Prevent Cancer By Including These 5 Spices In Your Diet

Well, there has been quite a development over the years in the field of cancer, but what could be better than doing stuff that helps you keep away from it? Cancer is one of those medical conditions that is still under the process of finding a sure shot cure. Though India houses some of the best cancer hospitals, treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, cell transplant and more are simply ways of fighting against the dreaded cancerous cells, stopping their manifold growth and increasing life span. There are numerous people in the world living with the condition and many who have succumbed to it. Well, going by the saying, Prevention is better than cure, lets talk about some simple Indian spices (yes, you read that right) that play a significant role in lowering the risk of different types of cancers in humankind.

Here’s listing out 5 Indian spices, a regular addition of which in food can lower the risk of cancer to an extent, as per studies.

saffron helps prevent cancer1. SAFFRON - It’s rightly said that size does not matter and Saffron proves this saying perfectly. This little thing has the ability to decrease the tumor size to half. Amazing and true as it contains the primary cancer fighting element known as Crocetin. It is a natrual carotenoid dicarboxylic acid primarily responsible for fighting cancer. It offcourse is most expensive of the spices, but is power packed with cancer killing cells.

2. TURMERIC - it is a hoturmeric-Ausehold name in India for centuries now. Every spice box in an Indian home has a permant place for this spice. The haldi milk whenever one has cold or cough is a common houseremedy with grand mommies. True to its name, it’s also the fore runner when it comes to fighting cancerous cells. Studies have already proved that turmeric has the ability to retard the growth of cells causing various cancers like melanoma, brain tumor, prostate cancer, leukamia, pancreatic cancer and more. It contains Polyphenol Curcumin that kills the cancer breeding cells, while preserving the healthy ones and thereby boosting Apoptosis (cell suicide). In treatment procedures like Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, even the healthy cells are harmed with the cancerous ones causing probable side-effects.

3. CINNAMON - This spice hcinnamonas found its way through the Indian spice ecosystem to the homes ofIndians and is extensively used in many Indian gourmet preparations. Known to enhance the flavor of every dish it is a part of, a teaspoonful of this spice per day in your diet is enough to keep the cancer creating cells at bay. It actually blocks the new cells from forming, thereby reducing tumorous growth. Now, adding it to your diet is no big deal, just sprinkle some on your breakfast creations like pancakes or start your day with cinammon flavored tea. Easy ain’t it.

Fennel-4. FENNEL - Fennel consists of a consitutent called Anethole, responsible for fighting and curbing the invasive activities of cancerous cells. It’s arsenal is made of antioxidants and phyto-nutrients just enough to defeat the deadly cancerous cells. Furthermore, it cuts off the the enzymatic regulated activities responsible for multiplication of cancer cells.

cumin-Ab5. CUMIN - Loaded with Thymoquinone, a coumpund that restricts the reproduction of cells responsible for prostate cancer, cumin is one soldier of a spice against cancer besides being full of anti-oxidants and aiding digestion.


Now that you are aware of the 5 spices that are your soldiers against cancer, include them in your regular diet and do your bit to stay away from cancer.












NABL Grants Accreditation to VIMS & RC

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CERT No. M-0882

The State of art facilities of laboratory services in Central Diagnostic Laboratory at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre has been accredited prestigious recognition by National Accreditation Board of Testing Laboratories (NABL), Which complies as per the International Standards ISO 15189:2012 and is effective from 22-04-2016.

All the tests across all the sections of the Laboratory has been covered in the scope of NABL Accreditation.

Central Diagnostic Laboratory is equipped with all updated latest high-end equipments in all the sections of Central Diagnostic Laboratory i.e Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology & Serology, Clinical Pathology, Haematology & Immunohaematology, Cytopathology and Histopathology. All the sections of the Central Lab have passed through all Quality Control Programs successfully.

Our Motto is to strive towards Quality Care.

For more details Contact:
Dr. Rekha Singh
CDL Incharge & NABL Co-Ordinator

Free Mega Health Camp – 2016

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Urologist in Bangalore – Finding The One

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Searching for Urologist in Bangalore ?

