Cash stolen from dentist’s car in Chennai
Criminals escaped with Rs 15,000 from a doctor’s parked car after breaking open the window on R K Salai on Monday.
Police said Shakthivel, a dentist from Besant Nagar, had parked his car on R K Salai and went to meet his friend on Monday night. TIMES NEWS
Dental Council of India- EC election for one new member
According to sources EC election was held yesterday, Dr Gunaseelan lost to Dr Rahul Hegde by 2 votes, Dr Tikku got still lesser votes.
Dental PG seats a huge draw at RGUHS
The PGET counselling of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) began on Saturday, with the first round being held for dental courses.
Orthodontics and Endodontics remain the pick among students. Non-clinical courses also seem to be popular this time among students, with many vying for a career in research.
The competition was tough this time. By the time the counselling reached the 200th rank, all the general merit seats were taken. Seats in the clinical courses for general merit category were taken faster. Kavya G, who secured rank 100, missed a seat in the clinical stream by one rank. NEWSLINK
New financial year, professional tax
Just a reminder, check out if you have made your professional tax payment for this year.
How much Torque for Rotary Endodontic file
Torque of a rotary instrument in endodontics is a vital parameter, wrong value can lead to locking, deformation, and separation of the instrument. There are so many types of Rotary instruments in the market (click HERE) and each has its own Torque values.
Most Endo motars allow you to set speed and torque value suitable for a particular system. Here is a master guide for ready ref of speed and torque values for most of the rotary endo systems, CLICK HERE
Dental Photography- Go digital
If you missed out this great book last time, HERE it is again, FULL BOOK
No Dental/medical admission beyond 15 July -Supreme court
The Supreme Court has framed a series of guidelines for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the country, saying after July 15 each year, neither the government nor the medical or dental councils shall issue any recognition or approval for that academic year.
“After 15th July of each year, neither the Union of India nor the Medical or Dental Council of India shall issue any recognition or approval for the current academic year. If any such approval is granted after 15th July of any year, it shall only be operative for the next academic year and not in the current academic year,” the bench of justices A K Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar said. TIMES NEWS
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UK: Patients being treated in hospital corridors
London: Patients left stranded on trolleys for hours and forced to have treatment in corridors is becoming a familiar scene in British hospitals, presenting a “worrying picture” for the authorities.
Nurses in Britain say patients are being forced to have treatment in corridors partly due to the loss of hospital beds, the BBC reported.
The Royal College of Nursing says feedback received from more than 1,200 staff paints a “worrying picture”, with patients regularly being in ambulances or held in a queue or left stranded on trolleys for hours. MORE HERE
No nursing homes in Noida- Dental clinic ? SC verdict
“To put the matters beyond ambiguity, we clarify that the doctor can have his clinic with a table, a bed to examine the patient and such facilities which may be necessary to provide first aid. A dentist may have a dental chair in his clinic. Under this head, neither a polyclinic nor a nursing home can be run in the residential area. MORE HERE
India threatening world with superbug, or is it western conspiracy to kill medical tourism
India’s $12.4 billion pharmaceutical industry manufactures almost one-third of the world’s antibiotics, and people use them so liberally that relatively benign and beneficial bacteria are becoming drug-immune in a pool of resistance that thwarts even high-powered antibiotics, the so-called remedies of last resort.
“You have almost no control over the prescription of antibiotics,” says Moellering, who has studied drug resistance for four decades.
Antibiotics even pollute India’s rivers, streams and soil. The bacteria that thrive in these places do so because they’ve developed resistance to the drugs they encounter. People or animals who ingest the water or soil may become colonized by the resistant germs. MORE HERE
Is India a dumping ground for drugs?
India has more than 10,500 drug makers with a domestic turnover of nearly $9bn.
Yet, something is rotten with the way drugs are tested and sold in the country.
A parliamentary panel investigation has found serious issues with the way approvals for foreign drugs are given and clinical trials are being carried out. Here are some of the startling findings: MORE in BBC NEWS
NEW Toothpaste with Vit B12
A German natural cosmetics manufacturer has launched a toothpaste on the market that could benefit people unable to absorb vitamin B12 from food owing to a missing enzyme in their stomachs. According to the manufacturer, the toothpaste is the first of its kind worldwide.
According to the German Medical Association, five to 11 million Germans suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency, which may go unnoticed for a long time. Often to blame for the deficiency is a missing enzyme, which is necessary for the absorption of the vitamin. Since vitamin B12 is present mainly in animal products, many vegetarians and vegans are also affected by the deficiency. Also at risk are pregnant and lactating women, smokers and alcoholics, people suffering from diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, such as Crohn’s disease, and the elderly. LINK HERE
Maharashtra pays price for E library access
Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has invested 1.25 crore to purchase the rights for use of these websites. This will give government-run medical and dental colleges in the state access to some of the most prestigious medical journals of the world. MORE
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