20 new cancer treatment centres across India: Harsh Vardhan

The government will set up 20 new advanced cancer treatment facilities across India over the next few years to meet the rising burden of the disease, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here Tuesday.

Cancer-fighting drugs hold promise against malaria

The US scientists looking for new drugs to fight malaria have identified certain compounds - currently in clinical trials to treat cancer - that could curb drug-resistant malaria strains from spreading.

TV star Diem Brown diagnosed with cancer for third time

Former `Real World` star Diem Brown has been hospitalised after being diagnosed with cancer for the third time.

Freemasons to adopt 50 cancer patients for treatment

The congregation of Freemasons from southern states and Goa, beginning here on August 23, will, as part of their first of its kind initiative, deliberate on their proposal to adopt 50 cancer patients this year.

Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

In a first, researchers have shown that select immune-system cells from young patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab - creating an army of natural killer (NK) cells that can be used to destroy cancer cells.

5 reasons why eating olives are a must

Almost everyone loves olives be it on your favourite pizza, sandwich or salad. Not only do they taste good but are loaded with a number of health benefits.

Health benefits of corn

Corn in any form is healthy and must be added to your diet in order to gain from its several advantages!

Preventive steps can control non-communicable diseases: WHO

Many young people are succumbing to non-communicable diseases in south-east Asia and the best way to control it is to take preventive steps like reducing salt intake and raising taxes on tobacco, the WHO said Monday.

Om Puri `fine` post mouth surgery

Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now.

New tool to detect gene mutations

Researchers have devised a way to analyse genome sequences in what could help physicians map the risk of various afflictions, including cancer and autism.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

Taylor Swift likes to look glamorous after gym

Singer Taylor Swift likes to "dress the part" when she leaves the gym, especially when she`s in the fashion capital of the US.

Immune cell discovery could help halt cancer spread

Highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, can play a critical role in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs, a new study has found.

How aspirin can help prevent breast cancer revealed

A new study has demonstrated that few breast cancer patients who used common antiinflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have drastically lower breast cancer recurrence rates.

`Killer` immune cells destroy body cancer

A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

Taylor Swift to perform at MTV VMAs

Country star Taylor Swift has confirmed that she will perform at the Video Music Awards, this year.

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: Study

Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of five million UK adults that prompted a call Thursday for tougher anti-obesity measures.

Salt can kill cancer cells: Study

The next weapon to effectively fight cancer could be salt as researchers have found that an influx of salt into a cell triggers its death.

Physical activity slashes postmenopausal breast cancer risk

A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years.

Gene key to blood vessel formation discovered

In what could add to our knowledge of how early life develops and also lead to better treatment of heart diseases and cancer, scientists have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation.