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Hepatitis C vaccine undergoing trials


August 16th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a vaccine for deadly Hepatitis C, which is undergoing trials. The disease affects 200 million people worldwide.Hepatitis C is an infectious disease ... Read more...

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China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

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Actress Lupe Ontiveros dies


July 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Veteran film and television actress Lupe Ontiveros has died, actor Jacob Vargas who appeared with her in the film "Selena" said Friday. She was 69.""My ... Read more...

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Potent anticancer drug isolated from weed


July 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a potent anticancer compound from a Mediterranean weed that acts like 'molecular grenade'.In lab studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course ... Read more...

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Donated organs give new lives to five Chinese


May 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A woman in China has donated the organs of her 11-year-old son, who became brain-dead after an accident, to save the lives of five strangers.Yuan Dezhen, ... Read more...

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‘Stayin’ Alive’ singer Robin Gibb dead


May 21st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who was battling colon and liver cancer, died Sunday. He was 62."The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce ... Read more...

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Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... Read more...

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Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone


April 14th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.The scientists at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for ... Read more...

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Robin Gibb battles pneumonia


April 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Robin Gibb is reportedly battling pneumonia, less than a month after achieving remission from colon and liver cancer.The 62-year-old star is being treated in a ... Read more...

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Metformin may protect against liver cancer


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Metformin, a well-tolerated drug prescribed for diabetics, may also protect against liver cancer, says a new study.The study, led by Geoffrey Girnun, assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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Wrong treatment leads to Hepatitis C cases in China


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Improper diagnosis and treatment in clinics in a Chinese province have lead to over 100 Hepatitis C cases, the health department said.The cases have been reported ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemicals found in China milk


December 27th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A random check on 200 dairy products in 21 provinces in China revealed that at least two samples contained a cancer-causing chemical -- aflatoxin.The General Administration ... Read more...

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Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer


November 21st, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is struggling with liver cancer. The 61-year-old has been undergoing treatment for some time with his wife standing by to take of ... Read more...

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‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier loses his battle against cancer


November 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 8 (IANS) "Smokin" Joe Frazier, former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Muhammad Ali's fiercest rival, lost his battle against liver cancer at the age of 67.Frazier, also ... Read more...

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Integrate Hepatitis C testing with HIV: NGOs


October 21st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With over 13 million cases of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in India, NGOs Friday urged the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to include testing and ... Read more...

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30 mn Indonesian hit by hepatitis


July 27th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Around 30 million Indonesians have been affected with hepatitis, the health ministry said.Half of the hepatitis strains were chronic and around 10 percent may get worse ... Read more...

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‘40 million infected with Hepatitis B in India’


July 26th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Around 40 million people in India are infected with Hepatitis B and the risk of its transmission is hundred times more than that of the dreaded ... Read more...

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Himachal legislator dead


June 24th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Three-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Himachal Pradesh's Nalagarh constituency H.N. Saini died early Friday after prolonged illness, family members said.He was 59.The cremation ... Read more...

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Coffee can cure hepatitis C


June 8th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Coffee, with its numerous virtues, has another one to add to its list - it can treat advanced hepatitis C patients with chronic liver disease.According to ... Read more...

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Musician John Walker dies


May 10th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) John Walker has died at the age of 67. The personal assistant of the singer confirmed the death of Walker on Sunday. The report says Walker died ... Read more...

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Cancer victims of Bhopal tragedy cry for justice


May 5th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 5 (IANS) About 3,000 cancer and kidney failure patients of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have not received the compensation amount directed by the central government, survivors said ... Read more...

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Without mass vaccination, India vulnerable to hepatitis


April 26th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) India is very vulnerable to hepatitis as it is yet to initiate a mass vaccination programme to check the disease, experts say, pointing out that half ... Read more...

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Kerala BJP leader B.K. Sekhar dead


April 20th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) B.K. Sekhar, a top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Kerala who contested the April 13 assembly election, died at a private hospital in Kochi ... Read more...

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Cutting carbs rids liver of fat more effectively


April 19th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Reducing carbohydrate intake is more effective than cutting calories for people who want to rid their liver of unhealthy fat content. "What this study tells us ... Read more...

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Soon, localized delivery of anti-cancer drug by remote-controlled microcarriers


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects may soon be a reality, thanks a new research by ... Read more...

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North Korea develops new liver cancer injection


March 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 4 (IANS) North Korea has developed a new injection for liver cancer, the efficiency of which is as high as 90 percent, a media report said Friday.The official ... Read more...

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Turmeric can fight colon cancer


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, can fight colon cancer when used in combination with a popular anti-inflammatory drug, say researchers.A treatment based on this finding ... Read more...

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Turmeric ‘the right spice’ to fight colon cancer


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used ... Read more...

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New vaccine technology shows promise against hepatitis C virus


February 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): University of Copenhagen scientists have succeeded in developing a vaccine, which provides future hope for medical protection from hepatitis C.In this type of hepatitis the virus hides in ... Read more...

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Scientists find trigger behind spread of cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the secrets behind the spread of cancer -- a protein that helps the disease thrive and spread through the body, besides aiding ... Read more...

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Chinese who ran microblog on his cancer battle dead


February 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) "I am gone. I will see you in the next life" - this was the last post of a Beijing resident who used his microblog to detail his ... Read more...

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Tripura launches ‘at birth vaccination’ for Hepatitis B


January 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 7 (IANS) Hoping to stem the incidence of Hepatitis B, the Tripura government Friday introduced 'at birth vaccination', based on the China model that attained 99.98 percent success in curbing ... Read more...

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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...

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Uncertainty in diagnosis is a ‘very serious stressor’


November 29th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): We all have, at some or the other time, experienced a feeling of anxiety as we waited for test results in the hospital - that feeling of anxious ... Read more...

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