Get subscribed to our newsletter
Get interesting updates to your email inbox.
BY SFOORTI MISHRA
It has been more than three months since Covid-19 pandemic broke out and the hunt for its medicine has been intensified across the globe. This is a health news.
While the world health community is leaving no stone unturned to find a solution for the highly contagious disease, the homeopathic practitioners say they should also be given a chance to attempt find therapeutic treatment of novel Coronavirus and should be taken on the same page for finding its drug.
Homeopathy is the longest established complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
One of the most striking features of this unorthodox medicine is its ability to survive for centuries.
Please follow NewsGram on Instagram to get updates on the latest news
Speaking to IANS, Dr Kushal Banerjee, of Dr Kalyan Banerjee’s Clinic, one of the largest and oldest homeopathic practices in India and abroad, said, “Homeopathy has a good track record with epidemics and infectious diseases, therefore people should keep their biases aside and should try all treatments possible to save lives amid this pandemic.
“There are many examples where homeopathic medicines did far better than allopathic. The biggest example is spanish flu, going back to the time of the Scarlet fever epidemic, there were high survival rates in the treatment prescribed by Dr Samuel Hahnemann, father of homeopathy, when people were dying, by using conventional medicines. Most recently Dr Marino published papers in 2008-09 on Dengue and Swine flu. In 2009, a research paper was published in India, based on analysis of swine flu which happened in 2003 in which it was written that Homeopathy showed favourable trends so research must continue.”
When asked if Homeopathy has a medicine for novel coronavirus, Dr Banerjee said, “there is not much dataavailable about COVID-19. Homeopathic medicine is also given even in ICU and in case of multiple organ failure, patients start recovering quickly. There are very effective medicines in homeopathy for respiratory diseases. Right now it is important to provide benefits to as many patients as possible. All philosophies and principles should be kept aside and saving lives should be the focus. If even five per cent patients who are on ventilators could be cured, that will be a great success,” he said.
Talking about evidence that Homeopathic has while dealing with novel coronavirus pandemic, Dr Banerjee said, “We have prescribed medicines looking at the symptoms of the disease and are collecting data. Almost 15000 prescriptions of preventions of COVID-19 have been issued from our clinic since mid January. We have patients in China, Singapore, Malaysia etc. We have been advising medicines, along with the public safety measures since December 31 when the first case was reported.
“We are in the process of analysing data. We are also running an online survey to estimate the result of that prescription. Database of 15000 people is ready. It will be the second largest study on COVID-19 anywhere in the world, the largest is of 20,000 patients. We have got responses from patients from 12 countries including the US, Italy, Norway and Sweden. The data is looking very promising.
“There is a fundamental advantage of homeopathy that it can be given alongside allopathy, it will not have any side effects. Homeopathy is absolutely safe to give to any age group of patients, be it a new born or elderly person. In case of COVID-19, there is no reason for not attempting homeopathy. Research in allopathy is going on across the world but there are still mortalities. Even allopathy is also doing symptomatic treatment. We are not saying that we have treatment for COVID-19 but allopathy also does not have it.
“Dynamics of treatments are changing everyday, therefore homeopathic medicines should also get an attempt. However people should follow public health measures, like hygiene and social distancing then there is no harm in taking medicine as a pre-emptive measure.”
Demolishing the myth about homeopathy, Dr Banerjee said, “There are lots of myths about homeopathy. One of them is that it takes very long to show the results. This is not true. It depends upon the disease for which the patient is taking treatment. In a pandemic where multiple organs are failing and ventilators are required, we also review patients in four to six hours, even at every fifteen minutes. There are very effective medicines in homeopathy for respiratory diseases.”
Please follow NewsGram on Facebook to get updates on the latest news
Another practitioner of homeopathy, Dr Shalini Tomar of Swasthya Kalyan Homeopathic Medical College and Research Centre (SKHMC), Jodhpur, said,
“It has been found in a research that besides Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Influenza like illness (ILI), the novel coronavirus causes red blood cells (RBC) breakdown too, that’s why the use of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been advocated recently as it is recommended in malaria. We have lots of medicines in Homeopathy which can help cure RBC.”
Dr Tomar also said that there is data of genus epidemicus which has confirmed that the homeopathy can help and when it was given in previous pandemics, the mortality rates were low.
“Our scientific advisory body Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) brought out data and recommended few medicines as prophylactic. Some medicines were distributed also in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The research is on. There is no therapeutic medicine at present for COVID-19 neither in allopathy nor in Homeopathy, they are also doing symptomatic treatment, we also can do so. In Maharashtra, treatment of homeopathy and allopathy is going on simultaneously for quick recovery. “Homeopathy is based on the principle of individuality. Two patients showing similar sets of symptoms may get different sets of prescriptions altogether. Therefore there is no particular medicine but sets of medicines, based on various parameters that can be recommended,” said Dr Tomar. (IANS)
By- Kent A. Eide
With the advent of technology, privacy and age-related limitations have been done away with. Almost anything is available on the internet in abundance. For those sites where a paywall or a subscription is required, it takes just a few clicks to find loopholes in the workings of the dark web, to manipulate the settings, and to become a full-time user. Similarly, digitisation of almost every industry has allowed access to worlds previously not openly accessible to just anyone. The partakers of this new world, not surprisingly, are children and youth, armed with curiosity and the impeccable ability to navigate the online world with ease.
