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Govt proposes drug regulatory body for alternative medicines

Press Trust of India / New Delhi August 31, 2012, 18:25 The government has proposed setting up of a Central Drug Controller’s Office for ayurveda, siddha, unani and homoeopathy to ensure quality and standard of these alternative medicines. “AYUSH has proposed setting up of a Central Drug Controller’s Office for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy … Continue reading

Effect of ayurvedic, allopathic drugs on anaemic children to be studied

Bengaluru (TH): The AYUSH Department has launched a programme to treat schoolchildren with iron deficiency (anaemia) in Hassan district. Alongside a study will be conducted on the effect of ayurvedic medicines in comparison to that of allopathic drugs. The children identified with anaemia are treated for four months. As the basic objective of the programme … Continue reading

The lady who sold India in a jar — Shahnaz Husain

Bangalore (DNA): When one becomes a household name, one is, by default, elevated to a certain level of exclusivity. But with some people, turning into a brand name only brings them closer to the people. Shahnaz Husain is one such personality. In an interview, After Hrs gets up, close and personal with this pioneer to … Continue reading

Ayurveda linked to lead poisoning in US women

Washington (The Financial Express): Several women taking Ayurvedic medicines during pregnancy were detected with dangerous lead poisoning, US researches said today, following investigations of cases associated with the use of Ayurvedic medications made in India.Flagging off concerns around the use of Ayurvedic medicines in pregnant women, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in … Continue reading

AMAM seeks central govt intervention to remove neem from TMHS negative ingredients list

Bangalore (PB): The Association of Manufacturers of Ayurveda Medicines (AMAM) has sought the intervention of the central government to remove neem from the ASEAN list of Negative Ingredients for Traditional Medicine and Health Supplement (TMHS). Taking strong exception to the action of the Product Working Group (PWG), which included neem in the ASEAN list of … Continue reading

80 Ayurveda colleges denied permission to admit students

The Parliament was informed recently, about the governments decision to disallow 80 Ayurveda colleges from admitting students into their colleges. These colleges were denied admission rights because they lacked infrastructural facilities.  ”Of 261 Ayurveda colleges in the country, till Aug 22, 161 colleges have been permitted to admit students. Eighty colleges were denied permission,” S. … Continue reading

Pune-based Ayurvedic hospital makes a mark in cancer treatment

Mumbai (IE): Forty-year-old Swati Chiplunkar (name changed) was suffering from a rare type of cancer — cortical thymoma — a tumour located close to the heart which was difficult to operate. Oncologists predicted she would not live beyond three months. Swati and her husband decided that she would go for ayurvedic therapy. She got herself … Continue reading

Allopaths’ bitter pill: Maharashtra has more homeopaths and ayurveds

MUMBAI (TOI): The state government’s recent proposal seeking to allow non-allopathy doctors to practise modern medicine after a one-year course in pharmacology has stirred a hornet’s nest. The proposal comes at a time when Maharashtra has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of ayurveda and homeopathy colleges in the country. For every doctor … Continue reading

‘Ayurvedic drugs have toxic metals’

Mumbai (DNA): Thinking of ayurvedic medication? Think again. Doctors in the city warn that ayurvedic medicines may contain high levels of toxic metals, which could lead to poisoning, besides leading to side effects like depression, memory loss, loss of sensation and renal failure. Various city nephrologists, neurologists and endocrinologists come across cases where patients opt … Continue reading