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Nation hold your breath: It’s all about the mind

KOCHI: The 30th National Yogasana Championship which began in the city on Thursday was formally inaugurated by tourism minister A P Anil Kumar at Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, on Friday. Around 530 yoga practitioners are participating in the three-day event which will conclude on Saturday. “Yoga is not just a physical activity as publicized by certain … Continue reading

Yoga helps breast cancer survivors curb fatigue

(Reuters Health) – About one third of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost vitality. After three months of twice-weekly yoga classes, a group of breast cancer survivors in California reported significantly diminished fatigue and increased … Continue reading

Nobel laureate casts doubts over Homoeopathic system

Chennai (PTI):  Holding that real science is based only on experiments and data and not by beliefs, Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan today cast doubts over the homoeopathic medicine system for its scientific validation. “I have to be honest and say this is not a problem you can legislate. You can make homoeopathy illegal, if you … Continue reading

Sushil Agrawal puts veterinary ayurveda on the world map

Veterinary ayurveda is the thread that runs through the life of Sushil Agrawal, the founder and owner of Indian Herbs. He believes that plants are far more capable of aiding the society in disease prevention and health improvement than is factually known and accepted today. Besides a production unit Indian Herbs also runs a R&D … Continue reading

Industry worried over draft guidelines for clinical trials of ASU drugs

PB, Mumbai: The Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani (ASU) industry vehemently opposes to the provisions enlisted in the draft guidelines regarding good clinical practices and clinical trials of ASU drugs, stressing that if implemented it will have strong implications on the growth prospects of the industry. They are also worried over the government’s inability and lack of … Continue reading

More sops for Oushadi, its workers

Health Minister Adoor Prakash said that the state government would give more consideration for Oushadi and its workers in the coming days.The minister was speaking after inaugurating building works of Centre of Excellence for Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals on Oushadi campus at Kuttanellur yesterday.The minister said that the government plans to increase the staff capacity of Oushadi … Continue reading

European Pharmacopoeia commences development of ‘Community Monographs’ for herbal remedies

PB, Bengaluru: European Pharmacopoeia and the European Medicine Agency have commenced the preparation of ‘Community Monographs’ for herbal remedies. To begin with, the monographs will be made applicable for single herbs. The decision to create monographs is driven by the increasing shift in consumers opting for dietary supplements and nutraceuticals developed from herbs. The development … Continue reading

Two arrested for manufacturing spurious Ayurveda medicine

New Delhi(PTI) : Two persons have been arrested for allegedly manufacturing and supplying spurious ayurvedic drugs in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, police said today. 29-year-old Kapil Vaish and Vikram Singh (35) were arrested by police, who also recovered huge quantity of spurious medicines and unearthed the manufacturing unit in Bareilly. Acting on a specific information, … Continue reading

10 bedded Homeopathy Hospital to be constructed

Imphal: The Department of AYUSH which is under the Ministry of Health, will be establishing a Homeopathy Hospital in the state shortly, informed Dr N Birkumar, Officer-in-Charge, Regional Research Institute (Homeopathy) . Addressing media persons at State Guest House today, on the inaugural function of the Two days CME programme, Dr N Birkumar said that … Continue reading

International conference on Yoga in Bangalore

IBN, BANGALORE: The city will host an international conference on yoga, naturopathy along with an exhibition -Arogya Expo 2012 from February 9 to 13. The conference, which is said to be a first of its kind in the country. It will host over 5,000 delegates from India and abroad. We are expecting about 500 delegates … Continue reading