Stem Cell Therapy: Myth and Reality

In the recent years, stem cell therapy has gained much popularity in the area of modern medicine and treatments. Stem cells are cells with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells. The way stem cell regeneration is used to repair and treat muscle and tissue injuries …

Second Opinion-What, how and why?

Second opinion is when people (patients or their relatives, friends), seek advice and counselling from a doctor or medical specialist other than the one he/ she is currently in consultation with to get another point of view. While the term ‘second opinion’ maybe new but it has been in practice for very long. It helps …

Medical Tourism India

Why should I travel to India? For a country with the size and diversity of India, it is an ominous task to lend it a mere description. India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, has always been a well-known tourist destination and as a matter of fact is the one of most …

IVF – What, how and when?

What is IVF? IVF or “in vitro (in glass) fertilization” is a procedure where human sperm and egg are brought together and they are made to fertilize artificially outside the body. Once the egg and sperm have fertilized and embryo has begun to form, it is placed back to mother’s uterus. The first successful birth …

Implication of currency ban on medical tourists in India

There is no doubt that the new move of demonetization of the Indian currency with denomination 500 and 1,000 as initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from 09th November, 2016 will definitely usher in good changes to the country in the long run. The move, though good in its intent is bound to have a …

Alternatives to IVF

Since the pioneering conception of the first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) baby in 1977, the treatment mode has been a boon to a multitude of infertility patients. Transfer of fertilised product of mature egg and healthy sperm into the uterus has made life easier for patients as well as clinicians. Nonetheless, the inhibitions of patients …