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Brain tumours can be cured, defeatist attitude towards it must go, say doctors

Doctors from across the world assembled for an international conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said there is a widespread defeatist perception about brain tumour even among doctors, which is not right. “Even in a Bollywood movie, if someone has to die, the character is told to be suffering from brain tumour and there is an immediate acceptance by all about his death,” said Rakesh Jalali, Director of South East Asia’s First Proton Therapy Centre (SEFPTC), Apollo Hospital, Chennai. Jalali is one of the 400-odd…

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Cured meats linked to worsening asthma symptoms

Eating large amounts of cured meats was linked to worse symptoms among asthma sufferers, a French study found. That was true even after taking obesity into account, the authors say. So-called cured meats have been preserved and flavored by the addition of various combinations of salt, nitrates, nitrites, and sugar. Examples of such processed meats include bacon, ham, prosciutto, corned beef, pastrami, and pepperoni. “Cured meat intake, a typical food in industrialized societies, has been associated with many chronic diseases, including lung cancer and COPD, but its association with asthma…

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Ahmedabad hospitals need to be cured?

Ahmedabad hospitals need to be cured? While city hospitals are flooded with cases of dengue and malaria, the premises of the same are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. On Saturday, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) issued notices to seven hospitals in the city for prevalence of mosquito breeding sites on their premises. Fines to the tune of Rs 3,000 was also collected from these hospitals. “Prevalence of mosquito breeding sites at hospitals is a serious issue, as patients with all kinds of illnesses visit the premises, or are admitted there. Their immunity…

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