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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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British ’smart bomb’ to target cancer


June 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A cancer "smart bomb" has been invented by British scientists to boost the potency of drugs against the killer disease.The tiny device, being developed at the ... Read more...

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Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

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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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Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia


June 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by ... 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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‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

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Beehive extract may arrest prostate cancer


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from beehives slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumours in mice, says a new study.Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, ... Read more...

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China wages war against adulterated food, fake drugs


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Chinese government has launched a major drive against food containing prohibited additives, illegal cooking oil, stale pork and spurious drugs.The Ministry of Public Security launched ... Read more...

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Genetic changes make cancer deadly


March 8th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A single cancer can be dramatically different within one person, say experts. They discovered that different parts of a tumour can have different genes.And a tumour ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host global healthcare meet


March 8th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 7th International Conference of Al Noor (ICAN) under the patronage of Nahyan Bin Mubarak ... Read more...

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Vitamin pill a day keeps cancer at bay!


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help prevent skin cancer - particularly among women, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Scientists say taking food supplements containing vitamin A can ... Read more...

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Cellphone holding shows your dominant side of brain


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) If your left brain is dominant, then you are likely to hold your cellphone in the right hand and place it against the same side ear, ... Read more...

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Bionic eye implant ready for human trials


February 9th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Offering hope to more than 160 million people worldwide who are considered clinically blind, a bionic eye implant will be ready for human trials in 2013, ... Read more...

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Cure cancer in just two hours


January 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) A radioactive "paste" could cure skin cancer in just two hours, say researchers.It can destroy tumours caused by skin cancers without surgery or conventional radiotherapy.The ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene common to unrelated cancers


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Scientists investigating rare ovarian, uterine and testicular tumours have stumbled upon on a mutated gene that is surprisingly common to all of them. David Huntsman, genetic ... Read more...

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Woman with rare hormonal disorder operated upon (with images)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 27 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman suffering from a rare hormonal disorder - Cushing's syndrome - was successfully treated at the Artemis Health Institute (AHI), a doctor here said ... Read more...

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Washing machines contaminate seas with plastic bits


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Washing machines are polluting seas with polyester and acrylic bits, smaller than a pinhead. Mark Anthony Browne from the University College Dublin School of Biology and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify four anti-cancer compounds


November 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Four new anti-cancer compounds have shown promise in inhibiting the growth of tumours, according to a new approach.Jason Smith, doing his M.Phil. in biomolecular sciences from ... Read more...

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Computer system promises cancer breakthroughs


November 20th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) A computer system that can read scientific treatises just like humans promises potential breakthroughs in cancer research. Called CRAB, it can trawl through millions of scientific ... Read more...

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Magnets help fight prostate cancer


November 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Magnetic force can help treat prostate cancer in men, say experts.Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Power of positive thinking: Girl saves mother with love letters


November 5th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) A little girl in Britain saved her cancer-afflicted mother's life through her affectionate letters after doctors declared there was hardly anything which could be done to ... Read more...

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Glass of fruit juice carries cancer risk


September 26th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Beware of the hidden danger lurking in a seemingly healthy glass of fresh fruit juice -- the sugar content could actually increase chances of cancer. Australian ... Read more...

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New technique lights up tumour cells during surgery


September 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A technique which lights up tumour cells during surgery could help those who suffer from ovarian cancer. Now doctors may spot undetectable tumours measuring just a ... Read more...

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New way to kill cancer cells discovered


September 18th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells by disabling a protein known as fortilin, which promotes their unbridled growth.Fortilin does so by ... Read more...

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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... 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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Three hours of sunlight can halve breast cancer risk


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Exposure to three hours of sunlight daily can practically halve breast cancer risk.The research suggests that regular exposure to sun's rays may have a powerful anti-cancer ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Machine brings new hope for cancer patients (With Images)


June 19th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) It's called the modern day medical marvel. HIPEC, a first of its kind machine in India, has proved a life-saver for two Stage IV cancer patients ... Read more...

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B vitamins in mother’ diet cut kid’s gut cancer risk


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Experiments on mice show that those born to mothers fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop gut tumours.Previous research in humans ... Read more...

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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

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Drug discovery combats ovarian cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) A drug discovery can increase an ovarian cancer patients' life expectancy by up to eight months -- the biggest breakthrough in 20 years of its treatment. ... Read more...

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