cancers

Daily aspirin dose cuts cancer risk in elderly


August 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A daily dose of aspirin for over-60s can cut their risk of cancer by up to 40 percent, the Telegraph reported saturday.A study found that those ... Read more...

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Red meat could elevate bowel cancer risk


August 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Your fondness for red meat might increase your chances of developing bowel cancer due to large amounts of iron in it.The new discovery could open ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz backs cancer charity


July 21st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz will launch a special T-shirt range that will be sold at stores to help raise money for a women's cancer research fund.She will ... Read more...

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Vitamin E lowers liver cancer risk


July 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Greater intake of Vitamin E either as part of the diet or through supplements lowers the risk of liver cancer, new research shows.Vitamin E is fat-soluble ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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Hope for mouth cancer treatment


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A protein active in mouth cancer has been identified that could lead to new methods to treat the disease, according to a British study.The protein FRMD4A ... Read more...

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Coffee reduces risk of heart failure


June 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Two mugs of coffee a day could help keep the heart healthy, according to a study.With up to 40 percent of those affected dying within a ... Read more...

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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

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BP drug lowers weight in spite of high fat diet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor captopril (CAP), a drug commonly used for the treatment of hypertension and cardiac conditions, can reduce the weight of mice even on ... Read more...

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Fatty acids can fight cancer spread


April 11th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Omega-3 agents could potentially block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing more advanced cancers, according to researchers. Michael Murray, professor of pharmogenetics at the University ... Read more...

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Rest can undo damage to heart cells


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) The damage to cardiac cells after a heart failure can be undone by allowing the heart to rest, according to new study.Findings from an Imperial College ... Read more...

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Aspirin cuts cancer risk


March 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) An aspirin a day for as little as three years can significantly reduce the risk of cancer in middle-aged people, a study has said.Aspirin not only ... Read more...

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Rise in cancer deaths worrying: Sheila Dikshit


March 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed concern over the increase in cancer deaths and stressed the need for preventive measures."Every year, tens of thousands ... Read more...

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‘Anti-ageing’ vitamin could weaken your bones


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Vitamin E, dubbed the "anti-ageing" vitamin may acutally weaken your bones before their time.Animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin developed bones 20 percent ... 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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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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Grape seed extract kills cancer cells


January 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Cancer cells, which kill nearly 12,000 people in the US alone every year and affect more than half a million worldwide, could be eradicated with grape ... Read more...

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Deaths due to cancer decline in US


January 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths due to cancer continues to decline in the US. According to calculations between 1991 and 2008, over one million deaths from the ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene common to unrelated cancers


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Scientists investigating rare ovarian, uterine and testicular tumours have stumbled upon on a mutated gene that is surprisingly common to all of them. David Huntsman, genetic ... Read more...

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US calls Chavez cancer comment horrific


December 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's comment that Washington may have been involved in the cancers of South American leaders are "horrific and reprehensible", the US State Department ... Read more...

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Gene that increases pancreatic cancer risk identified


December 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer has been identified, experts say.Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, ... Read more...

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Nuns prescribed the pill to avoid cancer


December 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Regardless of their celibacy vows, nuns should take contraceptive pills to cut cancer threat, researchers in Australia have suggested.Like any other women who don't have children, ... Read more...

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Give cancer the slip: Make simple lifestyle changes


December 7th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A few simple lifestyle changes would help most people avoid cancer, a study claims.The most comprehensive review of cancer and lifestyle ever carried out reveals the ... Read more...

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Coffee may protect against cancer of the uterus


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Long-term consumption of coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the endometrium -- or the lining of the uterus or womb, says ... Read more...

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Cancer can be fought — and won


November 16th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With new breakthroughs in medicine and early diagnosis, any type of cancer can be overcome, experts said Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Discovery on measles could spur less toxic cancer cure


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) A new discovery about the measles virus, arguably the most virulent pathogen which afflicts 10 million children worldwide, could also help spur less toxic cancer treatments.The ... Read more...

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Vitamin E supplement ups chances of prostate cancer


October 12th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Daily intake of a vitamin E supplement, once thought to reduce cancer risk, increases chances of prostate cancer among men, new research says. The finding is ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘wonder drug’ launched in Britain


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A pill that can help prostate cancer patients live about five months longer was launched in Britain Wednesday.The drug, Zytiga, developed by British scientists, can increase ... Read more...

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China’s ‘cancer village’ draws unwelcome attention


August 19th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A village in China's southwestern Yunnan province, where a chemical plant has discharged chromium slag for the last 10 years, is today known as a "cancer ... Read more...

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Exercise can cut risk of cancer returning


August 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Regular exercise can cut by 40 percent the risk of cancer returning, say experts. Breast cancer patients who work out have more than a 40 percent ... Read more...

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Babies should exercise daily to prevent adulthood obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government says no one, even babies, should be spared from exercising daily. The warning was contained in the first-ever advice on exercise for the country’s ... Read more...

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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

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