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EDITORIAL – JANUARY

EDITORIAL – JANUARY

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Psychological concerns of pandemic were carefully weighed by researchers from various aspects. The study of McClelland and Silwa (2022) about the unequal domestic labour based on gendered affordable perception was published on 14th November issue of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. The feminist concern is emphasized in study as care of children, cleaning and related domestic works. Authors have discussed difference in perception of men and women in terms of possibility of action (affordance). Subjective approach of affordance is known fact. The cognitive perception is shaped by economic status, society, cultural and religious beliefs. It is much affected by environmental set up of nurturing. Habits and skills are unconsciously developed under specific environs. Responsibilities t...
EDITORIAL- DECEMBER

EDITORIAL- DECEMBER

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Association of gender with aging is not a matter of debate now. Number of researches has evidently shown that women age differently than men. Recently a research conducted on Drosophila and published in Nature Aging on 1st December reveals effects of rapamycin, a mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) inhibitor drug extending the lifespan in females, but not in males. The research suggests the increased enterocyte autophagy in females via H3/H4 histone-Bchs (Blue cheese) axis, while unaltered in males. A review study by Lemaitre et al. on 101 species of mammals discloses the average female’s median lifespan 18.6 % longer than males. In human beings, it was noted 7.8% more. Diversified studies have shown the differences in immune responses, autoimmunity, stress and emotional regulations, meta...
Editorial- November-2022

Editorial- November-2022

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Survival benefits of parental care is well known fact among the mammalians including human beings. Effects of such care is observed with both genetic and epigenetic changes through the generations. The degree of care and impacts of parental genes have resulted in various levels of outcomes. Charak Samhita Sarirasthana 6/13 mentions the possibility of strength in child, if birth takes place in house of strong persons, an indication of genetic relationships. Parental care is associated with family income, education, social status and occupational backgrounds of parents, an immediate environment for any child. Charak Samhita Sarirasthana 1/147 endorses on impacts of immediate environment indicating the coming forth of memory being in touch with intellects. Recently, a research published in D...
Editorial: October-2022

Editorial: October-2022

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       ‘Diet as key contributor for brain health’ is shown in one of article published in Neurology on 5th October. The study is mainly restricted to Omega-3 fatty acids consumptions and their neurological outcomes (Satizabal et al.). Cross-sectional investigation of red blood cell (RBC) Omega 3-fatty acid concentration was investigated. Omega-3 fatty acid index is used to measure the amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Gas chromatography was used to measure Omega-3 index. The apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype was used to examine the cognitive outcome. The study observes Omega-3 index association with better brain cognitive function in middle-aged of people. Earlier study by Harris and Schacy (2004) has shown the relationship of the Omega-3 index with decre...
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 ...