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24th August 2019

Mera Bharat Mahan 8: Understanding Krishna Janmashtami differently

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Krishna teaches us the way of acquiring inner happiness. Four cycles of Krishna are described in the Vedic literature: Krishna the Child, Krishna the Husband and Friend, Krishna the Preacher and Krishna the Sanyasi.

The childhood of Krishna describes the methodology and components of a childhood.

Krishna (pure consciousness), was born as the eight child of Devki on 8th day (Ashtami) signifying that during pregnancy one needs to follow the eight limbs of yoga to get a perfect child.

During initial childhood, the child is full of pure consciousness that spreads unconditional pure love to everyone without any discrimination. The only thing the child during this period does is to steal and spread love and that is what Krishna as Makhan Chor depicts. ...read more

Mera Bharat Mahan 9: The science behind birth of Krishna

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Krishna has two forms; Krishna consciousness represents the unmanifest; the other form is Krishna as manifest form of Brahman or God consciousness.

Krishna avatar is synonymous with self-realization.

Normally desires and negative thoughts core our consciousness with ignorance. The journey to self-realization involves removal or shedding of this ignorance which can only be done by the eight spiritual principles as described by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These include: Yama (self-control); Niyama (self-discipline), Asanas (bodily postures); Pranayama (control of breath), Pratyahara (one pointed), Dhyana (contemplation) and Samadhi (self-realization)...read more

Practice Updates

Dr VG Somani takes charge as the DCGI

Dr VG Somani takes charge as the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). He was serving as the Joint Drugs Controller (India). He has been appointed for a period of three years.... read more

Africa heads into the last mile to be free of wild polio

Africa passes a milestone threshold – three years with no case of wild poliovirus detected. This three-year landmark sets in motion a comprehensive evaluation process by the Africa Regional Certification Commission to determine if the entire WHO African Region of 47 countries indeed can be declared to have eradicated wild poliovirus. Certification that the WHO African Region is free of... read more

Newer insulin 3-5 times costlier in India, says study

Globally, one in two people who need insulin, lack access to it due to high prices and poor availability. The problem in India is availability, quality and the huge price differential between newer, second generation (rapid and long acting) insulin and older versions. One of the most comprehensive studies ever done on insulin globally, published in BMJ, points out huge differential, saying human insulin is far more affordable than analogue insulin,... read more

India ranked lowest in survey of packaged foods, drinks

Packaged food in India has been ranked lowest in terms of its healthiness in a major global survey of packaged foods and drinks. The George Institute for Global Health analyzed more than 400,000 food and drink products from 12 countries and territories around the world. Countries were ranked using Australia's Health Star Rating system.... read more

One dead, over 100 ill in Spain's biggest Listeriosis outbreak

A 90-year-old Spanish woman died on Tuesday, 56 people have been hospitalized and dozens more taken ill in what is believed to be the biggest outbreak of listeriosis recorded in Spain, the health minister said. A nationwide alert was sent out after listeria, the bacteria behind the infection, was suspected in a brand of packaged pork manufactured by Seville-based Magrudis, acting Health Minister Maria Luisa Carcedo told Cadena Ser radio.... read more

Heart failure patients with HIV face higher risk of sudden cardiac death

The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) appears to be higher among heart failure patients who also have HIV infection, according to new findings. A study included 2,149 individuals hospitalized with heart failure without an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), including 344 people living with HIV (PHIV). Compared with other patients, PHIV were more likely to have coronary artery disease, elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure, cocaine use and co-infection with hepatitis C virus.... read more

Medical Voice

Adequate sleep and limited screen time can reduce impulsivity in children

A study "24-Hour Movement Behaviors and Impulsivity," published online Aug. 14 in the journal Pediatrics has found that children who met the sleep, screen time and physical activity recommendations reported lower levels of impulsivity. Adequate sleep and limited screen time had the largest association with reduced impulsivity....read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) to organize its annual flagship event – the Perfect Health Mela in October 2019
Some new attractions this year include health sutras on harm reduction
New Delhi, 23rd August 2019 : HCFI, a leading national non-profit organization, committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, today announced that its annual flagship event, the Perfect Health Mela will be organized from 18th to 20th October 2019 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The event completed 25 years in October 2018. The Mela is being jointly organised with the Health and Family Welfare Dept. NCT Delhi, DST and other central and Delhi state government departments.
The Perfect Health Mela is a one-of-its-kind event held every year with a mission to generate all-around awareness on health using entertainment as a medium. The theme last year was “Affordable Healthcare” and Dr Tusker, the friendly elephant, was the mascot for the event. Among the new additions to the Mela last year were the Perfect CSR Awards and the Everyday Mela. Free medical check-ups, a regular feature every year, will be provided to all visitors.
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