Gambling has a rather attractive lure, and in a matter of no time at all, it is easy to so involved in it that there is no way out. In such a competitive and fast-paced world, anyone will go the extra mile to earn more money. It doesn't matter what is at stake, especially when young people have not really worked to earn what they are ready to stake.
Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.
In the past few years, online gambling has seen a big boom. Youngsters, especially college students are easily lured into this world, and tragically get enveloped to such an extent that when they find no way out, they end their lives, knowing that they cannot pay back their debts. Many such cases have been reported in many parts of India, and often the victims are those who have newly entered the world and lost their way from the overwhelming amount of particulars available, unsure of how to claim it for themselves. But all this aside, how does one enter this world with so much ease?
Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash
For starters, the gambling world does not ask for much. Being curious about the industry is enough drive to begin. Wanting to win is certainly an important part of continuing into the deeper forays of the website. Add to the list the comparatively lax entry points. One does not really need to verify their identity and can play under pseudonyms. There is no check on the amount that can be invested, or on how much can be won. Certainly, there is no way to check for the participant's age. When these factors come together, they make a pretty deal to attract even the initially hesitant ones. Beginning the game is only the first step, and once one thing leads to another, before long, it becomes a world accessible on the tip of the finger, literally.
Many online casinos place their advertisement in strategic locations across various sites. The bright colours, attractive names, and irresistible offers read like subliminal messages for those who dream of big bucks, especially freshers in college, who need money to explore their world. It seems like a viable option to test the skills of strategy making while also having extra pocket money to spend.
Restrictions of age, monetary capacity, and sometimes even social status exist only in the offline world. The virtual is a place that can make anything out of anyone. When it comes to online gambling, casinos, and games, this is definitely a plus. It remains open all day long, all year around, and each hour is an opportunity to change the way one lives.
(Disclaimer: This article is sponsored and contains some commercial links)
By- Sunidhi Beeliya
Unconventional career choices might be challenging at first, however, the benefits associated with these are promising. Today's job opportunities are the ones that didn't exist a few years ago. Similarly, the pace of technological evolution would continue to generate millions of new jobs in the future that we can't think of today. Equipping oneself with relevant, unique, evolving, and out-of-the-box skills, is thus, an important aspect for young graduates aiming to start their own business or land a secure job. As parents, education institutions, and the government are now motivating the youngsters to walk an extra mile, think of new ideas, and explore new career routes, students have gathered the confidence and courage to pursue their interests. For those who don't align with the traditional work culture, believe in doing something revolutionary, aim to pursue their passion, and wish to make an impact, learning an offbeat skill could be exciting and rewarding. Here are a few more reasons that would add up to your decision of learning an offbeat skill.
1.Pursuing your passion - Whether painting, dancing, writing, scripting, anchoring or travelling, passion fuels your willingness to work. Mastery in an offbeat skill would help you turn your interests, passions, and dreams into reality. While working professionally in the field of your choice, you stay motivated, continue learning, experience a sense of accomplishment, feel positive and energetic, broaden your horizon, and constantly discover new career opportunities. For those with multiple interests or hobbies, you must first assess your strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities and threats of building a career in those fields. This will help you to determine your capabilities, make the right decisions, and stay focussed, consistent, innovative, and dedicated towards your career.
Follow NewsGram on LinkedIn to know what's happening around the world.
2.Earning potential - Delayed results, sleepless nights, lack of resources, hefty equipment costs, and fewer earnings initially, are a few complications associated with pursuing offbeat careers. However, once you build your recognition, loyal clients, and credibility, your craft will be appreciated by everyone. Unlike 9-5 jobs wherein your earnings would increase by 10-20% annually, earning potential in offbeat domains is humongous. Few photographers during weddings and festive seasons, scriptwriters working for top-notch brand ads, and animators designing their own video games, earn more than someone's 2-year package within 2-5 months. Your expertise, experience, knowledge of the field, quality of work, and ability to market yourself could help you fetch a lucrative amount once you are established.
Constantly learning new things helps to stay updated and meet demand Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash
3.Possibility to build a great network - Offbeat career choices like animation, photography, video editing, blogging, digital art, calligraphy, playing guitar, or creative writing feature a great scope for networking. You build your own professional portfolio, reach out to experts in your niche, connect with more people, do your own PR and marketing, build your visibility on social media, and develop long-lasting relationships that help you in career progression. You get access to more work, stay informed, get expert advice and suggestions, gain new insights, and strengthen your social skills that are essential for growth. Pursuing a career in an offbeat skill is thus an excellent way to meet new people, showcase your ability to the world, make lasting connections, and grow profoundly.
