Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Indian Medical Association has demanded strict and immediate action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev stating that his claims to cure heart diseases, diabetes and cancer were false.
“His claims are in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement Act), 1954, which prohibits quackery. Baba Ramdev has a large fan following and though we appreciate his propagating yoga and its benefits, we will not allow anyone to make claims about helping cure cancer, diabetes and heart diseases,” said IMA joint secretary Dr. Anil Bansal.
“This is not the first time that we have complained against Baba Ramdev and his claims about offering cure. However, no action has been taken against him or his group so far. We now appeal to the Drug Controller of India and the Union Health Ministry to take action against Baba Ramdev,” added Dr. Bansal.
IMA has noted that Baba Ramdev’s action was in clear violation of the law.
“Baba Ramdev has advertised claiming to offer cure for several diseases including hypertension, arthritis and thyroid disorders. We are receiving a lot of complaints about the wrong treatment given by Baba Ramdev or his associates. A lot of people have suffered by taking his medicines. Diabetic patients have suffered a lot of complication by taking his treatment .Hypertension patients have suffered stroke because these patients had left their allopathic treatment and started taking Baba’s medicine in the hope of cure,” he added.
Chairman (Anti-Quackery Cell) Delhi Medical Association Dr. V.N. Sharma noted: “We have been asking the Government to take action but so far haven’t met with much success. The fact that the Western countries have refused to take ‘medicines’ made by the Baba Ramdev’s group should have been alarm bells enough for the Union Health Ministry to take action against what he is doing in his own country. Since Baba Ramdev has a large fan base, we need to urge the Government to take immediate action to ensure that more people don’t fall prey to his claims.”
Friday, June 26, 2015
Guest article by Dr. Ramgopal
I assume that almost everyone of you reading this is going to be writing the upcoming DNB CET exam in another week's time.
That is coz the DNB CET is conducted by the NBE.....the same NBE which conduts the the Nov session of DNB CET (which has more seats) and of course the AIPGE (the mother of all PG entrance exams). Some 'repeats' from this exam maybe there in these two 'later' exams but more importantly this DNB CET will give you an idea of the type of questions to expect in these future exams.
Time wise - 300 qns in 3 hours is do-able...so far the DNB-CET has not had a history of "paragraph type" long questions ....its usually short questions with one word/one line answers. So it should be possible to complete the 300 qns.
Images are usually straightforward, where the image itself is obvious or the options below the questions should give a clue to the image.
The level of difficulty in DNB CET is "moderate" - this exam will also prepare you for the type of questions to expect in your state entrance exams (for states which still have entrances - like UPPG, TNPG, APPG, MHCET, Kerala CET etc).
I know that the timing of this exam in July is "odd" with most of you in the middle of your preparation for the year ending exams in November/December (like AIIMS, PGI, JIPMER, AIPGE and DNBCET Nov session). So if you are feeling a little "underprepared" or "partially prepared" also - it is worth going in with a positive attitude and writing the exam. (By November 2015 - you may have finished your revisions and feel "WELL Prepared" - example - you may have finished all theory and MCQs in Ophthal and still a question like "Malyugin ring!" may leave you stumped in the exam!).
Who knows - this time it maybe an excellent performance for you and you may end up with a high rank ?! Positive attitude is always necessary for any exam in life and this exam is no exception.
And some "small' BUT important things like - report on time; carry all essential documents!! - the authorities are very strict about all these; some ppl have missed the exams coz they couldnt locate the centre - so take note of these "small" things and of course AVOID silly mistakes.
Before signing off.....a small note ......Sure Success MAGIC (7th edn) has been a valuable book for earlier DNB CET's as evidenced by some previous reviews (in the photos attached)..........that's what inspired me to make this book even better for PG aspirants in the 8th (new) edn......so if you have that book - revise that also and pls go thru the images in each chapter also - and pls send in your reviews after the exams......Thnx
All the Best and God Bless
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders recovery of Rs 20 lakh each from 244 PG doctors for not serving state govt
Gogoi, who took the matter seriously, said these 244 post-graduate doctors had, prior to admission in the state’s medical colleges, committed to serve the state government for 10 years, for default of which they had also agreed to repay Rs 20 lakh each as compensation.
