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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
27th July 2016
Today is World Head & Neck Cancer Day
Dear Colleague
We are all aware that Head-Neck Cancer is among the most common cancers in the Indian subcontinent. 
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) with a global incidence of over 500,000 cases and 200,000 deaths annually is the leading cause of mortality and disability in many parts of the world. In India also it accounts for nearly 1.5 lakh cases every year. It mainly affects people in the productive age group, yet most of this mortality and morbidity is preventable. The burden of HNSCC is putting a strain on our national health care systems and impoverishing individuals, families and society.
The International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) has declared to observe 27th July as "World Head & Neck Cancer Day (WHNCD)" to draw the world’s attention on effective care and control of HNSCC, for all to work together and also to reduce use of Tobacco- the most prevalent but preventable cause of Head & Neck Cancer. The move is supported by many Head Neck Societies around the globe, numerous Governments, UICC and civil society organizations.
IFHNOS is a global organization established through cooperation of national and regional Societies and Organizations in the Specialty of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology with membership from national and regional multidisciplinary organizations, representing 65 countries. The purpose of the Federation is to provide a common platform for Specialists in the field of Head and Neck Cancer to interact in professional matters of mutual interest.
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A 29-year-old male from Surat asked:
I have a diabetes problem and it is increasing day by day so I want some suggestion to reduce it. I know it can not be avoided so please do something so I can reduce it.
Dr. Lalit Kumar Tripathy, General Physician, replied:
1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey... read more
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Obsessively yours: Signs That You May Have OCD
New Delhi, July 26, 2016: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disabling and potentially chronic anxiety disorder and is characterized by anxiety-provoking intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA.

Obsessions may consist of aggressive thoughts and impulses, fears of contamination by germs or dirt, or fears of harm befalling someone. Compulsions such as washing, checking, or counting are rituals whose purpose is to neutralize or reverse the fears. OCD occurs in 2 to 3 percent of the population. People with OCD have uncontrolled thoughts that compel them to develop habits or rituals to ease their anxiousness.
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Webcast Topic - Update on TB
Webcast Date  - 28th July 2016
Webcast Faculty - Dr KK Chopra, Director, New Delhi TB Centre