BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser – The Times of India

Somatic Mutations and there frequencies may vary for the patients in India and indian scientist need to gear up to access and make things available for the teams to access and see what is happening!



BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser – The Times of India.

Blood Words – for education brings awareness and awareness a careful reasoning : Cancer Awareness and Support in Delhi/NCR

Chit Chat: Cancer Awareness and Support in Delhi/NCR.

I picked this up from the daily writing tips. they write about mainly tips on how to write but this time may be they thought are all online so here we go, some blood words you may want to know to understand a bit of our blood work reports..
Numerous scientific terms that describe the appearance or action of blood derive from the Greek word for blood: haima.

From the Greek element comes an English prefix spelled haem- in British usage and hem- in American usage.

haemoglobin / hemoglobin 
An iron-containing protein pigment occurring in the red blood cells of vertebrates. The protein is composed of heme and globin commonly in a ratio of four molecules of heme to one of globin.

Note: Heme is a deep red iron-containing pigment. The British spelling of heme is haem. Both spellings are pronounced the same: /HEEM/.

haematite / hematite 
A type of iron ore that is red, reddish-brown, or blackish with a red streak (like blood).

haemorrhage / hemorrhage
An escape of blood from the blood vessels; a flux of blood, either external or internal, due to rupture of a vessel; bleeding, especially when profuse or dangerous. Hemorrhage is also used as a verb.

haematology / hematology
A branch of biology that deals with the blood and blood-forming organs.

haematoma / hematoma
A tumor or swelling containing blood.

A mass of dilated veins in swollen tissue at the margin of the anus or nearby. Literally, “flowing with blood.”

haemophilia / hemophilia
A constitutional (usually hereditary) tendency to bleeding, either spontaneously or from very slight injuries. Hemophilia is sometimes called “the Royal Disease” because Queen Victoria and her daughters were carriers and passed it on to several European royal families, notably the Romanovs. Although the word hemophilia is a compound of the Greek words for blood and love, the German physician who coined the word was probably thinking of philia in the sense “a tendency to” rather than “a love of.”

haemophobia / hemophobia
Fear or horror at the sight of blood. Martin Ellingham in the PBS series Doc Martin suffers from haemophobia. (I spelled it that way because he’s British.)

911 Warnings Signs of a Heart Attack

911 Warnings Signs of a Heart Attack.

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. 

Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 


– Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

– Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

– Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?

– Time to call 9-1-1 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call Emergency help and get them to the hospital immediately.



Chit Chat: Cancer Awareness and Support in Delhi/NCR

Chit Chat: Cancer Awareness and Support in Delhi/NCR.

This is from a recent discussion on Prostate cancer screening and therapy. describes about the ADT and the outcomes expected from surgical orchiectomy (castration) or medical orchiectomy (using either a gonadotropin releasing hormone [GnRH] agonist or a GnRH antagonist). An Interesting read!






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Focus on Eczema/Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common disorder that affects men and women equally. Although psoriasis can begin at any age, the peak times for disease onset are young adulthood (ages 20 to 30 years) and late middle age (ages 50 to 69 years).

There are multiple clinical subtypes of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis, the most common presentation of psoriasis, most commonly presents with sharply defined erythematous plaques with overlying silvery scale. The scalp, extensor elbows, knees, and back are common locations for plaque psoriasis lesions.

Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory skin disease that occurs most frequently in children, but also affects many adults. Clinical features of atopic dermatitis include skin dryness, erythema, oozing and crusting, and lichenification. Pruritus is a hallmark of the condition and is responsible for much of the disease burden for patients and their families.

Why red wine is good for health – The Times of India

Why red wine is good for health – The Times of India.

(although IL-6 can be anti-inflammatory during exercise) this is what this study has in brackets. Inflammation is a protection mechanism of body. Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. if we ecxercise this comes on and produces an anti-inflammatory affect. hence the inflammatory affect is bad?? are we stating execs is bad or IL6 activation si bad. Th truth is both may have their affects and it has impend up a pathway and it is too long to see if this pathway can give a new drug to the society. but this surely at this stage does not mean that red wine is the spirit of GOD. breast cancer and red meat are directly linked for over many years. why not have grapes instead? 

5 Tips for Responding Positively to Negative Online Comments | OPEN Forum

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In business, you can’t get ahead by ignoring what’s being said about you online. Use these 5 tips to successfully navigate the treacherous path of social media commentary.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

The Internet is a free-for-all of consumer commentary and reviews—and some of these comments, inevitably, can be negative. As a business owner, however, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to respond to these comments, and when to just let them go.

If you’re at a loss for how to go about jumping into the fray of social media commenting, here are five tips to help you respond in a way that reflects  on you and your business:

1. Respond Appropriately

Reading a negative comment about your business, your employees, or your products or services can make you want to justify yourself and claim that the commenter is just plain wrong, misinformed or simply off-the-mark. While these are natural reactions, they won’t help your brand or your social media presence.

Whatever you do, don’t say that the problem is a result of something the commenter has done, even if you think that’s true. Also don’t blame the commenter for a false or misleading comment. Never take a comment personally and write something emotional or accusatory in return. Instead, pay attention to what’s been said, then respond in a balanced, appropriate and professional way.

