Continuing Medical Education organised by NIrogStreet in Lucknow
Lucknow, November 21, 2021: The COVID pandemic has brought the current healthcare system under the microscope. It has become necessary to debate on the readiness of the current healthcare system for future situations like the pandemic and its sustainability. On Sunday, November 21st the medical fraternity of Lucknow met in a Continuing Medical Education Program organised by NirogStreet to discuss the role Ayurveda enabled with technology can play in transforming the future of Global Healthcare. The program was a huge success with more than 50 doctors and medical fraternity members from across the city attending it.
Retired Senior Medical officer, AYUSH Department UP India. (Expert in Ayurved Panchkarm, Yog & Self Develop Relaxation Therapy) Dr. Devesh Kumar Srivastava addressed the doctors and medical fraternity members at the event on the utility of Ayurveda healthcare in the Global Healthcare Platform.
NirogStreet, the largest B2B2C community has made tremendous progress in nurturing and strengthening the Ayurveda community in India by utilizing innovative and path breaking technology. It is India’s first and only technology led Ayurveda doctor platform has dedicated its energies towards promoting the merits of Ayurveda and encouraging it as the first call of treatment not just in India but globally. NirogStreet is continuously working towards transforming the ancient science of Ayurvedic treatment more accessible in the modern format with evidence based practices, authentic Ayurvedacharyas and authentic Ayurvedic medicines.
The COVID 19 pandemic created havoc and unmasked the gaps in the current healthcare system globally and in India. While fighting the biggest health crisis of the century, the world found solace in the wisdom of Ayurveda.
Dr. Devesh Kumar Srivastava, Founder of Relaxation Therapy, Pain Management & Owner of Sushrut Arogydham (Ayurveda, Panchkarm) said, “Ayurveda has tremendous potential to transform from ancient India to becoming the leading solution for the future of global healthcare challenges. During the pandemic the whole world acknowledged its power and potential in preventive, treatment and recovery capabilities. It is perfectly suitable for the sustainability needs of the future. With evidence-based treatment by authentic and qualified Ayurvedacharyas and authentic ayurvedic medicines, global healthcare will be able to treat patients better in the ever challenging situations.”
Nirogstreet is aggressively working towards increasing the reach of ayurvedic medicines, developing a trustworthy network for Ayurvedic doctors and making Ayurveda a mainstream healthcare solution.
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आयुर्वेद, सिद्ध, यूनानी और होम्योपैथी (एएसयू एंड एच) दवाओं के निर्माताओं और नियामकों को उनके कार्य में और अधिक निपुण बनाने के लिए आयुष मंत्रालय ने दो दिवसीय प्रशिक्षण शिविर का आयोजन किया।
मंत्रालय के ड्रग पॉलिसी सेक्शन द्वारा तीन महीने की अवधि में आयोजित किए जाने वाले पांच प्रशिक्षण सत्रों में से यह पहला प्रशिक्षण सत्र है।
उत्तरी क्षेत्र के लिए स्थानीय आयुर्वेद अनुसंधान संस्थान मंडी में आयोजित प्रशिक्षण सत्र में हिमाचल प्रदेश, उत्तराखंड, पंजाब, चंडीगढ़, लद्दाख, जम्मू-कश्मीर और हरियाणा के 40 प्रतिनिधियों ने भाग लिया।
कार्यक्रम में मौजूदा नियमों, जीएमपी (गुड मेन्यूफेक्चरिंग प्रैक्टिस), डब्ल्यूएचओ-जीएमपी, डीटीएल, एएसयू एंड एच दवाओं के परीक्षण, उद्योग व राज्य औषधि नियंत्रण ढांचे को और अधिक प्रभावी बनाने के लिए योजनाओं पर चर्चा की गई। यह एक द्विपक्षीय संवाद कार्यक्रम है, जिसमें केंद्र, राज्य एवं हितधारक मिलकर काम कर रहे हैं, ताकि आयुष दवाइयों को और अधिक बढ़ावा व निर्माताओं को प्रोत्साहन मिल सके।
आयुष मंत्रालय के अधिकारियों के अनुसार इस प्रशिक्षण सत्र का उद्देश्य एएसयू एंड एच दवा नियामकों और एएसयू एंड एच दवा उद्योग कर्मियों को एक मंच पर लाकर नियमों की जानकारी देना है। विभिन्न आयुष दवा नियामक, उद्योगकर्मी और अन्य हितधारक अपने प्रतिनिधियों ने इस प्रशिक्षण सत्र के लिए नामित किया है।
केंद्रीय आयुर्वेदीय विज्ञान अनुसंधान परिषद (सीसीआरएएस) एवं विभिन्न राष्ट्रीय संस्थानों के सहयोग से आयुष मंत्रालय के ड्रग पॉलिसी सेक्शन द्वारा प्रशिक्षण सत्रों का आयोजन किया जा रहा है।
यह भी पढ़े► एएसयू दवाओं में अश्वगंधा के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल पर आयुष मंत्रालय ने गठित की विशेषज्ञों की
To make regulators and manufacturers conversant with practical aspects of enforcement and manufacturing issues of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy (ASU&H) drugs, the Ministry of Ayush organised a two-day training programme on Thursday.
