Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours grow

We know that almost all the cells in the human body require energy, and they derive this energy from the sugars in the food we eat. Cancer cells also require sugars to grow. But their glucose intake is a lot higher than that of healthy cells, as is the rate at which they ferment that glucose into lactic acid. This is known as the Warburg effect, and it may, scientists have hypothesised, have something to do with cancer's rapid growth rate

Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours growCancer cells could be benefiting from sugary foods. Eating sugar stimulates cancers to grow and continue to develop, the scientists claimed. The more sugar consumed, the more aggressive the cancer can become, they added. The findings could have “sweeping consequences” for diet recommendations in cancer patients. “Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of […]

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

The research states that the risk of early death associated with loneliness, social isolation, and living alone was equal to or greater than the premature death risk associated with obesity and other major health conditions

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchersTwo new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longer

The research is being featured at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that starts next month in Chicago. And while the researchers studied colon cancer patients, they say their findings are likely to apply to many types of cancer survivors

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longerDoctors reported there is an uncomplicated way to live longer after being diagnosed with advanced cancer and it doesn’t require chemotherapy or surgery. Just eating right and exercising more can be helpful. Researchers found that cancer survivors who follow standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42 per cent less likely to die […]

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial Hospital

Diwali the festival of light symbolises hope and joy. The celebration of Diwali begins from Dhanteras. On this auspicious day a special program to celebrate Diwali was arranged at Tata Memorial Hospital for the children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial HospitalMany entertaining programs were arranged for the kids on this occasion. The children enjoyed a magic show and actively participated in a bubble game. They couldn’t hold themselves back when they heard their favorite Bollywood number play. With lights, music and dance kids kicked off their fun-filled Diwali celebrations.             […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

The support group will undertake activities for continuous rehabilitation. Lectures on how to swallow food and how to speak would be arranged for the survivors. Also, special attention would be given to keep a check that patient does not go back to consuming tobacco and other tobacco related products

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patientsA group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which brought a smile on the faces of cancer patients who are usually engaged with their treatment and battling this disease

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)On the occasion of Rose Day, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) along with Shiamak Davar launched Rose Day with the Rose Day Carnival, a  fun filled evening with dance and entertainment on Thursday, September 14 2017 for cancer patients at St Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which […]

Lifeline Express: A real lifeline to cancer patients in need

The oral cancer screening done by the dentists at Lifeline Express found 36 patients suffering from oral cancers and 180 with pre-cancerous lesions. This is one of the highest burdens of oral cancer ever detected in any of the camps held so far. Docs claim that this is the world’s first cancer facility on train. It is currently stationed at Mirzapur

Lifeline Express: A real lifeline to cancer patients in needCancer surgeries were performed on the Lifeline Express on September 09, 2017 it is a train that is stationed at Mirzapur station. The purpose of Lifeline Express is obvious, it helps cancer patients get a new life and it also is the only lifeline that can help save them here. The surgeries carried out on […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

She lost her hair, not her self-confidence

Everyone is quite protective of one's hair and tries to maintain it, but even the slightest loss of hair is enough to make us paranoid. Asha Savarkar Rasal, lost her hair during taking the treatment for an autoimmune disease.  But, she didn't lose her optimistic approach and kept following the guidelines. As a result, she is now cured and also has her healthy hair back

She lost her hair, not her self-confidenceOne can easily find a person who is paranoid about their hair loss. Whether it is a woman or a man, everyone is quite protective of one’s mane and tries to maintain it as well as possible. Even the slightest loss of hair is enough to make us paranoid. That’s why Asha Savarkar Rasal, a […]
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