Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests study

Roughly half of the patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests studyUp to 10 per cent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note in Sleep Medicine. Even though sleep disorders have been tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients, research to date on hasn’t offered a clear picture of what circumstances might make […]

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseases

As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can sometimes also reveal whether you're suffering from a number of serious health conditions

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseasesThey may be the windows to the soul, but eyes can also give a clear view of what’s occurring in less ethereal parts of the body. In fact, an eye test could reveal a life or death situation. As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can […]

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

In the current study, women with diabetes were more likely to have more advanced tumours, which were larger and had spread to more lymph nodes surrounding the breast

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancerWomen with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  

Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer

Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  Love coffee? If the findings of a latest study are to be believed, the chemical compounds in coffee may help delay risk of prostate cancer. The findings could help pave way for treating drug-resistant cancer according to researchers. The study was carried by scientists from Kanazawa University in Japan who identified kahweol acetate and cafestol- […]

Consuming a high-fibre diet proven to be beneficial for cancer patients, finds study

Eating more foods high in fibre has been recommended to prevent cancer. Now researchers say high-fibre diets may also help a type of immune therapy work better against tumours

Consuming a high-fibre diet proven to be beneficial for cancer patients, finds studyPatients who had a high-fibre diet were found five times likely to reduce the growth or shrink tumours while taking an immune therapy. The researchers unveiled the findings at the recent news conference held by the American Association for Cancer Research, Science News reported late last week. Researchers have found a new potential way to […]

Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet study

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on a woman’s ovary. They are very common and usually don’t cause any symptoms. However, in some cases they can trigger pelvic pain and bloating

Ovarian cysts need to ‘observed’ instead of being removed, reveals Lancet studyWomen may not need to undergo immediate surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, thereby avoiding potential surgical complications. This is the finding of new research, by a team of international scientists from institutions including Imperial College London and KU Leuven, published in The Lancet Oncology. The two-year study followed 1919 women from 10 different countries, including […]

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapy

Many medicines that treat tumours are removed from the body by the kidneys and can damage certain cells within the kidneys. People with advanced tumours were 41 percent more likely to have acute kidney injuries than patients with early-stage cancer

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapyNearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalised for serious kidney injury, suggests a new Canadian study. The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious kidney […]

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causes

Adults who skip recommended cancer screenings may be more likely than those who don’t skip them to die prematurely from causes unrelated to malignancies,  suggests an American study 

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causesResearchers think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting one’s own health. “It was not a direct effect of missing the cancer screening that led to the increased mortality in the non-compliers,” said study co-author Dr Paul Pinsky of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. “Rather, we believe that non-compliance with […]

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds study

Previous research has suggested that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the risk of developing HNSCCs. However, the recent study is the first to link the use of aspirin and other NSAIDs to longer survival in some people who already have HNSCC

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds studyRecent research has tied regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for this purpose. They suggest that the effect that […]

Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off disease

Understanding the dynamic that is at play within cells is, therefore, key to preventing and overcoming cancer and many other chronic diseases. New research may have broken new ground in this respect, as three scientists have discovered a new mechanism of cell regulation: chaos

Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off diseaseModern research has unearthed many of the faulty mechanisms that are at play in cancer, yet science has plenty left to discover. On a cellular level, some of these mechanisms revolve around what medical experts call signalling pathways. Cell signalling pathways regulate the growth, survival, and proliferation of cells. In cancer, some signalling proteins are […]
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