02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donors

Zainab Mughal, a 02-year-old girl from Florida, is sick and needs a blood donor with the same rare blood she has. A global search is underway for a compatible blood donor. Earlier this year, Zainab was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive and rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children

02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donorsZainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world. She’s been battling cancer, and to survive, she’s likely to need blood transfusions from seven to 10 donors who haven’t all been found. That’s because they are as rare as she is. Only people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent who have the same […]

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancerTumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use. “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so […]

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect for patients being treated for cancer, apart from tiredness and lack of energy. Cancer-related fatigue may cause confusion, irritability, poor memory, and depression

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigueFor patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientists

CRISPR-Cas9 is an exciting gene editing tool that scientists hope they will be able to use in preventing cancer. However, a new study warns that the use of this very strategy could actually increase the risk of cancer

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientistsResearchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 – a type of molecular “scissors” that make gene editing a possibility – might lead to the development of treatments that have added cancer risk. The team, led by Jussi Taipale at Cambridge, […]

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillers

In a modern era with technology and advances in healthcare, we have learnt to rely on antibiotics and physicians. While there is nothing wrong in finding a solution to our illnesses, at times the simplest and most effective cure lies with Mother Nature. Here are five natural painkillers which can help you with different health problems

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillersTurn to nature If you have a toothache, backache, or any other type of pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Many people rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and habitual use or addiction. You may find the relief you need from a […]

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs states

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all the state governments, directing them to make all the government buildings tobacco-free. Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan has written a letter to the state governments

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs statesSoon, state government buildings will go tobacco-free across all states in India. In order to protect the public health, the Union Health Ministry has issued this directive. The Health Ministry has agreed to provide any technical support to the state government if required. A number of times, when we visit the government institutions, we see […]

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish study

Air pollution is currently one of the worst problems that the world is facing. If a new study is to be believed, air pollution increases the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to air pollution

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish studyStirling University staff discovered new evidence of air pollution and cancer being connected as part of occupational health research. The team, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in […]

Army man to cycle from Odisha to Pune to raise awareness about cancer

His mother passed away five years ago due to oral cancer, she was detected with cancer in its third stage. After being triggered by the lack of sensitivity towards patients affected with cancer and the ignorance in rural areas of Maharashtra, this army man has made it his mission to ensure that people are aware about this dreadful disease

Army man to cycle from Odisha to Pune to raise awareness about cancerPeople working in the armed forces generally protect from enemies who attack us from the outside, like terrorist or other security threats towards our nation. Today, My Medical Mantra, wants to introduce you to an army man who is fighting against an enemy which attacks from within the body. Yes, we introduce you to a […]
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