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Vegetables appeared to offer more cancer prevention than fruits alone did. Adding just one serving of fruit or vegetables per each 1000 calories consumed daily resulted in a 6% reduction of risk.
In another study, broccoli and soy protein were found to protect against the more aggressive breast and ovarian cancers. When consumed together, digesting broccoli and soy forms a compound called di–indolylmethane (DIM). In lab experiments, the researchers found that DIM could affect the motility of breast and ovarian cancer cells, which could help keep cancers from spreading. Soy, acts like estrogen and is a nutritious, healthy food, and should be eaten in moderation.
Yet another study compared intake of flavonols to their risk of pancreatic cancer. Flavonols are protective compounds found in fruits and vegetables, such as onions, apples, berries, kale and broccoli. Those who had the highest consumption of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%. The benefit was even greater for people who smoked. Smokers with high levels of flavonols reduced their risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%.
I personally feel that doctors live less number of years than non-doctors. One reason is professional hazards. The factors responsible are:
The stress level of doctor is much higher than the stress levels in non-doctors in other professions.
Stress level has increased in NCR since the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act.
The decision of Medical Council of India to suspend license on deficiency of service has also increased the stress in doctors. They always pray that if the patient has a complaint, he approaches the Consumer Court and not the Council.
Smoking and alcohol is not unknown in doctors.
Metabolic syndrome and pot belly obesity is again very common in doctors.
Diabetes and heart disease are also equally common.
Surprisingly, the incidence of coronary artery disease, angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery in Cardiologists too is not less.
Doctors are more susceptible to hospital-acquired infection, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV as professional hazards.
Despite not recommended by any international guideline, the commercial serological tests (which detect antibodies in the blood developed in response to Mycobacteria tuberculosis infection) continue to be used extensively especially tn the private health sector, with claims about accuracy often based on poor quality and grossly insufficient data. It is estimated that about 1.5 million TB suspects are subjected to serological tests every year in India at an estimated cost of 15 million USD. Results of several meta–analyses have indicated poor performance of these tests, and in 2008, an assessment by TDR (UN special programme for research and training in tropical diseases) found that none of the assays were good enough to replace conventional microbiological tests or as an add–on test to rule out tuberculosis. An updated systematic review commissioned by WHO and TDR in 2010 have re–confirmed these findings. A wrong diagnosis may mean that those with tuberculosis will not get needed therapy and may result in continued spread of the disease, or that those without tuberculosis may be subjected to possible side–effects from unnecessary treatment leading to wasted resources for the patient and consequent impact on livelihood. This has huge epiciemtological and socio–economic implications.
The WHO Expert Group and STAG–TB which reviewed this data concluded that currently available commercial serological tests provide inconsistent and imprecise estimates of sensitivity and specificity and strongly recommended that these tests should not be used for the diagnosis of pulmonary and extra–pulmonary TB (adults and children), irrespective of HIV status. On the basis of STAG–TB recommendation, WHO is due to release a negative policy — the first of its kind—on current commercial tuberculosis serodiagnostics though being cautious not to stifle research and innovation in this fteid as a more accurate serological test has the potential to become a ‘point of care’ test for diagnosing TB.
The National laboratory committee of RNTCP endorsed the WHO expert group recommendations and requested Central TB Division to disseminate the message to al! Stakeholders involved in TB control in India.
Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using a substance that leads to significant problems or distress in social , personal and occupational life.
Warning signs that a friend or family member is abusing drugs
Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs:
Physical warning signs of drug abuse
Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual.
Changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
Deterioration of physical appearance, personal grooming habits.
Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing.
Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination.
Behavioral signs of drug abuse
Drop in attendance and performance at work or school.
Unexplained need for money or financial problems. May borrow or steal to get it.
Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors.
Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities).
Psychological warning signs of drug abuse
Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
Sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts.
Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation, or giddiness.
Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or “spaced out.”
Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, with no reason.