Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology for Ayushman Bharat

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, here today exchanged the MoU’s with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology for Ayushman BharatAnupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare presided over the ceremony and also released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) , Burzis Taraporewala, Senior Adviser, Tata Trusts and Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President, Dell EMC COE and Jeremy Ford, Director, […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

Mixed chemicals in beauty products could harm women’s hormones

Mixtures of chemicals found in beauty products, often aimed at female consumers, could harm their reproductive hormones. Researchers at George Mason University, Virginia, examined the impact of exposure across the menstrual cycle in the new study

Mixed chemicals in beauty products could harm women’s hormonesThe paper titled ‘Exposure to bisphenol A, chlorophenols, benzophenones, and parabens in relation to reproductive hormones in healthy women: A chemical mixture approach’ was recently published in the journal Environment International. The research team recruited 143 healthy women, aged 18 to 44 years, who had no known chronic health conditions and did not use birth […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spread

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to the union health ministry

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spreadAfter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, a person’s outlook is influenced by several factors – the most important of which is the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread beyond the original site of the tumour. For instance, the 5-year survival rate for women with stage 2 breast cancer is approximately 93 per […]

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  

Thousands of breast cancer patients are likely to benefit under a new precision medicine approach. The breakthrough finding by landmark Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment (TAILORx) demonstrates the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score Test definitely identifies the 70% of women with early-stage breast cancer who receive no benefit from chemotherapy, and the 30% of women for whom chemotherapy benefit can be life-saving

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  “This study will have a practice changing impact on the medical community related to prescribing chemotherapy to breast cancer patients. This Oncotype Dx test, can help oncologists identify low risk patients who may safely avoid chemotherapy as well as, the high risk patients who will benefit by chemotherapy. By limiting the use of chemotherapy only […]

Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shifts

Working the night shift is linked to a number of health issues, from heart disease to obesity to sleep disorders—and even cancer. Now, in a new report, researchers in China have found that women who work the night shift have a 19 per cent increased risk of developing cancer compared to women do not work at night

Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shiftsResearchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were almost a fifth more likely to develop cancer when compared with women who did not work such shifts. On looking at specific cancers, the researchers found that women who worked long-term night shifts were at even greater risk of skin cancer, breast cancer, and […]

Women: ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’

Breast cancer is one of the most belligerent cancer among women leading to death. Age doesn’t matter for a breast cancer, but the risk doubles each decade after menopause, after which the surge slackens. Survival rates of breast cancer have now improved worldwide, because of the advanced medical facilities and diagnosis at an early stage

Women:  ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’Doctors say that breast cancer cases are increasing in developing countries due to increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles. In fact, due to a lack of awareness, majority of breast cancers are detected late in developing countries. “Every woman should be aware of the symptoms, as after puberty a woman breast consists of connective tissues, fats, thousands of […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

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. […]
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