Peto's Paradox- an innovative approach to cancer cure

The cancer develops through the accumulation of mutations, each proliferating cell is at risk of malignant transformation, assuming all proliferating cells have similar probabilities of mutation. Therefore, if an organism has more cells, i.e. more chances to initiate a tumor, the probability of getting cancer should increase. The whales and elephants should have a greater risk of developing cancer than do humans or mice. But there appears to be no correlation between body size, longevity and cancer across species. Also, the risk of cancer among large animals like Whales and Elephants is negligible, the absence of such a relationship is referred to as Peto’s Paradox.

If we can harness the cancer suppression mechanisms of large, long-lived organisms (such as the blue whale have evolved mechanisms capable of suppressing cancer 1,000 times better than humans) , then we could potentially eradicate cancer as a public health threat in humans. Read more...

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Black Fungus in COVID-19 Patients

1) What is Black Fungus?

Black fungus (Mucormycosis) is very rare infection, caused by exposure to mucor mould which is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, decaying fruits and vegetables and even in the nose and mucus of healthy people.

2) Organs involved?

It affects the Para-nasal sinuses, brain, lungs, skin, GIT.

3) Black fungus in COVID-19 patients?

Black fungus may be triggered by the use of steroids in severe and critically ill COVID-19 positive patients.

Steroids reduce inflammation in

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FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccination

1). Most Common Side-effects of COVID-19 Vaccine?

After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

2). Can a person presently having COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected) infection be vaccinated?

Person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of spreading the same to others at vaccination site. For this reason, infected individuals should defer vaccination for 14 days after symptoms resolution.

3). Is it necessary for a COVID recovered person to take the vaccine?

Yes, it is advisable to receive complete schedule of COVID vaccine irrespective of past history of infection with COVID-19. This will help in developing a strong immune response against the disease.

4). If one is taking medicines for illnesses like Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension etc, can she/he take the COVID- 19 vaccine?

Yes. Persons with one or more of these comorbid Read more...

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