How Can We Treat Breast Cancer?

The month of October is dedicated to increasing awareness among people about breast cancer. Genetic, biological and environmental factors play a role in developing risk factors for breast cancer. For example, people with a family history of breast cancer are at a high risk of developing it themselves. Risk of breast cancer increases with increasing […]

How To Do Breast Self Examination

October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world with an alarming mortality rate. It is more common in women than in men. Since its discovery, the diagnosis and treatment techniques for breast cancer have developed exponentially. This has helped people in getting early […]

Dr. Elwood V. Jensen

Timeline:  January 13, 1920 – December 16, 2012 Place of study:  Wittenberg University, Ohio University of Chicago, Chicago Contribution to breast cancer research:  Dr. Jensen studied steroid hormones and isolated estrogen receptors, discovering their importance in breast cancer. His research demonstrated that nearly 75% of all breast cancers express ERα, and that women showing significant […]

Intermittent Fasting: Should You Give It A Chance?

Let’s be honest with ourselves – ever since the lockdown began and most of us have been confined to our homes, our waistlines have taken the liberty to, uh, grow healthily. Not that that’s a bad thing (because seriously, there isn’t much that we can do within the four walls of our houses), but those […]

10 Digestive System Facts For You To Chew On

The digestive system is one of the earliest body systems that we learn about in school. We practice drawing all of the organs involved in the process and remembering the functions of each one of them. Nature has designed our bodies in such a way that we know how to assimilate good nutrients from the […]

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Timeline:  July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011 Place of study:  Hunter College, USA University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA Famous for:  Development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique, which helped in the screening of various types of hepatitis; identify hormone-related health problems such as diabetes mellitus; detect foreign substances in the blood including some cancers […]

Precision Medicine 101: The Future of Treatments

Our health collectively depends on a lot of factors. They include our genes, our diet, how well we take care of ourselves as well as the environment surrounding us. Some people are born with a compromised immune system, which makes them more prone to diseases. Others don’t mind their eating habits and end up with […]

Joseph Murray

Timeline:  April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012 Place of study:  Harvard Medical School, USA Famous for:  Performing the first successful human kidney transplant Performing the world’s first successful allograft  Performing the world’s first cadaveric renal transplant Awards:  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1990) American Surgical Association’s Medal for Distinguished Service to Surgery American […]