‘Make cancer treatment affordable,’ parliamentary committee urges union government

‘Make cancer treatment affordable,’ parliamentary committee urges union governmentThe parliamentary standing committee submitted its report on ‘an expanded role for the department of atomic energy in cancer treatment in India through an enlarged network of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai.’ Panel members included chairman Jairam Ramesh, the report was sent to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on November 11. Recommendations […]

Journalism student donates hair to bring a smile on the faces of cancer patients

Hair is the crowning glory of any women. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. Far too many women end up being confined to their homes after they undergo chemotherapy. As they are afraid of societal stigma, they have to face after hair loss

Journalism student donates hair to bring a smile on the faces of cancer patientsHair donation was an unknown concept when it was launched in 2013, but today it has become a huge movement as ladies go bald for defying social norms and taboos, to avenge cancer for stealing the dignity of their loved ones. For many of us, our hair is part of our identity. Going bald or […]

Breast cancer: ‘Strengthening HR polices at employment places is the need of the hour’ 

Often working women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are forced to take unpaid leave for their chemo days. While men are getting paternity leave, what about women affected with cancer. My Medical Mantra spoke to Dr Shona Nag, a senior oncologist and director of Sahyadri Hospital. We questioned her on the scenario of breast cancer in the country, neglected areas and what measures could be taken to prevent breast cancer

Breast cancer: ‘Strengthening HR polices at employment places is the need of the hour’ Dr Shona Nag is one of Pune’s best breast cancer specialists and a leading medical oncologist. She is known for her work in women’s health especially that of breast cancer and cervical cancer. She studied medicine in Pune’s BJ Medical College. She followed that by an oncology fellowship at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. She […]

UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments

UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatmentResearchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss – arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. Published in the journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine, the study from […]

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapySince most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions designed a study to learn more. Their study appeared in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Having cancer increases the chances of people […]

Bald and Beautiful: MBBS student gives a unique gift to cancer patients

Anokhi has donated her hair for the welfare of cancer patients on Monday, September 09, she donated her hair with the help of ‘Cope with Cancer,’ an NGO which works for cancer patients. Hair is the crowning glory of any woman. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. But this girl from Ahmedabad didn’t let that hold her back and instead decided to help someone in need

Bald and Beautiful: MBBS student gives a unique gift to cancer patientsMost of us panic at the sight of seeing strands of hair tangled in our combing brush. This is because of the fear of losing all your hair one day keeps haunting us. Imagine how disturbing it would be for cancer survivors to see themselves without hair. Sharing the pain of cancer survivors, Anokhi Patel, […]

Bald and beautiful: These two women donated their hair to cancer patients

For many of us, our hair is part of our identity. Going bald or losing our hair due to medical reasons can be a traumatic experience. In such cases, patients who have undergone hair loss due to chemotherapy might require wigs. While many of us are aware of blood donation and organ donation, we also need to be aware of the concept of hair donation. As donating our hair can help maintain the dignity of cancer patients

Bald and beautiful: These two women donated their hair to cancer patientsHair is the crowning glory of any women. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. But these two women from Pune didn’t bother about the concept of beauty and instead choose humanity and kindness to help those in need. Two engineering students from Pune have […]

Does ginger help ease nausea? Know more about its versatile uses

Ginger, one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet, has been proven by studies to keep nausea in check

Does ginger help ease nausea? Know more about its versatile usesGinger, commonly used as a spice or herb, has been famous for its medicinal benefits since time immemorial. It consists of bioactive compounds and nutrients that make it one of the most healthiest ingredients that can be converted into powders, juices and oils, either from dried or fresh ginger. One of ginger’s most proven and […]

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 […]

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

Life expectancy is on the rise for females who undergo breast cancer treatment, they, nevertheless, face a number of health risks in the aftermath of therapy. Late side effects can include damage to the bones, premature menopause symptoms, and poor heart health

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that doctors diagnose among women across all the world’s populations. At the same time, however, it is […]
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