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  • U.S. Scientists Discover Potential Treatment For Blood Cancer

    Nov 23, 2017 03:05 IST
    Scientists in Stanford University have found out a different molecule CD22, which can be targetted against genetically modified T-cells in CAR T-cell therapy - as an effective treatment for leukaemia.
  • Conditions Disqualifying You From Donating Blood

    Jun 15, 2017 12:42 IST
    Some people are disqualified from donating blood because they have diseases that are transmissible via blood. Other potential donors are disqualified because of other conditions. Read on to know more
  • Hair dyes not linked to cancer risk

    Feb 3, 2009 08:46 IST
    Women who have used hair dyes, even for decades, do not seem to have an elevated risk of multiple myeloma
  • Physical inactivity in childhood cancer survivors

    Aug 14, 2007 01:35 IST
    Many adult survivors of childhood leukaemia get little or no exercise, which increases their chances of becoming obese and developing other health problems.
  • Passive smoking boosts leukaemia risk

    Oct 3, 2005 01:44 IST
    Long-term exposure to environmental tobacco smoke may raise the risk of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
  • Childhood exposure to pollution leads to cancer

    Aug 17, 2005 01:45 IST
    Children who are exposed to combustion gases and engine exhaust before or soon after birth might develop childhood cancers like leukaemia.
  • Obesity raises risk of myeloid leukaemia

    Aug 5, 2005 02:16 IST
    Greater body size increases the risk of myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer.
  • Fruits protect children from leukaemia

    Feb 4, 2010 04:05 IST
    Children who eat oranges and bananas or drink orange juice most days of the week are less likely to be diagnosed with leukaemia before the age of 14.
  • Breastfeeding lowers leukaemia risk

    Feb 3, 2010 11:32 IST
    Breastfeeding for a few months may lower the risk of leukaemia in children.
  • Diet during pregnancy and leukaemia

    Feb 3, 2010 11:04 IST
    Women who eat a diet rich in vegetables and protein during pregnancy can lower the risk of leukaemia in their child.
  • Turmeric may protect against leukaemia

    Feb 3, 2010 10:28 IST
    Turmeric, a spice used extensively in Asia as a key ingredient of curry, may help protect children against leukaemia.
  • Antioxidants reduce side effects

    Feb 27, 2010 10:18 IST
    A recent study suggests that children with leukaemia do not take enough antioxidant vitamins, which raises their risk of side effects during chemotherapy.
  • Traffic fumes increase leukaemia risk

    Feb 24, 2010 12:14 IST
    Exhaust fumes from cars and trucks increase the risk of cancer in children. Leukaemia is the most common type of childhood cancer, but the cause is unknown in most cases.
  • Smoking and leukaemia

    Mar 26, 2002 03:06 IST
    Smokers, especially those over the age of 60, are more than twice as likely as nonsmokers to develop a specific type of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Leukaemia is in lay terms known as 'blood cancer' because it is the white blood cells that become diseased. There are several types of Leukemia including AML. Here there is an increased number of im...
  • Iron and folate prevent leukaemia

    Dec 21, 2001 04:38 IST
    It is a known fact that iron supplements help prevent anaemia during pregnancy. Recent research shows that the role of iron during pregnancy may be more than just that - it has been seen to be protective against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in children whose mothers took iron and folic acid supplements during pregnancy. ALL is the most comm...
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