Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

A new study has found that obesity leads to 13 types of cancer inlcuding ​pancreas and esophagus, as fat cells affect the processes that regulate the growth of cancer cells in the human body

Apr 21, 2017, 00:29 AM IST
India's 'Miracle Man' donates heart, pancreas and corneas; gifts life to seven

India's 'Miracle Man' donates heart, pancreas and corneas; gifts life to seven

After being declared brain dead, he did not know that his vital organs would come handy in saving life of seven people.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

The wearable artificial pancreas can track the patient`s blood sugar level and adjust the amount of insulin given to keep the blood sugar in a target range.

Apr 05, 2017, 16:51 PM IST
Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer in new study

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer in new study

According to a research, the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreatic cancer.

Jan 30, 2017, 13:29 PM IST
Pancreatic cancer: Know the common symptoms of the disease!

Pancreatic cancer: Know the common symptoms of the disease!

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most virulent forms of cancer.

Dec 28, 2016, 12:57 PM IST
Nerve growth protein controls blood sugar, says study

Nerve growth protein controls blood sugar, says study

In a development that could potentially lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers have found that a protein that regulates the development of nerve cells also plays a role in prompting cells in the pancreas to release insulin, a hormone that helps to maintain a normal level of blood sugar.

Nov 16, 2016, 00:37 AM IST

Pancreatic cancer – Awareness of symptoms helps in early treatment

The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known. However, there are some risk factors that make developing pancreatic cancer more likely

Oct 03, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

Acute pancreatitis: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Acute pancreatitis usually begins with gradual or sudden pain in the upper abdomen that sometimes extends to the back.

Jul 22, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer new diabetes treatment

The findings of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Children's Hospital and several other institutions offer a way to fulfill the promise of pancreatic islet cell transplantation.

Jan 27, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Losing one gram fat from pancreas can reverse diabetes

 Researchers have shown that Type-2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and that losing less than one gram of that fat through weight loss reverses the condition.

Dec 02, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Artificial pancreas performs nicely in small research

A team of researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in the pilot study.

Nov 22, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Protein may yield early detection of pancreatic cancer

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease.

Jun 25, 2015, 00:47 AM IST

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.

Apr 30, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Genes behind Type 1 diabetes located

Researchers have located and narrowed down the number of genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes, a study claims.

Mar 10, 2015, 15:07 PM IST

Pancreatic cancer discovery to improve treatment

Australian scientists Thursday said they have discovered that tumours in the pancreas have unstable regions hidden inside their genomes, a finding that has benefits for cancer sufferers by developing personalised treatment.

Feb 26, 2015, 14:14 PM IST

Gene mutations put some smokers at pancreatitis risk

Gene mutations in some people who drink and smoke put them at an increased risk of developing chronic pancreatitis, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine in the US said.

Jan 11, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

New device to precisely assemble whole organs

A new tissue building device shows promise of manufacturing human organs such as livers, kidneys or pancreas for anyone who needs a replacement.

Dec 23, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

45-yr-old organ donor saves 5 lives

A 45-year-old man died due to critical illness at a hospital here but has helped save the lives of five other persons when his liver, pancreas, kidneys and corneas were donated.

Dec 11, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Artificial pancreas can treat diabetes efficiently

Compared to conventional diabetes treatment, an external artificial pancreas can improve glucose control and treatment of Type-1 diabetes, shows a study.

Nov 27, 2014, 15:39 PM IST