Detection of cell mutations can help diagnose liver cancer early

MIT researchers have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations can be used to predict if someone has a high risk of developing liver cancer, potentially years before tumours actually appear

Detection of cell mutations can help diagnose liver cancer earlyIn many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases. This fungus is often found in corn, peanuts, and other crops that are dietary staples in those regions. MIT researchers have now developed a […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]

Increasing vitamin D intake helps lower cancer risk, says study

Researchers found that overall, higher Vitamin D levels were associated with a 20 per cent lower cancer risk for both genders. The risk of liver cancer dropped even more, by up to 50 per cent, especially for men

Increasing vitamin D intake helps lower cancer risk, says studyHigh levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, a study published today in the British Medical Journal has said. The researchers said their findings support the theory that vitamin D might help protect against some cancers. Vitamin D is made by the skin in response […]

Daughter saves father’s life by donating a part of liver

A 24-year-old girl donated her 60 per cent of liver to save her father’s life. Liver transplant took place in the Global hospitals on August 31

Daughter saves father’s life by donating a part of liverJagdish Patel (50), an Andheri resident, went through a hard time as due to hepatitis his liver failed. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and the doctors informed his family that only liver transplant is the option to save him. After Patel was told that he will have to undergo liver transplant, his daughter came […]

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programme

After a whole family form Satara was diagnosed with hepatitis, the doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital has initiated the hepatitis awareness programme. The hospital has organized different events on world hepatitis day on July 28. Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programmeA case of 20-year-old, who developed an end-stage liver cancer, has triggered doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to create awareness on hepatitis among the people. Last week, Mangesh (name changed) came to the city hospital with complaint of swelling of legs, jaundice and swelling of belly. After undergoing some tests, he was diagnosed with hepatitis […]