Antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals study

The findings suggest a pattern of risk that may be linked to differences in gut microbiome (bacteria) activity along the length of the bowel and reiterate the importance of judicious prescribing, say the researchers. In 2010, patients around the world took an estimated 70 billion doses of antibiotics – equivalent to 10 doses each. Antibiotics […]

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everything about colorectal cancer

Here’s what you need to know about colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancers among in the world along with male preponderance, so also the incidence is on the rise in India as well. The colon or the large intestine is responsible for absorption of water making fluid stools into solids especially the left colon while the rectum is a continuation […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancer

A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer has potentially different molecular characteristics compared to those of late-onset, and is typically more aggressive and found at a more advanced stage than those […]

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

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

Anisha 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 […]

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