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A Visual Exam May Not Be Enough for Skin Cancer Check

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Researchers say people concerned about potential melanoma should visit a doctor for more sophisticated exams. A mere visual inspection may not always be sufficient when it comes to a skin cancer diagnosis. That’s according to a research team from the University of Birmingham in the U.K., led by Jac Dinnes,… Read more »

Popping an aspirin can reduce spread of cancer

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Aspirin may play a life-saving role in the treatment of cancer, finds a study. Peter Elwood of Cardiff University, who directed the study, said the use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart disease, stroke and cancer is well established but evidence is now emerging that the drug may… Read more »

Indian-American researchers find way to use turmeric’s power to fight cancer

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A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow colour. Turmeric has been… Read more »

Diabetic women beware, high blood glucose level can damage DNA, cause cancer

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Diabetes in women and cancer’s relation has just been established. According to a study, women suffering from diabetes could be at a higher risk of developing cancer than men. The findings of the study, conducted by The George Institute for Global Health in Australia, suggests that among the study participants, women with diabetes (Type 1 and… Read more »

How a compound in turmeric can kill cancer cells in infants

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Attaching curcumin — a compound found in turmeric — to nanoparticles can be used to destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants, said researchers (including one of Indian origin). Unique approaches to target tumour cells with nanoparticle delivery systems hold promise for treatment of resistant tumours, such as… Read more »

Hereditary breast, ovarian cancer on rise in India

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Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer cases are on the rise in India, three times more than in western countries, said a study by leading bioinformatics firm Strand Life Sciences Ltd on Tuesday. “Breast cancer gene mutations in the Indian population are three times more in India than in the western… Read more »

Tall, obese men at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

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Men who are tall and obese may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer as well as death from the condition, according to a study. The findings showed that with every additional ten centimetres (3.9 inches) of height the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and death from… Read more »

Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

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If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily brings down the risk of skin cancer, especially in men, by half. Through a study conducted on mice, researchers explained how nutritional interventions can alter the… Read more »

Attention, men. Being tall and obese puts you at a higher risk of prostate cancer

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Men who are tall and obese are at an increased risk of high grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer death, according to a recent study. The team led by the University of Oxford, UK found that while height was not associated with overall prostate cancer risk, risk of high grade disease… Read more »

Men may not need immediate surgery after being detected with prostate cancer

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It’s a common belief that cancer needs to be treated as soon as possible. But that’s not necessarily the case with prostate tumour. Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the US are. They can treat it right away or monitor with… Read more »