Cancer

  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam 13-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a need to have convergence of various technologies to fight such diseases. "There has been a rise in cases of cancer in Kashmir and it...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Manisha Koirala says no to small roles, wants to be part of good scripts 04-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Mumbai: Post illness, actress Manisha Koirala is eagerly waiting to wear the grease paint and face the camera, but is not ready to do small roles. "I want to see myself on the screen but it has to be with good script, good actors, and director. I have been getting...
  • Cancer biology department to be set up at Kumaon University 01-04-2014 09:43 PM

    A Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, will be set up at Uttarakhand's Kumaon University to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar endorsed the idea of establishing a cancer biology department at the varsity to promote research in...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer 18-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said....
  • Who is this fat, deformed woman in the mirror? A mother's story about fighting cancer and finding herself again 10-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Who is this fat, deformed woman in the mirror? She can't be me. I hate her! In my head I was still the long limbed, statuesque woman I've always been. Flashback: Age 20 : winning pageants, walking the ramp, toast of the town. Age 30 : two babies and a...
  • Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study 04-03-2014 01:43 PM

    New York: For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life. While simple stretching exercises counteracted fatigue, patients who participated in yoga exercises experienced improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation...
  • Our films misinform about cancer: Manisha Koirala 22-02-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Manisha Koirala, who hails from Nepal and emerged a star in Bollywood and then survived cancer, does not approve of the kind of portrayal that cancer patients get in Hindi films where they are invariably shown as fighting a losing battle. She says it misguides already misinformed people...
  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: In a decision that would be a relief for lakhs of cancer patients in India, Parliament on its last day of the winter session on Friday, passed a bill amending the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act to allow access to morphine as a pain-reliever. The move will...
  • Rajya Sabha to take up amendments to anti-Narcotics law today 21-02-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst all the action over Telangana, there are some non-political bills that were ignored. The Rajya Sabha will take up the landmark amendment to the anti-Narcotics law which will help cancer patients manage their pain better on Friday. Dr Ravindra from Pune is fighting for more than two...
  • Cancer-hit doctor kills 6-year-old daughter, shoots self 14-02-2014 03:35 PM

    A doctor on Friday first shot dead his six-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself in Uttar Pradesh, police said. Superintendent of Police Rakesh Singh said Lakhan Singh, based in Firozabad, was suffering from cancer. Depressed, he shot his daughter Siddhi in his house and then shot himself....
  • 2008 Malegaon blasts: Accused Pragya Thakur to be taken to Indore for more cancer tests 06-02-2014 01:08 PM

    Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, will be taken to Indore soon for PET scan as part of her treatment for cancer. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital in...
  • Pragya Thakur's condition worsens, shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital 05-02-2014 07:05 PM

    Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, has beenadmitted to a cancer hospital here after her condition deteriorated. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital, was shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru...
  • Citizens seek cancer cure with 'Genes in Space' smartphone game 05-02-2014 10:10 AM

    Gaming enthusiasts across the world can from Tuesday join the search for cancer cures with a citizen science project using a smartphone game to help researchers analyze vast volumes of genetic data from tumor samples. Called "Play to Cure: Genes in Space", the spaceship game is designed for smartphones and...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk 20-01-2014 02:03 PM

    A compound found in chocolate and red wine may guard people against the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds - found in berries, tea, and chocolate - could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from...
  • Parents of a 10-year-old boy believe that exposure to WiFi killed their son 29-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Melbourne: Parents of a ten-year-old boy in New Zealand, who died of brain cancer earlier this year, believe that exposure to WiFi may have killed their son. Parents of Ethan Wyman, who died 11 months after being diagnosed with two brain tumours, want WiFi removed from classrooms at Te Horo...
  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer: Researchers 26-12-2013 03:42 PM

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women, particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year. Now, researchers have completed a systematic and comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two...
  • Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer 22-12-2013 03:07 PM

    Kolkata: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCam-Derma' which can be used on any smartphone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur,...
  • Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman cured of skin cancer 22-11-2013 12:20 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed that he had been diagnosed with basil cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. The 45-year-old actor said he has already had it removed and posted a picture of himself with a bandaged nose on micro-blogging site Twitter, reported Ace Showbiz....
  • Goa minister apologises for calling Nigerians a 'cancer' 07-11-2013 11:31 PM

    Goa's Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar, on Thursday, apologised for his description of Nigerians as a "cancer". "It's my mistake to make such statement. I apologise," Mandrekar told reporters in Panaji. However, the minister said what Nigerians did in Goa is also wrong. After last week's murder of a...
  • Tweeting bra: A high-tech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast self-exam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a high-tech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the life-saving message...
  • I'm supporting a crusade against cancer: Priyanka Chopra 22-10-2013 03:23 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who lost her father Ashok Chopra to cancer, has joined a crusade against the dreaded disease and says treatment should be available to everyone suffering from it. At the inauguration of HCG Cancer Unit here, the actress said: "I am supporting a crusade against cancer. I...
  • Kerala records 280 pc rise in cancer cases in 30 years 22-10-2013 01:40 PM

    There has been a 280 percent rise in cancer patients in the past three decades in Kerala, reveals a study by the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram. "In the past one decade, there has been a 50 per cent growth itself and every year there are 25,000 new cancer...
  • Tough days opened my eyes: Manisha Koirala 17-10-2013 03:14 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Manisha Koirala, who emerged successful in a battle against cancer, says her 'tough days' were an eyeopener about the 'quality' of people who surrounded her. "Tough times... few whom I considered family said, 'Oh, she is going to pop any minute, she is too critical, prayers won't help'...and...
  • Instead of throat, I had tongue cancer: Michael Douglas 12-10-2013 03:07 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winner Michael Douglas has revealed that he lied about having throat cancer to cover up his tongue cancer diagnosis. The 69-year-old star, who had spoken candidly in 2010 about his battle with cancer, recently disclosed on a show that he was suffering from tongue, not throat cancer, reported...
  • Singer Anastacia undergoes double mastectomy 03-10-2013 12:52 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Anastacia, who is popular for her hits such as 'I'm Outta Love' and 'Paid My Dues', has revealed that she underwent double mastectomy following a battle with breast cancer. The singer gave update on her condition in a statement which was released on October 1, reported Aceshowbiz....
  • Cancer has an answer, say Manisha, Yuvraj 02-10-2013 03:12 PM

    Kolkata: In a joint effort to raise awareness about cancer, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh Tuesday evening pepped up millions of people affected with the ailment, asserting 'If we can, you can'. Rejecting the notion 'cancer has no answer', both Koirala and Yuvraj Singh valiantly fought...
  • Will return to movies after December: Manisha Koirala 14-09-2013 10:52 AM

    Kathmandu: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who battled cancer, Friday said that she will return to films after December. "I will take rest up to that time," she said here while talking at a two-day international cancer conference. This is her first appearance in Kathmandu after recovering from the disease. "I...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...