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April 30, 2012

DCI warning, Screw driver in mouth, beware of Dentist GF, MDS adm in HC, Ex HM faces CBI


DCI Prez warns dental colleges – singles out North Indian colleges
The Chairman of Dental Council of India, Dibyendu Majumdar, on Sunday said the council will be forced to close down some dental colleges if there is no improvement in their clinical material by next year.
Inaugurating the 25th anniversary celebration of Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Mangalore, Dr. Majumdar said good clinical material was essential for a dental student. The pre-university students look at clinical material and the research activities carried out by the dental colleges and then opt for the best college.
Dr. Majumdar said he had found that some of the colleges, especially in North India, had poor clinical material. MORE HERE

Sweet revenge: Dentist pulls ALL of ex-boyfriend’s teeth
Revenge is a dish best served with novocaine.
A dentist in Poland, dumped by her boyfriend, got payback by removing all of her former lover’s teeth — leading his new lady to dump him, too.
Anna Mackowiak could face three years in jail after she agreed to treat her ex-boyfriend, Marek Olszewski, when he asked her to help with a toothache just days after he broke up with her.
“I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions,” Mackowiak, 34, told the Daily Mail. “But when I saw him lying there I just thought, ‘What a bastard.’” MORE HERE

Dentist dropped screwdriver down her throat
A 71-year-old woman is suing a dentist, accusing him of dropping a small screwdriver down her throat that migrated to her digestive tract and later required surgery to remove.
Ms David claims Dr W.B. Galbreath told patient Lena David to try to regurgitate the screwdriver and then sent her for X-rays when that did not work.
The lawsuit then claims that the X-rays showed the screwdriver in Ms David’s stomach, and that the dentist discharged her with instructions to ‘eat a diet high in fibre.’ MORE HERE

MDS admission- Challenged in high court of TN
The IDA TN State branch had prayed that the Honourable Court may please grant an order of injunction restraining the respondents (State Government, University and all private dental colleges) from conducting admission to PG courses except based on merit rank list published by the State Government. The Honourable Court admitted the case on the basis of prima facie merit in our argument and passed interim injuction  that no admissions should be made except with the merit list published by the State Government. SEE FULL PETITION

CBI files charge sheet against fmr Health minister
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a chargesheet against former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss for abusing his official position in favouring pecuniary advantage to a Indore-based medical college.
HM conspired with each other in permitting Indore-based medical college, Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) admission for a second year despite the fact that the Medical Council of India (MCI) and a committee appointed by the Supreme Court had “repeatedly recommended” that IMCHRC was not having sufficient faculty and clinical material required as per MCI norms. NEWSLINK

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Azad calls south docs to come to north
Union health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in his convocation address urged young graduates from southern states to serve in north. His request became the point of informal dialogue among doctors from southern states.
He said there was imbalance and 80% medical colleges were in south. MORE HERE

Finally No connection between Gum health and heart- Our research and media ?
“There’s a lot of confusion out there,” said Peter Lockhart, D.D.S., co-chair of the statement writing group and professor and chair of oral medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. “The message sent out by some in healthcare professions that heart attack and stroke are directly linked to gum disease, can distort the facts, alarm patients and perhaps shift the focus on prevention away from well known risk factors for these diseases.” MORE HERE

Less than 1% Indians know cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Speaking to TOI, Dr K Srinath Reddy, the new president of the World Heart Federation, said, “Less than 1% Indians would know how to carry out a CPR. What’s worse, even medical students in India aren’t adequately trained in the correct technique of performing CPR. Most of them learn on the ground during internship if they have to revive a cardiac arrest patient.” NEWSLINK

Fish Oil Could Be Therapy for Periodontal Disease
Periodontitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth, affects more than half of adults and is linked to an increased risk of stroke and other heart problems. To evaluate whether fish oil supplementation could be an adjunct therapy for periodontitis, Dr. Alison Coates from the University of South Australia and colleagues from the School of Dentistry at University of Adelaide in Australia reviewed evidence from eight unique studies that involved humans. MORE HERE

Dietary supplements ‘do no good and may give you cancer’
A leading study has warned that millions of people who take dietary supplements to boost their health may be doing themselves more harm than good.
Scientists have claimed taking pills and capsules, like folic acid, vitamin D and calcium, do not reduce the risk of cancer.
They also warned that antioxidant pills – natural chemicals that boost health – such as beta-carotene, and vitamins C and E may even promote the disease, the Daily Express reported. MORE HERE

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