WASHINTON D.C: People tend to take it light when it comes to take care of oral health. However, what new research has just found out must be a reason to worry!
Pundits in a comprehensive study discovered strong association amid severe gum disease and cancer particularly of lungs, colorectal, colon and pancreatic .
In order to prove this, savants have been through the dental assessment records of around 7,466 participants from Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Throughout their research, some 1,648 cases of cancer have been diagnosed.
Furthermore, 24 to 28 percent increase in the menace of mounting cancer was also found among those respondents, who went through adverse periodontitis. Whereas, those with edentulous, have been reported with having approx 80 percent more odds of developing colon cancer.
Keeping this in view, one of the study senior investigators from the Tufts University School of Medicine Dominique Michaud noted that this is the first sort of its study, which shows direct link between acute gum disease and some tumors. Nevertheless, more research is required to know if periodontal disease treatment could assist in reducing the occurence of cancer while shrinking fatalities.
It is pertinent to mention here that smoking is accountable for triggering periodontal disease, which is wreaked by bacterial infection that spoils the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.
Health and wellness experts suggest that people should adress any gum disease at once. Also, they should get their gums and teeths examined twice a year in order to be on the safe side.
Academics have reported their outcomes in the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Chaman: 800 patients treated gratis
QUETTA: Local administration & Health Dept. have set up a day-long free medical camp here at Tuba Achakzai Dobandi, Killa Abdulla District today.
Some 800 women, children, and men also received free medicines in the camp that was held on special directive of CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal and Health Minister Naseebullah Marri. Deputy Commissioner Chaman Shafqat Shahwani visited the camp and also monitored facilities of the free medical camp and inquire after the patients.
Local people including tribal leader and patients appreciated the health department on arranging free medical camp for needy patients and hoped that free services of treatments would be continued in other respective areas of the province by Health sector for the betterment of common people’s health.
Big achievement in Robotic Surgery workshop
KARACHI: A successful robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out with the removing of her uterus on the concluding day of international multi-disciplinary “robotic surgery” workshop here today.
She had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusion. The procedure called “hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at, a 55-year-old lady patient. The patient will be discharged after 24 hours. The benefit of this new type of surgery Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof.Shamim Khan of King’s College London and Dr.Kankipati Shanti Raju from Guys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team of highly trained support staff. The robotic technique used during surgery was the first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan particularly in the field of gynecology. They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country. SIUT had arranged here three-day international workshop discussing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery, and gynecology. The three fields were exclusively discussed during the workshop in which live surgery was also conducted for three days and live telecast from OT Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi. The workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi.
Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the initial high cost this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and a faster recovery as compared to traditional surgery which became cost effective in long run underscores the need for greater use of robotic surgery in the highly selected centers in Pakistan shared amongst several specialties.
International Pharmaceutical symposium to be held on Jan 30
FAISALABAD: Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organize one-day 2nd International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences here on January 30.
A spokesman of university told APP here Saturday that GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasir Amin will grace the occasion as chief guest whereas foreigner speaker Associate Prof Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant Director Phytomedicine & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excellence Center Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand will deliver keynote lecture, he added.