Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals study

Young people who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, according to a study by scientists from Australia's University of Sydney released on Thursday

Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals studyThe world-first study of 18 to 40 year olds found that regular use of sunscreen reduced the risk of potentially deadly melanoma by 40 percent compared to those who rarely used it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 1,32,000 melanoma skin cancers occur each year […]

Aurangabad: Cadaver donation gives new lease of life to three

The family of a 55-year-old Nanded woman agreed to donate her organs after she was declared brain-dead youth, their decision helped save three patients who were waiting for an organ transplant, by giving them a second chance to live. This is Aurangabad’s 19th organ donation

Aurangabad: Cadaver donation gives new lease of life to threeA cadaver donation occurred today at Sunrise Hospital in Nanded, Maharashtra. A 55-year-old woman was recently admitted to the hospital after she met with a road accident. After a few days of treatment, her condition deteriorated and she was declared brain-dead by the doctors. After counselling, the bereaved family made a brave decision to donate […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

Mumbai: 78 prisoners from Byculla jail admitted to Sir JJ Hospital, food poisoning suspected

Immediately after having morning breakfast the prisoners complained of vomiting and stomach ache. The jail department has admitted 58 of them to the hospital

Mumbai: 78 prisoners from Byculla jail admitted to Sir JJ Hospital, food poisoning suspected78 prisoners from Mumbai’s Byculla jail have been admitted to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Sources informed that immediately after having their morning breakfast, the prisoners complained of stomach ache and vomiting. The inmates were immediately rushed to Mumbai’s Sir JJ Group of Hospital, and their condition is said to be out of danger.  While speaking to […]

A lesson from Azerbaijan to prevent spread of TB in prisons

In Azerbaijan, a dedicated programme has helped to dramatically reduce rates of TB infection among prisoners and has bolstered treatment outcomes. Building on this success, the country is now home to the world’s only WHO collaborating centre specialising in this subject: the ‘WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons’

A lesson from Azerbaijan to prevent spread of TB in prisonsDespite valuable progress, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem in prisons across the world. Within the WHO European Region, reported TB cases among prisoners are up to 30 times higher than in the general population; people in prisons are more likely to die from TB and less likely to be cured of the disease. […]

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centres

The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has decided to build 12 new dialysis centres across the state. The aim is to provide free of cost dialysis treatment to poor and needy patients. All India Chemist and Druggist Association has also decided to donate free drugs to these dialysis centres

Maha: Chemist association to provide free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centresThe All India Chemist and Druggist Association, Maharashtra, has decided to donate free dialysis medicines to new dialysis centres in the state.  The medicines will be donated free of cost to these dialysis centres for the entire year, as per their requirement. The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has appealed to the Chemist association to donate […]

UGC committee to regulate fees for medical courses in deemed universities

Moving closer to fixing MBBS course fee for deemed universities across the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has formed a 11-member national-level fee regulation committee

UGC committee to regulate fees for medical courses in deemed universitiesMedical education in India is an expensive affair as students have to shell out lakhs to secure a seat in self-financed deemed universities. A growing number of doctors and medical workers have demanded that fees charged by medical colleges should be regulated. This move comes on the heels of the Madras High Court order made […]

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  

While there are a handful of reasons that may cause anaemia, diet usually plays a large role. This is especially true for those on a strict plant-based, vegetarian diet 

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  Iron, one of the most important minerals in our diet, plays an important role in maintaining our energy levels. Not getting enough iron can result in the deficiency known as anaemia, putting you at risk of various health problems. Gender plays an important role in determining how much of the nutrient you need. It is […]

Organ donation at Hinduja Hospital helps save three lives

The family of a 23-year-old Mumbai youth agreed to donate his organs of the brain-dead youth, which went on to save three patients who were waiting for an organ transplant

Organ donation at Hinduja Hospital helps save three livesA cadaver donation took place today at Mahim’s P.D. Hinduja Hospital. This is the 29th cadaver organ donation for Mumbai, this year. A 23-year-old man admitted to P. D.Hinduja Hospital on July 17 with acute cerebral infarct and acute myocardial infarction, he was later declared brain stem dead by doctors. The bereaved family made a […]

Mumbai: Operation theatre at KEM Hospital closed since 15 days

The Jan Mohammad Theatre (JMT) operation theatre at KEM Hospital has been closed for 15 days due to water leakage. The operation theatre is being repaired and upgraded

Mumbai: Operation theatre at KEM Hospital closed since 15 daysCurrently, emergency surgeries are being carried out at another operation theatre in the hospital. Dates for scheduled surgeries have been postponed. The operation theatre will be reopened from Friday, informed KEM Hospital Dean, Dr Avinash Supe. Many people come to KEM hospital every day for treatment. However, patients requiring surgery are facing difficulties, due to […]