Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a blood cancer type in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell). It mostly affects men above 55 years of age. Though the disease is rarely curable, but patients can live for many years through effective treatment measures. Cause…

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is a fast-growing blood cancer which involves the production of large number of immature myeloblasts, a type of white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. AML, also known as acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, or acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), is commonly found in adults, particularly…

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a kind of blood cancer which involves the rapid formation and accumulation of immature white blood cells (WBCs) known as lymphocytes in the bone marrow. From the bone marrow, these malignant cells quickly invade into the blood and spread to other organs such as the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, brain,…

Back Pain Treatment: Signs You Should Never Ignore Most of you must have experienced back pain sometime in your lives, which you often tend to ignore unless the problem aggravates or interferes your regular day-to-day activities. But a recent research published in the European Journal of Pain, will compel you to never taking casually that…

With rapid rise in knee replacement surgeries there has been a surge in the types of implants available. Today large number of different kinds of implants in the market are promoted by various manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson (DePuy), Stryker, Zimmer, Synthes, Smith & Nephew and Biomet. Since the type and quality of knee…

Understanding Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the patient does not have enough healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body. The RBCs become sickle-shaped, rather than being round and flexible. The defected RBCs prevent adequate blood flow and oxygen supply to different parts of the body leading to…

Aplastic Anemia: Timely Treatment Can Lead to Cure Aplastic Anemia is a rare blood disorder in which the stem cells found in the bone marrow do not make enough new blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This can lead to several health issues such as heart failure, stroke, bleeding, or…

Govt Reduces Heart Stent Cost by 85% But concern looms over availability of advanced specialized stents in the market The decrease in the pricing of the stents used in angioplasty surgeries has come as a big relief to patients requiring this heart surgery. In a welcoming move National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the…

Corneal transplant made effortless for Kenyan patient By Nishat Paiker It is Mosis Mazrui’s second visit to India. This time it is for a follow-up for the corneal transplant surgery that he underwent six months back at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurgaon, India. ‘I would say it has been an effortless experience to…

African Wife Gains New Perspective after Husband’s Cancer Battle By Nishat Paiker Nelson was silent but calm today sitting in the international patients lobby at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.  After going through stressful two months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for his intestinal cancer, he was feeling relaxed as doctors had confirmed, he can now…

Stem Cell Therapy to Replace Orthopedic Surgeries For all those patients of arthritis or bone degeneration disease who have been advised hip or knee joint replacement surgery can opt for stem cell therapy and get back to their normal selves without undergoing the knife. Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical single-day procedure and an alternative…

When should women get heart screening done? Women are mostly unaware of right age when healthy heart screenings should start, according to a new report by The American Heart Association which is based on survey done by Orlando Health National. Most women believe the right age of heart screening is 40 years and above. Even…

Why you need to know your Blood Group? Do you know the blood group of your family members? God forbid, what if, you or your near one ever needs blood transfusion in case of any surgery or trauma? It is absolute necessary to be aware about your blood type and how in case of emergency…

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) in India for Heart Failure Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is an advanced treatment prescribed by the cardiologists to improve the life expectancy of heart failure patients. Commonly known as ‘bridge-to transplant’ or a ‘destination therapy,’ it is recommended to those waiting for heart transplant and facing end-stage heart failure.…

There is no cure of type 1 diabetes that affects mostly young. It is managed by insulin injections taken for rest of the life. Pancreatic Islet transplantation comes as a hope for such patients who want to do away from insulin injections for rest of their lives. What is Pancreatic Islet Transplantation? Islets are different…

Improper Teeth Positioning? Visit an Orthodontist Dental care procedures are just not limited to root canal, gums care, fillings, crown, teeth whitening, dentures, or simple braces done by a dentist. Sometimes you may need more specialized treatment in case like mostly improper positioned teeth and faulty jawline, a condition which is also known as malocclusion.…

Organ donations can save hundreds of lives. Let us know which organs and tissues you can donate for life-saving organ and tissue transplant procedures. But before that, you must be aware of the basic criteria for organ donation. An organ or tissue donor should be: Registered organ donor Have family’s consent to donate In case…

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the presence of a hole in the wall of the heart. It is a common heart defect found in children. Ventricular Septal Defect puts pressure on the heart and reduces the oxygen supply to the body. The defect can be corrected through surgery – Ventricular Septal…

Thalassemia – Care and Prevention Thalassemia is the most common genetic disorder found mostly in Africans, Asians, Italians, Greeks, or Middle Eastern countries. It is a disease in which the body fails to make healthy hemoglobin and red blood cells causing serious health risks to being fatal. Thalassemia is a serious blood disorder in which…

Abdominal Tuberculosis Abdominal Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection in the digestive system and abdominal cavity. It can affect from mouth to anus including your intestine, spleen, pancreas, and lymph nodes. It can be caused due to poor immune system, malnutrition, HIV, renal infections etc. Poor diet, consuming contaminated milk, alcohol and tobacco intake…

Pancreatitis Pancreatic disorders are mostly linked to gall bladder disease and alcoholism. In fact more than 80% of pancreatitis cases are due to these two reasons. Although the disease is treatable in its mild form but when get severe causes serious health damages. What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is an inflammation of your pancreas, a large…

A heart attack may not always be a rigorous one that is accompanied with a sudden pain in chest, shortness of breath, or cold sweats. It can happen without actually knowing that you have had a heart attack. Such a heart attack is called silent heart attack or silent ischemia when the oxygen supply to…