Diseases

HRT lowers breast cancer risk in women after hysterectomies

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could lower the risk of breast cancer for some women, but raise it for others, a new study finds. Researchers found that women who had had their uteruses removed and were...

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Know all about autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic liver that causes inflammation of the liver cells and necrosis. If left untreated it can progress to cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Basically, in this condition, your...

Magic wand uses radio waves to spot even tiny breast tumours

A wand that uses radio waves to pinpoint hard-to-find breast tumours could dramatically improve the accuracy of cancer surgery and prevent thousands of women from having to undergo further operations.A quarter of all breast...

Health Ministry’s warning against overuse of hand sanitizers is valid: Here is why

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has shaken the whole world, remains unabated till date. In fact, India is witnessing alarming spike in the number of cases of late. Amidst the rising cases of...

Breast cancer rates increasing rapidly around the world: Beware of the risk factors

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and a leading cause of cancer death in less developed countries. According to a new study published in the journal The Lancet...

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Know all about hepatic encephalopathy

The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the human body. But what happens when it malfunctions? Today on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, let us take a look...

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Bring down your risk of liver cancer, a common fallout...

Hepatitis C, a common blood-borne infection, is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. According to experts, almost 30 per cent of people who are exposed to the hepatitis C virus...

High carb, plant-based diets improve blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes

Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity and other health markers in individuals with type 1 diabetes, say researchers. Two case studies, published in the Journal of Diabetes &...

Add layers to your homemade face masks to make it more effective against the...

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading health organizations and scientists have been advising people to cover their faces with masks in order to contain the spread of the virus. A...

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Here’s what you can do if your child suffers from...

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver commonly caused by a viral infection. It can also occur as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Millions of people are...