Breast Cancer
World  /  Published 14.07.20

John Travolta’s wife Preston dead

American actress Kelly Preston who has appeared in films including Jerry Maguire and Twins, has died aged 57 after battling breast cancer for nearly two years, her husband, John Travolta, announced in...
By Reuters in New York

Health  /  Published 09.04.19

Caution against annual mammograms

Annual mammography screening in average-risk women may result in more harm than screening every other year, the American College of Physicians said on Monday, echoing concerns expressed by sections of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 14.08.19

After Europe, breast implants recalled in the US

Textured breast implants made by Allergan that have been linked to an unusual cancer are being recalled in the US at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and will also be recalled gl...
By Denise Grady/New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 10.09.19

E-cigarettes are bad for you

Electronic cigarettes are popular with my friends who say they are safer than cancer-causing regular ones. Is it true?Vaping (using electronic cigarettes) was initially thought to be safer than smokin...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 27.02.19

Price cap on 42 cancer drugs

India’s drug pricing authority on Wednesday imposed profit-margin caps on 42 anti-cancer medicines, but drew criticism from sections of patients’ rights activists who said the move would have limi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.10.19

Bald? Don’t lose hair

I am a 27-year-old male going rapidly bald. I am losing hair from the sides and top of my head.It sounds like you have typical male pattern baldness, the rate and age of onset of which is genetically ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

World  /  Published 28.12.19

News that made us hopeful

A Mighty Chief...
By in Kolkata

Health  /  Published 26.02.20

Dyeing your hair increases risk of cancer

For decades, scientists have debated whether hair dyes frequently used by women might contribute to cancer. The research has been mixed and inconclusive, but now government investigators have turned u...
By Roni Caryn Rabin/NYTNS in

Health  /  Published 26.02.20

What do you say to a cancer patient

Do you know what to say or what to do when a friend, relative or acquaintance has cancer? Chances are, like many of the people who interacted with Lynda Wolters, you may not. Wolters, author of the re...
By Jane E. Brody/NYTNS in

World  /  Published 20.10.19

Surgeon who revolutionised breast cancer treatment dies

Dr. Bernard Fisher, a University of Pittsburgh surgeon whose research transformed the way breast cancer is treated, bringing an end to the routine use of the debilitating radical mastectomy, died on W...
By New York Times News Service/Denise Gellene in


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