Drinking white wine could be putting you at a risk of skin cancer

Overall alcohol intake was associated with a 14% higher risk of melanoma per drink per day. While each drink of white wine was associated with a 13% increase in melanoma risk

Drinking white wine could be putting you at a risk of skin cancerAlcohol is responsible for about 4% of cancer cases worldwide, typically in the esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum, and breast. A possible explanation is that the ethanol in alcohol metabolizes into acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents DNA repair. A team of researchers from Harvard and Brown universities sought to determine whether alcohol consumption can […]

Telangana govt ties up with Tata Trust to deliver high quality affordable cancer care

Today, the Government of Telangana and Tata Trusts announced a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver high quality affordable cancer care through a three-tier model, and develop academic and research capabilities in the state

Telangana govt ties up with Tata Trust to deliver high quality affordable cancer careAs part of the three-tier model, two apex super-speciality hospitals in Hyderabad – the MNJ Institute of Technology and the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences – will be upgraded to handle complex cases on a referral basis. Medical colleges in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar and Warangal will be strengthened so that they can offer diagnosis and […]

Mumbai: 10 month old run-over over by rickshaw survives

An accident like this can be quite life-changing for anybody. Surely, it was, even for this 10-month-old baby. Pedestrians and motorists, who witnessed the accident at Dombivli, helped the mother take her baby to a nearby hospital where baby Esther underwent a full body CT scan

Mumbai: 10 month old run-over over by rickshaw survivesIt was a regular morning when Asha Matthew, a 35-year-old mother was walking with her 10 month old daughter, Esther, to her grandmother’s house. In a matter of few seconds, the young mother lay face-down on the road and the baby flung a few feet away! The mother’s handbag had gotten stuck in the handle […]

Mumbai: SSC student dies of heart attack

SSC exams have commenced from today across the state. Before the exams, an unfortunate incident has shook Mumbai. Yes! You have heard it right, a student passed away before appearing for his exams. KEM hospital doctors suspect that he died of a heart attack

Mumbai: SSC student dies of heart attackRutvik Ghadsi, studying in 10th standard of Shishu Vihar School, Dadar, Mumbai, studied and slept on Wednesday night. He didn’t wake up in the morning. When the family tried to wake him up he didn’t respond. Owing to which, he was rushed to the KEM Hospital where he was brought dead. The doctors declared him […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Drinking tea can reduce glaucoma risk, suggest study

The researchers found that the participants who drank tea every day had a 74 per cent lower risk of developing glaucoma than those who didn't. Tea contains phytochemicals and flavonoids, which have been observed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties

Drinking tea can reduce glaucoma risk, suggest studyDrinking a cup of hot tea every day could lower the risk of developing glaucoma, a study has suggested. Tea-drinkers were 74% less likely to develop the eye disease, according to which study looked at the eyesight and food and drink habits of 1,678 people in America. Glaucoma affects 57.5 million people and is one […]

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incinerators

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, On Monday, the ministry said that the Railway wants to install sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators at about 200 major railway stations across the country

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incineratorsAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV: 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. Majority of women in rural areas did not use a hygienic method of menstrual protection with the survey […]

Dr Shanta to PNB MD: ‘Don’t mix cancer with corruption’

PNB Bank Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta got chastised from unexpected quarters when Eminent cancer specialist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr V Shanta admonished him for using the word 'cancer' to describe the Rs 12,717 crore fraud at the bank by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his associates

Dr Shanta to PNB MD: ‘Don’t mix cancer with corruption’While addressing a press conference in connection with the USD 2 billion scam earlier in the month, the Punjab Nation Bank chief had said: “This cancer, that’s been going on since 2011, we have brought it out and we are resolving it.” In a letter to PNB managing director and CEO Sunil Mehta, Dr Shanta objected […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

Why does ‘she’ fear crows and dead bodies?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological disorder in which people have unwarranted yet repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviours that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions) again. A 47-year-old Mulund resident suffers from a one-off bizarre OCD due to the fear of seeing dead bodies 

Why does ‘she’ fear crows and dead bodies?For Sulekha Shah (name changed) seeing dead bodies has been a reckless nightmare. She can’t bear to see any corpse simply because she feels it is gross. So gradually since the past two years, she has stopped stepping out of her house. “If she happens to see a dead body pass by, she will immediately […]