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, […]

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: 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 […]

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals study

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals studyThese are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today. Results from the GO2 trial could change the standard of care for patients who can’t have full dose chemotherapy due to their age, frailty or medical fitness. The study, which ran at hospitals all over the UK, […]

Male pregnancy could be a reality with a new medical procedure

Infertile people, as well as same-sex couples, may soon be able to have their own biological babies. Scientists have been exploring a new procedure that uses a person’s skin to make a baby

Male pregnancy could be a reality with a new medical procedureUsing ordinary skin cells, scientists were able to create artificial sperm and eggs in the laboratory. The process, tested in animal subjects, appeared effective in growing a baby with genes from parents that donated skin cells. This might help male pregnancy become a reality. The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were first reported effective to […]

Indian-origin doc credited in curing ‘London patient’

Scientists believe a second man has been cured of HIV after showing sustained remission from the virus after receiving stem cell treatment. A HIV positive man has become the second person to go into sustained remission from the virus and cleared of AIDS after receiving a bone-marrow transplant

Indian-origin doc credited in curing ‘London patient’An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said For just the second time since the global epidemic began, a patient appears to have been cured of infection with HIV, […]

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

A cancer survivor's bridal photoshoot is inspiring women to embrace themselves and their transformation while fighting the disease.

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshootVashnavi Poovanedran is better known on Instagram as Navi Indran Pillai, and she took the photo-sharing platform by storm after her bridal photoshoot titled ‘The Bold Indian Bride’ went viral Breast cancer survivor Navi Indran Pillai, is encouraging women to embrace their beauty and shatter stereotypes with her heart-warming and stunning bridal photoshoot. View this […]
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