This is the first of the five training sessions to be organised by the drug policy section of the ministry, over a period three months.
Held at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh for the northern zone, the training session was attended by 40 delegates from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana.
The programme covers existing regulatory provisions, GMP, WHO-GMP, DTL, testing of ASU&H drugs, schemes for Industry and State drug control framework. It’s a two way interactive programme where the centre, state and stakeholders meet for hand holding and encouragement of the work being done with the target of quality AYUSH medicines.
According to ministry officials, the purpose of the training session is to bring the clarity about the regulations among the ASU&H drug regulators and ASU&H drug industry personnel at a common platform. Each State/UT amongst the AYUSH Drug Regulators, Industry personnel and other stakeholders nominate their representatives to attend the training session.
The training sessions are being organised by the drug policy section of the Ministry in collaboration with Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and various National Institutes.
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New York- Covid-19 infection during pregnancy leads to distinct immune changes in mothers and babies, according to a study.
The researchers found that Covid-19 dysregulates maternal immune response, with different immune signatures between mothers with asymptomatic and severe disease.
"We know that pregnancy increases maternal risk for Covid-19, but relatively little is known about the long-term consequences of in-utero exposure for infants," said Jae Jung, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Global Center for Pathogen & Human Health Research.
The study highlights "how important it will be for long-term follow-up after pregnancy to catch and hopefully prevent any unforeseen long-term health conditions related to prenatal infection,"Jung added.
For the study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, the team involved 93 mothers with Covid-19 and 45 of their infant children who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
The research team studied immune profiles for more than 1,400 cytokines and other inflammatory proteins collected from peripheral and cord blood samples.
The researchers compared maternal blood specimens collected close to the initial detection of SARS-CoV-2 and at different time points throughout pregnancy and delivery.
They found that compared to mild or moderate disease, pregnant women with severe Covid-19 exhibited significantly more inflammation and elevated levels of a protein called IFNL1 (interferon lambda 1) and the receptor it binds with, IFNLR1, which plays a critical role in protecting against viruses.
"This increase in interferon lambda signaling may help explain why we see relatively little direct transmission of Covid-19 between mother and baby during the period right before or after birth -- what we call vertical transmission," explained Suan-Sin (Jolin) Foo, a research associate in Dr. Jung's lab and co-first author on the paper.
Despite the lack of evidence for robust vertical transmission, the researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 infection alters maternal immunity at delivery and that gestational SARS-CoV-2 exposure alters infant immunity at birth.
At delivery, the women exhibited dysregulated levels of several cytokines that are associated with pregnancy complications, including MMP7, MDK, ESM1, BGN and CD209.
Among infants, prenatal exposure induced the expression of cytokines related to T cells, which are a type of immune cell involved in recognising and attacking specific antigens.
The majority of births within the cohort were healthy, but there was a high incidence of some complications, including preeclampsia and foetal growth restriction.
More research will be necessary to understand the extent to which the observed immune changes are related to these clinical outcomes, the team said.
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Did you know that over 40-year-olds might lose up to 8 per cent of their muscle mass every decade? After the age of 70, the pace of decrease may double.
