The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi starts today and gives us an opportunity to recall the four fundamental principles that Mahatma Gandhi taught: Truth (satya), non-violence (ahimsa), welfare of all (sarvodaya) and peaceful protest (satyagraha). These principles can hold people together and hence form the backbone of dharma, which means "to hold together".
Satya means oneness in your thoughts, speech and actions. Gandhi believed that "there is no religion higher than truth". The Yoga-shastras as well as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali propagate truthfulness as one of the main components for living a disciplined life.
Gandhi preached the concept of "experimenting with truth", a phrase that also formed the subtitle to his autobiography. He taught how to learn through trial and error, often admitting to mistakes and changing one’s behavior accordingly. Non observance of truthfulness is the root cause of any corruption in the society....read more
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed annually on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non- ... read more
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Consuming enough alcohol within the space of 2 hours that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) shoots up to 0.08 grams percent or above is binge drinking as defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH). For men, that’s typically 5 drinks or more and for women, it’s 4 or more. Interestingly, binge drinkers are not usually alcohol dependent... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing of ClonoSEQ assay, a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based test for minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or multiple myeloma. MRD is a measure of the amount of... read more
A special supplement on Duchene muscular dystrophy will be published in the October 2018 issue of Pediatrics to raise the standard of care and improve quality of life for those living with the condition. Themes include the need for a more anticipatory approach to diagnosis and... read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the calcitonin gene–related peptide (CGRP) antagonist galcanezumab-gnlm (Emgality, Eli Lilly and Co) for the prevention of migraine in adult patients. It will be available as a 120-mg self-administered, subcutaneous injection. The ... read more
A new research published Sept. 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association has identified four major causes of rehospitalization in syncope. The most common cause of 30-day readmissions was syncope/collapse, followed by cardiac (most common arrhythmia followed by... read more
A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies published Sept. 26, 2018 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry shows that adhering to a healthy diet, especially a traditional Mediterranean diet, and avoiding a pro-inflammatory diet is associated with reduced risk of ... read more
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Better health outcomes and inclusivity are the need of the hour for elderly Nearly 1 out of 5 people in the world will be over 65 by 2050
New Delhi, 01 October 2018: Statistics indicate that life expectancy has increased in India -- from about 32 years in 1947 to 68 years today. This has also given rise to newer health challenges, dementia being one of them. The commonest cause of this condition, called Alzheimer’s affects about 46.8 million people globally. India is home to 4 million people with some form of dementia, and this is expected to triple by 2050.
The annual household cost of care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is between 45,600 and 2,02,450 in urban areas and 20,300 and 66,025 in rural areas. The cost rises with increasing severity of the disease. On the International Day of Older Persons, it is time to give a thought and initiate action on achieving better health outcomes for the elderly, commensurate with the increase in life expectancy.