Cancer

  • Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV! 22 hours 14 minutes ago

    Sydney: In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable. The two Australian men became apparently HIV-free after receiving stem cells to...
  • Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India Yesterday

    Kolkata: One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist. The situation could be still graver as many cases of the disease went unreported, Secretary-General of the Indian Dental Association Dr....
  • 'Third-hand' smoke deposited as dust in homes may also pose a potential cancer risk to non-smokers: study 4 days ago

    London: Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough! Researchers have found that even 'third-hand' smoke, tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited as dust in homes, pose a potential cancer risk to...
  • Two dead in shooting at Washington state medical center: Police July 8, 2014

    Washington: US Police said that two people died on Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life. The Spokane Police Department said on Twitter that officers were securing the area. Local broadcaster KHQ said...
  • 'The Fault In Our Stars' tweet review: The movie deserves applause for staying faithful to the book July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Literary works have often been used as reference point, source material for films. While many think directing a film based on a popular book is the easiest and also the most reliable way to strike a chord with the audience, not all books adapted into films have managed...
  • Modi wishes quick recovery for Sushil Koirala June 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished "full and speedy recovery" to his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala who is suffering from first stage lung cancer and is in a New York hospital. In a letter to Koirala, Modi has said: "I also take this opportunity to offer my best wishes...
  • Nepal PM Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer June 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer at a US hospital, his personal physician said on Thursday. Koirala, 75, flew to the US 10 days ago for medical treatment as his doctors advised him to have a thorough medical check-up in a well-equipped hospital after black...
  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Politician-humourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDF-independent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • US: Indian couple sentenced for using unapproved cancer drugs June 14, 2014

    New York: A US court has sentenced an Indian oncologist and his wife for using unapproved chemotherapy medications at their cancer institute for three years. Anindya Kumar Sen (65) and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen (66), of Tennessee were sentenced by US District Judge Ronnie Greer on charges of introducing misbranded...
  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Terminally ill fan won't live to see Captain America out on Blu-ray; see how The Avengers rose to the occasion on Twitter May 19, 2014

    How many times have you seen The Avengers swoop down to save the world? The threats, be it from this world or otherwise, always come up naught against the collective power of the the Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and others.Sophie Lippiatt, a freelance journalist whose 'pen name' is...
  • Hugh Jackman says skin cancer is fixed; urges fans to get regular check ups May 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hugh Jackman is taking no chance after undergoing treatment for a second bout of skin cancer. 'The Wolverine' star, however, was in good spirits as he sported a bandage on the side of his nose during the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' premiere in New York City, reported People...
  • Smoking more likely among kids whose parents light up May 13, 2014

    Washington: Children of parents who are nicotine addicts are not only more likely to take up cigarettes but also become heavy smokers in their youth, a new study has warned. The findings suggest that parental smoking cessation early in their children's lives is critical to prevent habitual smoking in the...
  • Hugh Jackman has another cancerous growth removed May 11, 2014

    New York: Hugh Jackman has had another cancerous growth removed. The 45-year-old actor attended the premiere of his latest film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Saturday night with a bandage over his nose. He told The Associated Press he had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two nights earlier. Jackman said learned the results...
  • Human fat can help treat brain cancer May 4, 2014

    Washington: Stem cells taken from a patient's own body fat could soon be used to treat deadly brain cancer, according to new research. Scientists have successfully used stem cells derived from human body fat to deliver biological treatments directly to the brains of mice with the most common and aggressive...
  • 19-year-old battles cancer, raises $5 mn for others like him April 29, 2014

    A terminally ill teenager has raised five million dollars for a cancer charity. He says it's his bucket list to raise more funds. ...
  • Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at the age of 45 April 26, 2014

    Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away at the age of 45 after a long battle with cancer. Vilanova had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 before suffering a relapse in December 2012. He stepped down as Barca boss last July to continue his treatment, with Gerardo...
  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam April 13, 2014

    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 remains...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts April 13, 2014

    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 April 4, 2014

    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 lot...
  • Cancer biology department to be set up at Kumaon University April 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer March 18, 2014

    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. Sansar Chand,...
  • Who is this fat, deformed woman in the mirror? A mother's story about fighting cancer and finding herself again March 10, 2014

    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 washboard flat tummy. Fit...
  • Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study March 4, 2014

    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 February 22, 2014

    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 February 22, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 February 14, 2014

    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. He was...