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  • Making science out of toys - Sushrut A wooden device for voice prosthesis

    A wooden medical device invented to help insert the 1$ Aum Voice prosthesis. This medical device was created with help of the toy makers from Channapatna finest hand made artists.

  • TeDx Talk at Mayo College on Aum Voice Prosthesis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXCI2JeLNvU

  • TEDx Talk at IIT Hyderabad on Intentions in Innovations

    A recent talk i gave at TEDx on intentions in innovations. Science is incomplete if it only remains a hope for future and does not serve the needy, the present and remains inaccessible. Thus intentions are key driving forces that shape innovations.

Making science out of toys - Sushrut A wooden device for voice prosthesis

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 17 Jan 2017
A wooden medical device invented to help insert the 1$ Aum Voice prosthesis. This medical device was created with help of the toy makers from Channapatna finest hand made artists.
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TeDx Talk at Mayo College on Aum Voice Prosthesis

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 17 Jan 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXCI2JeLNvU
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TEDx Talk at IIT Hyderabad on Intentions in Innovations

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 31 May 2016
A recent talk i gave at TEDx on intentions in innovations. Science is incomplete if it only remains a hope for future and does not serve the needy, the present and remains inaccessible. Thus intentions are key driving forces that shape innovations.
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3 aspects that can optimise your cancer treatment

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 31 May 2016
This article gives a overview of three important but most neglected aspects of cancer that can make a significant difference in your treatment 3 Aspects to optimise Cancer treatment
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Patient centric innovation in Clinical practice

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 31 May 2016
A talk at Thought leadership summit organised by HealthCare Executive covered by NDTV Profit where I speak on patient centric innovation need for changing clinical practice
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Why Cancer patients would stay away from sugar

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 31 May 2016
Way back in early 30's Ottowarb, Nobel Laurette proved that sugar feeds cancer. Yet today, this simple aspect is something seldom advised or followed. This article elaborates the science of cancer and how it feeds only on sugar for its growth and spread,Sugar feeds cancer
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The Lost Voices - The Better India

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 31 May 2016
The 1 $ speaking device
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Article in Asian Age

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 08 Jan 2016
http://www.asianage.com/dr-vishal-rao-018
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Dare to dream and be wise to wake up

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 08 Jan 2016
http://www.indiamedicaltimes.com/2016/01/06/interview-dare-to-dream-and-then-wake-up-and-work-hard-dr-vishal-rao/
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Cancer, Carcinogenesis and its theory of evolution: A paradigm travel

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 29 Nov 2015
Cancer as a electron acceptor
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Good Samaritan Article in Economic Times of India

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 11 Nov 2015
Good Samaritan Article in Economic Times of India
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Aum Voice Prosthesis - 1$ speaking device for throat cancer patients

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 10 Nov 2015
Speech and communication in our society forms not only a basic tenet to sustain life force, but also a right for freedom, peace, justice, and dignity. Only due to cost constraints these patients where bereft of this essential means of communication.
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Fusion Medicine - Expanding horizons healthcare

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 09 Aug 2015
Article published in Techspirit an online magazine on future fusion of heath care practices with technological advances to improve health care services
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SPORTS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND CANCER

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 30 Jul 2015
History of the world of sports in filled with inspiring stories of great sportsman who were afflicted with ‘C’word and overcame the illness at the tiebreaker. From Lance armstrong to Yuvraj singh , these sportsmen lived to give us the saying ”You may have cancer, let not the cancer have you”. A study published as part of a Lancet special series on physical activity and global health estimated that...
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A recently published article in Deccan Chronicle

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 05 Jul 2015
A recent article in Deccan chronicle
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Revision Parotidectomy of an Iraqi patient

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 05 Jul 2015
Revision Parotidectomy Surgery of a Iraqi patient who had a recurrent tumour of parotid salivary gland impinging on facial nerve
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The Art of Defensive medicine

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 03 May 2015
The article elaborates on the changing trends in practise of medicine in the era of litigations and attacks on medical establishments and doctors
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Headlines today - discussion with Rajdeep Sardesai on tobacco and cancer

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 16 Apr 2015
News Today At Nine, hosted by India Today's Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai, discusses on the issue of "Does tobacco Cause Cancer in India". A topic that stirred a national debate after an MP stated that there is no study to prove that tobacco causes cancer in India.
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Passion with compassion

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 16 Apr 2015
A talk on "Passion with Compasssion" at the Confluence: Vedic Wisdom for Modern Business organised by Artha forum with - Mr. Harivansh, Member of Parliament; Mr. Hrishikesh Mafatlal, Chairman, Arvind Mafatlal Group, Dr. Ajay Sankhe, Director, Bhaktivedanta Hospital
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Bhagavad Gita - The Lyrics of Modern Science

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 07 Mar 2015
High IQ in today’s fast pace world seems a essential component to excel in education, achieve a successful career or to handle complex situations. It is a measure of intelligence and ability of human mind to accumulate knowledge and utilise this acquired knowledge rationally. However it is acknowledged beyond doubts that just a good IQ may not be suffice to achieve a balanced life. Emotional quoti...
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Chewing tobacco and Loose cigarettes - a much needed intervention!

