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17th  August 2016
Top Stress Triggers for Indian Doctors​
With a slew of doctor suicides and stress related incidences occurring across the nation, it bears merit to examine what are the major things that cause doctors stress.

 1)   Work Timings
Often times, doctors work 24 or 36 hour shifts.

2)   Documentation 
Paperwork equivalent to Western standards are untaken by Indian doctors; however, the ratio of doctor to patients there is 1:10 at the maximum versus the average of 1:25 in India.

3)   Lack of Faith 
Skeptical attitudes govern how patients and their attendants deal with doctors.

4)   Infrastructure
It is not surprising that infrastructure an be woefully inadequate in India, with cross-infections being extremely high, and in a lot of cases threat to doctors wellbeing due to unsanitary conditions

5)   Legal Troubles 
With increasing medico legal cases being brought to court across the country, doctors have been thinking twice when treating patients, and often second-guess themselves. Law enforcement is also not in favor of doctors.
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A 46-year-old female from Kolkata asked:
Is there any other options besides root canal treatment? How to fight bad breath? What medicine or supplement should be taken for healthy teeth's? Is toothpaste better then manjan or datoon.
 
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Bad breath or called as" halitosis" there are various reasons for bad breath. First of all update your medical history as the problem could be elsewhere in your body but will be shown as bad... read more
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Diabetes and Dental Screening
 
New Delhi, August 16, 2016: Periodontal or gum disease is a common complication of diabetes and itself contributes to poor glycemic control, said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA. Severe periodontal disease has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality from ischemic heart disease and nephropathy. 
 
Annual dental examination is recommended in both dentate and non-dentate diabetic patients.
 
In diabetics, control of the blood sugar is the key. If uncontrolled, one carries a higher risk of
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