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Editorial- September- 2022

Editorial- September- 2022

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             A work published in The Lancet dated on 29th August 2022 reveals the muscle pain and weakness after statin treatment for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Other studies mention various pathways for effects of statin on musculoskeletal system leading to muscle pain. Pathways include ubiquitin proteasome pathway, impaired signal transduction, abnormal fat oxidation, proteolysis, reduction in Q10 coenzyme etc. Lipid lowering effects of statin also affects peripheral nerves leading to muscle pain. Affects come in terms of disruption or disorganization of lipids of endoneurium and perineurium. These lipids are rich in linoleic acid, an important composition of sesame oil (Tila taila). Linoleic acid (n-6 PUFA) also reduces the risks of coronary heart diseases by bringing the f...
Editorial- August-2022

Editorial- August-2022

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Human beings are inherently and intensely social for their needs of survival. In many cases, people feel disconnectedness or isolated either being with others or being socially isolated. Such feelings are known as loneliness. The effects of loneliness on neural chemistry have been proven. A study published in Journal of American Heart Association on 4th August reveals the association of cardiovascular diseases and brain health with social isolation and loneliness. Due to behavioural, psychological and physiological changes, health of heart and brain get affected. Study notes the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in those who are socially isolated or lonely. The study has taken the reference of both objective and perceived (subjective) isolation. Various other studies s...
Editorial- July 2022

Editorial- July 2022

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People without perception of smell is known to be devoid of life as mentioned in Charak Indriyasthana 4/21. Does it indicate death or it is merely taken for inability to enjoy life? The Hindu, 24th March 2021 highlighted a case of chef who lost her sense of smell 30 years before, but still enjoying her life. Rare cases of congenital anosmia are also reported in Kallmann syndrome and Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). Life-expectancy is not affected in Kallmann syndrome, whereas 25% people of BBS die before 44 years as noted by O’dea et al. (1996). Miyamoto and others (2010) revealed the olfactory dysfunction (including anosmia) in idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. Olfactory dysfunction is connected to hindrance of odorants reaching to olfactory receptors in olfactory epithe...
EDITORIAL- JUNE

EDITORIAL- JUNE

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Medical education teaches students about the conditional approaches to make decision supported by scientific logics where understanding of contents and procedures is emphasized than memorizing without understanding. Still the teaching patterns in Ayurveda in many of colleges across India foregrounds the memorizing of verses than the scientific understanding of those verses, specifically when many of these verses have given clues to number of researches bringing revolution in medical science as genetic connection of Prakriti and its relationship with individual body and physiological alterations. Charak Samhita has always advocated for reasoning based logical study and accordingly qualities of students are mentioned in Sutrasthana 9/6. Yet modern concepts of intelligence and intelligent quo...
Editorial- May

Editorial- May

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Emotions are integral part of human beings connecting body with brain. Srimad Bhagwadgeeta 14/10 deals Triguna as a vital concept behind emotional feelings and behaviour of an individual.  Attachment created by dominance of Rajas guna make a person jealous. But attachment of perverse tendency originated from ascendance of Tamas leads to functional jealousy with intense emotional feeling. Such tendency hypnotizes the person and, the person becomes incapable of rationality. Charak Samhita Nidanasthana 7/4 suggests such jealousy as one of the cause with other causes aggravating dosas that affects heart and mind. So, it is important to recognize the trigger and maintain the emotion. Otherwise such emotion progresses to anger and negative outcome. Trigger is based on "others’ success as own fai...
EDITORIAL- APRIL

EDITORIAL- APRIL

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          Scientists across the globe are involved with various studies on persistent symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection aside from common symptoms. Number of studies have highlighted psychological symptoms as anxiety, depression etc. Many other studies have revealed asthenia, anosmia, taste disorders etc. A research published on 1st April in Nature Communication Rutkai et al. (2022) have pointed the neurological manifestation of COVID-19 infections in non-human primates. Four Rhesus macaques (13-15 years) and four wild African green monkeys (16 years) were used in study. All of them developed infection within first week of exposure. Cell death-associated neuronal changes were noted in cerebellum of infected animals. Microhemorrhages were demonstrated in cerebellum, brainstem and ...
Editorial- March 2022

Editorial- March 2022

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Sleep is a state of body and mind for rest. It is essential natural part of individual’s life for normal physical, mental and cognitive health. A good number of researches have been conducted on latency and exact time of sleep. Cultural associations at minor level are also noted. Apart from the cases of occupational compulsion, all suggestions lie with nocturnal sleep as it is also related to circadian rhythms, and light at wrong time may disrupt sleep. Charak Sutrasthana 21/44 commands against the day-time sleep for normal physiological bodies in between 18 to 65 years, however, it is allowed during summer season. The reason is obviously evident that a greater variation is observed for sunrise and sunset time according to season in India, and the period of night is 4-5 hours shorter in s...
Editorial- February

Editorial- February

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     A good number of formulations used in Ayurveda are oral liquid doses forms. Various analytical parameters used in pharmacopoeia are to ascertain minimum quality and accuracy of medication delivery with specified dosing devices. Viscosity is one among those parameters measuring resistance to flow based on molecular adhesion and cohesion within the fluid. The Maintenance of viscosity in pharma products relies upon the best available delivery system with aim to optimized release of medicinal compounds at the site. Increased viscosity in cough syrup provides soothing, demulcent and humectant effects. Modified higher viscosity has compound release problems, so a modified version should be opted only after researches.       Oils and Ghritas are another important oral lipid-based formulatio...
EDITORIAL – JANUARY

EDITORIAL – JANUARY

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Editorial- December

Editorial- December

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             The most honored word in Indian culture is Maa (mother). It is linked to Adishakti, goddess of creation of everything. Dictionaries define mother as one of the parents who gives birth to child and takes care of that child with affection and responsibility. Even the ‘mama’ is the only phonation produced when child has not learnt to speak. Scientifically, it may be due to slight nasal murmur produced when lips are pressed during breastfeeding. Mothers look after all basic needs in early childhood. A strong emotional bond is developed between mother and child. Researches have shown the impacts of maternal illness on child’s psyches.           Recently an article published in Journal of Affective Disorders predicted the association between maternal depression at earlier time ...