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Impact of viral infections on diabetics

There is an intricate relationship between the viruses and diabetes. A virus is a microscopic organism, which leads to commonly occurring diseases like cold, cough, diarrhoea, and also, diseases like dengue as well. Viral infections are common in young children and the elderly. There are very few medicines that work in viral infections. Diabetes mellitus […]

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A timely treatment saves an NRI woman with a rare pancreas cancer

A 62-year-old female patient from Sudan presented with Jaundice and initially evaluated in home country. They couldn’t diagnose and just did Endoscopic stent placement. She continued to have symptoms and she was referred to Egypt.  Then, she came to India and was successfully treated at the Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road for the cancer of head […]

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Double organ transplant nothing short of a history: doctor

Dr Vrishali Patil, the head of the team, said this procedure is path-breaking and history has been made. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, she said, “Meeting the patient, who has undergone pancreas and kindly transplant simultaneously, now gives me a true sense of fulfilment. Before the operation, he had suicidal thoughts but post operation, I […]

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Type 3c diabetes: New diabetes type identified by scientists, commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes

Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and almost always needs insulin treatment. […]

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

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

The 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 […]

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Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?

Researchers at the University of Washington are working on an app that could analyse selfies from your smartphone to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer. The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone’s camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person’s eyes. This build-up of […]

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This unbelievable reason causes cancer

This unbelievable reason causes cancer

Load up on plant food. Use your gym membership. Apply sunscreen religiously. Steer clear of cigarettes. Taking on healthy behaviours like these is supposed to lower your lifetime cancer risk. Now, along comes a bombshell study that seems to suggest many of these odds-lowering efforts are less impactful than you may have previously thought: The […]

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Mumbai gets its third heart transplant centre after Global Hospitals acquire license for it

Mumbai got its third centre for heart transplant after Global Hospitals in Parel acquired license for it. The hospital’s dedicated heart clinic will be headed by Dr Z Hamdulay, Director of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, and will offer end-to-end customised services to cardiac patients. “With years of experience in dealing with cardiac patients and heart […]

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