According to the Assam Medical Colleges (Regulations of Admission into PG Course) Rules 2006, a doctor on completion of his/her PG course has to serve under the state government for at least 10 years. In case of any breach of terms and conditions, defaulting doctors are liable to pay Rs 20 lakh as compensation to the state government on account of expenses borne by it for doctors pursuing the post-graduate course.
“Since the general public visiting government health institutions have been deprived of the services of PG doctors in spite of huge amount of public money invested on them by the state government, the public money would not be allowed to go waste,” chief minister Gogoi said. “In case of failure to pay the compensation, the government of Assam can file money suit and take any other legal action against the defaulting doctors,” the press release said. Gogoi on Thursday also directed officials to take steps to prevent such wilful neglect of responsibilities by some doctors and said henceforth all candidates seeking admission to PG courses in medical colleges of the state would have to furnish bank guarantee of sufficient amount so as to safeguard the interest of the people seeking medical care.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only perceived to be at the body level and we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling.
With all this and much more to offer, the benefits of yoga are felt in a profound yet subtle manner. Here, we look at the top 10 benefits of yoga practice.
1. All-round fitness. You are truly healthy when you are not just physically fit but also mentally and emotionally balanced. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” This is where yoga helps: postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are a holistic fitness package.
2. Weight loss. What many want! Yoga benefits here too. Sun Salutations and Kapal Bhati pranayama are some ways to help lose weight with yoga. Moreover, with regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and when. This can also help keep a check on weight.
3. Stress relief. A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily - in both the body and mind. Yoga postures, pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to release stress. You can also experience how yoga helps de-tox the body and de-stress the mind at the Art of Living Yoga Level 2 Course.
4. Inner peace. We all love to visit peaceful, serene spots, rich in natural beauty. Little do we realize that peace can be found right within us and we can take a mini-vacation to experience this any time of the day! Benefit from a small holiday every day with yoga and meditation. Yoga is also one of the best ways to calm a disturbed mind.
5. Improved immunity. Our system is a seamless blend of the body, mind and spirit. An irregularity in the body affects the mind and similarly unpleasantness or restlessness in the mind can manifest as an ailment in the body. Yoga poses massage organs and stregthen muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immunity.
6. Living with greater awareness. The mind is constantly involved in activity – swinging from the past to the future – but never staying in the present. By simply being aware of this tendency of the mind, we can actually save ourselves from getting stressed or worked up and relax the mind. Yoga and pranayama help create that awareness and bring the mind back to the present moment, where it can stay happy and focused.
7. Better relationships. Yoga can even help improve your relationship with your spouse, parents, friends or loved ones! A mind that is relaxed, happy and contented is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters. Yoga and meditation work on keeping the mind happy and peaceful; benefit from the strengthened special bond you share with people close to you.
8. Increased energy. Do you feel completely drained out by the end of the day? Shuttling between multiple tasks through the day can sometimes be quite exhausting. A few minutes of yoga everyday provides the secret to feeling fresh and energetic even after a long day. A 10-minute online guided meditation benefits you immensely, leaving you refreshed and recharged in the middle of a hectic day.
9. Better flexibility & posture. You only need to include yoga in your daily routine to benefit from a body that is strong, supple and flexible. Regular yoga practice stretches and tones the body muscles and also makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture when you stand, sit, sleep or walk. This would, in turn, help relieve you of body pain due to incorrect posture.
10. Better intuition. Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your intuitive ability so that you effortlessly realize what needs to be done, when and how, to yield positive results. It works. You only need to experience it yourself.
Remember, yoga is a continuous process. So keep practicing! The deeper you move into your yoga practice, the more profound are its benefits.