Though, there are numerous urologists in Bangalore, finding the one that is best for you, requires you to have a few vital points on your checklist. Also, there are various factors that would be influencing your choice. Here is a sneak peak into a few points you would want to consider while you are looking for an urologist in Bangalore.

Urologists deal with infections related to the urinary tract. These are bacterial infestations, congenital abnormalities, reproductive system disorders, surgical and non-surgical problems. Urology includes various sub disciplines and deals with care of physiological systems and numerous organs. You’ll even find a few specialists in the sub disciplines as well. Here is a run down the sub disciplines in urology.

Endurology – This branch of urology is into urinary tracts close manipulation and includes surgical procedures with minimal invasion. The process involves insertion of small cameras and instruments to the urinary tract.

Laparoscopy – It is the branch of urology that uses Robot assisted surgery for organs like kidney, ureter and prostate. Though, it is a costly affair and has been creating controversies for the same reason across continents.

Neurology – Conditions leading to abnormal urination and even the control of genitourinary system are dealt with in Neurology.

Pediatric Urology – This branch of urology deals into children’s urologic disorders like under developed genitalia, enuresis and more.

Andrology – Dealing into the male reproductive system, Andrology is about erectile dysfunction, male infertility and more.

Reconstructive urology – As the specialized discipline of urology, it deals with function and restoration of the genitourinary tract.

As far as finding an urologist in Bangalore is concerned, it is not easy to choose one urologist from the list of good ones, but as mentioned earlier when you have your checklist of priorities in hand, it certainly eases your task a lot.


Apparently, you would not exactly know how much time your treatment takes. You might have to get admitted to the hospital or might have to make frequent trips. So, it is advisable that while looking out for a Urologist, try to shortlist the good ones but those in a area near to your residence or workplace so that commuting to and fro is hassle free.


Urologists specialize in urologic conditions and hence feeling comfortable to talk is one of the major concerns. This is when you need to think upon whether you want to go with a male or female specialist. It is solely individual decision depending upon personal comfort levels, though.


Credentials are one of the main concerns. The qualifications, experience and the reputation of the urologist matter most. So, research a bit about the qualifications, the expertise of the doctor and his reputation in general before you shortlist.


If you know some one from amongst your friends or colleagues who know a good urologist, then you could add them to your shortlist as well. If the doctor is testified by some one you know well, nothing like that.


Now, if you think that you might need to avail hospital services as well, then its better to choose the doctors with hospitals as well. Though, you need to visit the hospital and check out the facilities in terms of staff and other amenities personally.


We all know the fact that everything finally it boils down to mullah. So, alongside the other relevant points, budget is also one to be kept on mind. But, it is advisable not to make budget the only criteria. If the doctor is really good but is charging little higher than the others, better go for him/her.

After you shortlist some three to five, select the final one that suits your needs the most.

Graduation day – 2016

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Rehab Carnival – 11th REHAB DAY, Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation

To commemorate the International Disability week celebrations and mark the celebrations of 11th REHAB DAY, Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation organized “Rehab Carnival” on December 13th, 2014.

Vydehi Institute  of Rehabilitation is rendering its services to special children since 2003. Since last 11 years, Rehabilitation Department at Vydehi is providing therapies viz, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech therapy, Clinical psychology, yoga therapy and special Education to clients of all age groups suffering from various orthopedic, neurological, psychological problems.

Rehab Carnival aimed to display talents of children with special needs and provided lot of opportunities to their families to recognize the vocational skills their children have, from cooking to craft work  and from creativity to rhythm.

On this day of excitement and fun, Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation (VIR) took people of all age groups on a journey through the animal world. We could see lot of creativity and enthusiasm in our special children. VIPs, Senior medical consultants, College students and families took lot of initiative in encouraging and appreciating the work done by children from our special school.

