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Don’t skip meals to shed weight


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Maintaining a food diary faithfully and not skipping meals could be one of the safest and surest ways of shedding weight, especially for obese postmenopausal women, ... Read more...

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British ’smart bomb’ to target cancer


June 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A cancer "smart bomb" has been invented by British scientists to boost the potency of drugs against the killer disease.The tiny device, being developed at the ... Read more...

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Rs.14,000 crore annual plan for Punjab approved


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.14,000 crore annual plan (2012-13) for Punjab, marking an increase of 22 percent over the last year (2011-12).The plan was ... Read more...

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Yuvraj will fight his illness, says Sehwag


February 7th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 7 (IANS) India vice-captain Virender Sehwag Tuesday said the whole team is praying for a speedy recovery of Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in the US ... Read more...

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Yuvraj will resume training in 10 weeks: Doctor (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh's doctor Nitish Rohatgi Monday said the cricketer is not suffering from lung cancer but has a malignant tumour between the lungs and it ... Read more...

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Yuvraj’s malignant tumour is curable, says his India doctor


February 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh's doctor Nitish Rohatgi Monday said the cricketer's malignant lung tumour is curable and he can resume training in 10 weeks."Yuvraj is suffering from ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

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Tobacco causing 50 percent head, neck cancers: Study


August 21st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tobacco consumption is causing nearly half of head and neck cancers in the country, a study by a cancer research centre said here Sunday."Nearly 50 ... Read more...

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New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Drug discovery combats ovarian cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) A drug discovery can increase an ovarian cancer patients' life expectancy by up to eight months -- the biggest breakthrough in 20 years of its treatment. ... Read more...

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Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

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New blood test can predict how long one will live


May 16th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A new blood test could help predict how long someone has to live, based on how fast they are ageing. Researchers have developed the $700 test, ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise combination best way to lose weight


April 15th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The combination of dieting and exercise can make you shed 11 percent of your weight -- way more than what you would lose by following either ... Read more...

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Genes interact much like making friends on Facebook


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers have suggested genes interfere with each other in much the same manner that Facebook suggests friends.Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German ... Read more...

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New test to better predict breast cancer outcomes discovered


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene signature that can accurately predict which breast cancer patients are at risk of relapse, thereby sparing those who are not from the burdens ... Read more...

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Hot flushes halve breast cancer chances


January 19th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Hot flushes during menopause halve the chances of breast cancer among women.A study shows that the worse the hot flushes are, the lower is the risk of a ... Read more...

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Alcohol doubles breast cancer risk


August 25th, 2010 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A glass of wine a day doubles a woman's risk of developing a common type of breast cancer, say scientists. Women drinking just seven units of alcohol a week ... Read more...

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Aspirin reduces prostate cancer risk by 30 percent


August 13th, 2010 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A regular dose of aspirin can reduce prostate cancer risk by 30 percent, a study has found. Regular intake of 75mg tablet has been found to have strong effects ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin daily ‘cuts prostate cancer risk by 30pc’


August 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): A new research has shown that taking a low dose of aspirin every day can cut the risk of prostate cancer by almost 30 per cent.According to scientists ... Read more...

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Now, prostate cancer can be inhibited without disturbing body processes


August 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): Researchers have given details about how a facultative enzyme governs tumour growth in prostate cancer patients-a feat that could offer new ways to control cancer without disturbing normal ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for postmenopausal cardiovascular disease found


July 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): New biomarkers for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been revealed.The research has been published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine. It found that beta-2 ... Read more...

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Fish oil cuts breast cancer risk


July 9th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Fish oil supplements could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to a third, a study has found. Fish oil have long been credited with health benefits ... Read more...

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Smoking during breast feeding can damage baby’s health


June 14th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 14 (DPA) Mothers who smoke not only damage their children during pregnancy but can also negatively affect their development in the breast-feeding phase. Nicotine and other dangerous substances contained in ... Read more...

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H. pylori’s twisted shape allows it to infect gut


May 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The bacterium Helicobacter pylori's twisted shape like a corkscrew or helix allows it to live in the human stomach and cause ulcers. It has also been linked to ... Read more...

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Why Tamoxifen fails to work on some breast cancer patients


February 24th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): British scientists have revealed that they have found why some women suffering from breast cancer do not respond to treatment by the drug Tamoxifen.According to them, the drug ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to treatment for genital herpes infection


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists from University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle have made a novel discovery that may help develop comprehensive treatment for infection by ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber ‘has only weeks to live’


December 21st, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Dec. 21 (ANI): THE health of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, has deteriorated significantly in the past few days, according to the health centre treating him in Tripoli, ... Read more...

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Aggressive infection control protects cancer patients from H1N1


December 17th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): An aggressive infection control program and thorough screening measures would protect cancer patients from acquiring H1N1 influenza, say researchers.The study led by researchers from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance ... Read more...

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Cannabis spray ‘helps reduce cancer pain’


December 16th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A study has found that a cannabis mouth spray can help reduce the level of pain cancer patients go through by 30 percent.Researchers from Edinburgh University used the ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise in treating advanced leukemia


November 6th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Scientists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre have come up with a novel treatment that would improve survival rates of leukemia and pre-leukemia patients.They used a radiolabeled antibody ... Read more...

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Turmeric can help fight cancer


October 28th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An extract found in the yellowish orange Indian spice turmeric can kill oesophageal cancer cells, say scientists.In the research, boffins found that when they treated oesophageal cancer cells ... Read more...

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Phone counselling can help teen smokers quit


October 13th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Personalised, proactive phone counselling centred on motivational interviewing can help teenagers quit smoking, recent studies suggest. Arthur V. Peterson and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, ... Read more...

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Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk


August 26th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study.The researchers showed that long-term tamoxifen use increases risk ... Read more...

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Regular yoga promotes mindful eating


August 4th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that regular yoga practice promotes mindful eating and those who eat mindfully are less likely to become fat.The study led by Dr Alan ... Read more...

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