Home Health Health on January 3, 2022 The notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a "dangerous idea" spread by irresponsible people who don't take into account "long COVID" about which very little is understood, experts have said. The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is said to be much more infectious than the other variants, is, however, causing milder infections, less hospitalisation and deaths which is leading to the notion that it can act as a natural vaccine. Recently, a Maharashtra health official also claimed that Omicron will act as a natural vaccine and may help in COVID-19's progression towards the endemic stage. Noted virologist Shahid Jameel said the notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a dangerous idea spread by irresponsible people. "It breeds complacency and is rooted more in pandemic fatigue and the inability to do more, than in evidence available at this time," he told PTI. Jameel, the former … [Read more...] about Omicron Natural Vaccine? Experts Call Notion Dangerous, Say Doesn’t Take Long Covid Into Account
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Home Health Health on January 4, 2022 In the major Indian cities, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is accounting for more than 50 per cent of the fresh cases of the infection and the massive surge in the number of cases over the last week is indicative of a third wave of the pandemic, as is being witnessed in several countries, Dr NK Arora, the chairman of the COVID-19 working group of the NTAGI, said on Tuesday, January 4. Omicron is being detected in most of the states in the country, he told PTI. Noting that in the major metro centres and the surrounding regions, the new variant of the virus is accounting for over 50 per cent of the fresh cases, Arora said, "The galloping increase in the number of Covid cases over the last one week is indicative of the third wave, as is being seen in several other countries across the globe." He, however, stressed that there is no need to panic. Arora said over 80 per cent of the … [Read more...] about Surge Indicative Of Third Wave In India, Says COVID-19 Task Force Chief Dr NK Arora
Home Yoga spirituality Spiritual masters Ramana maharshi Ramana Maharshi on August 16, 2010 Darkness At Noon-Part XII Ceaseless enquiry The new has its own challenge. Ramana counsels that one should ceaselessly, without tiring, investigate, enquire into and find out what is this thing called the 'mind"? On such enquiry, it will be obvious when there are no thoughts, there is no mind. Do you not go to sleep soundly, each day? What happens then to the mind? Does it keep ticking away in its pestering course? No. It is totally free from thoughts. Where has the mind disappeared? When the mind is free from thoughts, is it not silent? Can we not infer and rightly at that, mind is only thoughts? When there are no thoughts, one"s mind as we regard it at present, is not existent. The birth of thoughts and birth of the mind The power of the mind is called attention, which irrigates the whole thought world. Among … [Read more...] about Darkness At Noon-Part XII
Home Yoga spirituality Spiritual masters Ramana maharshi Ramana Maharshi on August 30, 2010 Continued From Part XIII Some Quips: A quote in the Reader"s Digest highlights this situation. An electricity company, finding that it has to pay substantial compensation for electrocution from the careless handling of wires, put up a warning notice reading, “Touching wires causes instant death. Fine – two hundred dollars". This is a commentary on a money oriented life. The hidden truth in this quote is worth pondering about. Really it seems to be so. On one side of the scale this company has put life versus instant death. This should have been the most dreaded option. Not really it seems, for there is a monetary consequence also mentioned. We may not mind risking our very life, but would hesitate to pay a fine of two hundred dollars! Or so it seems. It is an option worth pondering about. What do all our values add up to? … [Read more...] about Darkness At Noon-Part XIV
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 12, 2022 It is a general idea that Ayurveda can't be used in pandemics, and there is no description of epidemics in Ayurveda. This belief is baseless; the ancient scholar Charaka described that the mass extinction of can occur due to pandemic (common disease occurring in a person with a different constitution - genetic makeup in the same period), use of weapons of mass destructions, biological weapons, and abhishap (curse). The microbial disease occurs due to infections and contact. The spread of infection may occur due to direct contact or through air, water and vector. The disease is the result of successful parasitism, i.e. mere presence of microbe is not the infection or infectious disease, but the disease is the result of certain events that take place within the body, and that leads to disease. The chain of events includes invasion of microbe into body, body inflammation response, the … [Read more...] about Expert Article: Understanding Infectivity And Its Prevention Through Ayurveda
