Holistic Dentistry: Natural approaches to Oral Health
K. Srinivasan, S. Chitra
Page Numbers : 2015, 1(10): 267-270
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Abstract: Holistic Dentistry or biologic Dentistry is an age old alternative approach that is based on the assertion that the whole body is one unit and any changes in one part of this unit can have an impact on the whole unit. Traditional Dentistry deals with the head and neck region in general and oral cavity unequivocally but Holistic Dentistry deals with the unrecognized impact of Oral health on the overall health of a person. It focuses on the use of on-toxic restorative materials along with incorporation of techniques like Acupuncture and Neural therapy. Although this concept and practice has brought about a tranquil revolution but some of the complementary methods followed by Holistic Dentists are under criticism. It is a paradigm or a philosophy within Dentistry and not a specialty. This article is intended to provide information on the current status of Holistic Dentistry as Natural approaches to Oral Health, its scope and its various approaches.
Dec. 15, 2015
Wound healing effect of Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa in guinea pigs
Mona Kumari, U. S. P. Keshri
Page Numbers : 2015, 1(10): 271-275
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Abstract: Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa is the most useful traditional plant being used in India for medicinal purposes from centuries. There is evidence that these plants have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antioxidant and anticancer activities. Work has been done on the wound-healing and anti-inflammatory activities of these plants and investigation is needed to understand the mechanism of these effects for their better therapeutic utilization. This experiment was done on forty healthy ginea pigs dividing it in four groups, group A were treated with aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica plant leaves, group B by the fine powder of Curcuma longa root, group C Framycetin sulphate ointment and group D only with distilled water. Two wound of 6 cm length were made through the full thickness of the skin on the either side of the vertebral column under local anesthesia was created and treated by above mentioned drugs. Histomarphological study and time taken in wound healing was noted for different group animals. Statistical analysis of the data was done by applying unpaired t-test. Cellular infiltration, neovascularization, fibroblast proliferation, epithelialization and collageniaztion all were faster in wound healing by primary intention with aqueous extract of both Azadirachta indica leaves and fine powder of Curcuma longa rhizomes treated groups when it was compared with control. The process of healing was found faster with aqueous extract of Azadirachta indica leaves when it was compared with fine powder of Curcuma longa rhizomes.
Dec. 15, 2015
The Perception of Alzheimer`s Disease in the Social Context of Turkey
Page Numbers : 2015, 1(10): 276-279
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Abstract: Alzheimer’s disease has moved to the front burners as a hot debate among the social scholars as well in the recent years. That is because although the causes of Alzheimer’s disease are mainly seen as biological, the effects of it are usually displaying themselves socio-psychologically for both the aged and caregivers. That is why this study focuses on the reviews of debates on the conceptual framework of Alzheimer’s disease to shed the light on its perception in Turkey. Since a person’s condition declines with Alzheimer’s, a fragile situation comes about in terms of social exclusion of him or her. It is not only his or her withdrawal from society, but also family members sometimes develop some exclusion practices against him or her due to heavy burden of disease on their shoulders. Therefore, this study examines the nature of social exclusion of the older adults facing Alzheimer’s disease in case of Turkey. However, the social programs and services have been developed by the government for Alzheimer’s patients to change the context of exclusion by promoting their social inclusion. In particular, social support system plays a strong role on the wellbeing of caregivers facing role strain. That is why this work aims at raising awareness in the society to see both faces of the same coin for benefit of patients and caregivers. Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a new phenomenon, the understanding of this disease is still poor even in aging societies. In this respect, it is interesting to note that it is only evaluated in the field of psychiatry. Therefore, this article tries to develop a new understanding to see its reflections in a multidisciplinary perspective.
Dec. 15, 2015
Small Scale Business as a Key Factor to National Economic Growth in Nigeria
Abubakar Shehu Jibrin, Maryam Usman Salisu, Ibrahim Dalladi Musa
Page Numbers : 2015, 1(10): 280-284
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Abstract: The Small scale business has been recognized as one of the key factor for national economic growth which measure the country business activities that shaped the country balance of payment, and improve standard of living of citizens, Small scale Business (SME) which is considered as sound foundation for industrial take up where it preserves societal culture and value that are so paramount to economic growth and Development. This paper further analyzed the role of small-scale business to National Economic Growth and Development that lead to employment generation, providing source of innovation and other transformation of localization to modernization among others, however, the paper also paid attention to the problems/environmental challenges which in one way or another hinders the progress/ survival of Small scale business. Severe lack of technical and managerial skill, inadequate financial support among others.. Some suggestions/recommendations were drown, if properly implemented it go along way in improving the activities of Small Scale Business in the country. such as, increasing availability of credit by reducing interest rate to single digit and permitting a “spread” that makes it worthwhile for banks to lend to small-scale business or by increasing the number and range of investment etc. if Government should find a way of dignifying labour, problems of small-scale business will be a thing of the past.