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Importance of eye care for diabetics

March 30th, 2012

According to WHO statistics, as of 2011 there are over 346 million people suffering from diabetes worldwide and the number is going to double by the year 2030 if timely intervention does not take place. A significant percentage of this number is found in our country. India, the largest democracy of the world also has the dubious distinction […]

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A Glimpse into Plastic Surgery

March 22nd, 2012

Evidence suggests that plastic surgery was being done as a part of surgical procedures in India dating back to 800 BC. The first known beneficiary of plastic surgery was a British soldier, Walter Yeo. He received a skin flap surgery for the upper half of his face by Sir Harold Gillies way back in 1917 AD. Well, […]

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Dental Phobia

March 21st, 2012

A Dental phobia is intense, unreasonable fear. This dental fear or anxiety is very common, and most people experience some degree of dental anxiety especially if they’re about to have something done which they’ve never experienced before. Fear of “the Dentist” is especially more, if you’ve had bad experiences with dentists in the past, it […]

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Osteoporosis and Women

March 16th, 2012

Osteoporosis is characterized by the loss of calcium and other minerals from the bones, which makes them susceptible to fracturing (breaking). In Australia, around half of all women and one third of men over 60 years have osteoporosis. Women are more susceptible because the hormonal changes of menopause worsen bone loss. A nutritional diet including […]