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Exercise is good for countering effects of chemotherapy

Post Views: 339 A new study by the Netherlands Cancer Institute shows that breast cancer patients who adhere to a physical exercise regimen through their chemotherapy suffer from fewer side effects like fatigue, physical disability, nausea and pain. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers said that even small amounts of low intensity […]

Genes behind growth of brain tumour revealed!

Post Views: 276 A family of genes instrumental in the growth of a wide range of tough to treat brain tumours has been unmasked by a team of scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute in the US. The lead author Dr Joshua Breunig said that “following these fresh genetic findings, we […]

Headaches in Children

Post Views: 281 There are as many as 150 types of headaches according to the International Headache Society. If your child has recurrent headaches then don’t lose sleep; it may just be one of these 150 types most of which like tension headache and migraine are innocuous though painful. Most headaches in children are due […]

Diamonds can help detect early stage cancers

Post Views: 274 New research has shown that diamonds could help doctors detect cancers in their earliest stages. Nestled inside a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine synthetic diamonds light up on scans, alerting doctors to the presence of cancer. Known as nanoscale the technology has been evolved by physicists at the University of Sydney. The […]

Surgeons find new way to save lives

Post Views: 243 An invention in the field of surgical microscopes will help neurosurgeons in treating brain cancer patients with more accuracy and precision and that too without enhancing their skills or adapt to changes in the operating room. Current microscopes come with limitations as they restrict a surgeon’s complete view of the spread of […]

Cellular census may enable effective glioblastoma treatment

Post Views: 127 In a first-of-its-kind study scientists have found that the cellular makeup of glioblastoma tumours is more heterogeneous than previously suspected. These findings could deepen our understanding of the tumour and lead to the development of more effective responses to this deadly disease. The large-scale census of individual cancer cells that make up the tumour […]

Brain tumour facts and symptoms you should not ignore

Post Views: 310 A brain tumour is a cancerous or a non-cancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain. Most common brain tumours develop from cells that support the nerve cells of the brain — glial cells. These tumours are called glioma. Brain tumours can also be named after the part of the […]

Over 2,500 Indian kids suffer from brain tumour every year

Post Views: 257 With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour which spreads through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and frequently metastasize to different locations along the surface of the brain and spinal cord, doctors have […]