Category Archives: Health

HCG Manavata Cancer Care Centre successfully performs a ‘half match’ bone marrow transplant

First rare transplant successfully completed in North Maharashtra Nasik, XX December 2022 – HCG Manavata Cancer Care Hospital achieved yet another surgical milestone with a successful ‘half-matched’ Bone Marrow Transplant performed on a ten-year-old patient, suffering with Thalassemia. This is the first time such a rare transplant surgery was performed in Maharashtra (apart from Mumbai) and Dr. Raj Nagarkar, Managing ... Read More »

All About Air Pollution Increasing The Risk Of Heart Diseases

Air pollution refers to the pollutants in the air that can damage one’s health when breathed in. These could be gases or small particles known as suspended particulate matter (SPM). The most common harmful air pollutants include gases like nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide, and particles like soot and dust. Air pollution can be caused by diesel ... Read More »

How does weight loss help in the management of arthritis?

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be challenging as constant aches, swelling in joints and restricted movement can affect one’s quality of life. While the condition cannot be reversed, weight management and an active lifestyle can help in controlling the disease. Like any other autoimmune disorder, Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system starts attacking your own healthy body tissues. ... Read More »

Skin and Hair challenges during winter

Dr Sunil Kumar Prabhu, Senior Consultant Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, Aster RV Hospital Winter is particularly a challenging time for skin and normal individuals and those with skin disorders face a difficult period. The prolonged chill with reduced humidity impairs our skin barrier function and leads to loss of water from skin that makes the skin dry, brittle and irritated. ... Read More »

Advanced Age and Sedentary Lifestyle – The Ticking Clock For Occurrence Of Cancer

Dr. Pavan Raghava Reddy, Consultant, Medical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Centre Vijayawada. While we all know age is just a number and getting older is all about rebooting and exploring new avenues, it is also about being cautious about cancer – a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. This is because growing age happens to be ... Read More »

Diagnosis and Treatment for Ewing Sarcoma: A rare type of bone malignancy in children

Dr. Sushant Ikhar, Consultant Medical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Centre Nagpur Childhood is a critical period for the development of strong, healthy bones. Among children, any complications in the bones will be a life-changing period and can also alter the course of their childhood. Right now, it’s critical that the parents are aware of Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare kind of bone ... Read More »

Yellowing of the eyes and intense abdominal pain can be a sign of Small Bowel Cancer

Unhealthy lifestyle and diet have taken a toll on the overall health factor of people. Young adults are now facing hypertension, diabetes, obesity and other health complications than ever before. The body’s optimal functions are maintained by a healthy stomach and people usually tend to ignore certain gastro-intestinal problems, such as unexpected abdominal pain, watery diarrhoea and other symptoms considering ... Read More »

Thalassemia a blood disorder considered as a disability, can be treated with a Stem Cell Transplant

DKMS-BMST brings hope to Thalassemia patients by helping them in finding a matching stem cell donor Mumbai, 2nd December 2022: Thalassemia is a blood disorder, which happens due to a genetic defect in the protein hemoglobin, reducing the transport capacity for oxygen in the blood. In India, every year more than 10,000 children are born with this condition. Thalassemia is ... Read More »

Ways to build strong bones as you age

Our bones and joints make the basic support structure of our body and play a vital role in protecting our organs, maintaining our muscles, and storing calcium. Thus, bone care is essential for our bodies. Till 30 years of age, our body attains its peak bone mass, and our bone formation exceeds the bone breakdown. Thereafter, the reverse remodelling of ... Read More »