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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Researchers have said that indoor tanning raises the risk of developing melanoma even if a person has never had burns from either indoor or outdoor tanning. To test the hypothesis that indoor tanning without burns prevents sunburn and subsequent skin cancer, researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center, Department of Dermatology, and Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of …
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Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer in Indian women and a quarter of the world’s cervical cancer patients live in India! It is indeed ironical that a cancer that can be prevented by a vaccine and detected in a pre malignant state receives such little attention from the media. Dr. Sapna Nangia, oncologist from Inderprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi, tells us more. Causes of cervical …
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While cancer strikes the rich and poor alike, socioeconomic status may influence the type of cancer a person may develop, a study indicated. Certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions, the study said. Certain cancers - Kaposi sarcoma and cancers of the larynx, cervix, penis, and liver - were more likely in the poorest …
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A  substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found. Current melanoma drugs targeting single proteins can initially be effective, but resistance develops relatively quickly and the disease recurs. In those instances, resistance usually develops when the cancer cell’s circuitry bypasses the …
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