When all the ways are blocked for you, when anxiety is killing you, when you can’t concentrate, when you lose yourself trying to make the surrounding better, when you’re your favorite, but no one appreciates you however, stop. Breathe. Think. We’ve got this one life. This one chance to live. The friend that’s not talking to you because of your mistake has made mistakes in his/her life as well, a step towards a healthy conclusion won’t take anything from you. The lifelong wish that’s taking too long to get fulfilled is just waiting for you to carve the thorny way for it to come to you. The degree you want to get is few restless but determined nights away. It ain’t that bad the much you think it is. It’s just slow. Don’t let its pace affect yours. Try today, get tired? Try tomorrow. Try until you get what you long for, or something better than it. Don’t lose hope. You’re meant to be happy and you’re your only source of happiness.
The Tooth Fairy 🍭
Over the years, health issues in Pakistan have always been a cause of concern. Pakistan stands as the third least-spending country on healthcare, with only 0.9pc of our GDP spent on health issues.
We lose many loved ones to Polio every year. Surveys show that Polio in Pakistani children has increased our infant mortality rate up to 66 per 1000 births, compared to 38 in India and 8 in Sri Lanka.
Life expectancy for Pakistani women is 67yrs in comparison with 73 in Bangladesh and 78 in Thailand. Maternal mortality rate in Pakistan is 170 women per 100,000, compared to 30 and 20 in Sri Lanka and Thailand respectively.
Our country has been affected with numerous diseases for a long time now, with very little being done to decrease their prevalence. The most common diseases include Malaria, TB, Oral Cancer, Breast Cancer, Dengue, Ischemic heart diseases, Stroke, Diabetes, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child health problems, Acute Respiratory Infection, Hypertension, Asthma, Diarrhea and several Mental health problems.
Among the population of 185 million, 70 million people live below the poverty line, ignored by the government for basic medicinal facilities. The financially handicapped often hesitate from going repeatedly to the hospitals.
Rural population faces the issues of female diseases and mortalities due to the unavailability of sufficient female Doctors for their treatment. Doctors are either not appointed at these places or the Government does not consider rural areas.
The urban residents struggle to battle healthcare issues but only 78% are capable of bearing their health expenses through their pockets.
Joint problems faced by both types of population include Quacks, lack of organ donors, staff absenteeism, unregistered pharmacies, shortage of important drugs, hygienic dysfunction, pollution, lack of awareness, water pollution, dietary and nutritional deficiencies and cardiac issues.
Graduate Doctors tend to leave the country for attractive packages offered abroad. The long-pending plans to build District Headquarter Hospitals in rural areas seldom came to fruition.
Junk food, carbonized and sugary beverages, smoking, passive smoking, and pollution are said to be the most destructive habits in our residents, leading to cardiovascular and hypertensive ailments.
Many NGOs try to provide free of cost checkups and workshops, but this can only work as a part of a larger plan to improve healthcare in Pakistan.
The citizen of any country deserve to live a healthy life and these health benefits are supposed to be affordable and easily accessible. Citizens should be made well-aware of environmental hazards, nutritional requirements, basic medicinal needs and self-examination.
Our Government can issue health cards and designate professionals in every area. Community medicinal tours and awareness programs must be conducted for underprivileged population. Dental hygiene should be a part of basic health education.
The Government ought to guarantee quality in healthcare services. More work needs to be done on state level, because a medicinal services framework can outline the underlying issues in every area and their prevention.
Graduates from many medical schools in Pakistan should be motivated to work for healthcare platforms within the country so that our country can benefit from its manpower and their skills.
Dentistry is almost as timeworn as the history of human race and advancement, with evidences coming from 7000BC. A partially drilled 14,000-year-old Molar embodies the oldest known dentistry. Evidences were also received from Italy, Neaudarthals, and Indus Valley Civilization and in a decayed tissue from a 9,000-year-old molar from a Neolithic graveyard in Pakistan.
By the years 1650-1800, modern dentistry started to accentuate. A French Surgeon, Pierre Fauchard suggested the use of dental prosthesis and carved blocks. Fauchard is called the Father of modern dentistry for his services to this prestigious field.
Over time, technological shifts and specialized tools unlocked more doors to the Modernized dentistry as we know it. Let’s discuss some of these advances:
Laser techniques and Periolases have been introduced as restorative and protective procedures in dentistry for decay and gum diseases. Laser technology has also been applied in certain treatment cases in Pakistan.
Gravelly Lake Dentistry frequently suggests that the consumption of optimized and substantiated biomaterial for restorations is prevailing nearly in 84.3% countries in the world. It involves the manufacture of a synthetic biomaterial that could initiate an artificial healing and tissue repair response in the oral cavity.
