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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kerala all set to form department of AYUSH

Preparations are on by the Kerala state government to form a Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Department, mirroring the Central model, under the comprehensive health policy.
Absence of an independent AYUSH department has been costing the state Central funds amounting to lakhs of rupees and opportunities in Ayurveda and other health care sectors.
The department of AYUSH was constituted under the Central Health Department in November 2003, replacing the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy(ISMH).
The national policy of the Union Ministry in 2002 had announced the relevance of AYUSH to promote good health and expand the outreach of health care to people who are not provided health cover. “The AYUSH should facilitate availability of raw drugs which are authentic and contain essential components as required under pharmacopoeia standards to help improve quality of drugs, for domestic consumption and export. Encouragement to set up general and specialised treatment centres of AYUSH should be provided in all allopathic hospitals so as to provide general and specialised therapies of Indian systems of medicine,” the policy says.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas rose- Helleborus Niger

Helleborus Niger is a Homeopathic remedy and belongs to the family Ranunculaceae.Although the flowers of  resemble wild roses and despite  their common name as "Christmas rose"  
Helleborus Niger
Helleborus Niger do not belong to the rose family (Rosaceae).

The main use of Helleborus is in Cerebrospinal fever - Acute meningitis,Typhoid,Hydrocephalus, Paralysis,Epilepsy with consciousness,Traumatic tetanus,Melancholia, Insanity and Ring worm.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

NTR Health University BHMS Results Sep/Oct 2012

NTR Health University BHMS Results sep/oct 2012 announced.

The “Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences” was established by the Act.No. 6 of the Andhra Pradesh legislature and was inaugurated on 9-4-1986 by the late Sri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.The University of Health Sciences started functioning at Vijayawada from 01-11-1986. After the death of its founder Sri N.T. Rama Rao the University was named after him as NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2.2.98 vide Act No.4 of 1998.

The results are on the following links
First BHMS click here  marks here
Second BHMS click here  marks here
Third BHMS click here marks here
Fourth BHMS click here marks here

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kerala PSC Medical Officer Notification 2012

Medical Officer (Homoeo)/Assistant Insurance Medical Officer (Homoeo) in Homoeopathy/Insurance Medical Services . Last date:16 Jan 2013
Please see Category No. 619/2012 (direct)and Category No. 620/2012 (transfer) and also Category No. 630/2012 (SR-SC/ST)Gazette Date:15/12/2012 http://www.keralapsc.org/notifi.htm
For Notification Click (direct) Here

Gazette Date: 15/12/2012
Last Date: 16/01/2013
Category No: 619/2012
Part I Direct Recruitment
Applications must be submitted online through the official website of the Commission after 'ONE TIME
REGISTRATION'. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.
1. Department : Homoeopathy/Insurance Medical services.
2. Name of post : Medical Officer (Homoeo)/
Assistant Insurance Medical Officer (Homoeo)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A case of renal calculi

Contributed by Dr.George
This is a case of lady aged 26 yrs and a mother of a child. The patient had occasional vague abdominal pain especially on the right flank,since 6months . The USG had relieved a 5mm calculi in the right kidney.See the report.
USG before
The patient had only occasional pain and was not so severe. She also complained of headache which was due to sinusitis .These were always accompanied by nasal cattarh.The patient always had changeable moods and consolation always aggravated her mental state.She was in office and doing clerical work and was always lacking self confidence. The rubrics selected were

Sunday, December 16, 2012

AYUSH and Health Sciences Univeristy Results

AYUSH and Health Sciences Univeristy Chhattisgarh 1st BHMS exam Results sep-oct 2012 announced. For results Click Here
Established in 2009 as a Constituent College of University of Chhattisgarh.Runs various medical and paramedical courses.Ayush  Hospital is the associated teaching hospital with more than 1000 beds. Known for its quality research; National ranking 7th based on the number of publications in PubMed indexed journals.College with excellent results: Students excel in curricular/extracurricular activities.
Cater to the health care needs for the Chhattisgarh community and surrounding border areas.

