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Electro-acupuncture may improve sleep in breast cancer patients

New York: Electro-acupuncture may be an effective method in improving sleep quality in patients suffering from breast cancer, a study has shown.Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Compared with women who undergo natural menopause, nearly 30 to 40 per cent of women with

Cancer Survivors come together Breast Cancer awareness

Mohali: Saarthak, the cancer support group at Fortis, organized a colorful session titled ‘One Big Pink Day’ at Fortis Hospital, Mohali today. Cancer Survivors had an unforgettable day at a special event organized by Saarthak, a cancer support group at Fortis. friends and families of more than 50 cancer survivors came under one roof to

New AI system can help predict breast cancer risk faster

Houston: Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that can assist doctors to quickly and accurately predict breast cancer risk. The software intuitively translates patient charts and mammograms into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 per cent accuracy. “This software intelligently reviews millions of records

Sleep hormone may suppress breast cancer growth

New York: Suggesting a link between lack of sleep and increased risk of breast cancer, a new study has found that melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain at night to regulate sleep cycles, appears to suppress the growth of these tumours. While treatments based on this key discovery are still years away, the

NASA technology reveals bacteria’s role in breast cancer

Washington: Using planetary protection techniques that ensure NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found a link between bacteria in breast ductal fluid and breast cancer. The breast ductal system contains the glands that produce milk and naturally secretes a substance called “nipple aspirate fluid”. For the study, the

Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

London: Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study. Women suffering with breast cancers were treated mostly with aromatase inhibitors — drugs that lower oestrogen levels in fatty tissue