Smoking And Its Hazardous Effects

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Smoking is an extremely addictive habit that usually forms in the early teen years. People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. So, more or less , smoking becomes a fashion now a days. “Smoking doesn’t make you cool, sorry…..” Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis- “A Stiff Spine Disease”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Back pain is one of the most known and commonly experienced health concerns in day to day life. Long hours of sitting in the office, leaning down to pick up the things, lifting heavy objects and so many other hip twisting activities tend to make you experience back pain every now and then. This back pain sometimes can be mild while at other times more excruciating. Every individual is bound to seek medical attention for back pain at some point in their…

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Calcium-A Multitasker

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Calcium, a major component of human skeleton provides shape, stature and structure. It is the fifth most abundant element in human body with 99% of it stored in bones and teeth. The structural formation of human bones requires various minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, strontium etc. along with Calcium which maintains the bone health. Our skeleton houses and protects internal organs like brain, spinal cord, heart, intestines etc. and undergoes rapid bone formation using calcium during childhood and adolescence. Vitamin D, plays…

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Probiotics-An Update

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN Probiotics are used in the rotavirus diarrhoea, urogenital infections, food allergy, H.pylori infections, bowel syndromes. LUCKNOW: Probiotics are dietary supplements which have been used for the prevention and treatment of wide range of diseases. These probiotics consists of beneficial micro-organisms which stimulate health promoting flora, thus suppressing the pathologic colonization and disease spread. Lilley and Stillwell in 1965 described these beneficial microorganisms in fermented milk using the term “Probiotic”. The bacterial population of human GIT constitutes an enormously complex ecosystem. Most of these…

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Osteoporosis-“A Silent Killer ”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Our skeleton is a natural storehouse of two minerals- Calcium and phosphorus. Throughout a humans life, bone changes their shape, size and position constantly while undergoing the process of bone remodelling. A human skeleton normally attains its peak strength when an individual is suffering from any medical problems, or is on medication or had a history of accidental fractures or any nutritional deficiencies. Many of us seen our grandparents struggling to walk, with a never ending complaint of pain in their joints. Even…

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WORLD HEART DAY 2018: “With A Healthy Heart The Beat Goes On”

By: Dr. Shazia Israr, Associate Editor-ICN The 2018 theme ‘My Heart, Your Heart’ is set at asking people all over the globe to make a promise – ‘a promise as an individual to make healthier choices and lifestyle decisions, a promise to cook and eat more healthy, a promise to do more exercises and encourage your children to be more active, a promise to say no to smoking and help your loved ones quit, a promise as an healthcare professional to save more lives, and most of all, a simple…

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ORAL PHARYNGEAL CANCER- A SERIOUS THREAT

By: Dr. Abhishek Kr. Pandey, Medical Correspondent-ICN LUCKNOW: Today, Oral pharyngeal cancers are responsible for 2-3 percent of all cancer deaths. It is sixth most common cancer among white males and fourth most common among African- American males. Oral pharyngeal cancers include those of lips, tongue, pharynx and oral cavity. Black’s are more likely to diagnosed at advanced stages than whites. Typically these cancers takes several years to progress to advanced stages. Cancer occurs when normal cells undergo a transformation whereby they grow and multiply without normal control. The primary risk…

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Pollution Affecting Fertility

By: Dr. Warija Seth, M.D. (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)/ Sr. Associate Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Human evolution is the result of valuable qualities like empathy, sympathy, compassion and wit. Man changed his nature from nomad to stationary living. During the course of evolution man developed interdependent communities. They indulged in trade, excessive accumulation of wealth. Indulgence in pleasure and selfish behaviour has risen the rivalry among themselves. If we examine the swarmed and cramped cities of today, the nimble human is lost somewhere and a scowl, shrugged man looking for sudden thrust to raise oneself…

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TMPD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

By: Dr. Amay Tripathi, Asstt. Editor-ICN TMPD is a pain disorder characterized by spontaneous pain and jaw function-induced pain in the joint and muscles of mastication of the TMJ because of the interplay between the muscles and joints, a problem with either one can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, malocclusion, clicking sounds, or trismus. “I want to take a bite” Anita snatched the apple from her husband’s hand and bit a huge hunk. ” click” a sound came from her jaw, nearby her ear. “what’s that” Anand asked. “I’m hearing…

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AAAS: Aware-Alert-Action-Survival ; Healthy Citizens Are The Greatest Asset Any Country Can Have

By: Dr. Shazia Israr LUCKNOW: One day hands -on workshop was held on 8th september 2018 at 9:00 am ,in the auditorium of Lucknow Cancer Institute. An initiative ”AAAS(Aware-Alert-Action-Survival) – A comprehensive skill programme was jointly organized by Department of Trauma Surgery,King George’s Medical University,Lucknow Cancer Institute,GVK-EMRI & Association of Research Professionals.The main objective of “AAAS” is to train medico and non-medico students so that they can play supporting role in the survival of trauma victims. Emergency,Trauma and Disaster such as accident ,flood,bomb explosions and arson cause a sense of vulnerability.Natural disasters…

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