Saliva may reveal deadly diseases early

Saliva has tremendous medical and scientific value and a simple saliva test could lead to early detection of diseases such as diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases, a research shows.

Pancreatic cancer detection could be just a blood test away

A new research has found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Prostate cancer diet: Five foods to reduce the risk

Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, which may slow down the growth of prostate cancer. 

Radiation exposure ups aggressive thyroid cancer risk

Nuclear power plant accidents could be devastating and researchers have now found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer.

Two cups of tea per day can keep risk of ovarian cancer away

There's some good news for ladies! A new study has shown that women, who drink two cups of tea a day, face one-third less risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment
Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment

Actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months.

Sleeping with more women reduces prostate cancer risk: Study

As compared to men who have had only one partner during their lifetime, having sex with more than 20 women is associated with a 28 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, research shows.

'Shocking' new leukaemia drug kills 90 percent of cancer in single dose

A revolutionary leukaemia drug has given hope to patients as it kills nearly 90 per cent of their cancer in the first dose.

Indian-American discovers stem cells to kill brain cancer

In a breakthrough, a team of Harvard scientists led by an Indian-American researcher has discovered a novel way to fight deadly brain cancer with toxin-resistant stem cells.

Oscar de la Renta's private funeral to be held in New York
Oscar de la Renta's private funeral to be held in New York

 

London: A private funeral for iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will be held in New York on November 3. The designer passed away on October 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.

Scientists find missing link between Vitamin D, prostate cancer

A new research has revealed about the missing link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer, suggesting that Vitamin D suppresses inflammation, which is a bad actor potentially driving prostate cancer.

Hollywood, fashion world pay homage to Oscar de la Renta
Hollywood, fashion world pay homage to Oscar de la Renta

Calling him a 'gentleman' and 'artiste', Hollywood stars and fashion world personalities have taken to social networking sites to pay their respects to style icon and renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. The designer died at the age of 82, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Designer organs come closer to reality

In a new surgical experiment, researchers had transplanted growing human intestinal 'organoids' into mice that could be useful one day for designing and producing organ parts for repairing diseased tissues using a patient's own skin cells.

'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella dies

Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella has died at the age of 32 after fighting for the past year against what she described as a "rare case" of cancer.

Beware! Jetlag can contribute to obesity

Urgent appointments, tight work timetables and hectic social schedules may require you to travel frequently leading to jet lag.  

UK has highest rate of gullet cancer in the world; obesity may be a risk factor

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the UK has the highest rate of adenocarcinoma (AC) cancer in the world.

Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates
Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates

Earth's magnetic field could flip very quickly - perhaps within a human lifespan, causing mutations and cancer surge, according to a new study.

Chinese scientists discovered cancer-killing virus

Chinese scientists have discovered a virus known as M1 that could kill cancer cells without harming normal cells, giving hope for future research and development of cancer therapies.

Prominence of warnings on tobacco packaging; India slips to 136

India ranks 136 among 198 countries in terms of prominence of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging, down from the 123rd position it had managed in 2012.