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  • Coffee consumption cuts liver cancer risk
    Good news for coffee drinkers: researchers from Italy have shown that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. And some of the results indicate that if you drink three cups a day, the risks are reduced by more than 50%. (MNT)
  • Scientists create embryonic stem cells from human skin
    In a major medical breakthrough, scientists have for the first time converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells, capable of transforming into any other cell type in the human body.
  • More than 80% of healthy Indians are vitamin D deficient: Diabetes Foundation of India
    Vitamin D which is wrongly called so is a pro-hormone that influences the expression of more than 200 genes in the human body. Nearly every tissue in the human body has receptors of vitamin D, be it the brain, heart, skin, kidney, pancreas etc. Any deficiency of vitamin D in the human body is bound to affect normal functioning of all organs having Vitamin D receptors.
  • First womb-transplant baby set for arrival in January 2014
    In January 2014, the world may see a child born to a woman who has undergone the first ever successful womb transplant.The breakthrugh procedure was carried out last year by Turkish surgeons on 21-year-old Derya Sert, who was born without a uterus.(TOI)
  • New method cuts wait for liver match
    Patients suffering liver failure may not have to wait without end to get a matching donor anymore.Transplant surgeon claim those with mismatched donors can also undergo the life-saving procedure under a novel technique involving suppression of antibodies responsible for rejection of incompatible organs with the help of plasma exchange and drug therapy.(TOI)
  • Tamil Nadu to host medical tourism conference
    The CII, with the support of the Tamil Nadu government, will hold a conference on medical tourism here in April to create awareness about the state as a global health tourism destination. According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the two-day conference-cum-exhibition ??n International Conference and Exhibition on Health Tourism??is slated for April 19-20 here. It would aim to create awareness about Tamil Nadu as medical tourism destination at the global level by assembling all stakeholders together in a single platform and showcasing their products and services.
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  • Good Business Oppurtunity
    Prime India is appointing distributors overall south Indian cities. Coimbatore Madurai, erode, trinalveli, Cochin, Trivandrum, Palatka, Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad.
  • Healthcare News
    NMA president charges medical professionals abroad to invest more in country? healthcare industry
  • Hyderabad to host 1st Edition of IMTCA 2012 on Nov 2 &3
    1st edition of the Indian Medical Tourism Conference scheduled to be held on November 2 and 3, 2012 at HICC.
  • Now, a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats
    A new freezing technology, called cryoablation, has shown promising results in normalising heartbeats after being tried out at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.
  • Embryoscope- A New Technology in IVF Makes Foray in India
    The EmbryoScope- a new technology in the field of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) has been recently launched in India. A new fertility technique that has increased success rates by 17 per cent allows parents to watch their baby from the moment of conception. This latest technology promises to change the way embryos are grown and selected in a lab.
  • Organ donation rules set to get tougher
    Under the new draft of the Transplantation of Human Organ Rules, 2012, prepared by the Union health ministry in consultation with several experts on August 30, an unrelated donor may also be interviewed along with h/his family member \"regarding awareness about his or her intention to donate an organ, the authenticity of the link between the donor and the recipient and the reasons for donation\".
  • Prime India to launch electronic health cards
    Prime India Healthcare Pvt Ltd, a medical tourism and healthcare recruitment company based in Chennai, is planning to launch electronic health cards in the country to store patient record. :- Business Standard
  • Most cancers are not passed on to children
    People who are obese and also have high blood pressure and other risk factors called metabolic abnormalities may experience a faster decline in their cognitive skills over time than others, according to a study by researchers including one of an Indian origin.
  • Prime India plans e-health card to store data
    Chennai-based medical tourism and healthcare hiring firm Prime India plans to launch an electronic health card that will store people? medical data. - The Hindu Business Line
  • Two slices of cheese a day keep diabetes away
    Eating just two slices of cheese a day can cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 per cent, researchers say.
  • Extra stress 'can lead to memory loss'
    Many believe that stress is bad for our brains especially as we get older. Now, researchers have shown how two receptors in older brains react to a stress hormone called cortisol. This has been linked to increasing forgetfulness as we age. While we know that stress hormones affect memory, this research explains how the receptors they engage with can switch
  • Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer
    Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease.
  • Loneliness ?an cause weight gain'
    loneliness and emotional distress that may lead to overeating and serious weight gain.A psychotherapist with The Methodist Weight Management Center in Houston says that people look for comfort food when they feel lonely or depressed.
