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Development of immunotherapy in cancer treatments

Contributed by Dr. Indoo Ammbulkar, Senior Medical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Centre Mumbai Cancer is the deadliest disease and leading cause of death worldwide. Over the years, ability to test and treat the disease has significantly improved. More people who get cancer are living longer. Some are being cured. Exhilarating advances are paving the way to better treatment outcomes and possibly more cures. Conventional medical treatment of...

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Drinking excess Water for Health: Truth or Myth?

"Excess water drinking leads to excess pee only but not glowing skin", is a meme circulating in social media! Jokes apart, medical science does not endorse drinking too much water by an otherwise healthy person as is wrongly advocated and campaigned by some, including some celebrities and some health & wellness practitioners.   They seem to advocate drinking water more than the body really needs, claiming...

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Meril Receives ICMR Approval for Indigenous Covid-19 Self-Test, CoviFind

A simple, less invasive nasal swab-based home test offering quick results in 15 minutes, with step-by-step guidance available on Meril's mobile app, 'Covifind' Highly effective in detecting mid-to-high viral load cases CoviFind meets the rising demand to ramp up Covid-19 testing in India, offering an accessible and affordable solution to break the chain of transmission and ease the burden on lab-testing infrastructure Priced at Rs....

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Anemia in women is a major concern – Here’s a list of foods to prevent it

By Dr. Shafalika SB, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur Anaemia continues to be the major public health hazard in India. Though this nutritional deficiency disorder can affect anyone but more prevalent in children, pregnant women and women in the child bearing age. In India, anaemia is one of the major causes for most of the maternal death. It is not only...

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Essential Nutrition; ‘Dos And Don’ts’ For People With Kidney Cancer

~ Mrs. Apeksha Ekbote, MSc, RD, Chief Dietician, NephroPlus ~ As rightly said, a healthy diet is important for every individual. However, for those who are suffering from Kidney cancer, a healthy diet plays a vital role. Having a nutritional and healthy meal pattern after treatment of kidney cancer can help a patient feel better and regain his/her strength. Having said that, many cancer treatments...

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What To Expect When You Begin Dialysis?

Spokesperson: Dr.Prashant C Dheerendra, Consultant Nephrologist, Apollo Dialysis clinics, Bangalore Nearly one lakh patients undergo dialysis regularly in India, with a growing demand of 31% annually. The numbers of dialysis centers and patients requiring dialysis is increasing on a yearly basis. Dialysis is a life-saving medical treatment for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. It performs a vital task in replacing some...

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Healing Diseases through spirituality

By: Dr. PriyaKaul, Spiritual life coach and a healer In our life, we face many highs and lows, ups and downs - emotionally and physically. The physical issues can be managed but the emotional problems are a bigger challenge to tackle. We suffer at times and at times we succeed. We accept all these issues as karma or fate. The reality is often different. Our...

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Facts & Myths associated with COVID19 vaccination

By Doctor L Sanjay, Internal Medicine Department, Apollo Spectra Hospital Kondapur Hyderabad: The announcement of the roll out of the much-anticipated vaccine for COVID-19 was welcomed with mixed feelings by the global community. While the quick development of the vaccine in less than a year into the pandemic is no mean feat and celebrates the potential of the health industry in the face of a...

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Lower the risk of genetically occurring blood cancer with change in diet

By Ms. Pavithra Raj, Chief Dietician, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur Having a nutritious and balanced diet is the most important way to keep ourselves healthy. This will support and boost our immunity. A healthy lifestyle always helps in building a healthy and immunized body. In specific to our diet, a well-balanced diet may help in reducing the risk of dealing with life threatening diseases...

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Over 80 % Of Childhood Cancers Are Curable

Dr. Parinitha Gutha Senior Consultant Paediatric Oncology/Hematology American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad Children’s Cancers are rare compared to those in adults. Worldwide, around 3 lakh children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every year and 80% of them live in developing countries. As infectious diseases are becoming more controlled in children, cancer is emerging to be the leading cause of death after accidental deaths. The good...