How should a layperson identify mental disorders?

By: Prof. Dr. M Aleem Siddiqui M.D.,D.P.M., Sr. Associate Editor-ICN  LUCKNOW: A mental disorder is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines. Mental health problems may or may not be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, mental disorder are often physical as well as emotional and psychological. Mental disorder may be caused by a reaction to environmental stresses, genetic…

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Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure

By: Dr Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Healthy teeth help people to enjoy a variety of foods, whether they are hard, soft, sticky or crispy. Besides chewing, teeth also plays important role in speech. But unfortunately, the tooth is among the most neglected structure among the human body. The dentition plays a important role in defining the features of the face and hence it plays a crucial role in persons facial appearance. The mouth houses a very complex ecosystem of various species of organisms. Some of these species are…

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World Kidney Day 2019 : “Kidney Health For Everyone, Everywhere” Is The Theme In 2019

By: Dr Shazia Israr, Associate Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: World Kidney Day is a global health campaign celebrated every year all across the world focusing the health and importance of the major body organ, kidneys to reduce the occurrence of kidney diseases as well as related health problems. It is commemorated worldwide on annual basis on the 2nd Thursday of March. It was started celebrating in the year 2006 by the 66 countries which were increased to become 88 countries in just 2 years. The kidneys, which are responsible for filtering the blood…

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Free Dental Check-Up Camp For Kids Organised In Lucknow

By: Dr Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Healthy teeth are important for child’s general and overall health. As you might guess, the number-one dental problem among pre-schoolers is tooth decay. One out of 10 two- year-old, already have one or more cavities. Many parents assume that cavities in baby teeth don’t matter, because they’ll be lost anyway. But that’s not true. Dental decay in baby teeth can negatively affect permanent teeth and lead to future dental problems. The best way to protect your child’s teeth is to teach him good dental habits. With…

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Remembering The First Plastic Surgeon In World : Sir Harold Gillies

The greatest practitioner of plastic surgery in the early decades of the twentieth century was Sir Harold Delf Gillies, a New Zealander living in England, who advocated the treatment of patients with facial injuries in the context of the First World War.  The interest of Sir Harold Gillies, Commander of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in the treatment of nasal deformities and other facial abnormalities led him to become one of the pioneers of facial plastic surgery at the beginning of the 20th century.He is…

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Bruxism: What Does It Mean?

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Bruxism is a repetitive jaw-muscle activity characterized by clenching or grinding of the teeth. It is a clinical phenomenon that can manifest in both children and adults. Bruxism has 2 distinct circadian manifestations: it can occur during sleep (indicated as sleep bruxism) or during wakefulness (indicated as awake bruxism). Bruxism is oromotor activity (clenching/grinding) that is most likely to occur at the transition of  deeper to lighter sleep. Etiology is mainly dependent on central factors (stress sensitivity, emotions, personality features, sleep regulation,…

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Prosthodontist Day Celebrated In King George Medical University Lucknow

By: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Yadav, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: World Prosthodontist day was celebrated in the department of Prosthodontics of king George’s ,Medical University on 22nd Jan 2019. The importance of this department in the field of dentistry was discussed by Head of the Department Prosthodontics Professor Pooran Chand. On this occasion, Professor Pooran Chand said that the beginning of dental sciences or dentistry has been done by duplicating and replacement of teeth and other related structures. According to them, all the organs of our body have special significance. Similarly teeth…

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DENTASCAN-A DIAGNOSTIC BOON

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: In the past, dental disease and lesions involving the jaw were either evaluated by plain radiography or tomography. The advent of spiral computed tomography (CT) and Denta Scan is changing the imaging trend. Denta scan is a computed tomography (CT) software program that allows the mandible and maxilla to be imaged in three planes: axial, panoramic and cross-sectional. It is an interactive CT imaging software that combines the power and detail of CT imaging with the convenience of interacting with the images…

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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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