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Herbal Medicines with Animal, Human Body Parts! - Swami Ramdev Accused

It is time for spiritual gurus to enjoy the spotlight, following reports of contamination of herbal and other ayurvedic medicines with animal // and human body parts. Miracle cures may now become possible through medical products prepared from human skulls and bones and even animal testicles. // The source of raw materials for such preparations- graveyards of course! ..Swami Ramdev, much known...

Ramdoss Announces Introduction of RCH-II

Anbumani Ramdoss, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, announced that the Government would be spending Rs. 40,000 crore on the second phase of the Reproductive and Child Health Programme called RCH-II.// ..Mr. Ramdoss announced this package at the 49th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Kochi yesterday. He said that the challenge in front of the health sector was to...

A gene(Y) linked to blindness (AMD)!

It has bugged researchers for long to detect the cause of blindness-inducing neurodegenerative diseases such as age-related macular// degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). ..The only thing known was that they are genetic, but the problem was that AMD and RP belong to a complex family of disorders and further there are many forms of that disorder encoded by a distinct genetic form. ....

Yoga Guru Ramdev Invited to Tap Ayurveda Potential by Jharkhand Govt

It has been proposed by the Jharkhand government to donate nearly 100 acres of land to guru Baba Ramdev to exploit the potential of Ayurveda.// The yoga guru has also been invited to set up a facility for manufacture and marketing of Ayurvedic medicine preparations using the abundant state reserve of medicinal plants. ....The government is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with...

Ramdev Signs MOU With Jharkhand Govt To Set Up Ayurveda Hospital

Yoga guru Ramdev signed agreements with the Jharkhand government to set up an ayurveda college-cum-hospital and to promote the efficacy of herbal plants.// ..The memorandums of understanding were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Arjun Munda and Ramdev. ..Announcing government aid of Rs.10 million for the planned hospital, Munda said: "We are working hard to develop Jharkhand as a herbal...

Jharkhand Govt Tie Up With Ramdev To Preserve Rare Herbal Plants

A herbarium will be set up in Jharkhand to preserve the rare herbal plants that are on the verge of extinction. The government has tied up with yoga guru Ramdev in setting up the herbarium.// ..The Tribal Research Institute (TRI) in the state will set up the herbarium at Bariatu in Ranchi with an initial investment of Rs.150,000. Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga Peeth will collaborate with TRI in th...

Cigarette Smoking and High Body Mass Index Increase the Risk of AMD

Researchers have found that contacting with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is higher among the people who smoke and whose Body Mass Index is 30 or higher//. ....Current cigarette smoking was associated with a fivefold increased risk and high BMI (30 or higher) was associated with a twofold higher risk of AMD. The homozygous risk genotype (CC) plus smoking conferred a tenfold higher risk o...

Brinda Karat Receives Legal Notice over Ramdev Issue

The Marxist Communist Party (CPI-M) leader, Brinda Karat has been issued a legal notice on based upon her allegation that medicines produced at Ramdev's pharmacy were contaminated with human bone powder and other animal parts //. ....The notice issued on behalf of B.D. Sethi, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Faridabad, alleged that Karat's 'mischievous act was supposed to cause great rel...

IMA against Spiritual Guru Baba Ramdev

The Indian Medical Association has been angered over Spiritual guru Baba Ramdev's views against allopathic medicine and medical practitioners//. ..IMA national president Ajay Kumar said he would mobilise doctors across India against Ramdev for ‘misguiding people’ about medical practitioners and allopathic medicine. ..Ramdev had reportedly alleged that medical practitioners were exploiting peopl...

Ramdev’s Medicines Questioned By Indian Medical Associatio

Baba Ramdev, popular yoga guru has been questioned by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) president-designate, who described his medicines as 'magic concoctions'. // He further demanded testing of the controversial medicinal preparations. ..'Are his (Ramdev's) magic concoctions put on the three phases of test trials mandatory before being marketed so widely and claimed to be alternative (not c...

Haryana To Introduce Ramdev's Yoga For School Students

Students in Haryana will get a chance to learn yoga, as Haryana is planning to introduce Ramdev’s yoga in the government schools across// the state. ..State Education Minister Phool Chand Mullana said he was keen to introduce the yoga classes from this session itself. ..Mullana, who attended Ramdev's yoga training camp at the industrial city of Faridabad on Sunday, said that consultations would...

Yoga The Best Alternate For Stress: Ramdev

According to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, yoga when practiced regularly can ward off serious ailments that result due to stress and negative thinking//. He also added that yoga not only cure but also boost productivity and improve quality of life. .."Tobacco is just one reason behind the increasing number of cancer cases. Stress, strain, tension and trauma are bigger agents of the disease," said Ramdev...

Hike Duties On Soft Drinks To Discourage Consumption: Ramdev

Continuing to advocate against consumption of aerated beverages, yoga exponent Ramdev today asked the Centre to increase duties on soft drinks // and ensure that a statutory warning be written on every bottle about its health hazards. ....'Like tobacco products, a statutory warning should be written on every bottle that consumption of cold drinks give rise to cancer, infertility and diabetes,' h...

