Roxette sensation Marie Fredriksson passes away at 61 after long fight with cancer
Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2002.
Rene Auberjonois, known for roles in 'Benson' and 'M.A.S.H.', passes away at 79
The prolific actor was suffering from metastatic lung cancer.
Breast cancer affects men too: Look out for any lump in armpit, neck; people with diabetes, obesity at higher risk
All you need to know about breast cancer in men – how it can affect you, physically and emotionally.
Medical marvel: Inducing this molecule in the body can kill pancreatic cancer cells by 90%
Pancreatic cancer is resistant to all current treatments with patients facing extremely poor chances of surviving.
Biocon, Mylan launch cancer drug in US market
Ogivri, available in a 420mg multi-dose vial and a 150mg single-dose vial, will be used for treatment of all types of breast cancer and metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma).
This firm is hunting for a cancer cure
Zumutor, the Boston-headquartered startup, which was founded by second-time entrepreneur and former Biocon executive Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues in June 2015, has US and EU patents for this platform. “Our robust IP portfolio has a landscape beyond 2034,” she said.
Using a hair straightener too often? Stop now, it may up breast cancer risk by 30%
Breast cancer risk increases if women use a hair straighteners every five to eight weeks.
A #ReUp of 2019: The year when gene therapy, DNA modifications came of age & saved lives
After decades of research and clinical trials on a genetic fix to genetic disorders, 2019 saw a historic milestone.
Researchers develop portable device to screen cervical cancer
The research was undertaken by a team led by Anil Sao and Arnav Bhavsar, professors at IIT Mandi along with research scholars -Srishti Gautam and Krati Gupta. The team, along with the industry collaborators, has developed AI-based algorithms that enables the device to undertake automatic screening for cervical cancer.
MobiKwik,Aditya Birla Health Insurance introduce Cancer Protect Cover starting Rs 125
The policy provides cover for breast, cervical, oral cavity, lung, and colorectal cancers which accounts for 47.2% of all cancers in India. Users can buy two policies of Rs 7.5 lakh and avail the cover of Rs 15 lakh.
This simple at-home test can predict prostate cancer risk, five years in advance
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men.
Bengaluru traffic police vulnerable to lung-related diseases, says Oncologist
Chronic infections are risk factors for lung cancer, reason being exposed to environmental pollution which comprises air and water pollution, the former being more prevalent.
Parliament passes the bill banning e-cigarettes
While most of the members in the House supported the ban on e-cigarettes, some of the MPs wanted to know why conventional cigarettes aren't banned as they are equally or even more harmful. Many opposition members also expressed reservation over bringing the ordinance and introducing the Bill without sending the same to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.
Illegal cancer drugs from Bangladesh flood local market
Illegal import of drugs from Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries have further added to the woes of pharmaceutical companies. Experts suggest a thriving ‘grey’ market of fake and unapproved copies of Big Pharma’s oncology and hepatology medicines, and some under patent protection. The drugs are smuggled, hence exact numbers are unavailable.
New term life plan covers pre-existing diseases & cancer
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’s plan is the first such product designed specifically for people with these health conditions.
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