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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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US Senate defeats birth control amendment


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The Democratic controlled US Senate Thursday defeated a Republican sponsored amendment to turn back parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform.The amendment, introduced by Republican ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iran ready to export n-services


January 8th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation has said the country is ready to export services related to nuclear energy to other countries, Press TV reported.Fereidoon ... Read more...

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Cuba working on anti-cancer treatment using scorpion venom


November 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle linked to sexual problems


July 7th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Weight problems, physical inactivity, excessive drinking, smoking, and hard drugs -- facets of an unhealthy lifestyle may be linked with sexual malfunctioning in men. Additionally, people ... Read more...

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Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1(ANI): A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves.Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Few women seek help for sexual issues following cancer treatment


February 15th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A survey has found that many women who survive breast and gynecologic cancers want medical help for their sexual issues, but most do not get it.The poll of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How broccoli fights cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer.They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cold caps help cancer patients keep their hair


December 21st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in the United States have found an ingenuous way to help keep the hair of cancer patients.Though the experiment has been carried on only four ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blue light could be highly in potent platinum-based cancer treatment


December 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study from the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be a highly potent platinum-based cancer treatment.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radiation risk from flying trumps body scanners


November 26th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Amidst protests over US airport security procedures, what's often overlooked is that flying itself dwarfs the radiation doses delivered by the new body scanners.The radiation you get from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

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Red light forces cancer cells to absorb chemo drugs


November 14th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that cancer cells suck up chemotherapy drugs more readily if they are zapped with red light.According to researchers, the finding could help produce more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oliver Stone worried about Michael Douglas’ ‘precarious’ health


October 13th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Director Oliver Stone has said that he is concerned about the 'precarious' health of actor Michael Douglas, who is fighting throat cancer.Stone voiced his concerns regarding Douglas' health ... Read more...

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Herpes virus helps treat cancer patients


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British researchers have successfully used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat patients suffering from head and neck cancer. The virus was found to be more effective at killing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Childhood cancer may be linked to later heart problems


July 27th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study shows that childhood cancer survival is linked to an increased risk of long-term abnormalities in cardiac function.Helena J. van der Pal, from the Emma ... Read more...

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Baby boomers ageing to be self-reliant


April 27th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Baby boomers are retiring healthy, financially secure and with a desire to travel, according to a new demographic study. "They've been independent their entire lives. They won't stop ... Read more...

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Radiotherapy the unsung hero of cancer care, say experts


April 20th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Experts at the world's leading cancer charity have said that radiotherapy, which is a crucial cancer treatment, is often the unsung hero of cancer care.Although surgery is often ... Read more...

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First step towards developing personalised cancer treatments


April 15th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Leading cancer researchers from around the world are working together to catalogue the genetic changes of the 50 most common cancers.They say it's the first step towards developing ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help cure skin cancer


April 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A new vaccine may soon spell the end for the agony of skin cancer victims, say researchers. The new vaccine called "OncoVEX" attacks tumour cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged, ... Read more...

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Tenn Woman Fakes Breast Cancer For Thousands of Dollars in Donations


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A thirty nine year old woman from Tennessee has plead guilty to forgery and 8 counts of theft after faking breast cancer to get "sympathy ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Novel treatment gives hope to lymphoma, leukemia patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): Researchers have offered a new hope for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemia.PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase ... Read more...

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Nanoprobes effective in delivering cancer drugs


December 15th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have shown that tiny nanoprobes are effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumour cells and the correct cellular compartments.Purdue University Professor Joseph ... Read more...

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Novel test may speed up war against cancer


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Australian scientists have successfully developed the first test in the world for a technique by which cancer cells make themselves immortal.The advance, made by researchers at the Children's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts


October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adult childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of contemplating suicide, even after their cancer treatments have long ended.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... Read more...

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Scientists boost stem cells’ ability to promote tissue regeneration


October 6th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully enhanced stem cells' ability to regenerate vascular tissue such as blood vessels by equipping them with genes that produce extra ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lazy childhood cancer survivors ‘at increased diabetes, heart disease risk’


October 4th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Childhood cancer survivors leading sedentary lifestyles are at an increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, say researchers.Cancer treatments such as cranial radiation can damage the hypothalamus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach for highly selective chemotherapy delivery


September 25th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new approach developed by researchers at University of California, Irvine, can vastly improve the targeting of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cells and organs.The findings of the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jim Johnson: The End Of An Era


July 29th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by GD
If reports are true then it is quite a gloomy day for the Philadelphia Eagles aficionados. According to the sources, former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator, Jim Johnson took his last breath ... Read more...

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Immature egg cells grown to maturity in lab


July 14th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have used a new technique to grow immature human egg cells into nearly mature egg in laboratory-an accomplishment that could prove beneficial to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘minicell therapy’ to crash cancer resistance


June 29th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Aussie scientists have developed a new therapy that uses minicells to deliver cancer drugs, in order to prevent resistance in cancer cells.The researchers are confident that the breakthrough ... Read more...

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Actress Farrah Fawcett dies of cancer


June 26th, 2009 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 26 (DPA) Actress Farrah Fawcett died Thursday in a southern California hospital after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 62. Her long-time companion Ryan O'Neal, who earlier this week ... Read more...

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New drug delivery system may shut down tumour-causing genes


June 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Researchers have developed a way to deliver drugs which can shut down cancer-causing genes in tumour cells while sparing normal healthy tissues. For instance, while cervical cancer vaccines, ... Read more...

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