Health

US seals $2 B deal to get 100 M doses of corona vaccine from Pfizer


The federal government has reached a $1.95 billion deal with Pfizer to acquire 100 million doses of its vaccine candidate against the coronavirus if FDA okays it. The vaccine would be free to Americans, according to the deal, though health care providers could charge to administer it. The Department of Health and Human Services and...

Stoking the Fire of the Gut Cleans the Phlegm of the Lungs


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) Sometimes pranayama is not enough to heal the severe difficulty in breathing. Many Ayurvedic formulations for severe respiratory diseases have healed people by treating the channel through which air moves, known as the prana-vaha-srotas in Sanskrit. Because Ayurveda treats the patient and not the disease, medicines are not chosen by organs...

Gen Y is for Yoga


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU) Yoga teachers love to boast about the popularity of yoga. Yoga Journal details a $16 B industry boosting the wellness economy of the USA for over a decade. Societies of yoga researchers hold conferences showing medical research on the efficacy of yoga. Endorsed at the highest...

6th International Day of Yoga 2020


Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performs Yoga at his residence in New Delhi, along with his family members. The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 6th International Day of Yoga 2020, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 21, 2020. Keeping in with this year’s theme, a screenshot of a...

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First yoga university outside India starting classes


Los Angeles:  Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU), the world’s first university outside India  devoted to yoga education and research, has launched their  Online Master of Science (Yoga) Program. Applications for the  Fall 2020 semester for the university are open with the classes beginning on August 24, 2020. Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chairman, Board of Trustees of VaYU, said,...

The Repertoire of the Mind

The Repertoire of the Mind


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya In our journey through mental and emotional unsettledness, we choose the harness for our mind. We have only the choices that we are trained to use. Either unwittingly our parents or culture have decided on its shape and form, or with conscious choice we have chosen something suited for our mind’s...

The compelling case for Green Yoga

The compelling case for Green Yoga


By Sandeep Chakravorty Consul General of India in New York There is a fervent need to change the way we have been interacting with nature. Thus far it has been man v/s nature. This is clearly not sustainable. Man is part of nature and can only prosper in harmony with nature and all that is part...

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Extending compassion to pregnant women during COVID-19


By Juhee Jhalani, PhD A journey to foster self-love and compassion:  Week 7 A weekly anxiety management practice during COVID-19 pandemic, by a psychologist. Please remember that COVID-19 is a disease but  pregnancy is not. Take time to celebrate the joys of pregnancy. Every birth is a miracle. Be compassionate to yourself and/or your pregnant partner. Enjoy...

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Ticks tick off American parents more than mosquitoes


When it comes to bug bites, most parents in the US are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new poll has revealed. Just one in three parents use a bug repellent on their child that contains DEET, which is most effective in repelling mosquitoes but...