Tag Archives: Cancer
New Delhi: Dr P S Chandra, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, has successfully treated a 28-year-old pregnant woman, paralysed below the waist for several months due to a rare spine tumour, by pumping in a measured amount of ‘absolute alcohol’, a neuro-toxic drug, into the tumour to destroy the lump.
Kalaburagi (Karnataka): Kalaburagi deputy commissioner Ujwal Kumar Ghosh has directed health department officials to cancel the licences of four hospitals where ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies were allegedly performed.
A 20-year long perpetual cancer campaign throughout the year on the National Cancer Calendar Dates has done wonders. Thanks to internet and the modern electronic media.
Health secretary, hospital director get notices in a case of cancer patient wrongly diagnosed as pregnant
New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report about a young woman who was wrongly diagnosed as pregnant and after eight months was again diagnosed and told that instead of being pregnant she was having a tumour, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Health Secretary, Tamil Nadu and Director, Kasturi Bai Government General Maternity Hospital, Chennai calling for reports within two weeks.
Washington: A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy.
Bangalore: Cancer is an ever-increasing public health menace in India, and has become one of the leading causes of mortality. Cancer can have profound social and economic consequences for people in India, often leading to family impoverishment and social inequity.
Sydney: Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumours.
The Johns Hopkins team says the CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate. The researchers are advocating for updated criteria for classifying deaths on death certificates.
There is a crying need for a better tertiary healthcare system that can decentralise the treatment, so for simple procedures like injecting saline water, caregivers don’t have to rush to the nearest cancer hospital.