Tag: "cancer" at medical news
Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
... suggests that there is an increased risk of brain cancer
in the areas of highest exposure in patients using digital telephones (Case Control Study on Radiology work, Medical X-Ray Investigations, and Cellular Telephones as Risk Factors for Brain Tumors, Hardell, et al, May 4, 2000, www.medscape.com). Thei...
Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
is one of the most common cancers in women. If it ...measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer
could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or is detected with co...
Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph
...nd determines our susceptibility to illnesses like cancer
or diabetes. Mapping involves three separate steps: sequencing, assembling and annotating the genes. In the sequencing phase, researchers identified the approximate 3.5 billion chemical letters (A, C, G, T) that make up human DNA,the building block o...
Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
A controversial treatment for prostate cancer
in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the pr...rs, but previous treatment guidelines for prostate cancer
left the procedure out. "The weight of institutional experience at NCCN members allows us to expand ...
Bad News for Short People
...scular mortality. However, height did not predict cancer
mortality for either men or women. Height was inversely associated with serum cholesterol and family history of stroke in both men and women, the investigators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with most of the assess...
Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
...inely used to help patients with leukemia, a blood cancer
treated by destroying the bone marrow and replacing it with healthy bone marrow. <br.Various studies are just starting to suggest that at least some of these stem cells have the power, under the right circumstances, to give rise not only to the ...
Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
... in Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines was blocked, the cancer
cells revert back to normal-appearing cells. This could point the way to new therapies for one of the most aggressive childhood cancers, as well as other cancers associated with increases in the HMG-I/Y gene according to the Johns Hopkin's research t...
New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
... "The technology is expected to help patients with cancer
and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseas...chers plan to test the tracking system in prostate cancer
patients within a year, and are working with researchers at other institutions to help them evaluate...
Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers
In some of the cancer
patients the Tumors can't be easily deected. A new...he body. Dr. Collins treated a patient with breast cancer
and he says that, "The cancer
stands out as a bright spot in the breast. It's very easy to detect." ...
More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies
can effect men over the age of 40 years and is the second commonest cancer
among men after lung cancer. Usually it goes undetected till it is advanced and beyond cure. However...
Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
is the commonest cancer
among women in the world. There has been some on going controversy on certain aspects of treatment ...
Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID
... the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin cancer
called Kaposi’s sarcoma. Kaposi’s sarcoma causes purple skin blotches and can also attack the internal organs. The virus rarely causes sickness among people with normal disease defenses but attacks those with weakened immune system as in AIDS. The...
Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
...ers, smoking also increases the risk of death from cancer
of the colon or rectum, according to results of a ...Cancer Society. As many as 12% of all colorectal cancer
deaths in the US may be caused by tobacco smoking. "Colorectal cancer
is not currently considered a...
Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says 'Dolly’ Creatos
In what can be a watershed in cancer
research, Scottish scientists along with US Biotech Company Viragen Inc., have used nuclear transfer technology to harvest life saving drugs to treat many serious diseases including cancer. The same team had earlier cornered world wide fame and glor...
Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects
... disabling side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer
patients, if researchers at National Institute of Health (NIH) are to be believed. According to Dr. Joannieshen MD, MPH, research associate at NIH, electro-acupuncture was more effective in controlling vomiting than just medication.Ian Cyrus, Direc...
Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
...mportant preventive services such as flu shots and cancer
screenings’, Sounds scary but this report will surely make at least a few physicians to sit up and shed the accumulated rust. In this context it is to be borne is mind that the Union Ministry of Health is planning that all doctors renew their registr...
What happens when Medications go wrong?
...c were used as experimental lab animals when toxic cancer
treatment were administered to them regularly and the effects of the drugs were studied. The study went haplessly wrong with many developing incurable cancers and the matter was hushed up with the President offering an apology and huge sums of money ...
The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
...dical journals listing these products as potential cancer
causers. However, medical experts are concerned t...any years that smoking has a link to not only lung cancer
but to many other types including bladder and kidney." John Antoine, MD, chief of radiation oncolo...
Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
...t to studies, which suggest that tea helps prevent cancer
and heart disease. Also researchers have found that tea helps women in the menopausal age group by strengthening their bones by increasing their bone density. They say the anti-oxidants found in tea are 100 times more powerful than vitamin C and 25 t...
Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette
...mokers have a three-fold chance of developing skin cancer
than people who have not smoked before. The report...o retards the immune system. The team advises that cancer
incidence will come down not only through lesser exposure to sun light but also by avoiding smoking....
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