Home Yoga spirituality Festivals Festivals on January 3, 2022 Pongal is considered to be one of the most important festivals for people belonging to South India. The festival is mostly observed in Tamil Nadu and marks the harvest season. People observe Pongal as a thanksgiving to nature for bestowing its productivity. The festival usually coincides with Lohri and Makar Sankranti which happen to be similar festivals. This year Pongal will be observed from 14-17 January. But did you know that Pongal is a 4-day festival? In case you have been unaware about it, we are here to tell you about the 4 days of celebration. Scroll down the article to read more. 1. Bhogi Pongal Bhogi Pongal will be observed on 14 January. Bhogi Pongal is observed as a thanksgiving to Lord Indra for bestowing rain and productivity to one's land. As we know that Lord Indra is the God of rain and cloud, farmers worship Him devotedly. People celebrate … [Read more...] about Pongal: Know About The 4-Day Festival Celebration In Tamil Nadu In January
Home Health Nutrition Nutrition on January 13, 2022 Coriander, scientifically known as Coriandrum sativum L is one of the most famous medicinal plants, mainly used for its leaves and seeds in food preparation, pharmaceutical products and perfumes. It belongs to the family Umbelliferae or Apiaceae. Coriander seed, a part of the coriander plant, is used as an aromatic spice in the Indian kitchen to flavour foods like curries, soups, snacks, fries and many others. The seeds are mainly used in dried form or are powdered. Studies say that coriander seed can help treat a range of ailments, from digestive issues to skin problems and from menstrual irregularities to urinary tract infections. In this article, we will discuss the amazing health benefits of coriander seed. Take a look. Nutritional Profile Of Coriander Seed According to a study, coriander seed contains major compounds like petroselinic acid (a fatty acid) and … [Read more...] about What Are The Amazing Health Benefits Of Coriander Seed?
Home Beauty Skin care Skin Care on January 7, 2022 We've all woken up with a massive pimple on our face after sleeping with clear skin. Dermatologists say the most severe type of acne is a pimple that forms deep under the skin and causes a red, swollen, painful bump. You can treat this type of pimple at home to relieve the pain and reduce swelling, redness, and size of the pimple. For those of you who don't know, the difference between acne and pimples is that acne is a disease, and pimples are one of its symptoms. Acne affects the hair follicles and oil glands of the skin. We'll get into the 'treatment' part next, but before you start, you should know that there are no overnight or immediate cures for acne, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer. Make sure you use noncomedogenic and oil-free cosmetics, cleansers, and sunscreens, and never scrub at a pimple, as that will aggravate it further. How To Treat Painful … [Read more...] about How To Treat Hard And Painful Pimples At Home? Tip 6 Is A Shocker!
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on January 3, 2022 According to Arab News, Israel has recorded the first case of the 'florona' disease amid worries about the Omicron variant. According to another report published by Hindustan Times, a pregnant woman who was admitted to a medical facility for giving birth was diagnosed with florona. However, the report said the young woman had not been vaccinated, citing a report from the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth  . What Is Florona? The Florona disease is a combination of COVID-19 and influenza. Due to the simultaneous infection of two viruses, Florona represents a severe lapse in immunity. Florona is not a new COVID variant to dispel misgivings, as it is believed to be caused by flu and Coronavirus occurring at the same time. However, Israel has seen a surge in influenza cases in the last few weeks, and doctors are studying Florona. The news of Florona comes when the … [Read more...] about What Is Florona? Double Infection Of COVID-19 And Influenza: Everything You Need To Know
Home Health Nutrition Nutrition on December 15, 2020 Lemon is easily one of the popular fruits used in a great variety of recipes. Apart from the flavour and zing lemons give to your dishes, the health benefits of this yellow citrusy fruit are enough to make it a 'favourite.' Lemon juice is a common ingredient in baking and cooking. It adds a certain flavour to your food, taking it to the next level. While you are in the middle of a recipe, there is nothing disappointing than running out of the ingredient(s). Be it cooking, baking, or making a drink, you do not have to worry about substituting lemon juice because we've got your back. There are many different substitutes for lemon juice you can try before making yet another trip to the store. Read on to know and choose the best substitutes for lemon juice. 1. Lime Juice No lemon and lime are not the same. Limes are small, round, and green, while lemons are … [Read more...] about Use These Instead Of Lemon Juice: 9 Best Substitutes For Lemon Juice