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Study finds art can reduce pain, anxiety in cancer patients

The goal of the therapy was to teach art techniques for less than 30 minutesArt can heal, they say. Now there is scientific proof...

Morphine access bottleneck is India’s ugliest cancer secret

63% Indian cancer patients detected at stages III and IV when they are in a lot of pain; 2% have access to morphine Oncologist and...

Heath Protection Mission will cover cancer treatment, not transplants

It will cover all life saving procedures, says health secretary Preeti Sudan Standard cancer treatment protocols such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy will be covered...

Casual, social smoking on the rise among young working women

ASSOCHAM survey covered respondents around 10 cities Casual and social smoking is on a rise among young working women across metros in India with many...

Stanford researchers devise immune therapy to eliminate cancer

Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant,...

Night shift ups cancer risk among women

New research shows that women who work in night shifts may be at a significantly higher risk of breast, skin and stomach cancers. Breast cancer...

Govt launches online cancer detection course

The Union health ministry has launched the country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center that will help non...

Alcohol alters DNA in stem cells to increase cancer risk

If you cant live without a nightly tipple, you may need to pause and think. A new study has found that alcohol consumption permanently damages...

New guidelines to include brain cancer patients in drug trials

Cancer patients whose disease has spread to the brain or the central nervous system (CNS) are traditionally excluded from clinical trials of new anti-cancer...

Diabetes, obesity can increase cancer risk: Lancet

A new Lancet study has found that high blood sugar and high BMI (over 25 kg/m2)  were the cause of 5.6% new cancer cases...

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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

Molecule raises hopes of arresting the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...