UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments

UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatmentResearchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss – arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. Published in the journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine, the study from […]

Rishi Kapoor wins battle against cancer, returns home after year-long treatment

Rishi Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh have finally returned home after spending almost a year in the US for his cancer treatment. The two were spotted at the Mumbai airport on Tuesday (Sept. 10) morning

Rishi Kapoor wins battle against cancer, returns home after year-long treatmentVeteran actor Rishi Kapoor is back home after undergoing medical treatment for cancer in the US. The actor, who was in New York since late last year, returned to India on Tuesday morning. The 67-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the news of his homecoming and thanked his fans and well-wishers for their continuous […]

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund

Cancer patients who are in need of funds for treatment will now be aided through the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Mayoral Fund

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund  The number of patients suffering from cancer is increasing in Mumbai. The BMC has decided that they will provide poor and needy cancer patients with Rs 25,000 as financial aid for treatment. They will receive through the Mayoral Fund when they approach the BMC or any civic-run hospital for treatment. As we all know, […]

Mumbai: Soon, separate ward to be established for children with cancer at JJ Hospital

JJ Hospital will soon open a separate ward to exclusively cater to children who are affected with cancer. This ward will help in the efficient diagnosis of cancer and will provide the best available treatment 

Mumbai: Soon, separate ward to be established for children with cancer at JJ HospitalA special cancer ward will be created for the children who are suffering from cancer in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. The ward will be created keeping in mind the rising cases of cancer among the children. Sir JJ Group of Hospitals is collaborating with a private NGO which works in cancer care […]

Dehu’s PHC takes a unique approach for detection and treatment of women’s cancers

As more women are getting diagnosed with cancer and treatment at private health care facility or tertiary health care centre in cities is becoming difficult, a Primary Health Centre (PHC) from Pune district has taken a proactive initiative 

Dehu’s PHC takes a unique approach for detection and treatment of women’s cancersA PHC from Pune had held a free uterus and breast cancer check-up camp for women from the district. The PHC has tied up with different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) who would then help in free treatment post detection of those diagnosed with cancer. A free check-up was arranged today on Saturday, June 8 at Dehu […]

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growth

The decreased risk of cancer has for long been associated with consumption of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale, but the actual gene which works for it was not known. The current research has found that these cruciferous vegetables contain a molecule which inactivates a gene known as WWP1

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growthThe body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumour growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Researchers from Harvard Medical Schools Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, saw […]

Cancer drugs: NPPA directs manufacturers to furnish details of landing cost

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked the manufactures to submit the details of the landing cost of the drugs imported. The ‘landing cost’ is at which a particular drug is imported in the country

Cancer drugs: NPPA directs manufacturers to furnish details of landing costRecently, the NPPA had capped trade margin of 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs by 30 per cent. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued the order on March 14 directing the manufacturer to furnish the details. The manufacturers will have to submit the landing cost by March 15 with the NPPA. Providing major relief to […]

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware about

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware aboutCancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Risk factors for cancers Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide and are also the 4 shared risk factors […]

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US study

Now, a new study suggests that the level of a person's physical activity may affect the bacterial diversity in their gut, and thus influence their health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US studyBoth bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? Though this may seem strange, human bodies are actually made, according to recent estimates, of about as many bacteria and other microorganisms as regular human cells. In the colon alone, the tract that […]

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ Hospital

The state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Hospital. Through this MoU, doctors from Tata Memorial will provide first-hand training to doctors at JJ Hospital to help them detect, diagnose and treat head and neck cancers

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ HospitalAs the incidence of cancer and its cases, are rising in both the rural and urban areas of the state, the government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital in order to address the situation. Tata Memorial Hospital will soon start an oncology service in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group […]
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