Oral cancer is the 6th most fatal type of Cancer. It can be detected in its early stages via the VELscope procedure, which highlights the potential barrier towards the normal conditions that could call-out for biopsy.
Dental care is going to be rapidly democratized via the new home scanning technique through which you will send your current analysis to your dentist via your smartphone and they will schedule an appointment with you.
Currently being installed at the rate of 3% per annum, intra-oral cameras provide easiest access to the oral cavity, with far better results than the magnifying mirrors. They also have the snapping feature which shows parts where sensors detect caries or harmful debris. Both the dentist and the patients can view the changes at the same time. These cameras can also record and playback the procedure for archiving purposes.
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY AND TECHNIQUES:
Radiographic procedures involve the rapid transfer of digital X-rays for further examination. This is the most advanced technology, with an implementation rate of 60% per annum. Digital graphs are hoarded in a database for further consultancy. A currently prevalent system called CANARY carries out a three-second scan with a toothbrush-like machine which digitally records the results of a laser checkup of the oral cavity for scars and caries. Another device named as the S-Ray provides 3-D outlook of the gums and teeth to locate infections and caries.
What lies ahead?
As per the records, manufacturers are soon creating toothbrushes with everything installed: cameras to see the areas being missed in the brushing routine, timers to calculate the proper timing of brushing and pressure sensors to record if the brushing is too harsh to affect the soft tissues adversely. This clearly reveals that the future of dentistry involves automation and mechanization to detect problems at an early stage.
-The Tooth Fairy 🍭
This post is wholly for the BCQ pattern.
📚 Mostly the time starts running out the moment you get the paper, peacefully write your name and correct seat number, and I’d never suggest you to go through the paper then start solving it.
📚 For BCQs, start marking whatever you know 100% correctly and keep doing it till the end. (Don’t copy in the answer sheet yet)
📚 Now count the answers, if they reach half the maximum marks of the paper, most probably more than it. Relax. Mark them in your answer sheet.
📚 While solving even if you know case studies and comprehensives, don’t do them, keep them for later.
📚 Solve the case studies after marking first correct ones, gradually go on all the leftovers.
📚 If you don’t know any answer, you don’t want to cheat, you know you have at least passed as per your required target, then try marking the longest answer or the weirdest option.
📚 When you feel like you’re done, count the number of marked BCQs two times before submitting the paper.
📚 Revising BCQ paper is foolish, get done, hand over the paper, AT LEAST YOU KNOW YOU PASSED.(Specially if you’re in a medical university you can relate)
📚 Come out and only talk about the ones you knew. 😂😉
HOW TO MAKE NOTES? 📚 🖋 🗒 ✉
🖋️ Buy a lot of colorful stationary. Pens, highlighters, sticky notes, notebooks, clippers, stapler, pencils and pages. Whatever is pleasing to your eyes!
🖋️ If you make notes in your class, try leaving 2/3 lines below every topic. The next time you read your book and tally with your notes, write the new information on the lines you left earlier, so that the next time you go through your notes and don’t have time to read the book allover again, you have plenty mush written there.
🖋️ For the stuff that you need to see from the book but don’t have space to write in your notes, write the page no. and the name of the heading some where near it, so when you read your notes you see that page from book too.
🖋️ Make bullets, no paragraphs
🖋️ Add sticky notes and write very very important things on them
🖋️ Put separators in your notebook to avoid hassle.
🖋️If you are making fresh notes, highlight the word that you’re gonna describe in your bullets, and highlight main word or stuff in the bullets too.
🖋️ USE DIFF COLORED PENS EXTENSIVELY. Using one color can make you lose interest in the words.
🖋️ Make a short book and write the topic names and dates in it (monthly) so you know what you have covered.
🖋️ Extensively circle and underline while making notes so you would remember doing this when you revise.
🖋️ Be humble, share your notes. 😉
Certain situations in your life make you so strong and mature, certain make you weak and exhausted at the same time. However, in the fight of what makes us strong or weak we forget what we learned and how we stepped forward. We forget our old place and now the new, we forget that lack of self-confidence we had and now we have it more, we forget about that little positive thing that happened in that sad era. We humans are so ungrateful and subject to the gains this fast that we forget about those minute things that happened in a gradual profit sequence. If the profit is slow, we give up. We want the fruits we have been asked to target for since childhood, we don’t learn we take, we don’t invest util it’s gaining us something worthwhile. We never get excited about the knowledge but for the perks. That’s human nature. Somehow, somewhere, someone is doing it. We know ourselves, we know it kills us to wait for the gold so we just grab onto any shining object for the cause. That’s haste. Haste kills.