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Omega-3 Supplements Won't Protect You Against Cancer

London: Turning conventional wisdom on its head, new research has found that consuming omega-3 supplements may actually increase the risk of some cancers instead of reducing it. Omega-3 supplements may slightly reduce coronary heart disease mortality and events, but slightly increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to two systematic reviews published in the British […]

Patients May Suffer Invasive Treatments For Harmless Cancers

Sydney: Researchers have revealed that Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with potentially harmless cancers, which if left undetected or untreated, may expose them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy. The research, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, drew on data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to compare how the lifetime risk of […]

'Drug For Arthritis In Dogs Can Fight Cancer In People'

New York: Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism — and even for treating arthritis in dogs — can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a new study. The researchers systematically analysed thousands of already developed drug compounds and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognised anti-cancer activity. The findings, which also revealed novel […]

Woman Gets Tongue Made From Arm Skin

London: A woman whose tongue was removed during treatment of cancer has got a new one. It is made from skin and tissues taken from her arm, a media report said. Stephanie Wigglesworth, 36, of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma six years ago and underwent neck dissection, The Mirror reported. Surgeons […]

New Drug Shows Efficacy Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

New Delhi: An immunotherapy drug in a major trial has shown to be effective in some men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, according to a media report said. The BBC reported that the men participating in the trials had stopped responding to the main treatment options. A small proportion of men — described as “super […]

Complementary Cancer Therapies Do More Harm Than Good

New Delhi: A medical expert has said that cancer patients should tell doctors treating them about the herbal products they may be taking since some ingredients could affect their treatment. Maria Joao Cardoso, the head breast surgeon at the Champalimaud Cancer Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, said that there was no evidence that herbal therapies or […]

Tiny Bubbles In Our Body To Fight Cancer Better Than Chemo

New York: Researchers have found that tiny bubbles in our body might potentially be used to treat cancer and could fight the disease better than chemotherapy. Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It’s your DNA that stores the important information necessary […]

New Cancer Treatment Prevents Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

London: A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. The study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes how damage to […]

Rishi Kapoor 'almost cancer free': Randhir Kapoor

Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor is on the road to recovery and is “almost cancer free”, his elder brother, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor said Tuesday. Randhir Kapoor said the 66-year-old actor, who is currently undergoing treatment in New York, will be back home soon. “He is undergoing treatment, he is much better. He is almost cancer free. […]

Early detection of cancer is essential: Sonali Bendre

Mumbai: Sonali Bendre, who was diagnosed with high grade cancer last year, said early detection and spreading awareness about the disease is essential. In July 2018, the actor was diagnosed with cancer and she underwent the treatment in New York. She returned to the city in December. Sonali said though the disease is scary, early diagnosis […]

Tiny robotic tool to detect, kill cancer cells

Toronto: Canadian scientists have developed a kind of magnetic tweezer that can precisely insert a minuscule bead robot into a live human cancer cell, pointing to a new option for diagnosing and killing cancer. The study, published in the journal Science Robotics, described the design in which a magnetic iron bead about 100 times smaller […]

Novel technique could provide early lung cancer diagnosis

London: Researchers have developed a new technique that has the potential to identify specific lung cancer markers at the earliest possible stage in a convenient and reusable way. The new technique could create a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules of the most-common lung cancer biomarkers. In addition, the new biosensor […]

This nutritional supplement could help fight cancer

London: Mannose — a nutritional supplement — found naturally in fruits such as cranberries can aid in slowing the growth of tumours and improve cancer treatment, a study has shown. The findings showed that mannose enhanced the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer including leukaemia, osteosarcoma, ovarian and bowel cancer. It […]

Minor girl’s death sparks tension at Mahanga; family blames Odisha Health Minister

Cuttack: Tension ran high in Mahanga after locals staged a road blockade at Ostamula Chhak by placing the body of a minor girl who died yesterday due to alleged medical negligence. As per sources, the girl diagnosed with cancer, was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here since last few days. However, her family informed […]

Syrian First Lady being treated for breast cancer

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is being treated for an early-stage malignant tumour, the office of the Syrian Presidency announced. Born and raised in London, 42-year-old Asma al-Assad has been a highly controversial figure. She was one of 12 people placed under EU sanctions in 2012 over […]

Sonali Bendre’s 'bald is beautiful' look on Friendship Day! See Pics

Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: Seems like Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is finding different ways to remain positive in her life. On this Friendship Day, the actor-author took to social media and posted her bald pictures with a caption ‘Bald is Beautiful.’ The 43-year-old actress who is undergoing a metastatic cancer treatment in New York shared a picture with […]

Omega-3s from fish more effective in cancer prevention

Toronto: When it comes to cancer prevention, Omega-3 fatty acids from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils, new research has found. Marine-based omega-3s are eight times more effective at inhibiting tumour development and growth than plant-based sources, said the study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. “This study is the […]

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients

New York: Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells. The novel treatment involves the recently approved CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for patients with aggressive large B-cell lymphoma — blood cancers — who had failed prior […]

Soy, broccoli may cut breast cancer treatment's side effects

New York: Consuming soy foods such as soy milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say. Treatments designed to prevent breast cancer recurrence often inhibit the body’s production or use of oestrogen — the hormone that can […]

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from London on Monday, a month after he went to the UK to be with his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing cancer treatment. Sharif arrived at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport here at 7.30 a.m. where he was received by senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party […]

Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

London: Children with the most common type of brain cancer could soon have gentler treatment options, thanks to the discovery that the condition can be divided into seven separate sub-groups each needing a different treatment. According to a paper presented at British charity Children with Cancer UK’s Scientific Conference in Newcastle on Monday, the discovery could […]

Emraan Hashmi working on a documentary on cancer

Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who has penned in a book his struggle around his son Ayaan’s cancer treatment, has now started working on a documentary on cancer. He said the documentary is at its initial stage. “Work on a docu on cancer has begun. It’s in its initial stages. It’s important to create awareness about […]