Health

4 ways to protect during the second wave of COVID-19


By Dr. Chad Larson  The number of COVID-19 cases that have been reported to the CDC since January 21, 2020 has exceeded 10 million. And the second wave the pandemic is seemingly worse than the first. So how can we continue to protect ourselves?  While scientists continue to work toward effective treatments and to figure out...

Vitamin D fails to help in severe coronavirus cases


Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to higher risk for severe COVID-19, but high vitamin D levels do not fix the problem. Increasing vitamin D levels in critically ill patients did not shorten their hospital stay or lower their odds of being moved to intensive care, needing mechanical ventilation, or dying, doctors...

Type O blood shows lower COVID risk


A large study adds to evidence that people with type O or Rh-negative blood may be at slightly lower risk from the new coronavirus. Among 225,556 Canadians who were tested for the virus, the risk for a COVID-19 diagnosis was 12% lower and the risk for severe COVID-19 or death was 13% lower in...

Moderna vaccine shows 100% effectiveness against severe cases, to seek US, Europe approval


Moderna Inc will apply for US and European emergency authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said. Moderna also reported that its vaccine's efficacy rate was consistent across age, race, ethnicity and gender demographics as well as having...

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,...