Friday, December 14, 2012

CCRH walk-in interview

The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) New Delhi, an autonomous body of Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt.of India intends to engage the following categories of personnel. The persons selected will be liable for posting in its peripherals Institutes/Units located through out the country. The engagement will be purely on contract basis and selection will be made through Walk-in-Interview:
1. Senior Research Fellow (Homoeopathy)- Interview date : 22-12-2012 at 10.00 a.m
2. Consultant (Administration) – Interview date : 28-12-2012 at 10.00 a.m.
CCRH recruitment details click here

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A case of hypothyroidism treated with homeopathy

Contributed by Dr.Saji
Here is a case of a Muslim Female 13 yrs. with  presenting complaint as : 1. Goitre, noticed since 1 yr. 2. Generalised weakness since 1 yr. . This is an example of a case with very few symptoms. 
The Complaints started with generalised weakness and bloated appearance of the face one year back. Consulted an allopathic doctor who noticed some swelling of the thyroid gland and advised Blood and Urine R/E and TFT. Everything was within normal limits except serum TSH which was raised(21.15mIU/ml on 29/07/10). see image.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Measles vaccination Again!

Doctors in the city(Noida) have alleged that the district health department is pulling the lives of children at stake in order to avoid being reprimanded for their mistakes from the state government. The health department has made it compulsory for all children below the age of 10 to receive measles vaccination in schools irrespective of whether they have received it previously or not. Free vaccines will now also be provided in private hospitals from December 10.
Private hospital doctors have called the move unnecessary and risky and pointed out that all vaccines have side-effects. This move, which targets 3.24 lakh children in the district, comes within a week of the health department receiving criticism for under-spending the resources allocated to them under the NRHM scheme.
The district health department started the drive on December 3, two days after an assessment meeting of the NRHM scheme of five division of western Uttar Pradesh, wherein free and compulsory immunization was given to schoolchildren. At the meeting, the principal secretary (health) criticized the districts, including Noida, for underutilization of resources allocated to them.
"All children below the age of 10, irrespective of whether they have received the vaccination or not before will have to take the vaccine. This increases their immunity to measles by 95%", said Nepal Singh, immunization officer.

Amendment of the of certain rules in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules

Union government’s Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has now issued a notification vide G.S.R.844(E) F.No.K.11020/05/2011-DCC(Ayush) on the amendment of the of certain rules in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 dated November 26, 2012.
These rules are now referred to as Drugs and Cosmetics (5th Amendment) Rules, 2012 and would be enforced from 2013.
The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, under rule 161, in sub-rule (1), after the words ‘true list’ of all ingredients” the new insertion is effective. This would be read as ‘with the botanical names of plant based ingredients along with plant part(s) and form of ingredients’. The second change in the Rules is after ‘First Schedule of the Act’. A new insertion made is ‘in respect of Patent or Proprietary Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani drugs, the true list of all the ingredients with the botanical names of plant based ingredients along with plant part(s) and form of ingredients, in which, these are used in the formulation, with their quantity’.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Abortion tendency and Homeopathy

The greatest miracle is the formation of life. Recurrent miscarriage (RM), the accepted definition of which is three or more consecutive miscarriages, is relatively uncommon – affecting about 1 to 2% of couples who conceive.Natural abortions can happen due to various reasons. If a women has repeated natural abortions, there might be some internal problems and after investigation these can be corrected.


Parental chromosomal abnormalities.
On the basis of conventional Geisma banding techniques, a parental structural chromosome abnormality is identified in between 3 and 5% of couples with RM

Fetal aneuploidy (trisomy or monosomy)
Aneuploidy (trisomy or monosomy) is the most commonly identified chromosome abnormality in humans and fetal aneuploidy is the single most common cause of miscarriage.

Deficient secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum leading to early miscarriage. This has come to be termed the luteal phase defect which has been reported to be present in between 23 and 60% of women with RM

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

High Fructose Related to Diabetes

A new study suggests countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup(HFCS) in their food may be helping to fuel the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Southern California (USC) found a 20% higher proportion of the population have diabetes in countries with high use of the food sweetener compared to countries that do not use it.

Omega3 now added to milk!

It is now possible to incorporate fish oil into milk and other dairy-based beverages in concentrations high enough to promote heart health, and without effecting the product's taste or lifespan, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science.
Researchers at Virginia Tech conducted a study with 25 participants who analyzed one-ounce cups of standard two percent milk that was made up of 78 parts butter oil to 22 parts fish oil under institutionally approved study conditions. The researchers tested four different ratios of butter oil to fish oil in the creation of pasteurized, fatty acid-fortified drinks. The formula had no smell and sent to its drinker 432 milligrams of heart-healthy fatty acids per cup, almost the 500 milligram daily target for healthy people, according to many well known guidelines.