• 09 April, 2016
    Oncologists Share Expertise on Cancer Treatment at a 3-Day Conference in India
    Asian countries account for 60% of all cancers. So as to lower the incidence of the disease in the Asian region, doctors from across the globe on Friday, April 8, 2016, shared expertise in cancer treatment. Apart from new cancer research on in Asian countries, the doctors will talk about new devices for cancer treatment during their three-day Asian Clinical Oncology Society (ACOS)
  • 02 April, 2016
    Sister’s Bone Marrow Cures Thalassemia in 26 Years Old at Narayana Health City, Bangalore
    Saket was diagnosed with Thalassemia major just a few months after his birth. He underwent blood transfusion for more than 24 years till relief came in the form of Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) with his sister being the matched donor. Bone marrow transplant in older children and adults having Thalassemia is a very complex procedure due to which this youth from Jaipur was refused treatment at a few hospitals. However, Dr. Sunil Bhat, Head - Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant...
  • 16 January, 2016
    Indian healthcare sector to grow to $280 billion by 2020: Report
    India\'s healthcare sector is expected to be $280 billion in size by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent, but it is in \"dire need\" of right policy framework and infrastructure push, says a FICCI-KPMG report. With the healthcare industry seeing a robust growth trajectory, workforce in the sector is expected to be at 7.4 million in 2022, said the report -- \'Healthcare: The Neglected GDP Driver\' The sector, which was at $73.92 billion in 2011, is expected to grow a...
  • 13 December, 2015
    Cancer cases among women on the rise: Health Minister JP Nadda
    There has been a spike in cancer cases among women over recent years with breast cancer being of particular concern as it is found to be increasing in both urban and rural areas, the government said on Friday. Rise in cancer cases is due to a larger ageing population, unhealthy lifestyle, use of tobacco and tobacco products, etc., it added. Citing an ICMR report on \'Time Trends in Cancer Incidence Rate: 1982-2010\', Health Minister JP Nadda told Parliament that \"the Age Adjusted Incidence r...
  • 06 December, 2015
    One in 10 Globally Suffer from Foodborne Diseases
    One out of every 10 people worldwide suffer from foodborne diseases annually, and children and the poor suffer most, reveal findings of a World Health Organization task force headed by a University of Florida senior researcher. The announcement, made Wednesday, comes after more than eight years of research and data analysis by a WHO task force composed to measure the effect of foodborne diseases on populations around the globe.

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Sex-Change Surgery: India\'s New Line In Budget Medical Tourism

After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations. Born Dale Archer, the 64-year-old American said she felt trapped in the wrong body right from the start, recalling secretly trying on her mother\'s dresses as a boy -- much to the horror of her conservative military father. \"I attempted to kill myself twice...

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