CHOCOLATES ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH

CHOCOLATES ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH

Yes, you read that right. Chocolates are good for health and this is how. A recent study has found that Chocolate can help prevent heartbeat irregularities, thus reducing the risk of stroke and other heart diseases. As per the researchers, chocolate has worked well against atrial fibrillation, a condition which results in heart beat irregularities. In this condition, a variation in pace of the heart’s lower two chambers and atria or heart’s two upper chambers occurs. This irregularity in the heart beat increases the risk of heart failures, strokes as well as cognitive impairment.

The study found that adults consuming around 1 ounce of chocolate two to six times during the week had the strongest effect. Though the mechanism on how chocolate helps in preventing atrial fibrillation is yet to be known, it is said that flavonoids, types of compounds found in chocolate might play a significant role in the same as they already have anti-oxident and anti-inflammatory properties.
The data study of over 55000 adults, both male and female under the age group of 50-64 was analyzed to get the results. Here are the findings:

Women
Women eating 1 ounce of chocolate once a week lowered the risk of atrial fibrillation by 21 percent.

Men
Men eating 2 to six servings of 1 ounce of chocolate per week lowered the risk of atrial fibrillation by 23 percent.

Cocoa Rich Chocolates
It was found that chocolates with high content of cocoa if had in moderation are considered to be a heart healthy snack. They have significant health benefits as well as protective constituents. The study also revealed that chocolate consumers were healthier, well educated and had less chances of high blood pressure and diabetes when compared to non consumers of chocolate.

Having said that, the debate on the geographic constraint of the study is on, but yes, we can still consider eating cocoa rich chocolates in moderation for a healthy heart.

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Side Effects Of Sunscreen Lotions

Sunscreens are a common household commodity today in India. With temperatures in India soaring across its length and breadth during summers and generally across the year in most of the regions, sunscreen is generally used by many of us for protection against the scorching sun.

But, like every coin has two sides to it, even sunscreens come with their share of pros and cons. So, let us run down the brighter side of the product and the flip side as well.

SUNSCREEN USES
They help protect the skin from sun, control aging and prevent sunburns. They also decrease the risk of cancers and reactions caused due to certain medications. The protective layer formed with sunscreens absorbs or reflects the radiations and does not allow them to penetrate deep inside the skin.

Though, for optimum effect sunscreens need to be applied properly. In general, 30 grams of cream is enough for covering the entire body. The cream needs to be applied 30 minutes before exposure to sun and needs to be reapplied every 2 hours. Sunscreens can used for people of 1 year and above and is not recommended for infants.

SUNSCREEN SIDE EFFECTS
Vitamin D Deficiency – A recent study has found that use of sunscreens on a regular basis leads to deficiency of vitamin D. The people who use highly protective sunscreens are more liable to develop deficiency of vitamin D. Already, people spend most of their time indoors than outdoors and now the sunscreen when outdoors, so its about zeros the Vitamin D availability to the body almost.

Additionally, Sunscreens can also cause side effects such as redness of skin, skin irritation and also increase the risk of breast cancer with one of its chemicals does effect the blood estrogen levels. It can also cause red spots or red itchy rashes on skin besides eye irritation.

Having said that, it does not mean that we stop using sunscreen. But, moderate exposures to sun is a good idea while using sun screens to protect skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that may cause skin cancer.

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Medical College in Bangalore – 7th Graduation Day

RRMCH celebrated its 7th graduation day on April 25. 2017. The event was preceded by a lamp lighting ceremony and followed by cultural programs and honoring graduates and post graduates with degree certificates.
Graced by renowned international cricketer and former captain of Indian cricket team Krishmachari Shrikkanth and the minister for medical education Sri Sharanprakash Rudrappa Patil. Dr Shanmugam, Chairman RR group, Padmasri Prof RM Vasagam, medical director Dr Ramchandra, Dean Dr H V Shetty were also present at the function, on this momentous day.

Both the chief guests shared a few words of wisdom wherein Dr Patil harped upon serving the rural region of the country for a while before taking on a full fledged career in the urban areas. Mr Srikkanth conveyed a simple but effective message that achieving anything in life requires perseverance and dedication, family background or financial status does not matter.

It was an eventful day also because more that 10 students of UG and PG courses have bagged top ranks in university examinations. The students were present along with their families for the ceremony.

The event concluded after a short speech from the chairman reaffirming his vision for the institution to make RRMCH, a one stop solution for all healthcare needs as well as appealing the students to render healthcare services to the underprivileged of the society.

The event was a grand success. RRMCH extends its gratitude to all the students, their families, team and management for their active participation and contribution towards the same.

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Heartburn or Acid Reflux – Don’t Ignore This Sign

Eating habits of Indians include oily and sweet food intake and now add to it the junk food habits of the urban class.. all these roads end up to one common destination – heart burn. Heart burn is often ignored by people because it is a common condition that most of us happen to suffer from.

