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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th May 2018
When wealth can become injurious to health

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha are the four basic purposes of life. It means earning righteously with a desire to fulfill the inner happiness. The word ‘Artha’ relates to righteous earning. Any unrighteous earning can put one into danger.

There are enough references in modern medicine describing “property disputes” as one of the main causes responsible for heart blockages. The other being “marital disharmony”.

Many Vedic texts also give reference to the meaning of ‘Artha’. As per Vedic philosophy desire only begets desire. The desire of accumulating wealth is dangerous and infectious.

As per Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any wealth acquired more than one needs cannot make one sleep properly..... read more

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Avoid heating food in plastic containers in a microwave
Hazardous chemicals in plastic containers can leach out to the bloodstream upon heating
 
New Delhi, 09 May 2018: Food microwaved in plastic containers can put you at greater risk of infertility, diabetes, obesity, and cancer, as per recent studies. Heating plastic containers in the microwave releases 95% of all chemicals, which could lead to high blood pressure, affect fertility, and damage functioning of the brain. It is important, therefore, to try and minimize the use of plastic and pack food in glass containers.

The most hazardous chemicals in plastic containers are bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, and phthalate. When ingested,

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