Multiple sclerosis patients at a greater risk of cancer, reveals new study

New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system

Multiple sclerosis patients at a greater risk of cancer, reveals new studyPresented on June 30 at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress in Oslo, Norway, the Norwegian study also indicated an increased risk of developing haematological cancers in non-MS siblings of MS patients, compared with both MS patients and the general population. Cancer risk among MS patients compared to the non-MS population: Respiratory cancer: […]

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring

Experts at Asian Heart Institute talk about the transference of not just the father’s DNA but his health to the offspring. Women’s health has long been known to affect her baby’s health both prior to and at the time of pregnancy. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that pre-conception health of fathers can also affect the pregnancy and the baby

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring  As per a recent Lancet study the health of both women and men, before they even conceive a child, can have profound impacts on the health of their offspring – such as birth weight and brain development. “While the changing trends in society have taken a turn where fathers are now taking up roles […]

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientists

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a colour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body and provides results in less than 10 minutes

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientistsScientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from cancer cells […]

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests study

In a new study, scientists have explored the relationship between fever and cancer incidence. The recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between the history of infectious fever and cancer risk which are documented throughout decades of medical literature

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests studyInfectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested that there is a link between history of infectious fever and lower risk of cancer – but as yet, there is […]

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donor

In the last eight years DATRI has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cell donation through numerous camps held across colleges, educational institutions and office complexes. As a result there has been a considerable raise in the awareness levels among youngsters and professionals who have been very cooperative and supportive donors

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donorDATRI, India’s largest adult unrelated blood stem cell donors registry reaches a milestone, as they have enrolled their 300,000th volunteer donor from Vizag. Since 2009, the NGO has been relentlessly working towards saving lives of patients suffering from Blood Cancer and Thalassemia. The 300,000th donor, Sampath Pavankumar Moturu, a 22 year old male who works […]

Know why you wake up to drenched sleepwear and bed sheets

People who suffer night sweats will wake in the night to find their bedclothes and bedding drenched. This can be annoying, distressing and embarrassing. Here, experts tell you about the common causes and the treatment

Know why you wake up to drenched sleepwear and bed sheetsNight sweats are repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that may soak your nightclothes or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness. The medical term for night sweats is nocturnal hyperhidrosis, which means ‘night-time excessive sweating’. Some of the causes are menopause, infections, antidepressant medications stress and alcohol or drug misuse and […]

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr Maydeo

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr MaydeoThe three-day Asian Endo-ultrasound (EUS) conference that kick-started with a bang on Thursday, it will play host to a number of invitees from India as well as doctors and endoscopists from abroad. Dr Amit Maydeo, organising chairman of the conference and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS), Global Hospital, Mumbai, said, “The idea of the […]

Tata Hospital battles for ‘Ruby’ cancer-stricken police dog

Mumbai police gather around the seven-year-eight-month-old canine, who has been diagnosed with vulvar carcinoma

Tata Hospital battles for ‘Ruby’ cancer-stricken police dogRuby has been a gem for Mumbai police. A police sniffer dog, Ruby has been instrumental in solving many criminal cases. As the seven-year-eight-month-old canine battles vulvar carcinoma, a form of cancer, the entire force has rallied behind her. Ruby is undergoing treatment under the directions of experts from Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and […]

Anxiety and depression a major issue for cancer survivors

Results from a Malaysian study of 1,362 patients found more than four in five survivors were suffering from anxiety and a similar number had depression a year after diagnosis

Anxiety and depression a major issue for cancer survivorsCancer has a major impact on mental and physical well-being, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. Results from a Malaysian study of 1,362 patients found more than four in five survivors were suffering from anxiety and a similar number had depression a year after diagnosis. Lead author Shridevi Subramaniam, a research […]