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FOUNTAINHEADS OF AGGRESSION – VIDEOGAMES

April 8, 2017
By Doctor

Players, irrespective of their ages, find the appeal of videogames hard to resist. Certain games are didactic in nature. But, most games that are hugely popular among masses are characterized by gory gameplay and negative emotions.Brutal killing of human or animal characters is part of game, addiction of alcohol or drugs is glamourized, crime and infraction are glorified,

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HEALTH IN TEENAGERS

December 14, 2016
By Doctor

Teenage is the transient phase of development of a child to a fully grown adult. It is marked by physical, psychological, emotional and hormonal changes. There is a marked improvement in abstract thinking, deductive reasoning, and risk-taking tendency at this age. The WHO is very keen on improving teenage health in its programs for universal health coverage. A survey in

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OUTCOME OF VIDEO GAMES — AGGRESSION??

November 29, 2016
By Doctor

Videogames has become a popular activity for people of all ages. While some games have educational content, many of the most popular games emphasize negative themes and promote the killing of people or animals, the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, criminal behavior, disrespect for authority and the law, foul language and obscene gestures etc. Studies of children exposed

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CLEARING SINUSITIS – THE AYURVEDIC WAY

November 25, 2016
By Doctor

Sinusitis is a condition where the lining of air filled cavities of head; called sinuses becomes inflamed. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) flourish and cause infections. Sinusitis can be classified by the sinus cavity which it affects: Maxillary – can cause pain or pressure in

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TREATMENT PROTOCOL IN IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

November 25, 2016
By Doctor

Irritable bowel syndrome commonly referred to as IBS ,is a functional disorder of the large intestine characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort associated with altered bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause. Some of the causes speculated are dietary intolerance, irregular food habits, chronic stress, post parasitic infection, post abdominal surgeries, drug after-effects,

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WALKING – THE BEST AND SIMPLE EXERCISE

August 31, 2016
By Doctor

According to WHO, lack of physical activity has contributed to over 3 million deaths per year globally. It is estimated that about 1 in 4 adults is physically inactive. Are you one of them? If so, what can you do about it? Very simple: start walking. Walking is the easiest way to stay physically active. It requires no training, no equipments and is cost effective. Walking briskly at least 30 minutes a day,

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BODY BUILDING SUPPLEMENTS

August 29, 2016
By Doctor

Who does not want to have an attractive look? A physically fit body does much to boost your style and confidence. Dietary supplements especially intended for body building and weight loss is a booming industry stirring youngsters and elderly alike ,to fall prey to its products. Are they safe? Well, the answer is no.Why? Because

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF ASWAGANDHA

August 29, 2016
By Doctor

Anyone acquainted with Ayurveda would be well-versed on the benefits of aswagandha. But now it is renowned worldwide after research has proved its adaptogenic and antioxidant property. Aswagandha belongs to Solanaceae family. It is botanically Withania somnifera. There is also another variety W. coagulans.

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HERBS AND FORMULATIONS IN ECZEMA

May 27, 2016
By Doctor

From time immemorial, healthy and glowing skin is always considered as a marker of beauty. Eczema is a condition characterised by inflammation of skin, resulting in itchy, red and dry skin. Ayurveda includes eczema in the spectrum of vicharchika and is due to the involvement of three dosas- vata, pitta and

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CROHN’S DISEASE – MANAGEMENT OPTIONS IN AYURVEDA

May 27, 2016
By Doctor

Knowing that you have to live the rest of your life with a disease which is not curable is definitely devastating- Crohn’s disease is one such condition.The symptoms of this inflammatory bowel disease includes diarrhoea with abdominal pain and fever.In chronic cases there may be anaemia ,weight loss ,fatigue to name a few.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO NASYA KARMA

May 19, 2016
By Doctor

Knowing that you have to live the rest of your life with a disease which is not curable is definitely devastating- Crohn’s disease is one such condition.The symptoms of this inflammatory bowel disease includes diarrhoea with abdominal pain and fever.In chronic cases there may be anaemia ,weight loss ,fatigue to name a few.

