‘Cancer is not only patient’s but family’s battle’

Prakash Puramwar, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in 2012. GBM is the most aggressive brain cancer with median survival rate of 12 to 15 months in patients who get surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. His recent reports suggest that after five year post diagnosis, there is no recurrence of tumour

‘Cancer is not only patient’s but family’s battle’‘Where there is great love there are always miracles,’ mentions the board put outside the oncology OPD in Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. “This quote on the board inspired us to not to give up on my father’s treatment,” said Amar Puramwar, son of 63-year-old cancer survivor. When there is handful of cases of survival with […]

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says doc

Obesity is the mother of all diseases. Obesity also has morbidities and a Buried penis (hidden penis) could be one of the major problems. Similarly, Shekhar Shah (name changed) visited a city doctor with a buried penis syndrome (BPS)

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says docBuried penis syndrome describes a penis, normal in size, but lacking an appropriate sheath of skin. It could be a congenital disorder in which the ‘buried penis’ is located beneath the integument of the abdomen, thigh, or scrotum. The penis may also be buried within its own skin. Dr Deepak K Jumani, professor and sexual […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new MRI study

New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your kneesA new MRI study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) stated that obese people who lose a significant amount of weight can slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only through exercise and diet or only by diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active life

Visceral fat – sometimes called "active" fat because of its active role in producing various hormones – is the harmful type of belly fat. It is less visible than subcutaneous fat because it lies within the abdominal wall. It surrounds organs, and releases hormones that can lead to diabetes, chronic inflammation, and other serious health problems

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active lifeBelly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the skin. Everyone has some belly fat, but large quantities […]

Doctors’ army who’re fighting to make India obesity-free

Obesity is a major risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. While, India is under siege: Junk food, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle are leading us to silent self-destruction. Country’s leading bariatric surgeons share current situation of obesity in India and give measures to tackle it

Doctors’ army who’re fighting to make India obesity-freeAs per World Health Organization (WHO), in the world, in the year 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Of these, over 650 million were obese. In 2016, as many as 39 per cent of adults aging 18 years and over were overweight, and 13 per cent were obese. And over 340 million children […]

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctors

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos. His parents have created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctorsLike any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why […]

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for men

Men who ate alone more than twice a day were the most likely to develop abdominal obesity. Scientists also found that these individuals were more likely to be single, live alone and skip meals. In most cases, these men did not have spouses. Married men or men committed in a relationship did much better when compared to those who were single

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for menMen who eat alone have a 45 per cent greater risk of developing obesity, a new study has found. Researchers at Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea also found links between eating alone and high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While their findings revealed health consequences for both men and women who dined […]

Study finds that 40% of cancers are related to being overweight

 In the study, researchers crunched the numbers from the United States Cancer Statistics for 2014 to assess incidence rates, and the data from 2005 to 2014 to analyse the trends. They discovered that of the nearly 1.6 million cancers diagnosed in 2014, about 630,000 of them were of cancers that are linked to being overweight or obese

Study finds that 40% of cancers are related to being overweightPacking on the pounds isn’t just bad for your heart—it could also raise your risk of developing cancer. In fact, 40 per cent of all cancers are linked to being overweight or obese, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the study, researchers crunched the numbers from the United States Cancer Statistics […]