CHIEF – Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation

Inaugural function of Preventive Gynaec Oncology wing,VIMS & RC

Inaugural function of Rural Health Centre, Kannamangala. and  Preventive Gynaec Oncology wing,VIMS & RC took place on 26th June in the campus. The Honorable Health Minster of Karnataka, Shri U.T. Khader  kindly consented to be the Chief Guest at the function. Dr Shri. Prakash K.S., Vice Chancellor, RGUHS was the Guest of Honour. There was an address by the President of Association of Gynaec-Oncologists of India (AGOI), Karnataka ckapter, Dr. VidyaMani Lingegowda, along with a scientific session by the AGOI members. It closed with a Vote of Thanks

Inaugural function of Rural Health Centre, Kannamangala. VIMS & RC

Inaugural function of Rural Health Centre, Kannamangala. and  Preventive Gynaec Oncology wing,VIMS & RC took place on 26th June in the campus. The Honorable Health Minster of Karnataka, Shri U.T. Khader  kindly consented to be the Chief Guest at the function. Dr Shri. Prakash K.S., Vice Chancellor, RGUHS was the Guest of Honour. Ther was an address by Shri U.T. Khader, who is the  Honorable Health Minster of Karnataka and an address by Dr Shri. Prakash K.S., Vice Chancellor, RGUHS along with an address by Mrs. Kalpaja Delavoi, the director of VIMS and RC. It closed with a Vote of Thanks


Feather in the cap

Om Sai Ram
90 Jal vayu Vihar,
Kammanahalli Main Road

Dear Mrs D.A Kalpaja,

I write to convey my regards and enclose an article from the Army Journal of Combat Medicine for your kind perusal. It was written by Major Ritesh Goel, the RMO(Regimental medical officer) of the 4th Para(SF)- 4th Battalion of the Parachute Regimen(special forces -earlier called Para Commandos). This Elite battalion was part of the Agra based 50 Parachute Brigade( 1 Brigade has 3 battalions) which was called for Aid to Civil Power during the Kedarnath cloud burst and floods.

Ritesh Goel was a student of our good college (1st batch) and has done his Alma mater proud. He was motivated to join the army by Dr. Brig. AS Kasthuri VSM the then HOD Medicine of VIMS. Brig AS Kasthuri VSM was also my instructor during PG at AFMC from 1982 to 1984.

Ritesh Goel led a team which was dropped by Air Force helicopters right in the middle of destruction. With no place to land they slithered down by ropes from the hovering helicopters.

They set up a dispensary, Communication centre and opened up the road blocks for further army and civil reinforcements to move in. The rest of the story unfolds in the undertyped by this well motivated young major.
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With the highest regards
Yours Sincerely
Surgeon Captain (Dr.) Ashok Bhagra VSM
Associate professor
Department of medicine
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences
Whitefield Bangalore-560066

Functionalities and benefits of Biometrics And Biometric Attendance Systems

Time is money, more so in Business. All sorts of time thefts that plague companies are difficult to target. Combined with human errors, these time thefts simply generate huge losses in terms of quality manpower. The only solution to manually calculating, controlling and recording employee time-sheets is biometrics.
Biometrics or Biometric Authentication is the process of Identification of human beings by their traits or characteristics. Biometrics are a form of identification and access control. Examples of biometrics are fingerprinting, face recognition, DNA, palm printing, hand geometry and iris recognition.
Biometric Attendance Systems

The various functionality associated with biometrics are uniqueness, performance and acceptability. There are two modes of operation of a biometric system

1) Verification or Authentication-Verification means that the system performs a one to one comparison to a specific template stored in a biometric database
2) Identification-Identification means a one to many comparison against the biometric database in order to establish the individual’s identity.

For a company to be a leader in its niche, it should be taking steps at ground level to prevent wastage of time. A biometric attendance system has the following benefits-

1) Cloud computing- To compute a secure log-in and log-out of work, these biometric systems are anytime, anywhere
2) A finger or thumb impression is the sole prerogative of these biometric systems putting an end to time thefts
3) Buddy punching is prevalent all over the world. By this term we mean that the employee punches the access card of his colleague to prevent the knowledge of his late timings. But the use of biometrics successfully prevents this occurrence.
4) Manual tracking is highly faulty and can be avoided by the use of biometrics and human errors can be relegated to minimal values.
5) The administrative process is smooth and regulatory making payrolls a relatively easy task.

Biometric attendance systems are one of the best available software systems that can save human efforts with very little investment. It can certainly increase the overall productivity in short span of time.
Star performers can bank upon biometric attendance systems to outshine their peers. Cheers!!