When the Philadelphia Chromosome Strikes
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by Guest Author: Dr. Namitha A Kumar OPFORD project, Strand Life Foundation Hospitals are places where human drama of illness, pain, suffering, turmoil and turbulence play out. A keen observer can learn a lot just…

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Shout out for Rare Disease Awareness
A Roar for Rare
560 315 Hardeepsinh Rathod

“Wow, my son scored 88%”, shouted my dad, as I showed him my annual mark-sheet. Unlike my friends’ parents, my dad was quite contented with what I scored every year. I have seen my friends’…

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Danger - Asbestos - Mesothelioma and Lung Disease Hazard
Mesothelioma: The Role of Asbestos and Gene Therapy in India
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Asbestos has deep ties in the fabric of Indian industry and construction. Behind China, India is the second largest market for asbestos in the world, importing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the material…

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Spread the Word: Make a Genetic Test Work for Your Family And Clan
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  How do we react to a life-changing experience? Do we get overwhelmed or do we accept it and turn it around to make the most of the situation? Now you are wondering whether this…

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battling cancer with a targeted approach
Cancer is a ‘Battlefield’
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Cancer therapy is a fast evolving field in medicine. Introduction of new and targeted therapies is the latest, marvelous development in this field. The explanations of the differences between established and new therapies for cancer, provided by Mr. Rathod, in this blog post, hit the nail on the head!

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Experience and Resolution of a Rare Disease: Mr. Mudit Dalmia Shares His Story
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Anne Frank once said: “If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.” Inspired by her, I thought of penning down a lot from my…

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Navigating Rare Disorders
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The arrival of a newborn is generally a time for much joy and festivities. Having a child with normal features and signs of alertness is a huge relief, naturally, for any mother. Genetic disorders, are,…

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Facing Cancer With Courage
Facing Cancer with Courage
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A quick estimate suggests that by the year 2030, every person will know of another person suffering from cancer or would have lost someone to the disease. This is because between 2012 and 2030, the…

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How to Stay Ahead of Cancer
How to Stay Ahead of Cancer
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Cancer Awareness We are all residents of urban and rapidly urbanizing India. This is what my life looks like: Wake up— Accomplish domestic chores— Get to work— Slay problems at work—- Sleep—- Begin a new…

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fight bladder cancer with genetic testing
Death by Tobacco
560 316 Shefali Sabharanjak

Every now and then, we read news of how countries are ranked by their presence in various groups – most expensive, most corrupt, most livable cities, development index and so on. Here’s what we might…

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