Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cancer, Its symptoms and prevention

Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits),  invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not.

Symptoms -(Cancer symptoms can be divided into three groups)
 1.  Local symptoms
  • Unusual lumps or swelling (tumor)
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Pain and/or ulceration
  • Compression of surrounding tissues may cause symptoms such as jaundice (yellowing the eyes and skin)
2. Symptoms of metastasis (spreading)
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Cough and hemoptysis
  • Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver)
  • Bone pain
  • Fracture of affected bones and neurological symptoms. Although advanced cancer may cause pain, it is often not the first symptom.
3. Systemic symptoms
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Fatigue and cachexia (wasting)
  • Excessive sweating (night sweats)
  • Anemia and specific paraneoplastic phenomena
Stem Cell Therapy
Now, such incurable diseases can be treated by Stem Cell Therapy. Number of experts in different parts of the world say Germany, Mexico, Ukraine, India, China and many more have treated thousands of patients suffering from incurable disease improving their Life quality.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Parliament session begins today

The winter session of the Parliament begins today. Increase of sugarcane price was the main issue on Parliament today. Thousands of sugarcane farmers from states like UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka today staged a demonstration in the city to protest the new sugarcane pricing policy of the government and demanded an increase in rocurement prices.

The farmers marched from
Ramlila grounds to Jantar Mantar, a demonstration hotspot in the city. The FRP calculated on the sugarcane price (the minimum rate which mills should pay to the growers) at around Rs 130 per quintal, far less than farmers demand of Rs 280 per quintal.

Long-pending Women's Reservation Bill will also going to discuss in this session and
pass some key reforms Bills pertaining to the insurance and pension fund sector, which will start from thursday and is scheduled till December 23.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dr. Jyoti Panigrahi, the new chairperson of Odisha Women's commission

Dr. Jyoti Panigrahi has been appointed as the fifth Chairman of the State Women's Commission. Chairperson Smt Panigrahi is a Retired professor and a resident of Balangir.

It’s really a strange thing that , this post was vacant since February. There have 8,000 cases are pending on SCW, related to women violence. It will take more time to solve these cases.

The main objective of CSW is to provide proper justice to the tortured and harassed women and provide proper counselling to them.“The commission will also organize camp courts to provide justice to women in rural areas and take immediate steps to stop women atrocities, mainly domestic violence and pornographic CD rackets”, Panigrahi said.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Leprosy, a curable and non communicable disease

Considering the bacteria are very difficult to destroy, antibiotic treatment has to be continued for a long period of time, depending on the severity of the infection and the doctor's judgment, treatment may continue anywhere from six to many years.

Usually a patient suffering from leprosy has to take medication for the rest of his life. “The disease is 100% curable through multi-drug treatment available at every primary health centre now. The treatment is free of cost,”.

India is among the countries with highest number of leprosy patients in the world. According to latest figures there are 292, 730 patients on record accounting for 2.74 leprosy patients per 10, 000 people.

As per WHO standards the ‘elimination level’ is less than one person per 10, 000 people. Indian states with more than five cases per 10, 000 are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha. In Uttar Pradesh, it is 4.12 per 10, 000 and in Bengal it is 2.7 per 10, 000. Over all the leprosy rate has reduced from 57.6 per 10, 000 in 1981 to 3.2 per 10, 000 in 2003.

However, there are still 300 leprosy colonies throughout the country indicating a widespread prevalence.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Three more farmers commit suicide in Odisha on Thursday

Baldeb Barik of Keseipalli village under Loisingha block of Bolangir district committed suicide by consuming pesticide, after his crops on five acres of land were damaged due to scanty rainfall.

Another farmer, Ugrasen Mahananda from Khatkhatia village under Kantamal block of Boudh district also committed suicide because of crop loss and loan burden.

Third victim, Dhanu Champia of Balisamla village near Salepur in Cuttack district died on thursday after battling for life at SCB Hospital for the past three days.

The districts from where farmer suicides had reported so far include Nawarangpur, Ganjam, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore and Cuttack. Farmers suicides in Odisha raises to 19 during the past four weeks and a majority of them belonged to Western Odisha. Till now as many as eight farmers have taken their lives from Western Odisha.

Farmers’ leaders from different parts of the State under Utkal Rajya Krushak Sabha (URKS) staged demonstration. Naveen Patnaik's Government have to take some immediate steps to save the farmers from drought situations and protect their life.