HEART BURN OR ACID REFLUX
Heart burn is also known as acid reflux and is also a symptom for gastro esophadeal reflux. Our body consists of a specialized muscle called esophageal sphincter (LES) placed at the lowerside of the esophagus or food pipe. When we eat food, it opens up to allow food to pass through and instantly closes down to avoid reflux or backward movement of food, acids or enzymes present in the stomach into the food pipe. In order to avoid inflammation, the stomach is provided with a lining of special protective cells. But, esophagus has no such lining for protection hence is vulnerable to damage if there is a reflux of acids and digestive juices into it. Heart burn, also a general symptom of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) occurs when the digestive juices and acids reflux back into the esophagus.

Heartburn or Acid Reflux

CAUSES
Irregular and improper dietary habits usually pave the way to heartburn. Again, there are certain foods that instigate the secretion of acids in stomach again leading to the same. Some of these foods include intake of fruits containing acidic juices like pineapple, orange and veggies like tomatoes. Drugs like ibuprofen ans aspirin ,chocolates and caffeine, aerated drinks, alchohol and smoking and obesity, pregnancy and hiatal hernia, to name a few.

EFFECTS
Ignoring a prolonged condition of heartburn could lead to ulcer formation, scarring and stricture and other related GERD complications. Heartburn could also lead to change in the type of cells lining the esophagus further causing Barett’s esophagus – a condition known to increase the risk of esophageal cancer.

DIAGNOSIS
Recurring heartburn needs a diagnosis, definitely. It includes physical examination and medical history.
X- Ray Test - A X-ray test that needs the patient to consume to contrasting drugs while watching the complete process through a x-ray. This is done to check whether the esophagus muscles are in good shape, working properly as well as for inflammations or issues withing the food pipe.
Endoscopy
Endoscopy involves the use of a flexible scope fitted with a fibre optic camera for checking out the lining of esophagus and stomach.
Biopsy – This is only done if the gastroenterologists suspects possibilities of cancer.
Manometry – This is not a commonly used test in India and is carried out only if the traditional diagnosis does not give any outcome. Herein, pressure monitors are used measurement of acids inside the esophagus.

TREATMENT
The primary treatment for heart burn involves change in lifestyle. This includes eating smaller potions of meals at frequent intervals, avoiding addictions like alcohol, smoking and more. Using a high pillow for head support while sleeping, avoiding or reducing fruits and veggies with excessive acids, weight loss if obese or overweight and using antacids but in limited proportions.

For patients suffering from Barrett’s esophagus, severe reflux issues leading to wheezing and pneumonia and intensive medical therapy failure, surgery is opted. With the advancement of technology laparoscopy is also used for non invasive treatment of more serious esophagus conditions like carcinoma.

So next time, take heart burn issues seriously and if it is recurring and prolonged then do consult a doctor because little do we know that heart burn might just be a sign of life threatening kidney disease like kidney cancer or even failure. Furthermore, do consult a doctor if you need to take heartburn drugs for a prolonged time period because regular intake could lead to serious renal issues as well.

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MBBS Admissions 2017-18: Best Medical College in Bangalore

RRMCH was established after Moogambigai charitable and educational trust was conceived in the year 1992. Besides enjoying the privilege of being the only ISO – 9001: 2015, accredited college, RRMCH is also NAAC ‘A’ & IOA accredited, MCI recognized, RGUHS affiliated, HLACT (UK) & NABH certified.

Taking forth the trusts primary objective of bringing about a progressive change in the field of science, technology and engineering, RRMCH has designed its curriculum using and outcome based approach. RRMCH houses a 1100 bedded multi-specialty hospital & tertiary care centre for comprehensive practical and internship learning support. Frontline clinical experience under the guidance of learned and expert professors forms one of the vital modules of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at RRMCH.

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Additionally, RRMCH also has tie ups with universities in UK & USA under the student exchange programs, for holistic learning and optimum international exposure.

Spanning across 25 acres wide campus with smart classrooms, 45000 sq. ft. computerized library, 4000 capacity auditorium, sports, cafeteria and gym facilities, cricket ground & more, RRMCH is fully equipped to provide world class medical education to its students.

What’s more, it also has an inhouse advanced central research lab & medical museum with 300 dissected specimens and over 1000 models.

RRMCH offers undergraduate, post graduate, doctorate and diploma programs for different medical streams.

Undergraduate Course
MBBS

Post Graduate Courses

MD
Respiratory Medicine
Radio Diagnosis
Psychiatry
Physiology
Pharmacology
Paediatrics
Pathology
Microbiology
General Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Dermatology
Community Medicine
Bio-Chemistry
Anaesthesia
Anatomy

MS
Orthopaedics
Ophthalmology
OBG
General Surgery
ENT
Paramedical

Diploma
Medical Record Technology
Ophthalmic Technology
Health Inspector
Medical X-Ray Technology
Operation Theatre Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology

PhD
Physiology
Super Specialty
MCh
Pediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Urology
DM
Cardiology

Fellowship Program
Paediatrics
ENT

In a nutshell, RRMCH is by far one of the best medical colleges in Bangalore. Admissions 2017-18 for medical courses are now open.

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RRMCH Bangalore

No.202, Kambipura, Mysore Road,
Bengaluru-560 074.

Phone: 2843 7444/ 2843 7777

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