Diabetes: Stress Free Life And Sleep Well

By: Dr. Nosheen Ali, Bureau Chief-ICN Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL: Diabetes mellitus is known as “SIPHONING OFF SWEET WATER. It means excess sugar is found in blood as well as urine. D-Decrease Anabolism cause increase thirst (polydipsia) I-insulin secretion reduced, and increases Glucose Production A-Always Hungry, thirsty. B-Blurry Vision (Blood sugar (Glucose) high) E- Eating disorder first sign. T-Tingling and Numbness in Hands & Feet’s E-Enuresis Nocturnal S-Sudden weight Loss In the case of diabetes, there are two kinds of complications. The first kind happens quickly and can be dealt with…

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Stem Cells May Be Secret to Regenerating Fingers and Toes

By: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Yadav, Asstt. Editor-ICN Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process. LUCKNOW: A study in mice, detailed online today (June 12) in the journal Nature, reveals the chemical signal that triggers stem cells to develop into new nail tissue, and also attracts nerves that promote nail and bone regeneration. The findings suggest nail stem cells could be used to develop new treatments for amputees, the…

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“Ingestion/Aspiration Of Dental Foreign Body- “A Dental Nightmare”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Ingestion of dental foreign bodies is common. Sometimes it may cause serious and fatal injury to the airways and gastrointestinal tract. The complications of foreign body ingestion depend on size and shape of object, its sharpness and anatomical location of ingestion. The major complication of foreign body ingestion is obstruction and perforation. Perforation is especially dangerous in the oesophagus. Radiographs remain the mainstay of initial foreign body detection, especially if the object is related to dental material. When swallowing of a foreign…

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Female Menopause Vs Male Menopause

By: Dr. Nosheen Ali, Bureau Chief-ICN Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL: Menopause is the process through which a woman ceases to be fertile or menstruate. It is a normal part of life and is not considered a disease or a condition. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but menopause may occur as earlier as ages 30s or 40s, or may not occur until a woman reaches her 60s. Stages of Menopause- Pre-menopause stage-The 3-5 year period before menopause when your estrogen and hormone levels begin to drop is called perimenopause. You typically enter into perimenopause in your late…

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ICN Media Group Organised A Workshop On Sleep-It’s Body Repair Time At Nirvan Hospital Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Senior Associate Editor of ICN Digital Media and popularly known as Time and Goal guru, conducted his signature workshop titled ‘Sleep – It’s Body Repair Time’ before the doctors of Nirvana and among the presence of senior delegates of ICN Digital Media. The program was organised by ICN Digital Media Group. During the presentation, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal revealed the methodologies to improve sleep patterns. He laid stress upon the points that it is necessary to spend the day in more restful manner. He also…

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Pneumonia: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

By: Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA: Winter has just set in.Now many of us are experiencing cough and cold with or without fever which is often ignored. Gradually when it progresses to develop more intense complication, the victim lands up  in a doctor’s chamber. But owing to this delay, the disease affects the lungs and often manifests into Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that may cause severe illness in people of all ages. It is a life threatening condition and a leading cause for death worldwide.…

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Potassium Series: Part 4

By: Dr. Ameya Tripathi, Associate Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: In our previous articles we discussed in details about how potassium is important for our body functions and how its excess is dangerous for us. Now we want to look at the deficiency of potassium and its associated conditions. Hypokalemia As we have discussed in our previous article, the optimal amount of potassium in our blood serum is 3.5 to 5.0 mmol/L. whenever its level falls down below 3.5 mmol/L then the condition is known as Hypokalemia. Hypokalemia is also termed as hypokalemic syndrome,…

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World’s First Baby Born Via Womb Transplant From Dead Donor

The first baby has been born following a womb transplant from a deceased donor, a study published in The Lancet has revealed. The successful transplant, performed by surgeons in Brazil, could greatly broaden access for women with uterine infertility to the treatment, without the need for live donors. The procedure to transfer the uterus from donor to recipient lasted more than 10 hours.The surgery involved connecting the recipient’s veins and arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals with the donated uterus. The woman’s previously fertilized and frozen eggs were implanted after seven months and…

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WHAT’S ALLERGY ?

By: Dr. Nosheen Ali, Bureau Chief-ICN MP BHOPAL: On exposure to various foreign substances viz., pollens , animal dander, latex, certain food items, dust mites etc.  our body produces varieties of responses immediately so as to combat its bad effects that may at times be life threatening. These responses are manifested as sneezing, coughing, running nose, watery eyes,  diarrhoea, vomiting, skin eruptions etc. Such type of reaction of an individual’s immune system to substances in environment that are usually harmless is termed allergy. And the substances are known as allergens. The…

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ANUG-“TRENCH MOUTH”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN This condition came to be called “Trench Mouth” because of its prevalence among soldiers fighting in the trenches during World War I.  LUCKNOW: ANUG stands for Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. It is a common, non- contagious infection of the gums that occurs suddenly. It is also known as trench mouth, Vincent’s angina. It is characterized clinically by gingival erythema and pain, fetid odour, necrosis and sloughing of intrerdental papillae and marginal gingiva which give rise to a grey pseudomembrane formation, fever, regional lymphadenopathy…

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