cervical cancer

Vaccination can prevent cervical cancer deaths: Experts


August 7th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India, where over 70,000 women die of cervical cancer every year, should opt for preventive vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes the disease ... Read more...

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Bollywood, fashion world unite against cervical cancer


July 1st, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A bevy of popular names from the world of fashion and Bollywood came together Saturday night to create awareness on cervical cancer.Actors Kunal Kapoor ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

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Cervical cancer leading cancer-killer among Indian women


March 28th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India with mortality being three times higher in rural areas than in urban ... Read more...

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Need to create awareness about cancer of cervix: Doctors


March 8th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) As the world celebrates Women's Day, Indian doctors Thursday called for greater awareness among women towards screening for cervical cancer - the second most common ... Read more...

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Changing lifestyle toughens India’s cancer battle (Feb 4 is World Cancer Day)


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) It's time you stopped saying, "It can't happen to me". Cancer is climbing the Indian graph due to rapid lifestyle changes, adding nearly a million ... Read more...

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Gul Panag to launch 12-city marathon


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Actress and social activist Gul Panag is set to launch a 12-city marathon, A Joy Run, organised by her NGO Social Outreach Accreditation Program (SOAP), ... Read more...

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Free sanitary napkins for students in government schools


November 29th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In order to promote personal hygiene among young girls, the Delhi government Monday launched a scheme to distribute free sanitary napkins to girls studying in ... Read more...

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Dikshit flags off cancer awareness walk


November 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off a cancer awareness walk at a school here Sunday, with the mission of "making schools tobacco free zones"."It ... Read more...

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Breast cancer cases in India to double by 2015: Experts


October 19th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer to become the leading site of cancer in metro cities and is expected to double by 2015, experts said ... Read more...

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Rick Perry has a hard time on the GOP debate


September 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Texas governor and GOP presidential aspirant Rick Perry is still ahead of CNN’s recent polls despite having a disappointing debate. During last night’s heated GOP televised debate, ... Read more...

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‘Fake’ nurse who treated 1,400 patients held


September 7th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A 'fake' nurse in Britain who treated hundreds of patients despite allegedly not holding any medical qualifications has been arrested, a media report said Wednesday.The 46-year-old ... Read more...

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Biocomputer kills cancer cells, spares healthy ones


September 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have designed a biocomputer which can identify and kill cancer cells without harming the healthy ones.Biocomputers use biologically derived materials such as DNA or proteins ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

13 million South Africans test for HIV


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 27 (IANS) More than 13 million people have tested for HIV in South Africa since the launch of counselling facilities in April 2010, the official BuaNews reported.Among the ... Read more...

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Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

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Oral sex, HPV puts non-smoking US men at highest risk for oral cancer


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that oral sex and HPV, a nasty bug with strains that causes genital warts and cervical cancer in women, is the leading cause ... Read more...

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Delhi Govt. to launch health care benefits for school children


March 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Delhi Government has decided to launch another flagship program to provide quality health care facilities to all school children from April.Under the new scheme, the ... Read more...

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Government plans women’s health campaign


March 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Indian government's premier agency for science communication, Vigyan Prasar, is planning to launch a nation-wide programme to educate women on health related issues."This ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eight million more Chinese to get health cover


March 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) Eight million more Chinese will be covered by health insurance in 2011, the human resources and social security ministry has announced.The latest move will bring the ... Read more...

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Screening can save Indian women from killer cancer


March 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) With over 366 million Indian women over 15 at risk for developing cervical cancer, an Indian American specialist says regular pre-cancer screening can prevent this killer ... Read more...

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Jack Tweed and Mark Wright appear in court


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jack Tweed and Mark Wright appeared in court over the issue of a huge brawl that had taken place in Essex. It ought to be mentioned that ... Read more...

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Sanitary napkins can reduce cervical cancer risk: Survey


February 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nearly 12 percent of women who use sanitary napkins are at a lesser risk of cervical cancer than women who resort to unhygienic sanitary practices, a survey ... Read more...

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Shot for preventing genital warts works in men


February 6th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be transmitted by sexual contract, prevents 90 percent of genital warts in men. A four-year clinical trial and double-blind ... Read more...

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HPV vaccine also works for boys: Study


February 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new multi-center study led by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and UCSF has revealed that the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent 90 percent of genital ... Read more...

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Rust and sand could help detect cervical cancer, diarrhoea


February 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Vietnam say that the next big thing in medical diagnostics could be magnetic nanoparticles of rust (iron oxide) coated with silicon dioxide, the material from which ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery offers amazing benefits to cancer patients: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Contrary to Isaac Asimov and other 20th century science fiction writers, who predicted that people would react to robots with fear and loathing, it seems patients today are ... Read more...

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Jade Goody’s Mum Jackiey Budden Recalls Her Attempted Suicide


January 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) English celebrity Jade Goody passed away in 2009 owing to her complications of cervical cancer. Her mother Jackiey Budden recently gave an exclusive interview to a ... Read more...

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Circumcision Lowers Chances Of HPV Risk In Women, Study Says


January 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study carried out by American researchers in Uganda has revealed that males who have undergone circumcision have more chances of protecting their female partners against ... Read more...

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Circumcision Lowers HPV Risk In Women, Says Survey


January 8th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Lancet medical journal reported on Thursday that the female partners of circumcised men had a 28% lower rate of infection with the human papilloma virus ... Read more...

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Wealthy people more likely to be get certain cancers


December 19th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): People living in wealthy suburbs are more likely to get certain types of cancer than those living in poorer zones, according to a report by Australian Institute of ... Read more...

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How virus triggers cervical and mouth cancer


December 15th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important new way in which the human papilloma virus (HPV) triggers cancer in what could lead to new treatments for cervical and mouth cancer.HPV ... Read more...

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Low cost cervical cancer test can save thousands of women


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A low cost cervical cancer test, vastly more accurate than the present smear test, can save thousands of women every year, researchers say.The test also delivers results overnight, ... Read more...

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Jab-free HPV vaccine ‘more effective, cheaper’ for developing nations


November 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has stated that a targeted inhalable dry powder HPV vaccine may prove more effective and less costly than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

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Study: Fewer young women are getting the HPV vaccine


November 11th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that fewer women than expected are taking the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is used to protect young women from ... Read more...

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