Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer, suggests study

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer, suggests studyA clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr Kimmie Ng, director of clinical research at Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center in Boston, MA, says that the results of the trial are promising and could lead to new treatment possibilities […]

Myths and facts about oral cancer

Dr Donald Babu, a Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, busts the myth about the oral cancer in people

Myths and facts about oral cancerCancer is defined as the irrepressible growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer looks like a growth or sore in the mouth that does not heal. Oral cancer is among the top three Cancers in India; number one among all cancers in men and number three among women. […]

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states report

A report released by Tata Memorial Hospital reveals that rural and tribal regions of Gadchiroli have one of the highest incidences of mouth cancers in the country

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states reportEnumerating cancer cases in rural areas remain challenging and posing a challenge to develop cancer control strategies. SEARCH, Gadchiroli and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai have collaboratively developed a method to enumerate cancer cases in under-resourced settings under the Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) in Gadchiroli. The results of the PBCR for years 2015-16 were released today […]

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancer

In a study including 581 patients with stage II melanoma and a one-year follow-up, around 40% patients detected signs of recurrence, either from a physical change on skin or through known symptoms like coughing blood

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancerSelf-checks are the number one way to detect recurrent melanoma, outperforming technology and routine imaging tests, says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While melanoma is attributed to less than one percent of skin cancer diagnoses, it is the cause of most skin cancer deaths, according to SkinCancer.org. […]

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice

Adding pomegranate juice to your diet reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation. Do check with your doctor before drinking it every day to be sure that it won’t interfere with your medications

12 health benefits of drinking pomegranate juiceFresh juice doesn’t have to be green or full of spinach to be healthy. Pomegranate juice contains more than 100 phytochemicals. Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. The pomegranate fruit has been used for thousands of years as medicine. Today, pomegranate juice is being studied for its many health […]

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests study

Roughly half of the patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests studyUp to 10 per cent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note in Sleep Medicine. Even though sleep disorders have been tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients, research to date on hasn’t offered a clear picture of what circumstances might make […]

Ten things you didn’t know about blood donation

While there are many misconceptions about blood donation, we hope these facts help you look at it in a new light

Ten things you didn’t know about blood donationIn a world where nearly everything can be manufactured, rebuilt, and redesigned, scientists are still unable to make artificial blood, meaning people who need blood transfusions must still rely entirely on donations. Unfortunately, donations haven’t been able to keep pace with their tremendous need. Here are some interesting and alarming facts about donating blood that […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppers

Fighting cancer is not the only positive effect of eating hot chilli peppers as people can enjoy a number of health benefits from this spicy food

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppersThere is already a number of good reasons to add hot chilli peppers to your diet and the number continues to grow. A new study suggests that it could also help in the fight against lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. The study published in Experimental Biology shows that […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital launches head and neck cancer OPD

A Head and Neck cancer Out Patient Department (OPD) has been inaugurated at Mumbai's State-run Sir Group JJ Hospital. The OPD is the joint venture between the state government and Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel

Mumbai: JJ Hospital launches head and neck cancer OPDOn the very first day of its inspection, on Tuesday, April 9, 12 patients have been screened for the head and neck cancer-related symptoms. Maharashtra has been witnessed a rise in head and neck cancer cases. A large number of people from rural areas are also suffering from this disease. But, due to the lack […]
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