Tag Archives: cancer

New ‘real sun-tan’ drug may help prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a new drug that mimics sunlight to make a person’s skin tan without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation, reducing the risk of skin cancer. In tests on human skin samples and mice, the drug tricked the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin, that gives human skin, hair and eyes their colour. According ... Read More »

Antibiotic link to bowel cancer precursor

People who take antibiotics for a long time are more likely to develop growths on the bowel which can be a precursor to cancer, a study suggests. Researchers say this adds to emerging evidence that the diversity of bugs in the gut could have role in the development of tumours. Their paper appears in the journal Gut. But experts warn ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors may have troubled sex life, study finds

NI | Feb 7, 2017, 12.33 PM IST Childhood cancer survivors may have troubled sex life In a latest study, researchers have found out that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

Rise and prevalence of Cancer in India

Rise and prevalence of Cancer in India (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Based on the data between 2010 and 2012, it is suggested that at some point during their lifetime approximately 39.6 per cent of women and men will be diagnosed with cancer. In India, it is estimated that 14.5 lakh people are living with the disease, with over 7 lakh new ... Read More »

Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years

Sushmi Dey| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.37 PM IST Cancer cases may rise 6 times among women in 20 years (Getty Images) Incidence of cancer is projected to be six times more among women over the next two decades, mainly because of obesity , according to an assessment by Cancer Research, UK.Several of the obesity related cancers only affect ... Read More »

A cure for Cancer?

A cure for Cancer? Harmala Gupta| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 03.50 PM IST A cure for Cancer? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) When it comes to cancerresearch and treatment we still consider the US numero uno. In January last year President Barack Obama had announced the establishment of a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate cancer research. In 1971 we had another American ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: Study

Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A new study finds that altering the shape of a protein can significantly reduce the progression of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. According to researchers, modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases ... Read More »

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. ... Read More »