Four Dental colleges Loose Affiliation
Dr SS Gill, Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) Thursday (28 Oct) said the the university had cancelled their affiliation on DCI recommendation. These dental colleges include Adesh Dental College, Bathinda; Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Dental College, Ludhiana; and Sukhmani Dental College, Dera Bassi. These colleges have been barred from giving admissions to students to the degree course in dental sciences. NEWSLINK
Former MCI President Ketan Desai’s licence suspended
The Medical Council of India has suspended the license of its former chief Ketan Desai to practice medicine.
It has also asked the World Medical Association not to hand over its presidentship to him. He was arrested in May after he allegedly took a bribe of Rs. 2 crore for granting recognition to a medical college in Punjab.
In a letter to Desai, the MCI Board of Governors said: “Permission granted to you to practice medicine will be suspended during the pendency of appeal with the Board of Governors in of the MCI.” Times NEWS
New York bedbug plague scares off tourists Yes ITS TRUE CLICK HERE TO SEE
Controversy over removal of healthy third molars (wisdom teeth)
The debate over the benefits of extracting healthy third molars from young adults has been reinvigorated by research released last week by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
Some of the most valuable information originated from a study by Irja Ventä, D.D.S., Ph.D., of Finland, he noted.
“They have the best longitudinal studies on what happens with patients when you don’t take them out of any group,” Dr. Moore said. “And her research shows that if you do a life table analysis of people with wisdom teeth, every decade some of those teeth have to be removed because they become pathologic. They either get infected or they develop a cyst or tumor. If you follow people out 18 years, 75% to 80% of those have to be removed, according to her research.” LINK
Influence Doctors Habits- Games companies play
As a sales representative for a major drug company, he was expected to entertain doctors two or three nights a week. There were seats in elaborate sporting events in private stadium suites at major games and dinners at five-star restaurants.
At that point, openly using gifts and money to influence doctors was considered standard practice. (India is just beginning to make policy- MCI discussion HERE)
But much of that came to a crashing halt after July 2002. That’s when the pharmaceutical industry’s trade group, known as PhRMA, published its Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals — voluntary guidelines that substantially changed the game for reps like Webb.
The free tickets were pulled, the tropical vacations abandoned, even branded trinkets were banished. But the practice of trying to influence doctors with money didn’t disappear — it shifted.
Today when a rep like Webb wants to get a doctor to write prescriptions for his drug, there’s still one almost foolproof way to get that task accomplished.
To get a doctor to write more prescriptions, Webb asks the doctor to become a speaker. MORE HERE
Another area where lot of money is made in India is Clinical research because LAWs pretty much do not exist to protect human subjects- CLICK HERE
Dedicated core buildup Materials- WHY ?
So why would you choose to purchase and use a core built up (BU) composite? There are many reasons, but perhaps the most important is that core materials are often a quarter of the price per gram compared to aesthetic universal resins. Since a BU often requires large amounts of composite, this can be a significant savings.
We now have many core material choices to best fit our restorative philosophy. As shown , using a core material that is substantially less expensive than a universal composite is not a compromise in care, and, in fact, the core materials are often stronger than our flagship composite.
Core materials are chemically engineered for high strength, not necessarily high polishability, surface gloss retention, and attrition or abrasion resistance. Likewise, the concrete for a house foundation is not the same as that for driveways or sidewalks.
Read about Fibre reinforced composite HERE
Taste receptors in Lungs ! Could help in Asthma treatment
The surprising discovery of bitter taste receptors in human lungs could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore (Nature Medicine, October 24, 2010).
“The detection of functioning taste receptors on smooth muscle of the bronchus in the lungs was so unexpected that we were at first quite skeptical ourselves,” said lead study author Stephen Liggett, M.D., a professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in a press release.
His team accidentally found the taste receptors during an earlier, unrelated study of human lung muscle receptors that regulate airway contraction and relaxation, he said.
Taste receptors in the lungs are the same as those on the tongue. MORE HERE
Men are at greater risk than women for gum disease
University of Maryland Dental School researchers have indicated that sex hormones may be the biological reason why men are at greater risk than women for destructive periodontitis, an infection of the gums.
“Differential gene regulation, particularly in sex steroid-responsive genes, could likely play a part in the observed sexual dimorphism of destructive periodontal disease,” said Shiau.
In their earlier study analysis they established that men, indeed, have a greater prevalence of periodontal disease than women globally. LINK
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Lower the Incidence of Gum Disease
Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more recent strategies target the inflammatory response. In an article in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like fish oil, known to have anti-inflammatory properties, shows promise for the effective treatment and prevention of periodontitis.
Foods that contain significant amounts of polyunsaturated fats include fatty fish like salmon, peanut butter, margarine, and nuts. LINK
Dental records used to identify burned woman
Police Chief Mike Emigh said Ardes Bauman, 60, of Salem, is the woman whose burned remains were located on West Pine Lake Road just off Egypt Road Monday morning.
Emigh said he was advised by the Columbiana County Coroner’s office at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that identification was made through dental records. A blue Dodge van, found near her remains, was registered in her name.
Emigh said the death is suspicious and remains under investigation. LINK
Choose Best touch Screen Mobile phone
It was touch-and-go for a time, but the touch-screen interface has finally become mainstream. In the past, it was relatively tough to round up 10 good touch-screen products. These days, high-quality touch-screen-based interfaces have made their way into PCs, tablets, phones, PMPs, digital cameras, and a host of other devices. MOREEE