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ANTE NATAL AND POSTNATAL PREVENTION IN CEREBRAL PALSY

May 19, 2016
By Doctor

Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. Cerebral Palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. In majority of cases, cerebral palsy results from events occurring before birth

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TENDINITIS – MANAGEMENT THROUGH INDIAN MEDICINE

May 19, 2016
By Doctor

Tendon is the strong fibrous sheath that connects the muscles to the bone. It transmits the muscle force to the bone thereby helping in movement. They also help to stabilise the joint.Inflammation of this tendon sheath is called tendonitis or tendinitis. It is usually caused by inflammation in the surrounding soft tissue

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FACTS ABOUT NAIL PSORIASIS

May 17, 2016
By Doctor

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterised by patches of raised, red skin with silvery scales. Psoriasis can also affect the fingernails and toenails which is called nail psoriasis, causing pitting, thickening, and irregular contour of the nail. Most psoriatic nail disease occurs in patients with clinically evident psoriasis;

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EXERCISES FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS

May 16, 2016
By Doctor

The knee joint is the most important joint because it carries the entire weight of our body on it. Weight control and exercises help keep the knee healthy and flexible.Exercising the knee is the best way to maintain its range of motion and to keep osteoarthritis at bay . Patients with knee arthritis are not advised vigorous exercises.

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GUARD YOUR IMMUNITY THROUGH AYURVEDA

May 15, 2016
By Doctor

Immunity is a biological term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defences to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasions. Our immune system recognizes and destroys anything foreign to the body, including cells like bacteria and other microbes, and foreign particles including toxic

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FOODS THAT TRIGGER ARTHRITIS

May 14, 2016
By Doctor

Arthritis is a condition where there is inflammation of joints, leading to swelling and pain in joints. When you have arthritis, your body is in a stage of inflammation and even the slightest alteration in diet and regimen may augment the symptoms. The foods that trigger arthritis are Cut down on dairy products – it is seen that in many

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EARLY SIGNS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

May 6, 2016
By Doctor

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by variable degree of weakness in one or a group of voluntary muscles. It is relieved on resting the fatigued muscles.The disease progresses with time. It is caused by improper transmission of signals from the brain to the muscles because of an impaired immune

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KNOW ABOUT CEREBRAL PALSY (CP)

April 25, 2016
By Doctor

The term cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance. CP affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected

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EARLY SIGNS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

April 25, 2016
By Doctor

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by variable degree of weakness in one or a group of voluntary muscles. It is relieved on resting the fatigued muscles.The disease progresses with time. It is caused by improper transmission of signals from the brain to the muscles because of an impaired immune system

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AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS

April 21, 2016
By Doctor

Diabetes mellitus is one among the leading causes for increased mortality and morbidity in people of developing countries and the age of onset and hence the age of onset of complications has also undergone a tremendous decrease. The metabolic deregulation associated with diabetes mellitus causes secondary pathophysiologic changes in multiple

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DIABETIC FOOT CARE

April 21, 2016
By Doctor

Diabetic foot lesions are responsible for more hospitalizations than any other complication of diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations all over the world. Various causative factors work in sync to produce diabetic foot ulcer and among these peripheral neuropathy ( damage to peripheral nerves

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TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA: A DRUG WE SHOULD KNOW

April 15, 2016
By Doctor

Tinospora cordifolia is a familiar shrub of tropical India, winding itself around trees or growing on hedges. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicines. It is believed that Lord Rama beseeched Indra, the rain God, to revive those dead in his army after the brutal battle against Ravana ,the demon king. Indra then sprinkled Amrut or

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WHY PRANAYAMA IS BENEFICIAL FOR US ..?

April 14, 2016
By Doctor

Pranayama is the scientific method of controlling prana or breath to regulate the physiological and psychological activitivities of the body. There is no purificatory action greater than that offered by pranayama. Regular pranayama practice is beneficial for all of us in the following ways. Respiratory system – cleans the respiratory

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WHAT IS PRANAYAMA ?

April 12, 2016
By Doctor

Pranayama is the practice of controlling our breath and it does have a multitude of physical and psychosocial benefits. Prana is the vital energy of the body which is contributed by respiration. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”

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THE MIRACLE OF MUCUNA PRURIENS IN PARKINSONISM

April 12, 2016
By Doctor

Mucuna pruriens is commonly known as cowhage in English and atmagupta or kapikacchu in sanskrt. This wonderful drug has been mentioned in many sciences, Tibetan, ayurvedic and modern systems and its main therapeutic benefits mentioned in ayurveda are for the management of male infertility, nervous disorders, and also as an aphrodisiac.

