‘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 […]

Can your selfie detect 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 bilirubin is one of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, as well as other diseases such as jaundice or hepatitis

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 […]

This father needs your help for his ailing child

The child’s medicine expenses cost Rs 7,000 per month, which equals to the family’s monthly income. So now, his parents plan to sell their house

For Borivali couple, it is has become a struggle to keep their one-and-half year old son alive after his pancreas- which produce insulin, the crucial substance for keeping a check on the sugar level-were removed and now he had become dependent on daily insulin shots. Girish Kamble, a pest control worker earns Rs 7,000 per […]

Official vaccine against diabetes announced

Food and Drugs Administration announced during the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association that the vaccine will be tested in 150 patients that have advanced Type I diabetes

Official vaccine against diabetes announcedThere are approximately 1.25 cases of Type I diabetes in the United States. But recently, it was announced that there will be an available vaccine to revise the disease. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin is a vaccine used for tuberculosis patients more than 100 years ago. Some medical experts also use this kind of vaccine to treat […]

This unbelievable reason causes cancer

A study from Johns Hopkins University, determined that two-thirds of all adult cancer incidences can be attributed to random gene mutations that drive tumour growth. In other words, most incidences of cancer are caused by plain-old bad luck, according to study authors

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 […]

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

The Parel-based hospital also has license for carrying out kidney transplant, liver transplant, pancreas transplant and intestine transplant

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 […]

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer now possible with simple blood test

This discovery helps more than just pancreatic cancer patients. EphA2 protein, while absent from the discharge of healthy cells, is abundant not only pancreatic tumours but also in early stages of colon cancer

Doctors might be able to catch pancreatic cancer sooner by looking at what your cells are ejecting. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly in part because it is hard to find early enough for treatment to be effective. But a study in Nature Biomedical Engineering explains how scientists can look for a certain protein in what […]

A new game changer for diabetes: Insulin-producing cells formed using malaria drugs

Type 1 diabetes is when pancreas stop producing insulin. The body's immune system stops recognising beta cells that produce insulin. Instead, it attacks and destroys them

Diabetes ranks as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC report that 29 million Americans currently live with the disease, and another 86 million have prediabetes. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. […]

Path-breaking surgery in Pune is newest hope for diabetics

Pancreas and kidney transplant give 28-year-old Type-1 diabetic patient in Pune new lease of life

In what is touted as a first-of-its-kind medical miracle in Maharashtra, a team of doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune successfully performed simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation surgery on a 28-year old patient early on Monday morning. The patient, resident of Pune was taken up for the surgery after family of a brain dead patient agreed to […]

The artificial pancreas is here

The artificial pancreas is a system that can figure out how much insulin the body needs in real time and then deliver that amount on its own

Type 1 diabetics, who do not produce the hormone insulin, must be vigilant about their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Chronic high blood sugar, which results from too little insulin, can lead to nerve and organ damage; low levels can cause seizures or death. The current gold standard in care involves a continuous glucose monitor (a […]