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Acupuncture before surgery may help lower pain, anxiety and opioid use afterwards, reveals study
Health

Acupuncture before surgery may help lower pain, anxiety and opioid use afterwards, reveals study

The control group, which did not receive acupuncture, required around three times the amount of morphine for pain management as compared to those who underwent acupuncture, the study showed

AYUSH Ministry is endangering people, jeopardising Ayurveda with lax response to Patanjali's Coronil and COVID-19, warn experts
India

AYUSH Ministry is endangering people, jeopardising Ayurveda with lax response to Patanjali's Coronil and COVID-19, warn experts

We can – and should – expect the same rigorous standards for clinical trials and regulation in alternative medicine as we do conventional ones.

Rajasthan Police lodges FIR against Ramdev, four others, for launching 'Coronil' without AYUSH ministry's approval
India

Rajasthan Police lodges FIR against Ramdev, four others, for launching 'Coronil' without AYUSH ministry's approval

After the launch of the drug 'Coronil', the AYUSH ministry asked Patanjali Ayurved to provide details on the research leading up to it and its composition, telling the company to stop advertising it till the issue is examined.

Traditional medicines should be scientifically tested for efficacy, side effects against Coronavirus: WHO
science

Traditional medicines should be scientifically tested for efficacy, side effects against Coronavirus: WHO

The announcement comes on the heels of Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, promoting a plant-based cure that hasn't been tested.

Dubious advisory by Ministry of AYUSH recommends homoeopathy, Unani to 'prevent' coronavirus infection
science

Dubious advisory by Ministry of AYUSH recommends homoeopathy, Unani to 'prevent' coronavirus infection

This isn't the first time the Ministry of AYUSH has faced heat for propagating pseudoscience as alternative medicine.

Centre to push amended NMC Bill in Parliament: Will replacing MCI lead to redemption of medical education?
India

Centre to push amended NMC Bill in Parliament: Will replacing MCI lead to redemption of medical education?

Narendra Modi govt is determined to see the contentious NMC Bill pass, expected to be tabled in Parliament during the upcoming Monsoon Session.

Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare
India

Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare

The proposed six-month bridge course in the NMC Bill, allowing AYUSH and homeopathy practitioners to prescribe modern medicines, is a devious attempt to propagate its nationalistic propaganda