Author: Usha Ganesh

When It Comes To Cancer, It’s Not Right To Blame Bad Luck Alone – Research

As per the new analysis proclaimed in Nature Magazine, which conducted various investigations to analyse the reason for initiating cancer, it was concluded that cancer is generally an outcome of superficial, ecological influence contrary to “bad luck” as it is deemed. Researches about reason for ailment aroused confrontations amongst scientists wherein one group was of the opinion that two-thirds cancer was due to bad luck only. The recent theory claims that cancer is only due to foreign aspects and only 10 to 30 percent are congenital aspects. The external factors implies exposure to ultra violet radiations, contact with poisons, smoking etc.to name a few. After going through the studies time has come to take steps for prevention of cancer and thereby protect public health. According to news published after survey by US based IMS institute in May 2014 about $100 billion is spent on cancer countermeasures globally which in the last five years is increasing at 6.5 percent compound annual growth rate. The study was conducted by a team of doctors, including Song Wu, Scott Powers, Wei Zhu and led by Yusuf Hannun, at Stony Brook University in New York. Investigation and cure for cancer and tumors remain focused with Us and five large European countries accounting to 66 percent of total market wherein the Pharmaceutical companies are eager not to overlook raised...

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‘No Drill’ Dentistry Prevents Tooth Decay, Lowers Need For Dental Filling

A new way experimented by Australian researchers to bring an end and to avert tooth degeneration after analyzing for a period of 7 years will help to cut down the dental fillings to the extent of 50%. Fillings are preventable and are not required in many cases according to Associate Professor W Wendell Evans from University of Sydney. The study revealed that compared to the prevailing procedure the preventative dental scheme will have added advantages. The currently followed procedure of “drill & fill” sheds initial rotting and averts caries outburst. current practice certainly accepts that tooth decay is a continuous process. But only when genuine gap is apparent tooth should be drilled and filled according to Dr Evans. After studying for 50 years Australian researchers came to a conclusion that tooth decay advances gradually i.e. for a period of around 8 years from enamel to dentine. Thus the decay is not at all times a continuous process and proper action taken at proper time can avoid the need for filling. Evan and team invented a sequence of procedures to evaluate tooth decay risk/dental elucidation and pre-cavity rotting management. Caries Management System (CMS) as it is known has following characteristics: Consumption of sugary drinks and canapes amidst food should be decreased Proper brushing techniques at home should be given more importance. Application of thick fluoride lacquer wherever rotting is seen...

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New Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) Injection Launched in India

In the year 2014 India was announced a polio free country. Even afterwards it is appreciable that India floated Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) injection on Monday as an obligation towards global polio eradication programme. The vaccine has to be administered to children below one year beside 3rd dose of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) at regular immunization schedule without any extra charges. At this historical achievement IPV and OPV will be experimented in six states that is Assam, Gujrat, Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar pradesh as reported by health minister J.P Nadda. Inactivated polio vaccine and Oral polio vaccine administered together will increase resistance among children and dual defence against polio. UNICEF Representative to India Louis Georges Arsenault very much appreciated the introduction of IPV and mentioned it as a historical step accomplished which will be put on an act to 126 countries practicing Oral Polio Vaccine only. The study was conducted as per the directions given by World Health Assembly in May...

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Belly Fat More Dangerous Compared To Obesity Believes Study

A research was conducted on 15000 people in the age group of 18 to 90 years of age and it was opined that people wit excess belly fat extra belly fat have great risk than overweight people. Considering the Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio and comparing their standards concluded that weight somewhat on the higher side is less hazardous than extra belly fat. The team reported that in case of men with normal weight but big bellies, the date rate was twice than the otherwise obese men whereas the death rate was only 32% in case of women. Fats getting deposited in the belly are either congenital or dermatological. Congenital fats interrupts process like metabolism, clotting, which leads to various other problems related to heart, diabetes etc. The congenital fat is present in every person but more than 40% of the people have it around their the belly. By the end of year 2025 more than 1 billion people will be obese as per earlier studies. To avoid such a condition people should restrain themselves from consuming junk food and indulge in various kinds of exercises to burn calories in order to lead a healthy life. This study was published in the journal Annals of Internal...

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Smoking Among US Citizens On Decline, Tobacco Deaths A Major Concern

According to a survey conducted by CDC (Center of Diseases Control) prevention, smoking ruins more than three hundred billion dollars and kills about half a million every year. In 2005, about 20.9% of the population were addicted to smoking which gradually reduced to 17.8% in 2013. During last year it dropped down by one more percent that is 16.8% in the year 2014. According to NBC news, people who were covered by good health insurance schemes are less addicted to smoking as compared to the people with no insurance or less coverage in insurance. Along with awareness creating campaign,...

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