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Heading to the beach to get a beautiful tan? Think again. A new study has found that radiation from the Sun or tanning sessions hasten skin ageing in the long run. Environmental factors can damage […]

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Cough virus helps combat liver cancer in adulthood

A virus that cause respiratory illnesses and stomach upsets in children could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study. Reovirus stimulates the body’s own immune system to kill off the […]

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About one-sixth of women (17%) diagnosed with breast cancer visit a doctor with a symptom other than a lump, which is the most commonly reported symptom, new research has found. Breast cancer symptoms, other than […]

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New Jersey Boy Battling Cancer Dies Days After Being Honored by Police with Surprise Hero-Themed Parade

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – A 9-year-old boy battling cancer succumbed to his illness Oct. 22., days after first responders in Jersey City threw him a surprise hero-themed parade, the police officer who organized the […]

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SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon

Mumbai, Oct 3 : The State Bank of India today announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so. The Yangon branch […]

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Cancer cells’ invisibility cloak identified

Canadian researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system which may help in developing immune biomarkers that can potentially stop the disease in its tracks. This ‘invisibility’ phase is a […]

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Tumour hardness may develop cancer cells

Tumour hardness and hypoxia — lack of oxygen at the tumour’s core — trigger a biological switch that causes cancer stem cells to develop, a recent study has found. This biological switch is critical to […]


9/11 remembered 15 years later

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – On Sept 4, Americans will mark 15 years since terrorists attacked the country on September 11, 2001. Most people remember exactly where they were that day. But for High School freshmen […]

Krtin Nithiyanandam has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer.

Indian-Origin Boy Devises Breast Cancer Treatment

London:  A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer which is unresponsive to drugs. Krtin Nithiyanandam, who moved to the UK from […]

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Indian American Professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Recognized for his Contributions

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (TIP) Ashok Hemal, M.D., professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received the Sushruta Award from the Indian American Urological Association (IAUA). This annual award is given to a physician who has […]

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Yoghurt, milk may help reduce breast cancer risk: Study

TORONTO (TIP): Including probiotic-rich dairy products such as yoghurt and milk in diet may help protect women against breast cancer, a new study suggests. Bacteria that have the potential to abet breast cancer are present […]

Mahasweta Devi wrote with a crusader's zeal to document histories of tribals

MAHASWETA DEVI 1926-2016 | She gave voice to those on the margins

Mahasweta Devi, the 90-year-old eminent writer-activist who passed away, July 28, symbolized writing for life’s sake. As she herself said, “It is my conviction that a storywriter should be motivated by a sense of history that would […]



TORONTO (TIP): A group of big-hearted Sikh bikers in Canada have ridden a total of 12,000 kilometers for a noble cause, raising over 60,000 dollars for a cancer charity. Twenty-four members of the Sikh Motorcycle […]

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Indian American Professor Gets DoD Funding for Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Professor Animesh Ray’s research titled, “A novel approach to understand and prevent the evolution of drug resistant lung cancer cells: A feasibility study,” on lung cancer drug resistance was recently approved […]

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Lung cancer is the leading cancer amongst men in Kerala despite a ban on smoking in public places and several anti-tobacco awareness campaigns, show the latest estimates by the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research […]

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NEW DELHI (TIP): The pre-packaged bread may be a silent killer as it is laced with chemicals suspected to cause cancer, a new study has warned. Most of the breads made by the Indian companies […]

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Indian American NJ based author releases book in Chennai

CHENNAI (TIP): Uma Swaminathan, a New Jersey-based community activist and a fighter against injustice in NJ school system last week released her book “Healing with Herbs – Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom for Health and Longevity” at […]

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Indian American scientist engineers T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK:  In ground-breaking research, an Indian-American scientist has engineered T-cells — a type of immune cells — to break the pancreatic cancer‘s physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy. Dr Sunil Hingorani, member of the clinical […]

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LONDON (TIP): According to a new study, a drug used in the treatment of diabetes can increase bladder cancer risk. What’s worse is that the risk increases with the rising duration of use and dose. […]

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Indian American Scientists Develop Technology for Effective Cancer Treatment

WASHINGTON (TIP): A team of Indian scientists from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School has made an important breakthrough by developing a nano-technology which will help monitor the effectiveness of cancer […]

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Cell-based immunotherapy may help treat brain cancer, claim Researchers, including one of Indian-origin

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have shown that a next-generation cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in the fight against the most aggressive form of brain cancer called glioma. Despite improvements in surgical procedures, chemotherapy, […]

Manisha Nagrani has been arrested in San Francisco, California, five counts of felony fraud -- for faking to be a blood cancer patient and raising funds through online fundraising sites
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Indian American woman fakes blood cancer to raise funds, arrested for fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): An Indian American woman has been arrested in San Francisco, California, five counts of felony fraud — for faking to be a blood cancer patient and raising funds through online fundraising sites […]

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FBI raids Greater Cincinnati cancer centers supervised by Indian American oncologist

FBI agents raided three regional cancer centers in the Greater Cincinnati area run under the supervision of Indian American radiation oncologist Dr. Prakash Patel, Feb 23, as part of a federal investigation, an FBI spokesman […]

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Feeling unlucky? These plants can help you

PEACE LILY – This dark green plant with gorgeous bright white flowers helps you prosper by improving the indoor air quality. It also helps prevent asthma, headaches, chronic illnesses, cancer and more. The peace lily does […]

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A simple blood test may now detect 5 types of cancers

WASHINGTON (TIP): This could well be a breakthrough in detecting cancer at an early stage. Researchers from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US have concluded that a simple blood test may be […]