk on their mobile phones, Australia's radiation safety watchdog has said, noting that a child's skull is thinner and could absorb more radiation. The ... Read more...

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No link between child cancers and mobile phone towers


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) There is no link between risk of early childhood cancers and a mother's exposure to mobile phone towers during pregnancy, concludes a study. Use of mobile phones has increased ... Read more...

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Modified measles virus may help treat childhood brain tumours


May 27th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In a new study, a modified measles virus has shown potential for treating childhood brain tumour known as medulloblastoma.Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant central nervous system tumour ... Read more...

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Biggest study unable to link cell phone use, brain cancer


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) The world's biggest study on links between cell phone use and brain tumours is inconclusive, says a Canadian scientist. Jack Siemiatycki, professor and epidemiologist at the University of Montreal ... Read more...

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Heavy use of mobile phones can cause cancer


May 18th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Just half an hour a day on your mobile phone can increase the risk of brain cancer by a third, according to a report. The interphone report, which has ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug could enhance delivery of herceptin to brain tumours


May 8th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A drug currently approved to treat erectile dysfunction could significantly improve the delivery of the anti-cancer drug Herceptin to certain hard-to-treat brain tumours, according to a new study ... Read more...

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Childhood cancer survivors 4 times more prone to post-traumatic stress disorder


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Young adult survivors of childhood cancers are four times more likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than their control group siblings, revealed a study.The Childhood Cancer Survivors ... Read more...

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Study to examine mobile phone cancer risk


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study on thousands of people is to be carried out over the course of 20 or 30 years to determine if there is an increased risk of ... Read more...

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Cancer warning on cell phones?


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): The debate on whether cell phones cause cancer is still going on, with some groups saying that a safety-warning label should be put on them the way they ... Read more...

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Breast milk may help beat cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden claim that a substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells.Although the special substance, known as HAMLET ... Read more...

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Brain tumour’s ‘grow-or-go’ switch found


March 12th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): American researchers have discovered the brain tumour switch responsible for the 'grow-or-go' phenomenon.Cancer cells in brain tumours have to adjust to periods of low energy or die. When ... Read more...

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