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Aspirin lowers risk of cancer mortality


August 12th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Aspirin intake tends to lower the risk of cancer mortality, says a study.A recent pooled analysis of randomized trials looking at the effects of daily aspirin ... Read more...

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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Skin bugs protects body from infection


July 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Bugs that normally inhabit the skin may actually protect the body from infection, shows a study.By the virtue of being the largest organ of the body, ... 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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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of dying


May 17th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Coffee drinkers may live longer as new research has found they are less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.According to a 14-year study, men who consumed ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Vaccine extends life of brain cancer patients


April 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new brain cancer vaccine, which uses material from patients' own tumours, holds promise of extending their lives by several months, show results of a multicentre ... Read more...

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India, US to boost health cooperation


April 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US cancer death rates continue to decline


March 29th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Cancer death rates continued to decline in the US between 2004 and 2008, a government report said.The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diesel fumes may hasten lung cancer mortality


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Human beings exposed to heavy diesel exhaust may hasten their lung cancer mortality, a new finding says. Starting in the 1980s, studies have investigated a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise improves survival in prostate cancer patients


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified 184 genes in men that may explain how vigorous exercise improves survival chances in low-grade prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Former Brazil president Lula has cancer


October 29th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS) Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, his physicians said Saturday.According to Doctor Paulo Hoff from the Sirio-Libanes ... Read more...

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Statins can cut prostate cancer risk


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering drugs like statins, taken by millions to combat heart disease, could help reduce fatalities in prostate cancer, new research has found.US studies suggest that ... Read more...

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Even two pegs can endanger life of women with breast cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Women taking a couple of alcoholic pegs a day may be reducing their chances of survival in case they develop breast cancer, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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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Scientists doubt if Chronic fatigue syndrome is linked to virus or not


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that a 2009 study which concluded that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by virus has been found to be flawed. The new findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brisk walking benefits men with prostate cancer


May 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Brisk walking seems to benefit patients with prostate cancer in early stages, says a new study based on a survey of 1,455 US men diagnosed with ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of prostate cancer: Study


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS) Men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at lower risk for prostate cancer, says a study.The researchers found that those who consumed six or more ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Metabolic syndrome may up liver cancer risk


April 4th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new study has found that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Avoiding or controlling diabetes may cut cancer risk, mortality


April 4th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible clues to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients found


March 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer patients who become resistant to tamoxifen may have low levels of a protein called Rho GDI-alpha.Women whose tumors have estrogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mentholated ciggies ‘no more harmful than regular ones’


March 24th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that smokers of mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than other smokers.In fact, contrary to a popular hypothesis, menthol ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Number of cancer survivors rising in US: reports


March 11th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Mar.10 (ANI): The number of cancer survivors in the United States has risen from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a report released by the ... Read more...

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Number of cancer survivors rising in US


March 11th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) The number of cancer survivors in the US climbed from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a latest report.Of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females: US study


March 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A UNC study has found an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fiber intake linked to reduced risk of death


February 15th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that dietary fiber may be associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fibre intake lowers death risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Dietary fibre tends to lower death risk from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, a study conducted over a nine-year period says. Fibre from edible plants is known to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gisele Bundchen slammed for describing sun lotion as ‘poison’


February 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 04 (ANI): Cancer experts have criticized Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen for describing sun lotion as "poison".Despite having previously starred in an advertising campaign for a range of sun creams, Bundchen ... Read more...

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Starting hormone therapy at menopause ‘ups breast cancer risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that starting hormone therapy at around the time of menopause is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer compared to starting after ... Read more...

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Hot flushes tied to lower risk of breast cancer


January 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shown that women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a ... Read more...

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Pakistan could see rise in breast cancer cases


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan could face an increase in the number of breast cancer patients in the future because of the unhealthy lifestyle led by most women as well as late ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How Alzheimer’s plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): The deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain, a researcher at the University of ... Read more...

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