AMD Found To Affect People In Their 50s

According to optometrist Dr. Ana Juricic there is an increase in the number of individuals suffering from age related macular degeneration. Not only that the situation// is alarming as this disease now is seen among younger people. She says that macular degeneration and cataracts are found at an increased rate among the younger age group. Dr. Juricic also advices her patients to take certain pre...

Latest Drug for AMD, Beyond The Reach Of Common Man

Lucentis is the new drug which is claimed to be very effective in treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD)..It is not been approved by the FDA //but is thought to replace another proven and cost effective drug. Lucentis is manufactured by Genentech and is already called the wonder drug. AMD is a chronic eye disease affecting 1.7 million Americans and a leading cause of blindness in the c...

AMD influenced by Variation in 3 Genes

Researchers in Boston have discovered a new common, noncoding variant in the Complement Factor H (CFH) gene that is associated with age-related macular degeneration// (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among persons aged 60 and older. Their analyses, for the first time, combine this new variant with all previously reported variants to estimate individual ris...

AMD Risk Lowered By Silencing Two Genes

Researchers at Queen's University in Ireland have found a genetic link that could help in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration//. Professor Anne Hughes presented the findings of the study at the British Society for Human Genetics Conference in York last week. ....It also appears in Nature Genetics. "I am very pleased to have solved a complex and difficult genetic puzzle. This helps u...

People with early AMD not benefited by Laser Treatment

It was earlier thought that low-intensity laser treatment was potentially beneficial in slowing and preventing the loss of vision// from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A recent study, the Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT) supported by grants from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that laser tr...

Gene Linked With Aggressive 'Wet' Form Of AMD

Two recent articles in Science by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has reported about a gene variant that increases the risk of developing //the aggressive 'wet' form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in people over age 50. ..AMD causes light-sensitive cells in the retina to break down, resulting in progressive loss of central vision. Of the two...

Baba Ramdev's Claims to Cure HIV by Yoga

A section of the media has reported the claim made by Baba Ramdev that yoga can cure AIDS. He is also reported to have claimed that AIDS cannot be prevented by using condoms. // ....While Yoga and regular exercise certainly help people including those who are HIV positive to be healthier, it would be far-fetched to claim that a cure for AIDS will be found through yoga in the next couple of years....

MNCs are Against Ramdev's Remedies: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Sunday strongly reacted to the recent Union Health Ministry notice to yoga guru Baba Ramdev,// saying the government is compromising national interests in connivance with multinational companies. .......

Treat Soft Drinks As Toilet Cleaners: Baba Ramdev

Continuing his attack on cola giants, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Wednesday that soft drinks //should be treated as toilet cleaners and advised Indians to drink only fruit juice and milk to keep diseases away. ....While teaching yoga to hundreds of people at the Science College ground here at a camp, Ramdev said: "Take hot water, milk or traditional Indian juice and practice yoga everyday ea...

Spring is Time for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in Americans older than 50, affecting// more than two million people. ....The American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind people that although AMD is incurable, there are new treatments that can usually recover lost vision and prevent further vision loss from the disease. ....The Academy encour...

Swami Ramdev to Hold Yoga Camps in U.S.

Yoga guru Ramdev who captivated millions in India by teaching yoga and pranayama is to set foot in U.S. by organizing yoga camps in New York and Chicago. He will be// taking his unique yoga mix for health and well-being to the West. ....After receiving a good response in Britain last year, Ramdev is holding long duration camps for the first time in the US in June-July. ....The Swami, who has...

Stem Cell Therapy Could Provide Cure for AMD in Five Years

Scientists in the UK are teaming up for a groundbreaking surgical therapy that could cure Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). ......The therapy, which uses cells derived from human embryonic stem cells to replace the faulty retinal cells that cause AMD, will be developed by the London Project to Cure AMD, a collaborative project. ......Trials based on this therapy, which could start in the...

Ramdev Starts Yoga Camp in Shimla

Thousands of people made a beeline for guru Ramdev's six-day yoga camp here that began Thursday . ......A ground has been specially prepared on the outskirts of this popular tourist destination for the week-long course that ends May 22. ......Organisers said some 10,000 people, including Himachal Pradesh governor V.S.Kokje, attended the first day of the course. ......The state transport depart...

Yoga Should Not Be Patented: Ramdev

Stressing that yoga was a centuries-old Indian tradition, popular yoga guru Swami Ramdev urged the government and yoga organizations to prevent it from being patented overseas. ......"Since there are attempts to patent this tradition (of yoga) in America, the Indian government and yoga organizations should take measures to prevent it," Ramdev said here. ......"Yoga cannot be patented as it b...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

Campaigners have denounced as insensitive National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice)s suggestion for restricted use of Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Macugen (pegaptanib) on the NHS ....TWENTY thousand people will be condemned to blindness each year if the "cruel" and "appalling" decision is implemented, they contended. ... ...Both Lucentis and Macugen are chief drugs used in com...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

A study has revealed that high consumption of foods like white rice, pasta and bread, which have high-glycemic-index, increase the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ......However, whole-wheat versions of rice, pasta and bread are examples of foods that have a low-glycemic-index. These foods are often considered higher quality carbohydrates because they are associated...
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