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From the Editor

From the Editor

All cancers are the result of a group of abnormal cells growing and multiplying without stopping. These abnormal cells can spread to other parts of the body and grow there as well. Lung cancer begins with the growth of abnormal cells within the lung tissue. Lung cancer is the most common cancer for men in Bangladesh. It is rare in persons under 20…
The indigenous health ‘gap’ is a too benign term for a shattering reality

The indigenous health ‘gap’ is a too benign term for a shattering reality

Pick any health statistic and Indigenous Australian patients fare worse than the rest of us. We must do better than that       It didn’t dawn on me until later but I must have seen a thousand patients before I met my first Aboriginal patient. The only thing I remember about him was that he was never in his bed, instead choosing…
Urinary incontinence: Common and manageable

Urinary incontinence: Common and manageable

As a primary care doctor, I see a lot of women dealing with the inconvenience, discomfort, and embarrassment of urinary incontinence (unintended leaking of urine). Some are comfortable bringing this up right away. Others suffer needlessly because they feel too shy or awkward to mention it. The truth is, an estimated 45% of women experience some form…
Treatment option for autoimmune 
small-fiber polyneuropathy

Treatment option for autoimmune small-fiber polyneuropathy

An analysis of the medical records of patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for an often-mysterious condition involving damage to small nerve fibers supports the hypothesis that some cases are caused by autoimmune disease and also identifies the first effective treatment option. This report on 55 patients diagnosed with what appears…
Understanding lung cancer -- the basics

Understanding lung cancer -- the basics

Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. in both men and women, it is also one of the most preventable kinds of cancer. At least four out of five cases are associated with cigarette smoking, and the cause-and-effect relationship has been extensively documented. During the 1920s, large numbers of men began to smoke cigarettes,…
More about lung cancer

More about lung cancer

Rest assured. You are not travelling alone on,this journey. Many people like yourself or someone you know who has been diagnosed with Jung cancer, generally suffers an overwhelming sense of shock, fear and strong confused feelings and emotions. This is a special and challenging time for lung cancer patients and their loved ones, so all the more, there…
World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cancer Day is August 1, 2017.  Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In 2012, there were 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer…
Varying presentations of lung cancer

Varying presentations of lung cancer

Mrs Amena Begum a 60 year old farm worker and housewife from rural Mymensingh, presented to the Medicine OPD Clinic of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital with a lump on the left side of her neck which has been growing in size steadily over the last few months. There was notable clumsiness, numbness and weakness of her left hand and arm which has been…
Lung cancer screening can be cost effective: study

Lung cancer screening can be cost effective: study

Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts       Dennis Thompson Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests. But, there are two caveats to that finding -- the procedure has to be performed by skilled professionals and the screening must be done on…
Bronchogenic carcinoma

Bronchogenic carcinoma

Bronchial Carcinoma is by far the most common, more than 90% lung tumour by comparison; benign tumour of the lungs is rare. The common cell types of bronchial carcinoma are as follows: a. Squamous cell      35% b. Adenocarcinoma     30% c. Small cell    20% d. Larger cell    15% Primary…
Reduce stress with these 6 daily habits

Reduce stress with these 6 daily habits

We’re willing to bet that every one of you reading this could benefit from a little stress relief. Whether you’re working extra long days, dealing with a breakup, or suffering from news-overload (trust us, it’s a thing), we all have are own triggers, and unfortunately all that stress can wreak havoc on your overall wellbeing—from…
Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts believe. Currently, women who are overdue but well are often given a couple of extra weeks to see if labour will happen spontaneously before doctors intervene. New research suggests bringing forward induction to 40…
FDA approves Abilify MyCite

FDA approves Abilify MyCite

FDA approves Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole) Pill with sensor to digitally track if patients have ingested their medication.     The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded…
FDA approves Fasenra

FDA approves Fasenra

 AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fasenra (benralizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. Fasenra is not approved for the treatment…
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