Why your heart remains immune to cancer?

Though found in every possible part of the body, a fluid-filled sac called pericardium does its job of protecting our precious hearts

Why your heart remains immune to cancer?Food for thought: there are cancers of the brain, blood, lymph nodes, lungs, bone, and every other bodily organ, part, or system imaginable. Why, then, do we never hear about heart cancer — could it be our hearts, long symbolized as the root of loving emotion, are somehow immune to the dreaded disease? Unfortunately, the […]

Probiotics: Eating some bacteria can make you stay healthy, here’s how

Researchers select live bacteria that are good for health and make patients eat them. These bacteria aid immune system in killing the harmful bacteria that might lead to colon cancer

Probiotics: Eating some bacteria can make you stay healthy, here’s howIn a new study, researchers have revealed that they can improve one’s health using probiotics or live bacteria and it can even be used to prevent colon cancer. Not only colon cancer, the new method can be applied to protect us from several other diseases. Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer, is the […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekend

Medical evidence suggests that for optimum health and function, the average adult should get seven to nine hours of sleep daily. But, those people who spent two or more hours catching up on sleep over the weekend, what researchers call ‘sleep debt,’ were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekendUsing the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Those who spent two or more hours catching up on […]

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancer

We do know obesity is a cancer risk factor that you can modify, through exercise and diet. Make sure you're doing at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking. And if you're overweight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about whether you need to change your eating habits

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancerBeing obese is a known risk factor for developing some cancers. However, which kinds of are associated with obesity is still debated. A recently published study in the BMJ aims to narrow it down. European researchers combed through observational studies that looked for links between being overweight and getting cancer. Out of 36 kinds of […]

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 […]

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drug

Scientists may have found an innovative way to kill off cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia, all the while preserving and regenerating healthy red blood cells

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drugThe new study was carried out by researchers from the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Mick Bhatia — a professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University and director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute — led the investigation, and the findings have […]

Save hearts, enrich lives

SRCC Children’s Hospital launches a paediatric programme ‘Rakhsa Camp – Save the little Hearts’, an initiative to save and enrich lives of hundreds of children from across Maharashtra with aid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and TATA Trusts

Save hearts, enrich livesSRCC Children’s hospital launches Raksha Camp – Save the Little hearts. The hospital is managed by Narayana Health. Hearts in association with Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Tata Trusts. Today, screening began at 9:00 am. Children from Nashik, Palghar and Yatmal participated in Raksha Camp. Most children had cardiac ailments and need surgical interventions. Mr Arunesh […]

Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancer

Due to the lack of awareness regarding cancer, Tata Memorial Centre  in collabartion with department of health and family welfare and government of Maharashtra has launched, online ‘Onchology Tutorial Series’, to train the doctors across  the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment,  under  its goal ‘Affordable Cancer Care' project

Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancerCancer is a major public health concern in India and has become of the ten leading causes of death in the country.  In order to diagnose cancer at an early stage, the health care providers at all levels should be well informed and ware on screening, diagnosis and treatment. So, Tata Memorial Centre with its […]

Can lung cancer be detected early?

In the 20th century, the world population began to experience rising mortality from lung cancer caused by chronic exposure to tobacco smoke. This epidemic of lung cancer deaths is now receding in some nations where tobacco control has reduced smoking, but it is rapidly rising in others, says Dr Unmil Shah, Pulmonologist at Global Hospitals, Mumbai

Can lung cancer be detected early?Although, lung cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women (after prostate cancer and breast cancer), the annual burden of this disease is larger than that of any other cancer. It accounts for 13 per cent of all new cancer cases and 19 per cent of cancer related deaths worldwide. In […]

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Cancer can be quite difficult to deal with, not only physically but also on a psychological level. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. Being a survivor, this 68-year-old counsels patients for 22 years now

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 yearsCancer not only takes toll on one’s physical health, but also on the psychological health of a person. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. In such a case, the patients often feel that death is awaiting them.68-year-old; Anita […]
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