2. Be Brief

You don’t want to reveal too much in your response to a negative comment. Social media is a public space, and airing dirty laundry isn’t going to help your business or your customers. Try a simple “We’re sorry you’ve had this experience. Please call our customer service line if you’d like to talk about the specifics of your situation.” In some cases, revealing too much can have serious consequences, particularly with personal or medical information. Keeping it brief will help avoid problems down the line, and it will also encourage the customer to contact you directly to resolve the problem.

3. Consider Comments as Free Research

The comments you receive on social media are a kind of consumer research, and it can help both you and your business to look at them this way. Keep a record of comments as you respond to them, and make a note of any suggestions, tips, questions or problems people mention. After all, your customers might be giving you some valuable information that you’d normally have to dig to receive.

Yes, it’s hard to look at negative comments in this light when you’re in the midst of trying to think up judicious responses to them, but this perspective will help you to see the value in what can otherwise be a maddening part of maintaining a social media presence.

4. Remember That Everyone’s Reading Your Responses

Probably the most important reason to respond to comments—both negative and positive—is that everyone else is reading them. Although many people won’t comment themselves, they’ll read the comments of others, and they’ll pay close attention to how your business responds.

Responding to negative comments is a chance for you to demonstrate how caring, thoughtful and engaged your business is, and how it solves potential problems. If you show that your business listens to and responds to feedback in an appropriate manner, you’re creating a sense of trust that will go far beyond the particular commenter you’re dealing with at any given moment.

5. Hire Someone to Do Your Responding

To really get the most out of social media, you might consider hiring a social media manager to stay on top of interacting with the public. If you do go this route, make sure to set a clear, consistent policy about commenting and responding to comments, so your social media person is on the same page as you.

Having someone to manage your social media presence is perhaps one of the best ways to keep negative comments from ruining your day. Just make sure to check in now and then to see what comments are being made and what helpful information they’re revealing.

If you’re not chiming in, when relevant, to customer feedback online, you could be hurting your business’s image. It’s time to get involved and speak up.

Love Thy Old Neighbour… He needs you

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays.

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors from the poorest U.S. neighborhoods are at increased risk for repeat trips to the hospital for heart disease or pneumonia, a new study finds.

The research, published in the Dec. 2 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at records from nearly 256,000 Medicare patients who were discharged from a hospital after being treated for heart complications or pneumonia.

The investigators found that people were more likely to return to the hospital within a month if they lived in neighborhoods marked by poverty, low education levels and poor living conditions.

Across the “most disadvantaged” 15 percent of neighborhoods, the rate of readmission ranged from 22 percent to 27 percent. That compared with a rate of 21 percent for the remaining neighborhoods.

“We can’t know from these data exactly what is going on,” said lead researcher Dr. Amy Kind, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison.

All of the patients were covered by Medicare, the government health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older. But, Kind said, people in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods may still face obstacles in getting the care they need.

These seniors may have difficulty getting prescriptions filled or eating healthy meals, for example, Kind explained. “We know that elderly adults often rely on their support networks for those things,” she noted. “And that need only increases after they’re discharged from the hospital.”

For seniors in the poorest neighborhoods, family and friends may be unable to offer all the help that’s required, according to Kind.

Her team was able to account for some other explanations, such as patients’ overall health, whether they lived in a rural area and the type of hospital that treated them (private or non-profit, large or small). But neighborhood disadvantage was still linked to a small increase in the risk of being re-hospitalized.

There are no surprises in the findings, said Dr. Peter Muennig, an associate professor of health policy and management at Columbia University in New York City.

Muennig, who was not involved in the study, noted that for any one patient, many factors — not just ZIP code — would affect the risk of being readmitted to the hospital. The issue is whether high-risk patients can be connected with the kinds of “transitional care” they need when they’re ready to leave the hospital, he said.

“And that depends on where you live,” Muennig said. Larger urban hospitals can typically offer more — like staff social workers who can help patients connect with social services, he explained.

“But in many communities, that’s lacking,” he added. “It’s a pretty bad situation.”

According to Kind, transitional care can include home visits from a nurse, for patients who have a more complex recovery plan. In other cases, a nurse can help monitor the patient’s recovery through regular phone calls. Community programs — like Meals on Wheels — can also be helpful, she said.

“But first,” Kind added, “we have to recognize which patients are in need.”

According to Kind, doctors and nurses can be reluctant to ask patients about personal circumstances. But she said they can readily find out if a patient is living in a disadvantaged neighborhood, just by using their ZIP code and publicly available information.

“That can be a way to start a conversation,” Kind said. “We can ask, ‘Who do you live with? Are you able to get your medication? Do you have healthy food at home?’ They may have a wonderful support system at home. But we need to have a conversation to find out. I’d like to see this be more at the forefront of doctors’ minds.”

According to the Medicare program, each year about 2.6 million beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within a month — at a cost of over $26 billion. In 2011, the Affordable Care Act created the Community-based Care Transitions Program, which is testing different ways to prevent those readmissions.

That help is sorely needed, according to Muennig. “In this country, oftentimes hospital patients are simply discharged,” he said. “Or they end up sitting in the hospital for an extended time. Neither is good.”


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