Tag Archives: cancer

Cocktail of chemicals leads to cancer: Taskforce

Longstanding concerns about the combined and additive effects of daily chemicals may trigger cancer, said a team led by Leroy Lowe from Halifax Nova Scotia, seeking further research into what is known as mixtures against the full spectrum of cancer biology, for the first time. “Since so many chemicals that are unavoidable in the environment can produce low dose effects ...

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Key gene causing head, neck cancers found by Australian researchers

Australia-based Monash varsity researchers have made the first real breakthrough in half-a-century identifying the gene behind cancers of the head and neck and understanding how these develop squamous cell cancers (SCC) grow, shedding new light on one of the most deadly forms of the disease. “Disruption of this key gene sets up a pathway of changes in cells in the mouth ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Daily Aspirin Mantra Acts on Breast Cancer too, Says Study

Aspirin has long been seen as an anti-coagulent and heart-friendly medicine but now studies show that a daily dose of aspirin may curb the growth of breast cancer or tumour. Indian-origin scientist Dr Sushanta Banerjee from the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the team found that aspirin is able to create a non-conducive conditions around cancer stem cells ...

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Study Finds Trigger Spreading Tumour, Halting it Stems Growth

Once breast cancer is diagnosed, it is a painful rush from pillar to the post for patients and relatives. The Edinburgh University scientists have succeeded in finding a revolutionary approach to stem the growth of the tumour by targeting the disease’s trigger itself. In their lab experiments, researchers have found that blocking the signals in mice with breast cancer can ...

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Vigorous physical exercise can lower lymphoma cancer risk

Not mere exercise but vigorous physical exercise can keep the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at bay during one’s lifetime, said a new study. “Our findings suggest that people who do vigorous physical activity may also have a lower risk for NHL,” said Terry Boyle of the University of British Columbia. “We found that vigorous-intensity physical activity, such as activities ...

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Fatty liver disease can lead to cancer, say experts

By Shweta Sharma Rampant downing of alcohol and increasing prevalence of obesity would in a few decades lead to patients with fatty liver disease requiring transplants surpassing those of hepatitis B and C, say experts. “Due to vaccination for hepatitis B and effective medications now available for both hepatitis B and C, the incidence of liver failure due to them ...

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