Biologists have found the 'missing link' in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes - the thousands of protein factories in each cell that manufacture all of the proteins needed to build tissue and sustain life. Their discovery provides scientists with a better understanding of how to limit uncontrolled cell growth, such as cancer, that might be regulated by controlling …
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Cancer, as we all know has no cure and the treatment options that are currently available pinch a hole on the pockets of common man. Along with the stress that accompanies after diagnosis of the cancer and the discomfort associated with its treatment, most of the patients also have to deal with the 'financial toxicity' that comes along. This includes the anxiety, expenses and loss of confidence …
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According to a study published in the journal Optics Letters, scientists have created a new dual-mode imaging technology to visualise tumours in real time in the operating theaters. So now, we could soon have cheaper and light-weighted tools like goggles or hand-held devices to locate tumors in real time. (Read: Will the trending precision medicine provide better outcome in cancer …
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Women play many roles in their life - that of a mother, a sister, a wife, a daughter and a friend. However to play all these roles, one needs to stay healthy. One of the foremost barriers between women and a healthy life is breast cancer. According to experts, breast cancer is one of the leading diseases affecting women today. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's …
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Mobile phones are everywhere these days. Kids play with it, and adults are simply inseparable from their precious possessions. But do cell phones have a detrimental effect on our health? Well, the jury is still out on that decision.  While, there have been reports that keeping your phone in your front pocket can cause infertility in men, can cause brain damage in an unborn babay, leading to …
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In a panel discussion ‘Precision Medicine - Trends in Oncology,’ held on Thursday, experts emphasised the importance of the concept of precision medicine in cancer treatment. The concept diverts from the earlier strategy of devising a standardised treatment approach to treat cancer patients. It focuses on a personalised approach of treatment that will be specific and will vary from patient to …
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Researchers have claimed that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood. According to senior author John L. VandeBerg, Ph.D., the research was driven by the fact that, despite the increasing use of sunscreen in recent decades, the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, …
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Being a couch potato can raise your risk of developing cancer! Physical inactivity has been linked with increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and according to a new study a sedentary lifestyle can also raise the chances of developing certain cancers. When the highest levels of sedentary behaviour were compared to the lowest, the researchers found a statistically …
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The biggest problem with cancer is that it is usually diagnosed late since the symptoms usually overlap with a lot of other diseases. To top that, the diagnosis is cumbersome, costly and long-drawn. With scientists and researchers constantly working to beat this challenge, cancer diagnosis might just get easier and faster! Researchers have developed a new groundbreaking device that uses exhaled …
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The world of drugs and medicines is extremely fascinating. The fact that we do not know all about them and what they can actually do for us is fascinating.  There may soon be a drug that could lower your cholesterol levels and also treat breast cancer. Researchers have shown that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule can also kill cancerous cells. 'The compound …
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  Nicotine patches may have helped many to kick the butt, but these can be equally dangerous as smoking as nicotine itself is carcinogenic, a new study shows. Nicotine is such a powerful carcinogen that nicotine-infused products designed to help people give up smoking may not be safe, the findings showed. Nicotine is one of 4,000 chemicals found in cigarette smoke. While many of these …
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Cancer is a condition that we all dread. But there is a lot you can do to keep yourself safe from the dreaded disease. One of those is to include cinnamon or dalchini into your diet.  Cinnamon has certain compounds in it that help block the path of certain components that are required for the regeneration of  cells, inhibiting uncontrolled multiplication of the cells and slowly reducing their …
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Claudia Burkill has become the world’s first person to beat a rare brain tumour. The 8-year-old girl was told she had metastatic pineoblastoma, a malignant brain tumour, at the age of five and the family was told she had just few weeks to live, News.com.au reported. Burkill’s mother wrote on her Facebook page that the miraculous baby is cancer-free and no longer classed as terminally ill. …
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Pooja (name changed), a 25 year old female, felt a lump in her breast. She was well aware about breast cancer so without waiting longer, she soon visited a gynaecologist who recommended her to take several health tests, including a sono-mammogram. However, the results were unclear and nobody suspected breast cancer for a 25 year old. After weeks, when the lump did not seem to subside, she decided …
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