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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If you are one of those people who are proud of the fact that you opt for funky permanent colours for your hair every often, it's time you think of more options! Researchers have warned that permanent hair dyes have chemicals than can cause cancer! Permanent hair dyes and perming treatments at salons may contain banned aromatic amines called toluidines that have carcinogenic properties, …
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Tomatoes is somewhat a staple addition to most Indian dishes. Being an extremely versatile fruit, tomatoes can be used to make soups, salads and add that extra zing to curries. But did you know that tomatoes are actually great for your health? Especially a woman’s health? Well, the fruit, packed with a compound called lycopene has been found to prevent the onset of kidney cancer in women. A …
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Researchers have said that weight loss surgery could also help reduce the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight. With bariatric surgery, a part of a patient’s stomach is reduced to a small pouch. This pouch is attached directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine to ensure long-term …
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Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh, a former test cricketer has been diagnosed with vocal cord cancer. According a report in the Indian Express, Yograj Singh is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in New York and has already undergone surgery to remove a tumour in his vocal cords. It is believed that Yograj was diagnosed with cancer a few months back after his voice chocked and he …
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Tea drinkers could have less of a breast cancer risk as it increases the functions of blood vessels, says a new research. The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea consumption and alcohol drinking and physical activity and breast cancer risk among Chinese women, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Commenting on the new research, women’s health specialist Catherine Hood said: …
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There is a huge advertising campaign going on which is aggressively promoting genetic testing for cancer. This is a clever a marketing campaign launched by a new company, which is promising cancer patients that they can use genetic technology in order to help them manage their cancer better. This is brand-new technology,which is being offered for the first time in India. We all know that cancer …
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Aricca Wallace knew she was nearly out of time. For over three years, she had suffered cramping and irregular bleeding, which her doctor thought was a side effect of her birth control implant, known as an intrauterine device, or IUD. Her pap smears were normal so no one suspected cancer. Except it was cancer, and by the time the 34-year-old mother of two had the IUD removed and was finally …
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Researchers have said that new understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences could lead to personalised nutrition plans effective not just in weight loss but in avoiding diseases like cancer, depression, and hypertension. Knowing why individuals prefer certain food tastes and being able to personalise health interventions based on them will help people age in a …
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A multi-center phase I study using an investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer patients who did not respond to other treatments has shown promising results in patients with certain tumor types, researchers report. Yale Cancer Center played a key role in the study, the results of which will be presented Saturday, May 31 at the 2014 annual conference of the American Society of Clinical …
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Going on a holiday soon after mastectomy and dreading the thought of wearing a swimsuit? No need to worry as there is the right swimwear for you. Amoena, a lingerie brand, has more than 35 years of experience in helping women regain their sense of femininity and self-esteem following breast cancer. The brand's range is designed to make you look just as gorgeous as you were before surgery, since …
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According to a study published online in the journal Metabolomics, an active compound in green tea has been found to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. In the lab research, EGCG, the active biologic constituent in green tea, changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing the expression of the LDHA enzyme associated with cancer. The researchers also found an enzyme …
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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Specialists at the head and neck cancer department of Narayana Health City have concluded that there is a diminishing trend in the age group of patients diagnosed with oral cancer. Traditionally, it used to be people in the age group of 50-60 years who were affected with oral cancer caused by tobacco use, but of recent, this has dropped to 20-35 years. Dr Vikram …
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