You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic food, reveals news study

You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday (Oct. 22) in JAMA Internal Medicine finds

You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic food, reveals news studyPaying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. People who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those who ate the least, the study found. Specifically, eating more organically grown foods was […]

Compound derived from Chinese tree bark can help treat pancreatic cancer

A new derivative of a compound found in the bark of a rare Chinese tree has powerful anticancer properties and a low toxicity profile, according to researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Results of their study of the effects of the compound F118 in pancreatic cancer were published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Compound derived from Chinese tree bark can help treat pancreatic cancer  This type of cancer is particularly difficult to both treat and diagnose. A lack of specific and accessible screening methods means that specialists often find the disease in its later stages, which can impact the patients’ outlook. The ACS estimate that 12–14 per cent of people with early-stage pancreatic cancer go on to survive […]

Cancer: Even healthy humans are ‘riddled’ with mutant cells, reveals study

Cancer develops due to mutations in our DNA. However, until now, little has been known about how mutations build up in healthy tissue over time. A new study provides fresh detail

Cancer: Even healthy humans are ‘riddled’ with mutant cells, reveals studyAgeing causes changes in our bodies and our cells. But a new study finds that the extent of these changes could be a lot greater than we previously thought. Middle-age and elderly people have more mutant cells in their oesophagus than they do normal cells, a group of researchers reported yesterday (Oct. 18) in the […]

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’

Continuing on with our series on strong independent women, we bring to you the story of Swapna Joshi who has been treating cancer patients since the last 40 years at Tata Memorial Hospital. Treating cancer affected patients is a challenging task. And she has wholeheartedly accepted this challenge. Swapna Joshi’s dedication and selfless service to patients affected with cancer is worth saluting

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’“A nurse plays a vital role in treating a patient, from the moment that they have been diagnosed, till the time they have been treated.  A nurse has to be emotional and mentally strong while treating patients who are suffering from cancer,” says Swapna Joshi. Swapna has been working as a nurse since the last […]

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of disease

While the link between inflammation and cancer is being researched, you can incorporate these foods in your diet to combat it

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of diseaseYour body has a natural defence system, and when there is a foreign object or an irritant that’s affecting it in a negative way, your body’s natural reaction is to fight. Inflammation is a self-protecting response, where white blood cells and chemicals fight off foreign substances. However, sometimes the body responds when there is no […]

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals study

When the scientists had analysed the numbers, they revealed that people who took two (or more) 325-milligram doses of aspirin each week had a 49% reduction in their risk of developing liver cancer. For those who took aspirin for 5 years (or more), that risk was reduced by 59%

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals studyThe findings – which appear in JAMA Oncology – support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin on a regular basis can lower the risk of developing liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The scientists defined ‘a regular basis’ as taking two or more 325-milligram […]

Sonali Bendre shares emotional post on her minute to minute battle with cancer

People on social media is delighted to spot brave posts on Sonali Bendre's timeline and hails the actress as a figure of inspiration. About her battle with cancer, which she's fighting head-on, Sonali wrote there are moments on hopelessness but she focuses on the brighter side of the situation

Sonali Bendre shares emotional post on her minute to minute battle with cancer  Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre on Tuesday once again opened up about battling metastatic cancer and surviving the painful chemotherapy sessions In a recent post shared by Sonali, she can be seen applying kohl on her eyes and flaunting her bald look. Starting her post with a quote from Cheryl Strayed, the 43-year-old wrote, “‘I […]

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030

In September 2018 WHO announced a new effort – the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. This new target represents a doubling of the global cure rate for children with cancer

WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030The aims of the Initiative are two-fold: to increase prioritization of childhood cancer through awareness raising at global and national levels and to expand the capacity of countries to deliver best practice in childhood cancer care. Concretely, WHO will support governments to assess current capacities in cancer diagnosis and treatment including the availability of medicines […]
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