Thursday, 30 August 2012

Chocolate can prevent stroke in men

Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find that chocolate, may be beneficial for reducing stroke in men," said study author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
en in the study who ate the largest amount of chocolate, about one-third of a cup of chocolate chips (63 grams) per week, had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who did not consume any chocolate. Those eating the highest amount of chocolate had a 17-percent lower risk of stroke, or 12 fewer strokes per 100,000 person-years compared to those who ate no chocolate. Person-years is the total number of years that each participant was under observation.

IMA wants Dr. Title only for Allopaths

If the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has its way,then Ayurveda,Unani and Homeopathy practitioners will have to start prefixing vaidya,hakim and homeopath before their names instead of simply calling themselves doctor.
IMA members say this has to be done as just the term Dr misleads the public,as most assume it means an allopathic practitioner.There should be some clarity about medical professionals as there are so many streams of medicine.Also the number of doctors has increased and so has quackery, said Dr Jayesh Lele,secretary,IMA.
We have written to the Indian Medical Council (Ayurveda),National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA),Homeopathic Council of India and other smaller councils as well,regarding this, said Lele.

A case study of anemia and homeopathic treatment

Contributed By Dr.Saji
A lady aged 37yrs  presented with  generalized Weakness and Difficulty in doing her daily works. - 3 months duration .She says she was 'generally weak' but the condition worsened in the last 2-3 months. Consulted an allopathic doctor who prescribed some iron tablets which she says 'gave nothing but nausea'. He referred the case to MCH and they ruled out DM, UTI and Hepatitis. Fibroid uterus was detected on USG. They too prescribed Iron supplements but her HB % remained under 9 even after intake of the tablets for 1 month. she had a H/O Endometriosis ;FH : Paternal : CAD,    Maternal : DM .
Lab report, anemia, before treatment

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Checking the standard of education in private colleges

Central bodies governing the functioning of alternative medicine courses have come under heavy criticism of late for the substandard quality of education and faculty in many colleges. With action being initiated to check the standard of education, private colleges teaching alternative medicine in the state may finally have to start worrying.
The New Delhi-based Central Council of Homeopathy has also increased the bank deposit amount to check the commercialization or rampant mushrooming of colleges. From Rs 3 lakh, interested parties now have to assure a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh to start a homeopathy college. Inspection charges too have been increased from a meagre Rs 25,000 which could be paid in installments, to Rs 3 lakh to be paid at a time.

Monday, 27 August 2012

How Homeopathy works

Contributed by Dr.George
Primary action is the action of the medicine on the living being. This is the action that is used by the allopathic system of medicine. for example a constipation is treated by drugs producing diarrhoea, a person with hypertension is treated with a medicine that lowers the blood pressure. These treatments are or can only be accepted

Monday, 20 August 2012

Homeopathy: The perfect treatment system

Contributed by Dr.George
Why the allopathic section of the profession should be so wrathful with Hahnemann is not a little surprising, because not only Hahnemann discover homoeopathy, he discovered allopathy as well. Allopathy existed before his time, just as homoeopathy did in a way, but it was unconscious of its own existence. It was Hahnemann who gave it its name; and if he is the father of homeopathy, he is at least the godfather of allopathy as well, and on that account deserves to have his name in the medical schools of both sections.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Homeopathic Doctor requirement in Kurukshetra University

Qualification:
1. 4 years duration Degree/Diploma in Homeopathy as per Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.
2. Matric or its equivalent.
3. Knowledge of Hindi upto Matric.
4. Registered with Council of Homeopathy System of Medicine, Haryana

last date 10/09/2012
 More info: http://www.kuk.ac.in/userfiles/file/Year2012/LeftSideLinks/Jobs/advt__2012.pdf

Thursday, 16 August 2012

IMA against AYUSH Doctors

The Indian Medical Association will not allow ayurveda and AYUSH doctors to practice allopathy, said Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Dr H L Krishne Gowda.

He claimed ayurveda practitioners had sought permission to prescribe allopathic medicines during emergency cases.
The members of IMA stressed that Section 15 of 1956 Act (Indian Medical Council Act) and section 17 of 1970 Act, says, “A professional maybe held liable for negligence on the ground that he did not possess the requisite skill which he professes to have. Thus, a doctor who has qualification in ayurveda, unani or homeopathy will be liable if he prescribes allopathic treatment.”

