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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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Mars astronauts may be risking DNA damage


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future astronauts working on the Red Planet's surface risk general changes in health at the DNA level because of an increased radiation exposure, a prominent ... 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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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A fish oil compound that targets leukaemia stem cells also holds the key to its cure. Leukaemia refers to cancer of the blood or bone marrow ... Read more...

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Study reveals that using Wi-Fi on a laptop ‘damages sperm’


November 30th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says exposure to laptop Wi-Fi affects the quality of sperms of a man. Researchers from Argentina and the United States carried out the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Stress can turn your hair grey, say scientists.They have found how stress hormone adrenaline causes damage that could lead to a variety of conditions - such ... Read more...

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Now, a CT scanner that reduces cancer risk


August 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A low radiation CT scanner that reduces the risk of cancer through its controlled radiation was launched at a city hospital Monday. The equipment, 128-Slice CT ... Read more...

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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health


May 31st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health.E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent ... Read more...

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Elderly more prone to community-acquired pneumonia


May 27th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which causes difficulty in breathing, fever, chest pains and cough, is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly.New research at The ... Read more...

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Folic acid protects offsprings from colon cancer


May 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding females, reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 percent, based on mice studies.The research, ... Read more...

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Excess copper, iron linked with Alzheimer’s


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The exact causes of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are unknown, but scientists say excess of copper and iron in the human brain may ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Soy ‘ups radiation’s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells."To improve radiotherapy for lung cancer cells, we are studying ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Protein that protects cancer cells from chemo, radiation therapy found


March 25th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that enables the activation of a DNA-repair enzyme that protects cancer cells from catastrophic damage caused by chemo and radiation therapy.This protein, ... Read more...

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Study: Wood-burning stoves ‘can cause cancer and heart disease’


February 7th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Copenhagen, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A researcher has warned that inhaling smoke from burning wood may be dangerous.Professor Steffen Loft of Denmark warns that people who inhale wood smoke into their ... Read more...

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Kids who use cell phones ‘5 times more likely to develop brain tumour’


February 1st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 01 (ANI): Experts have claimed that Kids who use cell phones could be up to five times more likely to develop a brain tumour than adults.The potential risk could be ... Read more...

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New technology offers 1st view of DNA damage within entire human genome


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Cardiff University researchers have developed a new technology that provides the first view of DNA damage throughout the entire human genome.According to researchers, it may offer a valuable ... Read more...

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‘Chaperone’ enzyme could help cells tolerate cancer-causing DNA damage


January 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of North Carolina researchers have found how a 'chaperone' enzyme has a major role in cells' ability to tolerate the DNA damage that leads to cancer and ... Read more...

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Antibiotic used in meat, dairy industry slows prostate cancer growth


December 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Finnish researchers have found that an antibiotic called 'monensin', used in the meat and dairy industry, could slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.Evidence pointing to the ... Read more...

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Similarities between DNA repair systems of bacteria, humans greater than thought


December 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that there are greater similarities between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than previously thought.The University of Bristol researchers have ... Read more...

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US Surgeon General: ‘Just one cigarette can also cause harm’


December 10th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though smokers believe that short-term smoking doesn’t cause any harm, yet this isn’t the case at all. A recent report by the US Surgeon-General ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet light ‘helps skin cancer cells survive, proliferate’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that the sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate.Research by Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study ... Read more...

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Sporadic breast cancers linked to ineffective DNA repair systems


November 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow ... Read more...

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Technology that magnifies sperm by 7300 times could end infertility, miscarriages


November 11th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technology that magnifies human sperm by 7300 times its normal size - about 18 times larger than they have ever been seen.The digital ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

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Worms offer clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): New ways that may help maintain fertility in women who want to delay bearing a child may not be too far, as Princeton scientists have discovered genes responsible ... Read more...

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New ‘antigene’ therapy shows promise


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Antigene therapy has shown promise as a new treatment strategy that uses a DNA-based drug to pinpoint light energy to a target gene shutting down its activity.The new ... Read more...

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Worms provide clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 15th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study from Princeton University has revealed why fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs in women.The researchers suggest that ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new DNA repair mechanism


October 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that detects and repairs a common form of DNA damage called alkylation.Researchers at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of ... Read more...

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Swimming in indoor pools could increase cancer risk


September 13th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Taking a dip in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory problems, revealed a study.However, the authors of ... Read more...

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New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

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Black rice is the new cancer-fighting superfood (Lead)


August 27th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Black rice, revered in ancient China, could be the greatest 'superfood'. Low in sugar, the grain is packed with healthy fibre and plant compounds that combat heart disease ... Read more...

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Cancer-promoting protein discovered (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Canadian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Protein that promotes cancer found


August 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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