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 07 Mar 2015
The articles in English and Kannada published in Deccan Herald and PrajaVani elaborates on two current issues awaiting action by state governments on ban of chewing tobacco and loose cigarettes.
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From Sustainable Change to Changing Sustainability in Healthcare in India

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 27 Feb 2015
This article is a reflection on the current healthcare goals and vision prevailing in India . A need for a renewed outlook in the light of current budget further curtailing resources in a existing crunched healthcare scenario in India. Are we moving towards a sustainavle change in healthcare or are we changing the very basis of sustainibility?http://techspirit.in/2015/02/sustainable-change-changi...
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idoctor-Internal medicine to Internet medicine

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 27 Feb 2015
Hand to mouse syndrome, talked about how doctors could be loose the healing touch. This article dwells into impact of Internet technology doctor for patients And emerging trends in self diagnosis, self medication and its impact on healthcare. http://techspirit.in/2015/01/idoctor-internal-medicine-internet-medicine/
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Hand to Mouse Syndrome- Are we losing the healing touch?

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 14 Dec 2014
Hand to Mouse Syndrome dwells into the changing trends in practice of clinical medicine with the current system of technology centric treatments.
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E-Cigarettes: Boon or Bane?

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 16 Nov 2014
Lately, use of e cigarettes has seen a upsurge in the market especially attracting youngsters to experiment with this product. What was introduced into the market as a harm reduction device to be used for quitting tobacco use, has now turned into a addiction promotion device for potential youngsters and give a taster of nicotine to their brain to introduce craving and addiction!
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Article on National Cancer Awareness Day - November 7th

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 10 Nov 2014
Article in Samyutha Karnataka on Cancer published on the National Cancer Awareness Day - November 7th
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E-Cigarettes - Boon or Bane

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 03 Nov 2014
Article on E-cigarettes in Samyutha Karnataka .
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Nicotine repalcement therapy or Nicotine maintainence therapy

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 03 Nov 2014
Article in Deccan chronicle
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Doctors Day

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 29 Oct 2014
Article in TOI - These Docs have walked many an extra mile
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Learning to deal with Death

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 23 Oct 2014
Article by Dr. Vishal Rao U. S.
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Kenyan Thyroid Cancer Patient gets a New Life

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 23 Oct 2014
Article by Dr. Vishal Rao U. S.
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Can Cause Cancer.....

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 06 Oct 2014
with the rising incidence of cancers across globe it is pertinent to dwell into what factors are contributing to this rise:Often, the underlying reasons that determine the development of cancer in cells are - 1) Carcinogen – which is a harmful substance having the capacity to induce cancer and 2) A more neglected aspect for cancer causation - Immune system. Both these factors play a pivotal role ...
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Heal Your Cancer

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 01 Aug 2014
Health Your CancerA child developing from an embryo in a mother’s womb is, in reality, a set of rapidly multiplying cells. But they are controlled and regulated. So, we choose to ‘love’ those cells. But when another set of cells multiply rapidly within our body, albeit haphazardly, we call it ‘Cancerous’! These cells are not foreign cells that have made an appearance from outside, but your own cel...
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The cancer trap - Diet, Environment & the C word

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 14 Jul 2014
For long it has been perceived that tobacco use and passive smoking results in cancer. Shockingly, doctors are noticing more and more people falling a victim to cancer for no fault of theirs...
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A note from an inspiring mentor......

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 03 Jul 2014
Translation of former minister Sri Suresh Kumar column in Kannada Prabha datedJanuary 15, 2014, on tobacco control efforts by Dr Vishal RaoA VISHAL (MEANING VAST) JOURNEY WITH REGARDS TO DE-ADDICTIONGopal Krishna Gokhale is one among the tallest personalities in our country. He was a major inspiration and guide for Mahatma Gandhi as well. In fact, it was Gokhale, who asked Gandhi ji to tour India...
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KNOT Campaign- Karnataka for No Tobacco

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 25 Apr 2014
KNOT campaign was started with the fundamental goal of achieving a tobacco free state. This initiative has been constantly receiving cooperation and guidance from the anti tobacco cell of the state anti tobacco cell, several prominent social figures and medical fraternity towards achieving this goal. The medical fraternity continues to be one of the most trusted voices in the society, and hence o...
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Third Hand Smoke

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 25 Apr 2014
Third hand smoke is generally considered to be residual nicotine and other chemicals left on a variety of indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. This residue is thought to react with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix. This toxic mix of third hand smoke contains cancer-causing substances, posing a potential health hazard to non smokers who are exposed to it, especially children. Studies sho...
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Tracheal Stenosis and options for treatment

