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Three Hours of Daily Exercise at least for toddlers

Three Hours of Daily Exercise at least for toddlers

In an effort to curb the ever-growing worldwide obesity epidemic, chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have banded together to issue new guidelines for healthy toddler physical activity. The guidelines suggest that children under five years of age need to exercise for at least three hours daily. According to England’s chief medical officer,Sally Davies, “For children that are not yet walking, there is considerable evidence that

CTMR publishes a Book on External Therapies of Siddha Medicine

CTMR publishes a book on External therapies of Siddha Medicine. This 300 page book is published with the financial support of Department of AYUSH. Govt of India. Contents of the book include Signifcance of External therapies Topical applications-Compress, Poultice, Liquid application,Ointment, Medicated Gauze,Medicated Wick, Paste, Medicated Flour paste, Powder Heat Therapy-Steam Therapy, Medicated Pouch, Fomentation, Fumigation, Cauterization Ophthalmic application-Collyrium, Eye drops Nasal applications- Nasal drops, Snuff, Blowing Medicated Water and Douch Surgical Procedures-Incision, Probe, Chemical Cautery

Siddha Vision 2025 blueprint submitted by CTMR for TN’s ‘Vision 2025’

Siddha Vision 2025 blueprint submitted by CTMR for TN’s ‘Vision 2025’

In a significant stride towards developing a holistic and affordable healthcare service through traditional Siddha system of medicine, the Chennai-based Centre for Traditional Medicines and Research (CTMR) has drawn up a blueprint for Siddha Vision-2025 to be taken up for the state’s mega project 'Vision -2025'. The blueprint is extensively dealing with a plan of action aimed at facilitating an integrated development of the age old Siddha healing system in

Alcohol makes liver Unforgiving

Alcohol makes liver Unforgiving

Alcohol can damage practically all the organs in the human body. Alcohol-related liver disease develops in those who drink more than 40gm of alcohol every day for more than 10 years. Genetic and environmental factors play a role and women are more prone to developing liver disease as they metabolise alcohol differently. The type of alcohol be it beer, wine or whisky does not matter. The liver does not recognise

Shorea robusta, A herbal remedy for Diabetes too

Shorea robusta, A herbal remedy for Diabetes too

As per Ancient Indian Literatures Shorea robusta is cosidered as a Holy Tree said to be the favourite of Lord Maha vishnu which is commnly known as Indian Dammer. Shorea robusta finds its use in Ayurveda, Unani and tribal systems of medicine. It has many medicinal properties, but the tree is valued mostly for its ability to stop bleeding piles and provide relief to the patient. The bark, leaves, fruit

Fenugreek increases libido

Fenugreek increases libido

New research suggests that fenugreek, which is found throughout Asia, may improve male libido. According to a trial by the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine in Australia, men who took a twice daily extract of the herb saw significant improvements in their love life. Low libido is a problem for many men and the cause of much anxiety. Not to be confused with impotence or infertility, low libido

‘Brain surgery’ during Harappan times ?

‘Brain surgery’ during Harappan times ?

Scientists at the Anthropological Survey of India claim to have found evidence of an ancient brain surgical practice on a Bronze Age Harappan skull. The skull, believed to be around 4,300 years old, bears an incision that indicates an “unequivocal case” of a surgical practice known as trepanation, says a research paper published in the latest edition of Current Science. Trepanation, a common means of surgery practised in prehistoric societies

Benefits of mustard seeds

Benefits of mustard seeds

Mustard seeds are known to have numerous benefits. They are low in calories and high in nutritional value and have a lot of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. They're available in different varieties — black mustard, white mustard and brown Indian mustard, in whole as well as in powdered form. Mustard oil is known to be great for the skin because it generates warmth. Mustard seeds are rich in a nutrient

Cauliflower protects against cancer

Cauliflower protects against cancer

Cauliflower or other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli protect against cancer. Sulforaphane — one of the primary phytochemicals in these vegetables — has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at the Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphone in

Apple stops muscular atrophy and prevents stroke

Apple stops muscular atrophy and prevents stroke

An apple a day really could keep the doctor away – as long as you don’t throw away the peel. The chemical behind the apple skin’s waxy shine is being credited with a host of health benefits from building muscle to keeping the lid on weight. Ursolic acid also keeps cholesterol and blood sugar under control, meaning an apple a day could do wonders for all-round health. Researcher Christopher