Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study

Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  

An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]

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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

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Breast cancer: ‘Strengthening HR polices at employment places is the need of the hour’ 

Dr Shona Nag is one of Pune’s best breast cancer specialists and a leading medical oncologist. She is known for her work in women’s health especially that of breast cancer and cervical cancer. She studied medicine in Pune’s BJ Medical College. She followed that by an oncology fellowship at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. She […]

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Regular exercise before breast cancer diagnosis linked to lower heart risk after treatment

Among more than 4,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer when most were in their 60s or older, those who got regular exercise in the five years before diagnosis were up to 37% less likely than more sedentary women to develop and die of cardiovascular disease in the decade after diagnosis. And the more exercise they […]

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UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatment

Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss – arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. Published in the journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine, the study from […]

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Nordic walking may benefit #breastcancer patients, reveals study

The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care. “The main strategy in rehabilitation for women with breast cancer is a change of habits, where physical exercise is a fundamental tool,” said study co-author Jorge Torres of the Faculty of Educational […]

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Following a low-fat diet improves chances of breast cancer survival

Researchers studied 19,541 participants in the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) who were randomly selected to join a dietary experiment focused on limiting fat intake to 20 per cent of calories. Researchers also looked at data for a control group of 29,294 women in the WHI study who didn’t alter their diets. By the […]

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Health alert: Cancer rate doubles in India, especially among women

Breast cancer: New imaging system helps predict chemotherapy responses

The new imaging system, which is a non-invasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold, might enable doctors to predict responses to chemotherapy as early as two weeks post the initiation of the treatment, according to a new study recently published in the journal Radiology. “There is currently no […]

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Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

The human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases. In particular, the bacteria living in our gut have been linked to numerous conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and even multiple sclerosis. Previous studies […]

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Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

The device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

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