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Kidney stones (renal calculi) and importance of homeopathic treatment

Contributed by Dr.George
Kidney stones or Renal calculi is one of the commonest cause for pain in abdomen.It  can  also  cause infection & obstruction to  the  follow  of urine.  Stones are first formed in the kidney and then they may pass towards  the bladder. Small stones may be passed with out  giving rise  to  any  problems. But large stones

NRHM to NHM expansion

Government today announced expanding the reach of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to all villages and towns and said it was formulating a new scheme for distribution of free medicines through public hospitals and health centres.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced that the NRHM will be converted into a National Health Mission to expand the scope of health services in the towns also. "After the success of the NRHM, we now want to expand the scope of health services in our towns also. The National Rural Health Mission will be converted into a National Health Mission which would cover all villages and towns in the country," Singh said in his Independence Day address.
Singh also said, "We are formulating a scheme for distribution of free medicines through government hospitals and health centres." The NRHM, a flagship scheme of the Congress-led UPA government, was launched in 2005 to provide better health services to people living in remote and rural areas of India.

Free medicines to the pregnant women

Health is a State Subject and State Governments are providing health care including drugs to the patients. In order to strengthen the hands of the State Governments, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is providing additional support under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for overall health system strengthening including support for provision of free drugs in public health facilities. 
Under NRHM, a new initiative called Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) has been launched under which funding is given to the States for providing medicines free of cost to all pregnant women who access the Government health facilities for delivery as well as sick neonates born to them upto 30 days after birth.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

How to treat tinea (pityriasis) versicolor with Homeopathy

tinea versicolor
source:medical.cdn.patient.co.uk
Contributed by Dr.George
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) is a long-term (chronic) fungal infection of the skin. Its is a skin condition caused by an overgrowth of Malassezia Furfur, also known as Pityrosporum orbiculare, a fungus. These thrives in oily areas such as

the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and folds of skin such as arms, skin under the breasts or groins.For more images see here
The affected skin changes color and becomes either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.These show as small,scaly white,brown or pinkish spots on various parts of the body and may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin. These become more prominent on exposure to sun. There can be itching and sweating.

A skin scraping that is examined under a microscope should show the yeast.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

FDA approves Microchips in medicines

The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has approved a request by Proteus Digital Health to allow for the inclusion of tiny digestible microchips into medicines to assist health care workers in monitoring intake of medicines by patients. Previously, the FDA had allowed such microchips only in placebo products.

A boost for AYUSH

India has mooted a proposal for universal coverage of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) under the country's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The move will be a major push for the country's traditional medicine, which will not only be made available in all public health facilities — primary and community health centers and district hospitals under the 12th five year plan — AYUSH doctors will also be posted in these centres along with their allopathic counterparts.

Illegal alternate-medicine clinics have mushroomed in the Kashmir Valley

Illegal Unani and other alternate-medicine clinics have mushroomed in the Valley, putting the lives of gullible patients at risk, with state health authorities failing to curb the menace. Reports from various areas said the quacks have a free hand in absence of regulations from the health authorities.
The practice is rampant in every district with Srinagar leading the list where quacks are claiming prowess in the profession of naturopathy and alternate medicine taking patients for a ride and putting their lives to huge risk. This newspaper is in possession of prescriptions written by these self-proclaimed professionals which clearly reveal their criminal acts.

Homeopathic treatment in diabetes

Contributed by Dr.George
Diabetes mellitus, the most common endocrine disease, is characterized by metabolic abnormalities and by long-term complications involving the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels. 

CLASSIFICATION and CHARACTERISTIC
Type 1 diabetes:
·      Polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss associated with random plasma glucose  200mg/dL.
·      Plasma glucose of 126 mg/dL or higher after an overnight fast, documented on more than one occasion.
·      Ketonemia, ketonuria, or both.
·      Islet autoantibodies are frequently present.

Monday, 6 August 2012

AYUSH practitioners should not be permitted to use allopathic medicines-Association

Members of the local unit of the Karnataka State Government Doctors Association took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to the government through the Deputy Commissioner here on Friday stating that AYUSH practitioners should not be permitted to use allopathic medicines during emergencies. Since AYUSH practitioners were unaware of the adverse effects of some allopathic medicines, it would be dangerous to allow them to prescribe them. Referring to the permission given in other States, they stated that Karnataka need not emulate others in this regard. source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3701452.ece

BHMS doctors for West Bengal Govt.

