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‘Stress aggravates skin disorders’
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 2
Hundreds of women today visited the free skin and cosmetology camp organised by SPS Apollo Hospitals here in which consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist Dr Jastinder K Gill rendered consultation.

“The aim of the camp was to clear some misconceptions about skin care and at the same time educate the people about the recent advances in science and technology for skin care,” said Dr Gill.

Interacting with women, she said there were new options available which kept the skin diseases under control. She maintained that skin diseases being incurable was the biggest of all misconceptions among people.

Talking about skin disorders she said: “Skin disorders have specific treatment, but these have to be continued for a long time, about six months to one year. Sometimes after stopping the treatment there may be relapse of the disorder.”

Dr Gill added that skin being the visible part of the body, so any conditions or disorders, related to the skin were very distressing. These disorders had a major impact on the psychology of the patient, causing lot of mental stress to the individual and to his or her family. Any kind of stress - either physical or mental - aggravates all skin disorders, so it was desirable to keep away from stress to remain free of skin problems.



Importance of breast-feeding highlighted 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 2
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) today released a poster and organised a lecture on World Breast Feeding Week for the students and faculty at Master Tara Singh College here today.

The poster was released by Dr John Pramod, CMCH director, and Dr Mary Abraham, head of the gynecology department. The poster focused on the advantages of breast-feeding along with disadvantages of bottle feeding.

“The CMCH and its departments concerned have initiated an awareness generating exercise on this occasion because breast-feeding is important not just for the health of the infants but for the health of the entire nation,” observed Dr Pramod. He also lauded the role of educational institutions which had joined the hospital in its initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mary Abraham also motivated young mothers for breast-feeding the babies.

“There are many misconceptions even amongst the educated that breast-feeding affects their figure. But experts are of the opinion that this is not true. Breast-feeding can not, in any way, affect the figure of the women. Instead, recent researches have shown that nursing offers protection against osteoporosis later in life and reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers,” she said.

The paediatrics department of the hospital also organised an interactive session.

Listing the numerous benefits of mother’s milk, Dr Inderpreet Sohi emphasised that the mother’s milk was the complete food that provided the newborns with all nutrients and benefits their growing bodies required. The foremost advantage was that mother’s milk was easily available, uncontaminated and sterile. Moreover, it was available at a correct temperature that the babies needed.

She maintained that a baby be exclusively breast fed for at least the first six months of life.

In her welcome address, principal of the college Madanjit Kaur Sahota thanked the CMCH team and praised them for taking up this matter of social relevance.



CMCH freshers welcomed
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 2
A fresher party at Christian Medical College here turned out to be a cheerful event. The new members were welcomed with open arms with a party thrown in, which was followed by an orientation programme for three weeks.

The programmes ranged from formal training sessions to informal discussions with senior faculty members where the youngsters were guided on the facilities, ethics, rules and culture of the institution with motivation being the key target.

Dr John Abraham, principal, CMC, while welcoming the freshers, said the future of this college rested on these young shoulders and hence they should be motivated to give this noble profession their best.



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