Category Archives: Health

Robot-assisted Surgery as a Game Changer for Colorectal Cancer

Dr Jagdish Kothari, Senior Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad Colorectal cancer is an umbrella term used for cancers that develop in the large intestine, namely in the colon, rectal and bowel areas and is triggered by adenomatous (precancerous) polyps that develop over time. This is a common type of cancer in the GI tract and Colorectal cancer is the ... Read More »

Decoded: The link between Obesity and thyroid cancer

Our fast-paced lifestyles have little time for healthy, wholesome meals. Instead, most people now rely on processed and unhealthy foods. Moreover, our sedentary lifestyles leave little room for exercise to work out the fat that builds up gradually due to poor dietary habits. Combined, these two factors are the major reasons behind the increase in obesity rates in India. Currently, ... Read More »

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Dr. Raghunandhan R V, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, HCG MNR Cancer Centre, Ongole. All of us at some point in time have experienced abdominal discomfort. The occasional stomach pain can be due to multiple reasons like a stomach bug and excessive gas. But if it persists and gradually becomes unbearable, it could be a warning sign indicating something more. Persistent pain ... Read More »

Needs to follow the updated trends to maintain hygiene

The world is changing day by day although skills and ways of living have changed. But we still use the old methods to maintain hygiene. Pollution has increased compared to before. Our skin needs more nourishment. That’s why the old way isn’t very effective now. After Covid 19 personal care becomes most important. The pandemic teaches the value of hygiene ... Read More »

Are fad diets the way to go? All you need to know

Article by Soumita Biswas, Chief Nutritionist, Aster RV Hospital The fact is that most individuals wish to reduce weight as rapidly as possible and we live in a culture where fast satisfaction and instant results are anticipated. Fad diets are diet regimens that promise significant weight loss in a short amount of time. They are increasingly popular among the younger ... Read More »

Save your Liver to Lead a Healthy Life

 The liver in a human body plays a crucial role in digestion and has many necessary functionalities that are unknown to most people. From producing bile to carrying away waste and breaking down fats in the small intestine during digestion, a liver performs many roles. It is also responsible for the production of proteins for blood plasma, conversion of glucose ... Read More »

Importance Of Thalassemia Screening During Pregnancy

In the below article, we will tell you why it is essential to screen for Thalassemia during pregnancy. Thalassemia is a hereditary condition wherein the body fails to produce sufficient hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen via the bloodstream. If one partner has Thalassemia, it is essential to get the other partner screened to determine the likelihood of the condition ... Read More »

Keeping your bones healthy is the need of the hour

Authored by Dr. Thirumalesh K Reddy, Sr. and Lead Consultant – Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery, Aster CMI Hospital From providing support to the body, facilitation of movement, protection of internal organs, storage of minerals and fat, and haematopoiesis (formation of blood cellular components), bones play an integral part in our body. Keeping our bone health strong is vital to ... Read More »