Sarcopenia, or advanced muscle loss, affects roughly one-third of persons over the age of 50. Muscles are crucial for organ function, skin health, immunity and metabolism, as well as for common physical acts like picking things up, reaching for something, opening a jar or getting out of a chair. To put it another way, keeping muscle mass as you become older is critical to living a happy and healthy life.
"Muscle loss is an ageing factor that is rarely discussed, and people accept its signs, such as a loss of strength and energy, as a natural part of ageing," says Ganesh Kadhe, Associate Director Medical and Scientific Affairs at Abbott Nutrition.
"However, muscle fitness can often predict how we will age and remain active and independent."
The good news is that you may assist, prevent or delay muscle loss by taking the appropriate precautions. While muscle loss is unavoidable as we age, it does not have to be.
To stay strong as you age, start following the tips below to fuel and keep muscles fit for years to come!
1. Engage in regular exercise, including resistance training, to maintain muscles and strength.
2. Eat good source of protein from lean meats, eggs and beans; aim for 25-30 grams of protein at every meal.
3. Choose a balanced diet full of veggies, fruits, whole grains, proteins, healthy fats and key vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D.
4. Consider taking other muscle health ingredients, like HMB.
5. Talk to your healthcare provider about nutrition, especially if you are ill, hospitalised or recovering from surgery, to manage illness-related muscle loss.
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The rise in air pollution, coupled with lousy lifestyle habits, is causing a spike in respiratory diseases. According to a Lancet report, the contribution of chronic respiratory diseases in India increased from 4.5 per cent in 1990 to 6.4 per cent in 2016. With respiratory issues on the rise, there is an increased demand for natural solutions to treat such issues. Instead of conventional medicine, people are turning to alternative medical therapies to find cures for ailments.
Common Lung Disorders
Bronchitis is a health condition that causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs. This leads to narrowing of the air pathways and excess mucus causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. It is a chronic condition that interferes seriously with daily life.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
It is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs the airflow to the lungs. Symptoms of COPD include breathing difficulty, mucus (sputum) production, coughing, and wheezing. It can result from long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. Those affected by COPD are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, heart disease, and a variety of other conditions.
This is another variation of COPD. Bronchitis causes a similar build-up of mucus that can cause inflammation and coughing. The lungs' airways are constantly inflamed as chronic bronchitis often lasts for months on end. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include incessant coughing, whistling sounds while breathing, wheezing and a tightening of the chest.
It is said that the cure for all ailments is available the natural way. Here are some of the alternative medicine approaches to treat respiratory disorders.
Alternative Medicinal Approaches to Treat Respiratory Disorders
Asthma is one of the most common lung diseases. One of the primary causes of asthma is allergies, which often result from the food consumed. It is crucial, therefore, to first prepare a diet that is suitable for an individual. Often, dairy products, meats, and certain nuts can increase the production of mucus.
Foods like these must be avoided. Also, antioxidants can prevent damage resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Diet is important in this regard, as fruits and vegetables high in Vitamins A, C, and E can improve the condition of COPD patients.
Yoga and Exercise
Treatment of lung disorders often involves the use of the lungs to promote healthy breathing habits. Exercises like cycling, swimming, yoga etc. that create a need for full capacity breathing are of great importance. Exercising the diaphragm is important and simple activities can go a long way in the treatment of the same.
Pranayama, the practise of controlled breathing, is an integral part of alternative treatment for people suffering from respiratory issues. This extensive breathing practice helps to expand the lungs and improve the capacity of the lungs, which helps an individual breathe more freely.
Nasal irrigation systems like JalNeti using a Neti pot can help to rinse the sinuses, which may provide some relief from symptoms of respiratory allergies.
The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into the skin to stimulate certain parts of the body. According to a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, people with allergic rhinitis who were given acupuncture treatments twice a week for eight weeks had fewer symptoms than those administered placebo.
It is important to remember that no one complementary or alternative therapy works well for everyone with respiratory issues. Therefore, a proper assessment is done before deciding on the approach to the treatment plan. For those considering alternative medicine for their respiratory problems, it is recommended to speak to an expert first and discuss the approach that may work best. (Vinoda Kumary, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute)
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