Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers said Monday.

Lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years: Study

Lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease, according to a study published Thursday in the US journal Science.

Micro-device to help in early diagnosis of cancer

Researchers have invented a miniature device to test exosomes - minuscule membrane vesicles released from most cells - for an early diagnosis of cancer.

New 'lab-on-a-chip' technology can help in early diagnosis of cancer

Scientists have developed a miniaturized biomedical testing device for exosomes that can help in early diagnosis of cancer.

Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions
Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions

Scientists have recently created a crystal that might make breathing possible underwater, without using Oxygen masks and tanks.

Now, simple blood test to tell if you have or could get cancer

A new study has found that a blood test could help determine if a person had or was at risk of developing cancer.

Florida jury slaps RJ Reynolds with USD 23.6 bn in damages: Lawyer

A Florida state jury has ordered the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer, her attorneys said.

Nepal PM recovers significantly from lung cancer

Nepal`s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with lungs cancer, has been recovering quickly, his personal doctor said Sunday.

New breathalyzer test could help detect `deadly` lung cancer

Researchers have developed a breathalyzer test that could help detect cancer.

25 pc smokers with gene defect likelier to develop lung cancer

25 percent of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene would be developing lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals.

People with health concerns shouldn`t trust Wikipedia, say experts

A new study has revealed that Wikipedia contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries and people with health issues should speak to their doctors first.

Breath analysis could help detect early lung cancer

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are now using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer.

Treat sexual problems in lung cancer patients on priority: Experts

Raising an issue that has been ignored for long in the case of lung cancer patients, experts have urged physicians to pay more attention on how such patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy.

Inherited mutated gene increases lung cancer risk in women

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.

Healthy cells may be harbingers of lung cancer: Study

Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows.

Simple tips to prevent lung cancer

Even if most lung cancers are caused by tobacco use accounting for 80-90% of all the lung cancer cases, preventing the disease goes beyond avoiding smoking.

Cancer incidence likely to rise five-fold in India by 2025: Experts

With a million new cases being reported every year, cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India. Experts say the incidence of the killer disease is expected to rise five-fold by 2025.

Pollution increasing lung cancer in Indian women

In a worrying trend noted by oncologists, lung cancer is increasing rapidly among Indian women. The foremost reason, much against popular perception, is not smoking but environmental pollution.

Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth: Study

People who smoke or have lung cancer should think twice about taking vitamin supplements, according to a Swedish study Wednesday that showed certain antioxidants may make tumours grow faster.

Breath test may help detect lung cancer: Study

A simple breath test can help detect lung cancer in its early stages, according to a new study.