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Soon, blood test to accurately detect cancers

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:30

A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advanced the disease is, scientists say.

Here are five healthy ways to eat meat

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 21:34

Research has shown how eating lots of meat, especially red meat, can cost our health dearly, giving rise to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and of course the belly fat- our ever-increasing waistlines.

Over 70 mn Indians afflicted with rare diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 21:14

The Foundation for Research on Rare Diseases and Disorders pegs the number of patients in India afflicted with one of more than 7,000 rare diseases at over 70 million.

Tumour `monorail` may spell doom for cancer cells

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:21

Indian-origin scientists have successfully developed a radical new technique that may kill brain tumours by hijacking them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on.

Researchers discover seven new genes for head, neck cancers

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 13:39

Researchers claimed to have discovered seven new tumour-suppressor genes for head and neck cancers whose role was previously unknown.

New therapy promising for leukaemia patients, say scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:36

A cancer drug trial on advanced leukaemia patients has shown beneficial results in almost a quarter of those who underwent treatment, a group of Australian scientists have claimed.

Grape seed extract kills prostate cancer cells

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 11:39

A new study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the synthesis of the most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, encourages the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 11:36

A drug used to treat advanced breast and colorectal cancers has been linked to sometimes fatal skin reactions in patients, its Swiss manufacturer and Canadian health officials said Wednesday.

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