Cancer detection made simpler with 'virtual breast'

To help clinicians better interpret the results of a cancer detection test - ultrasound elastography, researchers have developed what they call a "virtual breast".

Thyroid cancer patients may get low dose of radioactive iodine

People with thyroid cancer are often given radioactive iodine treatment following surgery to kill cancer cells that may have been left behind, a treatment that comes with its own health risks, but this is likely to change in terms of quantity now, according to a study.

Scorpion venom to fight brain cancer

Scientists have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use "Tumour Paint", a product derived from scorpion venom for study in human trials in the US, in an effort to treat people suffering from brain cancer.

Breathe easy with 'Lung Flute'

An Indian-origin scientist has developed a hand-held "lung flute" that allows patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to clear lung mucus simply by blowing into the respiratory device.

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy has no negative effect on fetus

Scientists have revealed that children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

PM Modi meets Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a meeting with eminent Nobel Laureate and famous cancer specialist Professor Harold Varmus and invited him to visit India to assist in health and public care research.

Now, dementia maybe cured with 'turmeric'

Scientists have made a breakthrough in treating Alzheimer's disease and found that the spice turmeric could help beat dementia.

Protein 'map' opens avenues for new cancer drugs

Scientists have gained fresh insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.

High calcium levels can indicate cancer: Study

High levels of calcium in blood can be an indicator of cancer especially in men, says study. 

5 reasons how flaxseeds contribute to your good health

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Yes, the small little seeds can have multiple health benefits. Adding flaxseeds to your diet will not only help improving your heart's health but will also aid in bettter digestion.

Doctors say Nepal PM free of cancer: Minister

Doctors have given a clean bill of health to Nepal`s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, following successful radiotherapy for lung cancer, the country`s information minister said Wednesday.

'E-cigarettes won't help cancer patients kick the butt'

E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.

Protein therapy to stop cancer from spreading

A protein therapy may soon offer a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy that doctors today apply to try to slow or stop cancer from spreading.

New biosensor to diagnose cancer in a jiffy

An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer.

Exercise boosts tumour-fighting ability of chemotherapy

Scientists have found that combining exercise with chemotherapy may shrink tumours more than chemotherapy alone.

DAE rebuts media report on cancer deaths in nuclear hubs

Terming as a gross distortion of facts a media report about cancer causing 70 percent of deaths in India's atomic energy hubs, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Friday said the incidence of cancer-related deaths among DAE employees is not higher than that "seen in other sectors of society".

We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer.

Wild berry extract booster for pancreatic cancer drug

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals new research.

23 new genetic variants linked with increased risk for prostate cancer

Scientists have recently identified 23 new genetic variants that could raise man's risk for prostate cancer

Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is suffering from a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor has said.