osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, prostatic hypertrophy, cataracts, macular degeneration, cancer, etc. and at the same time, they are vulnerable to infections involving respiratory (including TB), urinary and digestive tract.16 In India, the elderly people suffer from dual medical problems, i.e., both communicable as well as non– communicable diseases. This is further compounded by impairment of special sensory functions like vision and hearing. A decline in immunity as well as age-related physiologic
available in India. There are about 7000 firms manufacturing traditional medicines with or without standardization (Raghavendra et al., 2009). 1.4 A brief introduction and history of toxicology Agadatantra or toxicology is a branch of Ashtang Ayurveda, which includes the science of poisons. The tradition of Agadatantra practice is very ancient. It originated from the school of toxicology, which was founded and run by Kashyapa, also known as Vriddhakashyapa, the great saint and medical practioner.
infant mortality rate, fertility rate, crude birth rate and crude death rate. These indicators of health are determined by numerous factors such as per capita income, nutrition, housing, sanitation, drinking water, social infrastructure, health and medical care services provided by government, geographical, climate, employment status, incidence of poverty and the like (Reddy,
external borrowing and grants and social health insurance funds. Private health expenditure includes direct household (out of pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations and direct services payments by private corporations. Expenditure on medical and public health per capita influence health status but it does not have a strong effect on reducing infant mortality, which is crucial in designing public policy to reduce excess mortality in developing economies (Kaushik Krishnan K, Kurt K Kleinand
billion as more Americans will become active about their health and the availability of these medicines. In India homeopathy is one of the many popular methods of medicine. Presently there are over 200,000 recorded homeopathic practitioners which 215 are homeopathic hospitals and 7,000 homeopathic dispensaries. (British Homeopathic Association: 2015) Participants’ understandings: The medical advisor I interview who would like to remain anonymous gave me a clear understanding to the homeopathic movement
Introduction What motivated me most in writing about this topic is the cultural diversity, sets backs and endurance that is involved in it, not all only by the people in all cultural backgrounds involved but also by the government. Coming from the very cultural diverse, Kenya (although some might argue that it cannot quite be said to be culturally diverse as a quite noticeable number of the population is black. But this is not to say that they are not culturally different. With over 40 different