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23rd March, 2017
  Vedic Prescriptions
Chapter 1: Know your dharma (the foundation of bioethics)
Dharma is the path of righteousness and living one's life as per the codes of conduct described in Vedas. Its western equivalents might include morality, ethics, virtue, righteousness and purity. The term dharma can best be explained as the "law of being" without which things cannot exist.
The word dharma is derived from ‘dhri’, which means "to hold". It literally means "that which holds" the people of this world and the whole creation. The same is described in the Vedic Text, in Atharva Veda as: Prithivim dharmana dhritam i.e. "this world is upheld by dharma".
In Hinduism, Dharma is the very foundation of life. Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, defined the root of dharma as compassion. Buddha also used this principle as described in the scripture 'Dhammapada'. According to Hindu philosophy, it's the GOD which holds us through "ruth" and or "LOVE". "Dharma prevails" or "truth prevails" is the essence of Hinduism.
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Tackling obesity in children

More than 30% people of the society including children have potbelly abdominal obesity.  India reportedly witnesses 10 million cases of childhood obesity annually.

New Delhi, March 22, 2017:  India is witnessing an epidemic of metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by abdominal obesity, high triglyceride, low good cholesterol, high blood pressure and high sugar. Abdominal girth of more than 90 cm in men and 80 cm in women indicates that the person is vulnerable to future heart attack. Normal weight obesity is the new epidemic. A person could be obese even if his body weight was within the normal range. Children with BMI equal to or exceeding the age-gender-specific 95th percentile are defined obese. An extra inch of fat around the abdomen increases the chances of heart disease by 1.5 times.
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