New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Smart Power India (SPI), a subsidiary of the Rockefeller Foundation, has partnered with GiveIndia Foundation, Swasth Foundation, and Eka Care to provide Covid relief, in the rural community, primarily to their mini grid customers and ESCO employees.The relief would be in terms of meeting oxygen supply through oxygen cylinders and concentrators for Covid patients, and facilitating in-person and telemedicine consultations for those with chronic conditions, said a statement.Smart Power India and the NGOs would also help in procuring and distributing PPE kits to health professionals, essential workers and others.The mini grid villages in India have observed an intense health crisis in 2021 as compared to 2020. As per the recent surveys conducted by SPI across mini-grid villages, 77 per cent participants expressed Covid care facilities are inaccessible in case of emergency.Last year, the main concern for rural households was livelihood. This year it is about access to healthcare.Lack of awareness, along with that of Covid-appropriate behaviour, still exists in the rural community with half the participants surveyed believing that their communities aren't taking preventive measures like masking and sanitising.Smart Power India CEO Jaideep Mukherji said: "This year, we see an urgent need to address the issue of lack of access to quality medical services. Health and safety of our mini grid customers and ESCO employees are some of our immediate priorities. These partnerships aim to support our ailing health infrastructure."In 2020, SPI had launched a Customer Voucher Scheme (CVS) for mini-grid customers.--IANSrrb/sn/vd
In Ayurveda insomnia is acknowledged by the name of ‘anidra’. It implies that insomnia can be relieved by balancing intensified body energies. The route it follows? By following suitable lifestyle choices, a customized diet, and taking medicines recommended by an Ayurvedic doctor. Besides that, relaxation of the mind is also a crucial part of the treatment. Here are 7 home remedies for Insomnia.
1.Reduce Screen Time
Shut all screens two hours before you go to bed. The blue light emanating from screens affects the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
2.Relax with Yoga and Meditation
Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are excellent ways to relax the mind and allow it to sleep. Know how meditation can help deal with insomnia.
3.Have This Concoction
Boil 3 grams of fresh mint leaves or 1.5 grams of dried powder of mint leaves in 1 cup of water for 15-20 minutes. Take lukewarm with 1 teaspoon of honey at bedtime.
4.Sip Warm Milk Before Bed
Milk stimulates the production of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.
5.Tap the Power of Ayurvedic Therapies
Ayurvedic therapies like Shirodhara help relax the mind and quell disorders like insomnia. Consult an Ayurvedic doctor to know which therapies are best suited for your system.
6.Sport or Workout
Practice a sport or workout for at least 30 minutes daily to tire your body and channelize the energy. Know how yoga can help you deal with insomnia.
If you are suffering from extreme insomnia, stop consumption of all caffeine drinks, coffee, tea, and aerated drinks. If you are suffering from mild insomnia, then do not drink them after dusk.
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that the healing process that follows a brain injury -- from trauma to infection and stroke -- could spur tumour growth."Our data suggest that the right mutational change in particular cells in the brain could be modified by injury to give rise to a tumour," said Peter Dirks, Professor at the University of Toronto.The finding, published in the journal Nature Cancer, could lead to a new therapy for glioblastoma patients who currently have limited treatment options with an average lifespan of 15 months after diagnosis, the researchers said."Glioblastoma can be thought of as a wound that never stops healing," Dirks said."We're excited about what this tells us about how cancer originates and grows, and it opens up entirely new ideas about treatment by focusing on the injury and inflammation response," he added.The researchers applied the latest single-cell RNA sequencing and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to map the molecular make-up of the glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs), which Dirks' team previously showed are responsible for tumour initiation and recurrence after treatment.They found new sub-populations of GSCs that bear the molecular hallmarks of inflammation and which are commingled with other cancer stem cells inside patients' tumours. It suggests that some glioblastomas start to form when the normal tissue healing process, which generates new cells to replace those lost to injury, gets derailed by mutations -- possibly many years before patients become symptomatic, Dirks said.Once a mutant cell becomes engaged in wound healing, it cannot stop multiplying because the normal controls are broken and this spurs tumour growth, according to the study.The team collected GSCs from 26 patients' tumours and expanded them in the lab to obtain sufficient numbers of the rare cells for analysis. Almost 70,000 cells were analyzed by single-cell RNA sequencing, which detects what genes are switched on in individual cells -- an effort led by Laura Richards, a graduate student in Pugh's lab.The data confirmed extensive disease heterogeneity, meaning that each tumour contains multiple sub-populations of molecularly distinct cancer stem cells, making recurrence likely as existing therapy is unable to wipe out all the different sub-clones.A closer look revealed that each tumour has either of the two distinct molecular states - termed "Developmental" and "Injury Response" - or a gradient between the two.According to the researchers, the developmental state is a hallmark of the glioblastoma stem cells and resembles that of the rapidly dividing stem cells in the brain before birth.But the second state came as a surprise. The researchers termed it "Injury Response" because it showed an upregulation of immune pathways and inflammation markers such as interferon and TNFalpha, which are indicative of wound healing processes.--IANSvc/bg
