Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registry

The data shows that almost all regions of India are equally affected by prostate cancer. The incidence rates of this cancer are constantly and rapidly increasing in all the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBRCs). The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registryA majority of metastatic CA prostate cases (PCa) are coming from rural areas. “There is an urgent need for creating awareness about the threat of prostate cancer amongst the rural populace”, expressed Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Urology and Renal Transplant, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital. The registry at Safdarjung […]

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no more

Determined, strong-willed and proficient are words synonymous to Dr Kirpal Chugh. Chugh, who was 85-years-old, was an inspiration for many and passed away on Sunday morning, due to blood cancer. While the entire medical fraternity is saddened because of his death, My Medical Mantra remembers him for his wonderful achievements

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no moreOn Sunday morning, Dr Kirpal Chugh passed away owing to blood cancer, with which he was diagnosed with about two years ago. He will be fondly remembered as the father of nephrology in India, who single-handedly separated this discipline from medicine and then developing it into a super-specialty. He was a renowned professor and the former […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?

This has been a question asked frequently in medical circles of many countries

Are doctors diagnosing too much and prescribing too often?The issue does not just focus on doctors. Patients have responsibilities too. Excessive demands for unnecessary treatments are getting out of hand, feel some medics. Researching conditions and diseases on the Internet can lead to patients putting pressure on doctors to agree to interventions. With the finances of the National Health Service (NHS), UK, under […]

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun

Since its invention there have been several major advancements in the EUS technique but the use of this procedure remains low in Asian countries. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra, Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explained the reason behind why it is underused and how can it be made affordable

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-BunThe second EUS Congress is taking place in Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre, Powai. Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun TEOH who is a faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke to My Medical Mantra about the importance of (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) EUS procedure. He also explained why this technique needs to be promoted […]

Twitter expresses shock over untimely death of Dr Amrapurkar, hold administration responsible

After the death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, eminent personalities expressed shock over his tragic demise. Many of them have held the administration responsible for this tragedy. Several netizens also expressed their anger over negligence of the authorities

Twitter expresses shock over untimely death of Dr Amrapurkar, hold administration responsibleDr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death came as a severe jolt to many, not only those within the medical fraternity, but also to others, like his patients and friends who were touched by him in a way . Shocked by his untimely death, Dr Amarapurkar’s friends and colleagues from the medical fraternity say it is an irreplaceable […]

Remembering Dr Amarapurkar: A man with a golden heart

Doctor Deepak Amarapurkar would always be remembered as a man with a golden heart. His kind and helping nature and magical persona made him extremely popular amongst the doctors as well as the patients. Dr Amarapurkar was a father, philosopher and a guide to budding doctors, a great associate for his fellow workers, a saviour for his patients and a role model for many

Remembering Dr Amarapurkar: A man with a golden heartA warm smile, jovial nature and caring attitude were his biggest strengths. He was a hardworking, dedicated and a passionate doctor, whose only aim was to serve his patients by providing the best available healthcare services. Dr Deepak Narayan Amarapurkar completed MBBS in 1981 and pursued general medicine. Completing an MD and DM degree in […]

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised care

Tata Memorial Centre launches a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a six-month certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised careTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai has launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need […]

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 […]
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