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THE POWER OF MEDICATED ENEMA- VASTHI

April 12, 2016
By Doctor

In ayurveda, panchakarma therapy has been given so much importance, because of its ability to alleviate vitiated body humors and bring homeostasis to the body. In ayurveda there is a powerful medicated enema called Vasthi. Any of the five procedures can be used alone or in combination to provide relief from diseases. Vamana (emesis), Virecana

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SLEEP PARALYSIS

April 12, 2016
By Doctor

Sleep paralysis occurs due to impaired transition through the different stages of sleep. It is a condition in which a person temporarily experiences inability to move, talk or react during waking up or falling asleep. It can last from seconds to minutes and in very rare cases, hours. The person may have hallucinations of: an intruder in the room, current

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UNDERSTANDING JUVENILE ARTHRITIS..

April 6, 2016
By Doctor

Understanding Juvenile arthritis.. Arthritis is a common form of joint disorder due to joint inflammation resulting in swelling and pain in the joints. The arthritis seen in children under 17 years of age, for atleast 6 weeks duration, is called juvenile arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is the most common chronic rheumatologic disease

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AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

April 6, 2016
By Doctor

Ayurvedic approach to juvenile arthritis Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common type of arthritis affecting the children under 17 years of age and is characterised by pain in joints or muscles, stiffness, swelling with or without redness around joints, fevers and rashes. Ayurveda considers this under the vyadhi amavata . Amavata is a disease caused as a result

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REHABILITATION IN SPINALCORD INJURY

April 4, 2016
By Doctor

Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury Injury to the spinal cord can be traumatic or non- traumatic. The non-traumatic causes include arthritis, infections or inflammations. However the case, it involves fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae causing bruise or tear of the spinal cord. The treatment can be concised to emergency management

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IS ASTHMA LINKED WITH SKINDISEASES

April 4, 2016
By Doctor

Is asthma linked with skindiseases? The ayurvedic approach Allergic skin diseases are often seen to have a link in the development of asthma in later years. Eczema is an allergic condition known as atopic dermatitis. Atopicity is the tendency to develop allergies. An antibody known as IgE triggers allergic responses, including eczema. Eczema is an itchy, scaly,

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CAN DEMENTIA BE PREVENTED ?

March 31, 2016
By Doctor

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. In the current world, neuro degenerative disorders are increasing on an alarming scale.

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AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO FRIEDRIECH’S ATAXIA

March 31, 2016
By Doctor

Friedreich’s ataxia (also called FA or FRDA) is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. Ataxia is the term given for a group of disorders that affect coordination, balance and speech. In Friedreich’s ataxia the spinal cord and peripheral nerves degenerate, becoming thinner. The cerebellum,

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AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT FOR PARALYSIS

March 31, 2016
By Doctor

The prognosis of patients with paralysis is not very promising. Contemporary management mainly focuses on a combination of medicines, surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and measures to rehabilitate the person in his daily activities and to improve the quality of life. The extent of successful management depends on the

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DIET PLAN IN OBESITY

March 30, 2016
By Doctor

Obesity is a condition when the accumulated body fat creates a negative impact on a persons’s health. A person is said to be obese when the BMI is greater than 30. A lot of factors act as causative agents, but, food and inactivity being the most important modifiable cause. Tips for fat loss Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables

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DIET IN ARTHRITIS

March 29, 2016
By Doctor

Arthritis is characterised by inflammation in joints and the intensity, recurrence and extend of joint and soft tissue involvement is very much dependent on diet, regimen and other environmental factors. The nature of the food and the ease of digestion often reflect as inflammatory changes in the joints. Here we discuss about good diet in arthritis. What to avoid? Avoid

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PHYSICAL AND PSYCHO SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY

March 27, 2016
By Doctor

Childhood obesity is a condition that occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. This is often a serious condition because the child become more susceptible to adult diseases like diabetes mellitus, asthma, hormonal imbalances etc. More often, obesity leads to poor self esteem and this stress make them overeat, which further worsens