Also read: Skills You Can Learn At Home
4.Be your own boss - Offbeat fields have enormous choices when it comes to choosing the place, time, duration, and type of work. You can start as an intern or freelancer, can work on a contractual basis with private or government firms, work for multiple clients at a time, or can start your own business. You set your own short term goals, mission, vision, and deadlines, have the freedom to choose projects that excite you, and quote prices that justify your talent and skills. Unlike fixed commitments wherein the work is driven by company expectations, here you can connect with your clients and customers anywhere, anytime, enjoy a great work-life balance, do a variety of work, work in-office or from home, and live life on your own terms.
5.Constant learning and progress - As trends and technology keep advancing, success in offbeat careers require you to be dynamic, up-to-date, active, creative, innovative, and self-motivated. You need to master the latest trends, in-demand hard and soft skills, new software or tools, and analysis and marketing tactics to stay in the competition and have steady career growth. Obtaining certifications might also become essential to display your competency, validate your expertise in your domain, showcase your commitment, and assure your clients that your skills are worth considering. Thus, learning through part-time or online courses would become an essential element of your life once you start working in an offbeat field. You would be constantly eager to learn and acquire more knowledge, discover new techniques of working, compete passionately, and grow in your career.
Keywords: Passion, Techniques, Offbeat Skills, Career, Potential
By- Sunidhi Beeliya
Blogging has lately become a popular tool for building a positive online influence through legible content. As many young graduates are plunging on the startup bandwagon, it's evident that becoming an entrepreneur excites them more than choosing to work for someone else. The enormous inspiring stories of various multi-million businesses that started off as a blog initially, add up to their ambitions. Blogging helps drive traffic, promotes your content and offerings, and helps to instill trust among your target audience. Moreover, blogging is one of the most economical and effective ways to start sharing your ideas with people. Although good content writing skills are essential for starting your own blog, knowledge of marketing your content to the right audience is what helps you turn it into a business. So, if you are a budding blogger and are willing to increase your reach, here are a few marketing tips that would not let your blogging efforts go in vain!
1.Search and target keywords - Readers majorly consume content through search engines. Targeting top keywords and formulating your content around the same is essential for your blog to be seen, consumed, and shared. Set your content goals and expectations, understand different types of keywords, your audience's taste, your competitors' habits, things to avoid, and create a keyword research strategy. Regardless of the industry and niche that your blog is focused on, you must know about different keyword research tools and techniques, competitor keywords, keyword gaps, long-tail keywords, buyer keywords, related keywords, and low competition keywords. Strategic keyword research helps attract the interested audience, increases conversion, gives you an insight into market trends, helps in prioritising time and resources, and helps your blog to rank better.
Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.
2.Leverage social media platforms - Unless you own a full-fledged website, opting for paid marketing alternatives might feel heavy on your pockets. Thus, social media is a vivid, free-of-cost, powerful, and highly engaging choice to reach out to your audience. To leverage the power of social media, it is imperative to not only share your blog on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms, but to also create and optimise socially shareable content. Link your blog with social media posts and use relevant, intriguing, unique captions, and visually appealing images. You can use free tools to create infographics, GIFs, illustrations, and graphics. Integrate social media buttons on your blog, automate content sharing on social media, produce and share blog posts consistently, set an optimal time for posting based on your audiences' activity, and use relevant hashtags to ensure maximum reach.
Blogging helps with marketing with audience Photo by Fikret Tozak on Unsplash
3.Network with experts in your niche - Building meaningful relationships with experts in your niche gives you an opportunity to learn from more experienced and skilled content creators. Use your networking skills as a blog marketing tool by searching and connecting with influencers in your niche, mentioning industry experts in your blog posts, inviting people to write on your blog, hosting thought leaders in your niche through webinars or podcasts, and co-hosting with renowned brands in your industry. Building fruitful relationships will gradually help you to get mentions, tags, redirected audiences from other platforms, valuable insights and facts about your niche, business advice from experts, and would ultimately build the credibility of your content. You will be able to connect with a larger audience and have a good share of voice in the highly competitive market.
Also read: Essential Marketing Tactics For Any Start-Up
A pro tip: Learn professional marketing strategies through specialisation courses
For your blog marketing tactics to be on spot, honing in-demand marketing skills is important. While good communication, content writing, creativity, language, and editing skills are prerequisites for starting a blog and could be developed over time through constant practise, learning blog marketing skills on your own could be a hard nut to crack. Online specialisations are specifically designed to help beginners start their careers in the field of their choice. You can opt for a digital marketing specialisation which will not only boost your blogging and marketing skills but will also help you become an expert in content, email, and social media marketing. You can learn to create your own blog, publish posts, and use Google Analytics to track your blog performance. Concepts like SEO, Google Ads, ORM, social listening, marketing automation, strategic planning, and growth hacking, are also covered in the specialisations. Add on perks include continuous practice and assessment sessions, industry recognised certificates, and 1:1 Career Planning Sessions with industry experts that help you build professional knowledge and have a credible presence in the market.
Keywords: Blogging, Content writing, Networking, Social Media, Marketing