  • Vegetarian diet makes you glow
    Rather than a suntan, a vegetarian diet will help you score more with the opposite sex, claim scientists. Soaking up the sunrays won't make you as popular with the opposite sex, as will a healthy glow which a fruit and vegetable diet gives you
  • Kolkata has potential to become medical tourism hub
    Kolkata has potential to be developed as a major medical tourism destination in South Asia, Debashis Sen, Principal Secretary of the Urban Development Department, West Bengal
  • low-cost heart therapy to India
    Dr Mukesh Hariawala, an award winning Indian-American artificial heart surgeon, is set to introduce a unique low-cost "triple heart therapy" in India to help patients with diabetes who cannot afford expensive bypass operations.
  • Med tourism tipped to be India's top forex earner by 2012
    India is set to earn Rs 80 billion ($1.87 billion) a year in foreign exchange from medical tourism by 2012, according to a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.With easy visa facilities to overseas patients coupled with best emerging medical infrastructure facilities, India's medical tourism can become a lead foreign exchange earner and the earnings will grow from the existing Rs 35 billion annually to Rs 80 billion a year by 2012.
  • Muslim Tourism Business Expected to Grow by 50 Percent by 2020
    Spending by Muslim tourists is growing faster than the global rate and is forecast to reach $192 billion a year by 2020, up from $126 billion in 2011, according to a study by two companies specialising in the market.
  • Eat lychee to fight breast cancer
    Studies show that lychee fruit can fight the growth of cancer cells as it contains flavonoids in its pulp, which is effective against breast cancer. It is also a great source of vitamin C that helps the body to fight heart disease, apart from cancer. Vitamin C is also good for bones, skin and tissue. Due to its high vitamin C content, the fruit benefits those suffering from cold, fever and sore throat. Lychee also helps the body to digest food properly for the best nutrition, and is said to have the ability to relieve pain too.
  • 8 Ways Surgery Centers Can Capitalize on Medical Tourism
    Medical tourism is a growing industry, and so far most patients traveling for surgery have gone out of the country. However, there is a significant opportunity for ambulatory surgery centers to capitalize on this market by offering high quality, low cost services to patients and companies willing to pay out-of-pocket for their care.
  • Say no to water between meals
    Glugging water during meals severely hampers your stomach's digestive powers and causes insulin levels to fluctuate significantly, warns Microboitic counsellor Shonali Sabherwal
  • Moon Dust Could be Toxic to Humans, Says Study
    A layer of ultrafine dust on lunar surface could prove toxic for humans, increasing the risk of various cancers, reveals new study.
  • New DNA Test can Predict Men's Chances of Going Bald
    Men can find out their chances of losing their hair by spending just 195 pounds. A DNA test, costing 195 pounds, will determine whether a gene is present that causes follicles to stop growing, the Daily Express reported.
  • Goa beaches to be smoke free soon, Says Official
    The tourism department has decided to ban hookahs in beach shacks from next season. We've put a clause in the terms and conditions of shack allotment that will prohibit use of hookahs
  • Colon Cancer Cells Use "Let Me Pass" Signals
    colon cancer tumor cells send "let me pass" signals to make blood vessel walls permeable, thus allowing them to travel through and establish themselves in neighbouring tissue (extravasation).
  • Facebook Use Feeds Anxiety And Inadequacy Says Small Study
    Use of social media like Facebook and Twitter may be feeding anxiety and increasing feelings of inadequacy, according to a small UK study reported in The Telegraph on Monday.
  • Healthcare Reform Likely to slow medical travel growth.
    The pending implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will not stop or even slow down the moving train that is medical travel and tourism, say experts in the field.
  • Scarless operations Via Spider technology
    The scarless route to treat common abdominal conditions like appendix, gall bladder stones and the weight loss bariatric surgery. Surgeons in Delhi will for the first time in Asia Pacific use what is called a 'spider technology' ?a single flexible laparoscopy instrument that will do away with the need for five incisions or scars for any abdominal intervention.
  • Rajasthan moots plan to boost medical tourism
    Rajasthan will soon attract patients from neighbouring countries as it is set to announce better healthcare packages for foreign nationals as part of its medical tourism package.
  • Study finds hepatitis C perinatal transmission rate of 28.6% in India
    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an important emerging cause of liver disease in India. Although large epidemiological studies in India are scarce, estimates from small regional studies place the prevalence in the range of 0.09-7.89% (J Biosci, 2008). Since the widespread adoption of blood product screening has reduced transmission via blood transfusions, maternal-child transmission during the perinatal period has become the leading cause of infections in children.
  • International Wellness Card
    Prime India is set to launch its "International Wellness card " in 10 countries on 14 March 2012.

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