Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ayurveda Courses and Training
There is a four-and-a-half-year degree course in Ayurveda -’Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery’ (BAMS). For admission to the degree course, one must have Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at the Plus 2 level.
Listed below are 10 Universities, which offer ‘BAMS’ in India. Admission to this degree course is through admission test and interview.
n Amravati University - Maharashtra
n Baba Farid University of Health Science - Punjab
n Benaras Hindu University - Varanasi, U P
n Berhampur University - Ganjam, Orissa
n Calcutta University - Kolkata
n University of Delhi - Delhi
n Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University - Agra, UP.
n Gauhati University - Gauhati
n Gujarat Ayurveda University - Jamnagar, Gujarat
You can take the one-and-a-half-year diploma course in Ayurveda from Gujarat Ayurveda University, University of Pune and from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
You will have to contact the universities directly for further details before selecting an institute.
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ayurveda: A panacea for chronic ailments
Hindustan Times - India
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical science, which specialises in treating chronic diseases. It also aims to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. ...

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Breastfeeding Prevents Diabetes in Mothers
The most interesting and convincing finding in this study was the reduced risk of acquiring diabetes attributed to the length and intensity of breastfeeding. Each year of exclusive breastfeeding was associated with a greater diabetes risk reduction than a similar duration of breastfeeding if babies received supplementary formula as well...