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 […]

#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about it

Sonali Bendre has shared a new picture on Instagram, marking her return to work after an extended break, during which she was receiving treatment for cancer. Bendre returns to the sets after a long sabbatical and says its a surreal feeling to be back, and that she has a stronger sense of purpose now

#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about itSonali Bendre Behl has resumed work after undergoing treatment for a high grade cancer for about five months in New York. Last July, Sonali had revealed that she had been diagnosed with a high grade cancer. The actor returned home in December 2018. On Monday, February 04, 2019, Sonali took to Instagram to share a […]

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapy

Many medicines that treat tumours are removed from the body by the kidneys and can damage certain cells within the kidneys. People with advanced tumours were 41 percent more likely to have acute kidney injuries than patients with early-stage cancer

#WorldCancerDay: Serious kidney injury common during chemotherapyNearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalised for serious kidney injury, suggests a new Canadian study. The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious kidney […]

#WorldCancerDay: Key factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancer

Several factors can make you more likely to develop a secondary cancer. Some are under your control. Others aren’t

#WorldCancerDay: Key factors that increase your risk for a secondary cancerIt’s important for you to discuss your risks with your doctor and find out what you can do to lower your odds of developing cancer again. Equally important, discuss how often you need to get screened, so you can catch any new cancers early. Childhood cancer If you developed cancer before age 15, you’ll need […]

Navya expert online opinion service helps cancer patients with a second opinion

Cancer patients can get their cases reviewed by world renowned experts without leaving their homes

Navya expert online opinion service helps cancer patients with a second opinionNavya, a Bangalore-based clinical informatics company, founded in collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and National Cancer Grid (NCG), provides online expert opinions to cancer patients. This service allows patients to upload their reports and get a response from world renowned experts within 24 hours. Uday Nair, a 10-year-old from Bangalore complained to his dad […]

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgery

Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of post-operative pneumonia by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgeryPatients who visited a dentist were slightly less likely to have post-surgery pneumonia or die within 30 days of surgery, the study authors found. “Oral care is one option for preventing post-operative pneumonia as post-operative pneumonia can be precipitated by aspiration of oral and pharyngeal secretions,” said lead researcher Miho Ishimaru of the University of […]

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]
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