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY –FACTS AND OBSERVATIONS

March 26, 2016
By Doctor

Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Childhood obesity is a medical condition that affects children and teenagers, where excess amount of fat gets deposited in their body, beyond their physiological limits. The World Health Organization (WHO) regards childhood obesity

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AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO PSORIASIS

March 23, 2016
By Doctor

Psoriasis is a common chronic and recurrent immune mediated disease of the skin which is caused as a result of altered life cycle of skin cells. It can have a significant negative impact on the physical, emotional, and, psychosocial wellbeing of affected patients. Psoriasis occurs due to excessive cell division in the

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DIET PLAN FOR PATIENTS WITH PSORIASIS

March 19, 2016
By Doctor

Research has yet to establish any significant correlation between diet and psoriasis. However it has been generally agreed upon that certain foods do flare up the disease. Psoriatic patients are advised to keep a food diary and make note of the foods which cause flare ups and refrain from them. On the whole, a nutritious well

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PARENTING TIPS IN ADHD

March 15, 2016
By Doctor

Taking care of a child with ADHD is often stressful and overwhelming to most of the parents. Parents can help the child overcome the daily challenges and help channel their energy to more productive things without causing much problems and protecting them from the pitfalls of their disease. Parenting strategies Staying calm – aggressiveness

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ADHD

March 13, 2016
By Doctor

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by difficulty in staying focused and paying attention and hyperactivity. Genetics, infections and traumatic brain damage has been implicated in this, but recently, heavy metal toxicities, nutritional deficiencies and chemical allergens are believed to aid in its

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LIVING WITH ADHD – TIPS ..

March 10, 2016
By Doctor

ADHD is a condition characterised by chronic inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Inability to focus or concentrate, and difficulty to sustain attention and a racing mind often creates problem to the individual personally, socially and in family which adds to the stress and strain of living with it. Eventhough, it cannot be cured completely,

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150 MINUTES OF MODERATE EXERCISE CAN REDUCE RISK OF CANCER

March 4, 2016
By Doctor

Genetics, heredity, environment, smoking, alcohol, excess body weight and under nutrition are all known risk factors of cancer. While the inherent causes cannot be changed, restraint and modifications in lifestyle can dramatically reduce cancer occurrence even in the high risk groups. The American cancer society (ACS) has set

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SOCIAL BONDING CRUCIAL FOR LONG TERM HEALTH

March 2, 2016
By Doctor

Man has always been a social animal. It must have been the need of the primitive man to keep in groups as a means of self defence and procurement. But studies prove that it is not the only reason for social bonding. People having positive social relations have better physical, mental health and also longer lifespan.

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MANAGING INSOMNIA THROUGH AYURVEDA

March 2, 2016
By Doctor

“you are not healthy, unless your sleep is healthy” Sleep is one of the basic requirements of life and it provides energy to body and relaxes the central nervous system. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty either in falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia is said to be primary when it is not associated with any other health

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HEALTH CHECKUPS WHEN AND WHAT

February 25, 2016
By Doctor

Health checkups are gaining more popularity with the upheaval of lifestyle diseases. Health depends on many factors like age, sex,genetics ,heredity,occupation,environment etc. The main aim of a health checkup is to determine ones health status . The best person to approach for a health checkup is your primary care physician.

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EXERCISES FOR LOW BACK PAIN

February 25, 2016
By Doctor

Low back pain is one among the most common pain disorders today and is characterised by dull ache or severe pain in the back associated with numbness, stiffness or burning sensation. Low back pain may arise from the structures such as vertebrae, intervertebral disc, muscle or ligaments which contribute to the weight bearing activity of the spine. Low back pain may be caused due to conditions such as

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AYURVEDA TO RESIST COLON CANCER RISK IN YOUNGSTERS

February 25, 2016
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Colon cancer is the development of cancer in the inner walls of colon and the risk increases with age. Carcinoma of the colon in the adolescent, although an uncommon disease often diagnosed late, is usually severe and has a poorer prognosis than in older patients.Risk factors:Family history of colorectal cancer, Rare inherited condition – familial adenomatous polyposis, gardner syndrome, lynch syndrome

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