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Editorial- October

Editorial- October

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Psychologically happiness is an emotional state of joy and satisfaction. It is subjective signs of well-being. Srimadbhagwatgita deals happiness under three categories in chapter 18. The verse 38 deals with Rajsik type of happiness resulted from senses and objects. Generally, such happiness is anticipated by mass. Even, neurobiology of happiness is associated to sensory pleasure. An article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease on 28th September 2021 revealed the links of happiness in early adulthood with dementia. The study was conducted on 15,000 participants between ages 20 to 89. The odds of cognitive impairment were observed 73 percent higher in those having elevated depressive symptoms in early adulthood. Separate studies have highlighted the mechanisms of stress hormones in r...
Editorial- September

Editorial- September

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            Intimate association of Ghrita with Indian culture is well marked with its uses in recipes, medicines and all religious functions for hawan by offering ghrita to fire. Ghrita prepared from cow milk is preferred in medicine and religious functions. Chemically, it contains mixture of glycerides, free fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorus etc. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Researches have revealed the importance of omega-3 fatty acids on brain structure and function. It is effectively used in various neuronal disorders related to depression, dementia etc.             Kulzow et al. (2016) have shown the beneficial effects nutritional supplementation with of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FAs) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD)...
Editorial-August

Editorial-August

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        Indian religious literatures unveil the spirituality in terms of connecting the soul of oneself with the supreme soul. A greater level of mediation and self-control are mandatory to achieve this. Researches have colligated the meditation and self-control with feelings of wellness and improvement in various disorders, especially those linked to nervous systems. The undisputed path of self-control is fasting. Charak Sutrasthana (C.Su.) 11/54 mentions fasting under spiritual therapy, others being rational and psychological.              Recently, an article published in PLOS PATHOGENS refers to increase in microbiome-based colonization resistance and reduced inflammation in bacterial infection after fasting. Other researches have highlighted the beneficial effects of fasting in metab...
Editorial- July

Editorial- July

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         Ayurveda has advocated the proper food with great significance for the healthy body and mind. A complete food regime is suggested to balance the dosha, based on seasonal variations and other needed requirements. It means food and digestion are emphasized in relation to therapeutic approaches. Many of these foods viz., curd, buttermilk, fermented rice water etc. (lactic acid bacteria) work for improving the gut microbiome. Recent researches have established the connection between the microbiota with preventive and therapeutic effects. Different studies have indicated  the role of microbiota in absorption of nutrients and minerals along with synthesis of enzymes, vitamins, amino acids etc. Even potential impacts of gut microbiota on immune and neuroendocrine responses are being stu...
Editorial- June

Editorial- June

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       Debates to claim certain system of medicine as better or worse than other is harebrained concept as the body does not recognize the system of medicine, but it responds to compounds (drugs) reflected by pharmacological researches. There is no space of claims in medical science. It is totally based on evidences with its sacred aim to serve the humanity with better health.        A holistic approach of wellbeing is in core of Ayurveda while allopathy emphasizes on treatment of symptoms. At molecular level, the interpretation of mode of action of drugs used by both systems reveal similarity, only an expertise interpretation is required. Even, Charak Samhita Vimansthana 8/8 has recommended the rationalities and needed thinking capabilities for teachers.        Recently, curcumin is pres...
Editorial- May

Editorial- May

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A horrendous second wave of COVID-19 have stunned the people, administration and whole healthcare system of India with greater number of unexpected deaths. Records are flying. Lack of communication between senior leaders, scientists and public may be the main cause. Reasons may be thousands. Apart from external factors, good number of internal factors are suggested or claimed by scientists and doctors viz., weakened immunity, high blood pressure, diabetes etc. But, still detailed studies are awaited to find the relationship of various variants of genes related to ACE2 and severity of cases among the COVID-19 patients. Studies on Entrez gene 59272 shows that the protein encoded by this gene is a functional receptor of spike glycoprotein of COVID-19 viruses (HCoV-NL63). Gene related to Inna...
Editorial-April

Editorial-April

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Time demands the fight against the different variants of COVID-19. Antibodies are only observed as solutions by scientists. Vaccines were expected one step ahead in these regards. A new study published in Nature on 8th March revealed the escaping nature of new variants (UK and South Africa) of COVID-19 virus against vaccines of Moderna or Pfizer. Recently generated variant of Brazil is not studied. Mutations in virus may divert the signaling pattern of antibodies generated after vaccination. So, the most important part is breaking the link for spreading the mutations. Still, studies are required to cross the changes in responses of individual physiological bodies against COVID-19 and its variants. Differing responses are related to genes and, genetic impacts are already studied as core fa...
Editorial- March

Editorial- March

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The precarious condition generated after deteriorating climate is alarming. Many of diseases are linked with different types of pollutions. Air pollution is one of dangerous factor connected with different types diseases of respiratory and other systems.Recently, International Journal of Obesity reported in one of articles about association of early exposure to air pollution to obesity in children. In a longitudinal study of Spain including 416,955 children, 34.2% developed obesity. A strong association was observed with exposure to NO2, PM10, and PMcoarse. A more specific study is reported in Nature Scientific Reports displaying the pathological impacts of specific parameters on health. Researchers studied Hispanic group of children (6-8 years) in California exposed to 1 day- 12 month av...
Editorial- February

Editorial- February

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Death is inevitable and it is certain. It becomes powerful gift, once anyone is able to save others’ life by donating organs after death. Manusmriti clearly mentions donations as sacred approach and among donations, donation of own body as infinitely worthwhile. Donation of organs is need of time as many people die due to organ failures or, many of organs face decline in quality after death before transplantation. The process of transplantation of organs is needed to be very quick after death. Declaration of death becomes important as waiting too long brings decline in quality of organs. Recently on January 28, in issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Dhanani et al. collected data of 631 patients from 20 intensive care units from three countries for an observational study to ascer...
Editorial- January

Editorial- January

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers prediabetes as serious condition. It is a state of intermediate hyperglycemia where sugar level is higher than normal, but not enough high to diagnose as type 2 diabetes. Recently, a research work published in Nature Medicine identifies six sub-phenotypes for prediabetes through a cohort study. The 25 years long study included 7,000 participants from Germany and UK. The study was led by Professor Hans-Urlich Haring. The study used partitioning of variables using glucose tolerance tests, MRI-measured body fat distribution, liver fat content and genetic risk. Six different clusters of sub-phenotypes were categorized as cluster 1 to 6. Three of these clusters i.e., 1,2 and 4 are suggested to be with low risk diabetes. Participants of...