Pakistani doctors have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of thalassaemia. They have not only treated thalassaemia without blood transfusion but also has identified certain gene mutations that could cause this devastating disease. This research was conducted by Saqib H Ansari, Tahir S Shamsi, Mushtaq Ashraf, Kousar Perveen, Tasneem Farzana, Munira Borhany, Sajida Erum and Tabassum Mehboob. During this research 17 gene mutations have been discovered that are associated with thalassaemia.
Risk of testicular cancer could be increased in those men who smoke cannabis as indicated in new research. This research was conducted by Doctor Victoria Cortessis, at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. The most common type of cancer in men having age between 15 to 45 years is testicular cancer. This research was published in the journal of Cancer.
Latest research has shown that Mammograms (a test used to detect breast cancer) could increase the risk of cancer. Researchers have found that certain mutated genes are present in women that could increase the chances of breast cancer when exposed to radiation.