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) has signed a pact with the state-owned PowerGrid for setting up tele-ICUs in Uttar Pradesh.Telemedicine Intensive Care Units (tele-ICUs) are 24x7 remote ICU patient monitoring systems, aided by real-time two-way audio-visual communication and alert system."PowerGrid has signed an MoU with SGPGIMS in Lucknow, in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, for establishing POWERGRID-SGPGIMS Tele-ICUs in UP," said a statement issued by the SGPGIMS.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by V.K. Singh, Director (Personnel) on behalf of PowerGrid and SGPGIMS Director Prof. R.K. Dhiman.If the ICU aid is delivered to the needy patients at the right time and in the right manner, it can save many lives. However, ICU treatment is costly, the statement said.Compared to ICU, tele-ICUs can help in enhancing public health services at a much lesser cost, it added.The statement, however, did not share any details with respect to the number of tele-ICUs to be set up or their locations.PowerGrid, under the Ministry of Power, is a Central Transmission Utility (CTU) and operates nearly 90 per cent of inter-state/inter-regional transmission networks in the country.--IANSamita/dpb
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Centre to urge it to shut down all 11 thermal power plants in the National Capital Region (NCR) in the backdrop of increasing pollution levels. Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain wrote the letter to Union Power Minister RK Singh on the issue. Addressing a press conference at the Delhi Secretariat, Jain asserted that these plants were the biggest contributors to the Delhi pollution. He also said that the Kejriwal government was the only one in the states which had shut down all its three thermal power plants. Jain also noted in his letter that the Delhi government had shown the path by shutting down its own power plants. Citing the Supreme Court's 2015 order, the Minister accused the central government of intending to allow two more years to the power stations in 2019 despite the apex court's order. He said that shutting down the 11 power plants will definitely make a difference in the pollution situation in Delhi. "In a bid to bring down the NCR pollution, the Delhi government shut down the Indraprastha power plant in 2009, Rajghat plant in 2015, and Badarpur plant in 2018 due to increased environmental concerns," the Minister said. "Delhi is the only state where no thermal power station is running." Responding to a question, Jain said that the Dadri power station, which causes immense pollution in the city despite crossing its threshold of completing 25 years, will allegedly be renewed by the central government. "Stubble-burning and power plants are the biggest contributors to the harmful air in Delhi. On air quality, every step counts," Jain said. "Delhi has alternative sources to generate power and there is no lack of it even during the peak hours. So, these thermal plants can be closed as it will not lead to reduction in power supply." On the issue of non-payment of salaries to the staff at the North MCD-run Hindu Rao Hospital, he reiterated that the civic body should hand over the hospitals to Delhi government. Jain said that MCD had earlier tried to transfer the hospitals to the Centre but they did not accept. "We give funds to the MCD, but we are unaware of the expenditure since they do not get audits done. A formal written proposal has been sent to the Centre to transfer these hospitals to the Delhi government," the Delhi Minister said.--IANSrak/tsb
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Dr.Navin Joshi Currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Faculty of Ayurveda, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Dehradun. Master trainer in MARMA SCIENCE & MARMA THERAPY. Edited many Health magazines and published articles in leading Newspapers.
Founder/ Editor of AYUSH DARPAN (ISSN.09763368/RNI No.2010/33674). Prestigious Dhanvantari Award ,Kumaun Keshari award and Uttarakhand Ratna Shri award winner, Regular writer for Dainik Bhaskar Jeevan Mantra and Blog writer for Navbharat Times and Dainik Jagran.
Participation in various National and International Seminars/Workshop. Creating awareness for endangered Himalayan Medicinal Herbs by creating Live Videos uploaded in YouTube and shown in the popular sites of Dainik Bhaskar and Navbharat times.
Recently felicitated by the Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand H. E. Baby Rani Maurya. Honorary Ayurvedic physician of the Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand.
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