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Kerala leads in head and neck cancers


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala has one of the highest reported incidences of head and neck cancers, which constitute over 30 per cent of all cancers in the Indian subcontinent, ... Read more...

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Chavez to launch re-election bid


June 7th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 7 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will officially register his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections to secure a third six-year term to continue his socialist reforms, according to ... Read more...

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Chavez says he forgives those who desired his death


April 25th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 25 (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez said in a videotape broadcast Tuesday that he has forgiven all those who have desired his death."For those who have bad wishes ... Read more...

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Chavez to return to Venezuela this week


April 24th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said ... Read more...

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Chavez in Cuba for another round of cancer treatment


April 16th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Cuba again for more radiation therapy after he was operated on in February for a new cancerous tumour.Cuban media reported ... Read more...

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Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday.Chavez ... Read more...

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Chavez back in Cuba for cancer treatment


March 26th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 26 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who is battling cancer has returned to Cuba for a round of chemotherapy.Chavez is back in Havana only a week after returning ... Read more...

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Chavez says his progress is favourable


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 13 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his progress "is favourable" following his Feb 27 operation in Havana to remove a cancerous tumour and said he should return ... Read more...

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Chavez says tumour was malignant


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumour that was removed from his body Feb 26 ... 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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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel tumour busting technique


December 7th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 7 (IANS) Even after tumours are surgically removed, they have a nasty way of coming back despite a heavy dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Researchers are now ... Read more...

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Micro oxygen generators fight cancer faster


September 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A tiny oxygen generating device could help kill cancer tissues faster by increasing the influence of radiation and chemotherapy, says a new research.The device, if implanted ... Read more...

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Synthetic windpipe transplanted for first time


July 8th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) In a first-ever medical feat, a 36-year-old patient has been given a new windpipe made from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells. He ... Read more...

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Missy Elliott talks about her journey with Graves’ disease


June 24th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, June 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) During an interview with People magazine, rapper and producer Missy Elliot spoke about her struggle with Graves’ disease. It has been six years since the singer came ... Read more...

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Scientists clue in on why saliva glands stop working


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Researchers are one step closer to unravelling why salivary glands stop working because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases.Salivary glands are essential for lubrication, ... Read more...

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MRI can help locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels


April 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): According to a study recently presented at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta, an MRI can locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels.Researchers ... Read more...

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Molecule able to fight brain cancer found


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Extending the hope to live longer than expected for patients suffering from brain cancer, a team of scientists has found a molecule that is able ... Read more...

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Scientists ’successfully regenerate human taste cells in a dish’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): After years of futile attempts, researchers from the Monell Center have finally succeeded in regenerating human taste cells in a dish.They demonstrated that living human taste cells ... Read more...

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Parents couldn’t be prouder of new skipper Clarke


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr. 3 (ANI): Michael Clarke's father, Les, isn't surprised that his son has become Australia's 43rd cricket captain, given that he played under-10s cricket at the age of seven, hit Sydney's ... 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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Lymph node removal ‘not always needed in early-stage breast cancer’


February 9th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that women with early-stage breast cancer may not need to have surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes in the armpit.They discovered that certain women with ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for hip fractures


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer survivors are at a higher risk for painful hip fractures.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that a ... Read more...

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How breast cancer cells dodge immune system and survive


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to understanding how breast cancer progresses in real patients.They have discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas In Deliberations To Pen An Autobiography Purportedly


January 17th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
in 2010, is reportedly in discussions with an American publishing entity for penning an autobiography that will involve the dismantlement of the veil on his life. Douglas and his elegant ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas Geared Up To Experience Piano Lessons For His Upcoming Film, ‘Liberace’


January 15th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Experienced and accomplished actor, Michael Douglas, who recently had to struggle against the terrible throat cancer, is geared up to embark on piano lessons for his character of a flashy ... Read more...

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Indian American cancer specialist’s book in Time’s “Top 10 Nonfiction Books”


December 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist Siddhartha Mukherjee's book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" has notched yet another success with the Time magazine rating ... Read more...

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Aggressive surgery best for kids with brain tumors


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Children with low-grade brain tumors (gliomas) who undergo aggressive surgery to completely remove the tumour have an increased chance of overall survival, according to Mayo Clinic study.If complete ... Read more...

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Smoking and radiation therapy for head, neck cancers don’t mix


November 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with head and neck cancer who have never smoked have much better survival rates after radiation therapy than patients with a history of ... Read more...

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Chemo-radiotherapy prevents bladder cancer recurrences


October 26th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A study has revealed that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy could benefit bladder cancer sufferers.The combination allows 67 percent of people to be free of the disease in ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer screening improves patients’ quality of life


October 26th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study demonstrated that men treated for prostate cancer who were diagnosed after the start of routine screening are less vulnerable to disease spreading to other body ... Read more...

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Aspirin use ‘cuts risk of death from prostate cancer by more than half’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that men with prostate cancer who take anticoagulants like aspirin in addition to radiation therapy or surgery may be able to cut their ... Read more...

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Chrissy Amphlett Suffering From Breast Cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of yesteryear Australian band Divinyls announced in a statement to the media that she is suffering from breast cancer. The news ... Read more...

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Surgery effective for aggressive prostate cancer patients


September 28th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Surgery provides high survival rates for patients with aggressive prostate cancer, found a new study.The study is one of the first to focus exclusively on the outcomes after ... Read more...

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Acupuncture eases side effects and symptoms of some cancers


September 6th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): A number of recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help control a number of symptoms and side effects-such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting-associated with ... Read more...

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