Humans cause cancer in wild animals
Chemical pollution in oceans, release of radiation into the atmosphere are some of the human activities that are causing animals to suffer
Health in news on May 3
A round-up of what's new in health
Just tweaking time of administration can make cancer drugs more effective
IIT Madras researchers found that by aligning drug administration with the internal rhythms of reactive molecules production, the efficiency of …
Magnetic nanoparticles can deliver anticancer drugs with precision
IIT Guwahati researchershas used magnetite, a metal which is readily accepted by human body and incorporated it into metal-organic frameworks for …
Addressing cancer epidemic in India using power of genomics
While we understand the disease a lot better than we did a century ago with survival rates in some cancers as high as 90 per cent now, we have …
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Ageing impacts cancer, both in good and bad ways
Ageing can stop aged cells from forming new cells and may also witness rogue cells escape retirement
Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment
Cancer is a disease of our genes, but resistance to therapy might go beyond cancer mutations. The DNA stays the same,…
Did scientists just discover the largest organ of your body?
Interstitium—fluid-filled spaces within and between tissues all over our body spaces—could be bigger than skin
The craft of corrupt science
If there is evidence of toxicity in Monsanto’s glyphosate, then why are governments not banning it?
Cancer's other face
In what reads like a mystery novel, Christofferson proposes the theory of deranged metabolism and not genetic mutation as the likely cause of cancer
Why we need a new lens to clear the air
Science may have become our only crutch against bad air, but it is time we invented a new politics of space that privileges the walker and the cyclist
Despite huge cancer burden, India has only 0.4 million blood stem cell donors
The demand and supply gap is widening as people don’t register themselves as donors due to lack of awareness about the issue
A wake-up call to reclaim the forgotten darkness in our lives
Light pollution is playing havoc with age-old rhythms of life—of sleep, procreation, metabolism, migration and foraging
New drug combo using pain killers may be effective against cancer
Of the four complexes made from combining ruthenium and commonly used pain killers, two showed remarkable effects in stopping growth of …
A flower which can treat skin cancer and prevent greying of hair
Used for worship and hair colouring, modern entrepreneurs have found new uses for the hibiscus flower
Diseases of a lifestyle: the transition to avoid
Can we not go from being poor but unhealthy to being rich and healthy? Why should we inherit diseases that can be junked?
Lifestyle diseases are the biggest killers in India
Down To Earth’s recently launched biennial publication shows crucial links between environment and health, some of them yet unexplored
Pollution control boards should set their own deadline
An effective regulatory framework for pollution control boards can enable authorities to monitor air pollution better
Did Punjab introduce cancer vaccine based on faulty research by PGI Chandigarh?
Claims made by the professors at PGIMER have been challenged by a member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it
Despite the 2005 WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and falling smoking rates, global population growth means total tobacco use …
Deaths due to non-communicable diseases increased by 37 per cent since 1990
Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu have the largest share of non-communicable diseases, according to the 2016 India State-level Disease Burden study
Mr Minister, do you mean 1.4 million cancer patients in India are sinners?
Assam’s health minister Himanta Sarma recently linked this deadly disease to ‘karmic’ law
100% Indians exposed to PM 2.5 pollutants beyond limits
Long-term exposure to the pollutant has been associated with lung cancer
Why we should test everyone's genes to predict disease
If a test could reveal the diseases you and your family might be more likely to get, would you get it?