Gene :: Scientists identify first gene linked to scoliosis

Physicians have recognized scoliosis, the abnormal curvature of the spine, since the time of Hippocrates, but its causes have remained a mystery — until now. For the first time, researchers have discovered a gene that underlies the condition, which affects about 3 percent of all children.

Health :: The common cold – no cure in sight

What’s the best treatment for a cold? Some say rest and lots of liquids, others say to feed a cold and starve a fever. But what if a person has a cold with a fever? Does medication help?

Asthma :: History of asthma

The word asthma is derived from the Greek aazein, meaning “sharp breath.” The word first appears in Homer’s Iliad; Hippocrates was the first to use it in reference to the medical condition. Hippocrates thought that the spasms associated with asthma were more likely to occur in tailors, anglers, and metalworkers.

Alternative Medicine :: Science of today and conventional medicine

What is non-science today may indeed become the science of tomorrow, & with these thoughts in mind the complacencies of both schools of thought must be shaken. (Michael Baum, Brit. Prof. Of Surgery; Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 80, June, 1987 336-337.)

Diet :: Stress on dietary habit in case taking

No medical history is complete without enquiring about the patient’s food and drink intake. What people eat is one of the major environmental influences that affects health and can sooner or later contribute to disease. Lack of food or of essential nutrients in food also leads to disease.

Use of Constitutional types from Boger Boenninghausen’s Repertory

The historic development of constitutional types in Homoeopathy began with a change in Hahnemann’s own pattern of thinking. Hahnemann (1810) initially advocated similarity of symptoms as the sole basis to select the most suitable curative remedy. Some years later (1816-17) he became convinced that this was not adequate for treating chronic diseases.

IIHP & Classical Homoeopathy spread its wings in J&K also

The day of 29th June (Sunday) 2003 will be remembered as the most auspicious day in the history of homoeopathy when first ever educative seminar on classical homoeopathy was organized in Jammu at Hotel Surya Excellency.Dr S.S.Vithal-National Vice President IIHP was the chief speaker who spoke on how to tackle acute emergencies with homoeopathy that too with single remedy single dose.Dr.Muktinder Singh (Sirhind) Joint Secty IIHP Punjab state br, Dr.JaiDev Sharma (Y.Nagar) National Executive memberIIHP,Dr.Jatinder Sharma(Jagadhari) G.Secty Haryana IIHP,Dr.Randeep Nanda(Chd) also spoke on their respective subjects (details follow).Though the total strength of institutionally qualified homoeopathic doctors is just about 130 in whole J&K still the organizers managed to attract so many delegates that too only in just a period of 17 days. Delegates not only from J&K but also from Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, HP participated.

Let us think differently on health

Our Master Hahnemann was one among few outstanding medical men who thought about health in a different manner. He was trained in the traditional way from the famous Medical schools in Leipzig, Vienna, and Erlangen Etc. Soon after he started practice, he understood the barbarity of the medical practice of his time. He could not make compromise with his conscience and thus he had to stop practice. He has not yet been an established practitioner by way of his financial income to support his large family. Still, with a really heavy heart, he took such a hard decision.

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