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Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study

Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans. Decoding the architecture of the enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing process, along with new treatments for…

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Maryam Nawaz says mother ‘looks very weak and pale’

LONDON: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz met Kulsoom Nawaz at a London hospital on Wednesday evening. The former first lady is being treated for cancer in the British capital. “Met Ami after five months. five long months,” Maryam tweeted. “She looks very weak & pale.” “May Allah bless her & all mothers with…

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‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer: study

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday, reported AFP. The implant, or “biomedical tattoo,” as researchers call it, has been tested in lab animals, lasts about a year…

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Nawaz, Maryam leaving Pakistan to visit ailing Kulsoom

LAHORE: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will depart for London on Wednesday to visit his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz. According to Sharif family spokesman, Maryam Nawaz will also accompany her father to London. Maryam Nawaz in a tweet has asked her followers to pray for her mother’s health. “My mother is hospitalized again. Please remember her…

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Meet two patients on Shah Yaqeeq shrine

There is shrine in Sindh famous for treatment of incurable diseases.  The Shah Yaqeeq shrine is located in Sujawal district near Thatta, Sindh. The shrine belongs to sufi saint Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari, who is known as Shah Yaqeeq Baba. The saint is widely known Roohani Surgeon because of the miraculous healing of diseases…

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Overlooked ‘organ’ could play role in cancer spread

Paris, France: Thanks to a laser-equipped mini-microscope developed by a French start-up, scientists have discovered a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy that could help explain why some cancers spread so quickly. Nobody was looking for the interstitium, as the new quasi-organ is called, because no one knew it was there, at least not in…

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Childhood cancer survivors may develop heart problems sooner

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15…

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Obesity may cause 13 different cancers: study 

ISLAMABAD: Obesity which often leads to cancer in older adults is now reported with increasing frequency in young adults, a new study says. According to the research, published in the journal Obesity, obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. The meta-analysis describes how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age…

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Vitamin D linked to lower risk of cancer: study

PARIS: Higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers, a study in Japanese adults reported Thursday. “These findings support the hypothesis that Vitamin D has protective effects against cancers at many sites,” researchers reported in a study published in The BMJ medical journal. Vitamin…

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Canadian woman fined over taking patients to hospital

ONTARIO: A woman in Canada was fined for taking cancer patients to hospital for their appointments. The 58-year-old female, who is a survivor of breast cancer herself, was fined by the authorities over using a car without a license. Her name has been kept confidential as she requested anonymity. She used to charge $12 from…

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Processed foods like sliced bread may contribute to cancer risk: study

NEWS DESK: “Ultra-processed” foods including sugary breakfast cereals, chicken nuggets, pizza and pre-sliced bread may increase the risk of cancer, a study has claimed, reported The Independent. Fast foods and ready meals amount for 50 per cent of the average person’s diet in some developed countries and could be contributing to rising cancer levels, researchers…

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Watch out if you are fond of cookies and fizzy drinks

PARIS: Scientists suggested on Thursday a link between cancer and “ultra-processed” foods such as cookies, fizzy drinks and sugary cereals, though outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study results. Researchers from France and Brazil used data from nearly 105,000 French adults who completed online questionnaires detailing their intake of 3,300 different food…

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Drinking hot tea can increase risk of esophageal cancer: Study

ISLAMABAD: Smokers and drinkers should avoid hot tea as it can increase the risk of esophageal cancer, said a study. According to the study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the cancer, which starts in the esophagus, was already known to be linked to smoking, but those risks are heightened by the addition…

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Video: Here are some things you should know about cancer

NEWS DESK: Today is World Cancer Day. Here are some things you should know about how to battle cancer and save yourself. Watch here:

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Pakistan registers 148,000 new cases of cancer every year: experts

KARACHI: Pakistan with about 148,000 new cases of cancer annually can benefit from new research into the molecular structure and genetic make-up of tumors paving way for more targeted cancer treatment, said experts attending the 3rd Annual Surgical Meeting Surgical Oncology – Evidence and Practice at Aga Khan University here Friday. The conference organized in…

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Battling cancer: Rate of survival improves worldwide

PARIS: Cancer survival is increasing across the world but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released Wednesday. The progress, and the gap, are especially large for childhood cancers, according to the CONCORD-3 study covering 71 nations and 18 types of cancer, published in…

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Ban enforced on sale of chalia in Punjab

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has enforced a complete ban on the purchase and sale of Chalia (betelnuts) in the province. The department has stated that chalia is the reason of mouth and throat cancer.

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‘People consuming milk of cancer-affected cattle’

KARACHI: Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association President Shakir Umar Gujjar has said that hormone-enhancing injection being used for increasing the production of milk in cattle is causing cancer among animals. While speaking to Samaa, he said the injecting companies had misguided the cattle farmers about the use of injections which have caused cancer and other…

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Women who work nights face higher cancer risk: study

NEWS DESK: Women who regularly work the night shift in Europe and North America may face a 19 percent higher risk of cancer than those who work during the day, said a study Monday, reported AFP. These heightened risks were not apparent among female night-shift workers in Australia and Asia, said the meta-analysis in the…

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Facebook suspended account of man who shared photo of dying wife to warn others of cancer

NEWS DESK: Facebook allegedly suspended the account of a husband whose wife died of cervical cancer due to “suspicious activity” surrounding his viral post, reported The Independent. A few days ago, Elliott Lowe wrote a lengthy post about his wife Donna, who sadly passed away from cervical cancer earlier this year. Lowe urged his readers…

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This woman gave birth to cancerous mass after believing she was pregnant

NEWS DESK: A mum-of-two was forced to ‘give birth’ to a cancerous mass after she discovered that her pregnancy bump was actually cancer, reported The Independent. Lauren Knowles, 27, from Aberdeen in Scotland, was heartbroken when she discovered that her unborn baby was a deadly disease. When she went for a scan at seven and…

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