World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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Kerala policemen to be screened for cancer and lifestyle diseases

KOCHI: To help its force have better health, the Kerala policehave tied up with city based Aster Medcity and launched ‘Rakshaka Raksha’. Under this, a series of series of free cancer and lifestyle diseasesscreening camps for the police will be held.The first screening camp for 300 police personnel was conducted on Monday by a medical team from Aster Medcity with cancer specialists. In the first phase, the camps will be conducted in Ernakulam and Trichur districts. The camps will be held till 31 March, 2017. “The policemen work long, irregular…

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Gwyneth Paltrow changed lifestyle post her father’s cancer diagnosis

Gwyneth Paltrow was not always a health freak, but the actress says she started paying more attention on her well-being after her father Bruce was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 44-year-old actress’ father died of complications from the disease in 2002, reported People magazine. “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously, it was motivated by pain,” Paltrow said. What motivates Paltrow to constantly work to achieve a cleaner lifestyle is feeling healthy inside out….

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Gwyneth Paltrow changed lifestyle after father’s cancer diagnosis

Gwyneth Paltrow took a different approach to her own health and well-being when her father Bruce was diagnosed with Cancer.After changing her own lifestyle, Paltrow realised that she didn’t need to go fanatical with her health. “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously it was motivated by pain. I think that was the hardest and most misguided part was the idea that I had to go all or nothing. But it’s not about that,”…

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New leukemia treatment approach targets cancer genes

Targeting two proteins that influence the development of leukemia may render cancer genes powerless, a study by an international research team suggests. The research was a collaboration between scientists from the Mainz University Medical Center, the Cancer Center in New York, and Harvard University in Boston. Scientists involved with the study demonstrated that a targeted drug-based inactivation of two chromatin regulators can interrupt the development of leukemia in blood cells. Their findings were published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Acute myeloid leukemia is a highly aggressive form of cancer that…

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Modern lifestyle, fast food and pollution causing 40% child cancer rise

Doctors tackling rising cancer rates in children are ‘fighting a losing battle’ because of modern lifestyle factors like fast food and pollution, a Bristol professor fears. Growing numbers of young people are being diagnosed with cancer because of damage caused by environmental factors like junk food. The Children with Cancer UK charity studied official statistics to reveal 40 per cent more young people are being diagnosed with variations of the illness than 16 years ago, with 1,300 more cases every year than in 1998. A University of Bristol professor, Dr Denis…

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40% rise in children with cancer blamed on modern lifestyle

The number of cancer cases in children has leapt by 40% in less than two decades because of pollution, pesticides and gadgets, new analysis shows. There are 1,300 more diagnoses of the disease a year in people under the age of 25 compared to 1998 – costing the NHS £130m extra a year. Cases of colon cancer in children are up 200%, while thyroid cancer cases have more than doubled. Ovarian and cervical cancer cases have also seen stark rises – up by 70% and 50% respectively, analysis of ONS…

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Cell Phones, Cancer and the Anatomy of a Health Scare

            The latest study supposedly linking cell-phone radiation to cancer was meant to serve the public good. But its effect on the public has been bad. The $25 million government-funded experiment produced confusion and scary headlines, but little in the way of useful information — beyond perhaps an indication of where the science publicity machine is broken. This wasn’t necessarily a case of bad science. The researchers, from the National Toxicology Program, subjected one group of rats to high doses of radiation of a frequency…

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Bowel cancer: Stents ‘may prevent need for colostomy bags’

Bowel cancer patients may avoid the need for colostomy bags if they are first treated by having an expandable tube inserted at the site of their blockage, cancer doctors have said. The new approach, presented at the world’s biggest cancer conference, showed that the tube, or stent, cut the risk of complications from surgery. Experts said colostomy bags, to collect faeces, often frightened patients. Globally, nearly 1.4 million cases of bowel cancer are diagnosed each year. In the UK, more than a fifth of the cancers go undetected until the…

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