Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth, reveals study

A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells

Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth, reveals studyThe work could lead to better post-operative treatments for people with osteosarcoma, the second most prevalent cause of cancer death in children. The researchers, including Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and graduate student Naboneeta Sarkar, report on their work in the journal, ACS […]

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years

The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has disbursed more than Rs 550 crores to 56,318 needy people for medical requirements since 2014, when the Devendra Fadnavis government took over. The figure for the last 10 months alone is Rs 106 crore disbursed to 10,582 people

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 yearsMore than 550 crores have been allocated for treatment and surgeries. Poor and needy people in the state who require financial assistance for medical problems are aided through this fund. This is done so that no is deprived of healthcare and medical services. In a statement issued Saturday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “The state […]

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study finds

Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study findsResearchers analysed data from more than 10 million children born in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina between 1992 and 2013. Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18. Those whose birth defect had no known genetic cause, also known […]

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals study

Eating two or more weekly servings of yoghurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer, at least in men, finds research published online in the journal Gut

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals studyThe observed associations were strongest for adenomas that are highly likely to become cancerous, and for those located in the colon rather than in the rectum, the findings indicate. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing the type and volume of bacteria […]

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds study

Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds studyIn the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

Post-cancer treatment Sonali Bendre gets back to her fitness routine with aquatherapy

Sonali Bendre Behl has been extremely transparent and forthcoming with her fans about her cancer diagnosis and treatment, and she has continued sharing her experiences through recovery as well. Bendre is currently in recovery mode after being diagnosed with cancer in 2018. She shared a video of her aqua therapy training sessions to inspire others

Post-cancer treatment Sonali Bendre gets back to her fitness routine with aquatherapyIn remission now, the Bollywood actor and model posted a video of her practising aquatherapy – an exercise program which allows people recovering from injuries to work out without taxing their joints and muscles. In the video, 44-year-old Sonali is seen working out inside a tank full of water. She warned her followers that the […]
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