West Bengal Health & Family Welfare Samiti invites applications for Medical officers under Adolescent Health Programme of RCH Department of Health & family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal for both State & District level 
Qualification : BHMS/BAMS
 Mode of selection : based on academic performance
Mode of application : Online
Mode of appointment :
 Contract Last date : 17.08.2012
Category : Medical Officer – School Health
Preference : If applicant is local
Experience : Not required
Vacancy : 752 (356 Lady doctors)
Age : Max 40
Period : Not fixed
Remuneration : 25,000/- month
Notification:http://www.wbhealth.gov.in/careers/sm_rec4.pdfApplication form cover page:http://drswb.wbhealth.gov.in:8181/interview4/Application form (RCH):http://drswb.wbhealth.gov.in:8181/interview7/Registration.jsp

Sunday, 5 August 2012

HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, DHAKA Ayush Scholarship (2012-13)

Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi offers scholarships to meritorious nationals of BIMSTEC countries to pursue Under Graduate / Post Graduate / Ph.D course in Indian traditional systems of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) in relevant Indian Universities for the academic year 2012-2013.
Candidate should have proficiency in English. Further information along with application forms for these scholarships may be collected from the Education Wing, High Commission of India, House No 2, Road No 142, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212 on any working day between 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs from 05-09 August 2012, upon submission of the photocopy of mark sheet of the qualifying examination.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

AYUSH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Indian embassy-Netherlands
Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been offering scholarships to pursue Ayurveda Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy courses in India since 2005. The total number of scholarships offered for Ayush courses initially was 30. Department of Ayush had proposed to support foreign nationals under its international fellowship programme for undertaking Ayush courses at premier institutions in India. Scholarships are provided for the following courses

Under Graduate Courses
Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including 1 year mandatory clinical training.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Demand for alternative treatments

Traditional medicinal forms such as Ayurveda, naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure are finding takers in corporate India, a survey reveals. The study by industry body Assocham reveals that over 72% of corporate employees are switching over to ayurvedic treatments like naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure due to demanding schedules. Over 200 respondents participated in the survey from across industrial sectors.
"The demand for homeopathy and ayurvedic medicines has increased in the last few years and for ailments such as respiratory diseases, fever, skin diseases, viral infections, asthma and allergic disorders, people are choosing the traditional way of treatment," says Assocham.

Vaccine injury effectively treated by homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.George
Homeopathy has immense potential in treating children with ailments arising from bad effects of vaccination(vaccine injury). Every vaccination today gives you the particular immunity but remember the fact that vaccination also predisposes the children to many infections as the general immunity of the child is lost or decreased.
The cases that we treat usually are asthma,allergic bronchitis, generalized allergies;auto-immune diseases.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with ileal interposition sent diabetes into remission in 20 of 43 adults and reduced the need for diabetes medications in the other 23 patients during an average of 20 months of follow-up.

Among the 30 obese (defined as having a body mass index greater than 27 kg/m2) patients in the study, 26 showed remission of diabetes – an 86% success rate that’s similar to results reported for gastric bypass surgery, Dr. Kirtikumar D. Modi said in a press briefing at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Laparoscopic diverted sleeve gastrectomy diverts food away from parts of the small intestine, including the duodenum, where the absorption of nutrients begins, and the ileal segment is shifted more proximally. Patients who underwent this procedure had had diabetes for 15 years on average, and they had an average BMI of 29 as well as stimulated C-peptide levels greater than 4 ng/mL.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

An AYUSH Information Centre at Trinidad & Tobago

An AYUSH Information Centre, only the second in the world, after Malaysia, has been set up at the Indian High Commission, 6 Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain. It was formally inaugurated by Minister of Local Government and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Surujrattan Rambachan and the High Commissioner of India, Malay Mishra, on July 25. The objective of the centre is to promote and spread the awareness of Ayurveda, along with other traditional medicine systems, including Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (for which the acronym AYUSH stands).

A case study of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)

Contributed by Dr.George
In every case of high cholesterol or hyperlipidemia a low cholesterol diet information has to be passed to the patient for better results in every case. The homeopathic remedy must accompany these lifestyle changes..
Here is a patient, a lady 47yrs complaining that the head feels too heavy, heaviness at the back of the head.where in the repertory can we find it?  HEAD - HEAVINESS - occiput (image).
synthesis-head, heaviness
Head-heaviness