Vitamin C and its importance

Vitamin C is one of the most vital vitamins for proper human bodily functions. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is mostly found in citrus foods. It is important for tissue repair and enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. “Vitamin C is very important for our heart, bones, eyesight and even for our skin. It has been observed that people who consume a good amount of vitamin C have their heart function well, they do not look older early since it prevents wrinkling of the skin as this vitamin helps in…

Can Infections be a Cause for Cancers?

Dr. Ankita Baidya who is a consultant for infectious diseases at Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, explains as to whether infections can be a cause for Cancers or not. When the infection becomes chronic it can lead to cancerous situations in the organ where the infection was present. She further elaborates on a few infections that may lead to cancer in their area of presence but can be prevented with timely vaccination. The most common example in this case is the Liver Cancer that happens due to the presence of…

Pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment and more

Pancreatic cancer is among one of the most common cancers to occur in human body and despite the amount of research and technological advance, it till date remains one of the most dangerous cancers. Before we move ahead, let’s take a look at what the organ is, where it is located in the body and it’s functions. LOCATION: In the abdomen behind the stomach FUNCTION: Main function is to release insulin and maintain the body’s sugar level; release digestive juices to help digestion Dr. Asit Arora (principal consultant and chief…

What Causes Cancer? Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer can be defined as uncontrolled division of a cell, where the cell becomes immortal and does not die. Cancer can also be defined as a collection of 250 or more variety of disease. It is the name given to a collection of related diseases. “Cancer in itself is a broad term. It can be described as the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells. including – breast cancer, colon cancer, prostrate cancer and many other organs that have an uncontrolled growth of…

The First Person Cured Of HIV – Timothy Ray Brown – Dies From Cancer.

Timothy Ray brown also know as “The Berlin Patient” was born in the US and was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. In the year 2007, he developed a sort of blood cancer – acute myeloid leukaemia. Mr. Brown received an allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as a treatment for cancer. It involved replacing his marrow which was responsible for producing the cancerous cells with healthy cells by a transplant. The donor who was naturally resistant to HIV, had a rare mutation in the part of his DNA – the CCR5…