Meet on Biliary Disease on Feb 28
Chennai: Pointing out that women above 40 are more prone to gall stone disease, Dr Prasanna Kumar Reddy, senior consultant gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospitals, here attributes this to the change in dietary habits, increased consumption of saturated fatty acids and recent discovery of genetic link. Addressing mediapersons here, he said that gallstone disease in childhood, which used to be rare, was also increasing these days due to the alteration in lifestyle associated with irregular physical activity, obesity, diabetes, meat consumption and excessive intake of fatty food. Meanwhile, in a bid to increase awareness ofthe disease and to share knowledge among the medical fraternity, a one-day international conference on biliary diseases update will be held on February 28 at Hyatt Regency. “The conference will have around 300 doctors from across the globe to discuss better detection, treatment and prevention of gall bladder diseases,” said a press note. Dr T Balachander, senior consultant gastroenterologist said that these days stomach pain was misunderstood as ulcer, which showed a low awareness of the disease.
Husband Arrested for Burning Wife
Chennai: Furious with his wife for stopping him from meeting their children staying in a school hostel, a man allegedly set her on fire at his house at Gandhipuram in Vyasarpadi late on Tuesday night.Vidya (35) sustained burns and was admitted in Kilpauk Medical College Hospitl where she succumbed to injuries on Friday morning. The woman admitted on Tuesday that her husband Arumugam(42) poured kerosene on her before setting her on fire. Subsequently Arumugam was arrested.
Guard Held for Molesting 5-yr-old
Chennai: A 53-year-old man was arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a five-year-old girl at an apartment complex in Thoraipakkam on Thursday.Police said K Michael of the same locality working as a security guard noticed the girl playing outside her home. As her parents were not nearby, he took the girl to a secluded place, disrobed her and forced himself on her. When the victim began screaming, labourers working there rescued the girl. Subsequently, the accused was held.
Telangana Health Min in Chennai
Chennai: The Telangana Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and 18 other health officials visited the government hospitals in the city on Friday to learn about the State’s health schemes. The team arrived on Friday morning and were welcomed by the State Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar and Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan.
HC Notice to Pondy Govt on Land Issue
Chennai: A writ plea has been made in the Madras High Court to restrain the Puducherry government from divesting a portion of the land belonging to Bharathiyar Palkalai Koodam Society for construction of an MLA office. The court ordered notice to the Puduchery government pleader, returnable by March 31.