CANCER

  • Angelina Jolie removes ovaries, fallopian tubes over cancer fear 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to avoid getting cancer. She daringly underwent a double mastectomy two years ago followed by reconstructive surgery. The 39-year-old said that her mother Marcheline Bertrand died when she was 49 and wanted to take the action...
  • New bio reveals Disney CEO kept Steve Jobs' cancer a secret for three years 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Iger learned that Steve Jobs' cancer had returned less than an hour before Disney announced it was buying Jobs' Pixar studio in 2006, and Iger kept the Apple co-founder's condition a secret for three years, according to Bloomberg, citing a new biography of...
  • Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales March 17, 2015

    Melbourne: A 56-year-old Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the Indian community. Minoti Apate, researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW) received the award from NSW Premier Mike Baird and...
  • Let's Talk Health: A series to bust all myths and address doubts March 12, 2015

    Let's Talk Health is a new show by CNN-IBN in which each episode talks about how to beat the disease in question with the right diet and exercise, and also demonstrates how relevant technology helps in fighting the disease. The series brings the country's biggest specialist doctors and experts on...
  • Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan dies March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru for liver related ailments, passed away on Saturday morning. The end came at 9.30 AM, his office sources here said. He was 66 and leaves behind his wife and two sons. Condoling his...
  • Maharashtra: Would respect court verdict on Muslim reservation says Devendra Fadnavis March 5, 2015

    Maharashtra: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said in Latur that his government would respect the verdict of the court on the Muslim reservation issue. He was in Latur for the inauguration of Vivekananad Cancer Hospital. Fadnavis, while speaking to reporters about the ordinance on Muslim reservation in jobs issued...
  • Movies are my lifeline, cannot think of going away from the film industry: Manisha Koirala February 19, 2015

    Haridwar: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala today said films are her lifeline and it is difficult for her to think of a life without movies. When asked whether she was preparing to retire from films and stepping towards a life of spirituality and renunciation, Koirala who is here to attend a religious...
  • Amit Shah condoles NCP leader RR Patil's death February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday condoled the demise of former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader R R Patil. "My condolences and prayers for the departed soul of Shri RR Patil ji (former Home Minister of Maharashtra)," Shah posted on microblogging site Twitter. Patil died on Monday from...
  • Maharashtra's former home minister and NCP leader RR Patil dies in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra home minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader RR Patil on Monday died in Mumbai. Former minister was suffering from advance stage of Oral Cancer and was on ventilator support in Lilavati Hospital of Mumbai. The leader held important ministries under Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra. ...
  • There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionising radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. "No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing...
  • Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar passes away February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar on Sunday passed away at a private hospital in Delhi. He was 55. He is survived by his wife. Majumdar, who was National Affairs Editor at NewsX, was suffering from Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML), one type of blood cancer. He was admitted to the Apollo...
  • Living It Up: Options available to a cancer patient February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', Oncologist, Dr Sameer Karl tells what are the options available to a cancer patient. ...
  • Manisha Koirala walks to support fight against cancer February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Manisha Koirala, a survivor of ovarian cancer, took part in CanSupport's Walk for Life 2015 here Sunday to create awareness about the disease. The purpose of the walk is to alert everyone to the rising incidence of cancer, to show solidarity with those affected by the disease, and...
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoles death of cancer patient Chandan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday condoled the death of 14-year-old Chandan who succumbed to cancer a day ago. Chandan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, finally succumbed to the disease on Wednesday after a long battle. The...
  • Here's why Google is making artificial human skin February 2, 2015

    Washington: Search giant Google is developing artificial human skin to test cancer-detecting nanoparticles that will work with a smart wristband. Last year Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a wristband. Now, the company is also using...
  • British singer Joe Cocker of 'You are so beautiful' fame dies of lung cancer December 23, 2014

    New York: Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70. His London-based agent, Barrie...
  • Having lost his speech to throat cancer, survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold. "After having...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • Cannabis helps shrink aggressive brain cancer in lab November 16, 2014

    London: Scientists have managed to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers both in the lab and in mice by combining cannabinoids with radio therapy. Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radio therapy treatment the growths can virtually disappear. The new...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Chhattisgarh sterilization tragedy:: PM Modi asks Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh to take action November 11, 2014

    Eighty three women had undergone sterilisation surgeries on November 8 within five hours at a camp in Nemichand Jain Cancer and Research Centre at Pendari village on the outskirts of Bilaspur. ...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends four doctors over Bilaspur sterilisation mishap, FIR registered November 11, 2014

    Bilaspur: Soon after reports of the death of eight women due to sterilisation surgeries came to light, the Chhattisgarh government has suspended four doctors for medical negligence in the case. An FIR has also been registered against the doctors. Eight women had died after they underwent sterilisation surgeries at a camp...
  • Odisha government planning to centrally procure chemo medicine November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With cancer emerging as a public health problem in the state, Odisha government is planning to centrally procure chemotherapy medicines in order to provide free of cost treatment to the poor patients, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak. "We are also...
  • National Green Tribunal issues notice over rising cases of Cancer in Greater Noida November 7, 2014

    Noida: The National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, the UP pollution control board, the District Magistrate and SSP of Noida to file a report on the rising cases of cancer in the Greater Noida district, allegedly due to consumption of...
  • US: Cancer patient ends her life, renews euthanasia debate November 4, 2014

    In United States, a 29-year-old terminally ill patient has legally ended her life. Her decision to die under Oregon's "death with dignity act" has renewed the euthanasia debate. ...
  • Keeping active in middle age lowers breast cancer risk November 4, 2014

    London: Just 15 minutes of vigorous activity every day, such as running, in addition to walking and moderate activity, can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by a fifth in postmenopausal women, a new study has found. Researchers also found that women with the most body fat were 55...
  • Meditation may benefit breast cancer survivors November 4, 2014

    Toronto: Practising mindfulness meditation can have a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors, a new study has found. Canadian researchers from Alberta Health Services' Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology have demonstrated that telomeres - protein complexes at the...
  • Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old terminally ill cancer patient and 'death with dignity' advocate, ends her life November 3, 2014

    Portland, Ore.: A young woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state's assisted-suicide law took lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor and has died, a spokesman said Sunday. Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year's Day and was later given six months to live....
  • Noida: 57 dead in 5 years due to cancer, villagers blame water quality November 2, 2014

    Noida: Around five villages near the Chhap-raula Industrial Area in Greater Noida are seeing abnormally high number of cancer cases surface in the last five years. According to a survey by the government 57 people have died in the last five years due to cancer and there are 36 people...
  • Watch: The 29-year-old terminal cancer patient who chose to end her life has decided to live a little longer, defers death for now November 2, 2014

    Brittany Maynard showed a lot of courage when she declared that she planned to take her life on November 1 using medication. The 29-year-old woman had only been married for a year when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Maynard shifted to Oregon state with her family where the Death With...