No more secrets: Film-maker creates documentary to raise awareness on ostomy

Stigma is a concept very well known to a society like ours. There have been reports in the past about this. Women in the west have walked the ramp with an ostomy bag. More than anything, this move to fight the stigma has been well portrayed by a young Indian film-maker Anisha Vijayan, who has made a documentary titled ‘No More Secrets’ to crush the stigma

No more secrets: Film-maker creates documentary to raise awareness on ostomyAnisha Vijayan, a documentary director from Mumbai has made a movie that will be premiered on January 15. The documentary will speak about the stigma attached to ostomy bag and stoma in detail. What is an ostomy bag? An ostomy is a surgical procedure wherein a pouching system is a fitted inside the body. It is […]

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancer

Oral cancer is said to be one of the most deadly type of cancer among Indian men. This device can be a crucial game-changer because it will treat oral cancer in less than RS 10,000. The device will be using polymer gold nanoparticles as an agent to remove the tumorous cells. The heat emitted will kill the cancer cells, carefully by excluding the healthy cells

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancerResearchers in Mumbai have initiated a crowdfunding campaign in order to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial will be used to test a medical device that will be a one-stop treatment for oral cancer. This device will help treat oral cancer without the requirement of surgery. The device is called ‘Oranano C’ as it […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areas

Now, a hand glove wore by a rural healthcare worker would aid doctors form the city to diagnose tumors in patient’s organs from the rural area. When expertise in healthcare sector have not yet reached rural hinterlands of the country, this prototype would aid doctors, sitting in the city, to diagnose many ailments in patients from rural areas

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areasThe students of medical and engineering stream in Pune have collectively developed a hand glove prototype device for screening and aiding doctors in diagnosis by palpation method. The innovation came forward during MEDHA-2017 (Medical Device Hackathon) event organised last week in the BJ Medical College (BJMC) Pune in association with College of Engineering Pune (COEP) […]