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 05 Apr 2014
Above picture shows two patient of tracheal stenosis post treatment sitting by side of each other and having a good normal breath without the tracheostomy tube. Earlier to this a month ago, both of these had a hole in neck (tracheaotomy) through which they would breathe.One of these boys consumed poison on the night of Shivarathri and was shifted in an unconscious state to a nearby hospital near ...
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Advance Thyroid Cancer Treated with Multi Disciplinary Team

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 05 Apr 2014
Jane is a 38yrs old married lady who was living on country side in a small village in Kenya with her 3 children and husband. In 2002 the family was struck with a unfortunate setback, when they discovered that Jane who developed a swelling in front of her neck was diagnosed to be thyroid cancer. The surgery performed at the local hospital found the tumor stuck to the air pipe- trachea and henc...
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Tobacco or a Job?

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 05 Feb 2014
This blog recently published in British Medical Journal brings to light a recent step taken by the Rajasthan government making it mandatory to not consume tobacco to be eligible for a government job in the state.The department of personnel in Rajasthan, a state in India, has taken a bold step by making it mandatory for candidates who want a government job to commit to not smoking or chewing gutka ...
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Should cancer be made a notifiable disease?

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 07 Jan 2014
It is necessary to make cancer a notifiable disease becauseAlmost 50% of developed nations have incorporated cancer to be a notifiable disease recognizing the need to address the growing burden of cancer on health and economy.As per Globocan 2008 data we have 10 lakh new cases of cancer diagnosed per year, and 6,35,000 deaths per year in India clearly showing a significant health burden.Indian He...
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Smoke Free Hotels & Resturants

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 28 Dec 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U SSecond Hand smoking kills - Protect passive smokers For the health benefits of customers visiting hotels and restaurants,the Karnataka Pradesh Hotel and Restaurant Association (KPHRA) and Bruhat Bangalore Hotel Association (BBHA) In association of the health department joined hands to initiate some measures. hotel managements Joined together to implement some measures for the b...
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Is the incidence of thyroid cancer truly rising?

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 08 Nov 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S It’s easy to crunch the numbers on thyroid cancers and assume it is a disease fast on the rise. Statistics across the world are suggestive of an increase in the Incidence in these cancers over the last 3 decades. What is more worrisome is that Over the last few years, however, studies showing there has been a significant increase in the mortality (deaths) in certain groups hav...
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Media debate on passive smoking in public places

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 28 Oct 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S Recent discussion held on passive smoking in public places and governments initiatives to create smoke free environments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEl927XpEwI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk4kXOUG8dM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gilCZw7hg3k
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Protect yourself from cell phone radiation

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 16 Oct 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S Since the World Health Organization's report that cell phones may cause cancer in humans, there has been a lot of talk about how to keep yourself safe. The FCC has always used what's called a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) score to track how much radio frequency (RF) from each phone is absorbed by the human body.Specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate at which...
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Heal your cancer, Heal your life

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 17 Aug 2013
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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 15 Aug 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S My views on the recent judgment by SC on quashing the common medical test i.e. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Examination (NEET)? One first needs to understand why was there are necessity for NEET. Presently there are multiple exams that are being conducted across the country by various medical institutions. This mandates a candidate aspiring to pursue the medical course ...
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Mobile phones and cancer - Growing evidence & a word of caution

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 01 Aug 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S In 2011, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified mobile phone radiation on the IARC scale into Group 2B - possibly carcinogenic. That means that there "could be some risk" of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted. In 2007, Dr. Lennart Hardell, from Örebro University in Sweden, revi...
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Tobacco or Health

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 13 Jul 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S Tobacco or health – A change in perspectives for Indian health care Over the decades much has been heard and spoken on tobacco and its ill effects time and again. Now let me put across my perspectives on this problem as a head and neck cancer surgeon. The question a lot of readers may wonder is - Why is this doc so concerned about tobacco issues? Well, a doctor may save mo...
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Holisitic approaches to cancer treatment - Alternate and complimentary therapies

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 13 Jul 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S Holistic medicine in cancer care Holistic medicine focuses on how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of the body are interconnected to maintain wellness, or holistic health. When one part of the body or mind is not working properly, it is believed to affect the whole person. Holistic approaches focus on the whole person rather than just on the illness ...
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Diet and pesticides

By Dr. Vishal Rao U. S. | 13 Jul 2013
By Dr Vishal Rao U S We often avoid consumtion of fruits or vegetables worrying about useof pesticides and its harmful effects on body. The resulting estimates are that approximately 20,000 cancer cases per year could be prevented by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, while up to 10 cancer cases per year could be caused by the added pesticide consumption. These estimates have significan...
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