BRIEF SUMMARY OF FEBRUARY 2020 EDITION

We are glad to inform you that "Brain Voice" published by Comprehensive Trauma Consortium Trust has been granted permanent recognition number (KARBIL/2018/78464) from The Office of the Registrar of Newspapers For India under the Government of India. We express our gratitude to the Government of Karnataka and Government of India in this regard.

The "Brain Wave" feature of February deals with viruses causing neuro diseases.

In his editorial, Dr. N.K. Venkataramana substantiates with his experience that collective effort is indispensable for national progress.

The Durgaparameshwari Temple in Kateel of Dakshina Kannada district is one of the prominent divine centres in Karnataka. "Ashtabandha Sri Brahmakalashotasava" is held at this temple once every 12 years. Recalling this occasion, Dr. N.K. Venkataramana has spoken about the historic, spiritual and cultural relevance of Kateel. He has felt that the growing human resources in the country should be utilized for national progress instead of treating it as a burden.

"Brain stroke" is as much catastrophic as cardiac arrest. Brain stroke is commonly referred to as paralysis. This is a disease related to nervous system. Most of the people have no knowledge about this health fatality and hence the victims suffer for their whole life. The "Brains Hospital" situated at SSNMC has set up an exclusive Brain Stroke Unit to deal with paralysis patients. This edition includes a piece introducing readers to the functioning of this exclusive healthcare unit.

Food is getting scarce in the modern world owing to various reasons. Unfortunately, man has failed to realize the worth of food; the efforts which go into food production and the travails of the producer – the farmer. As a result, we end up wasting precious food. In her article, Srimathi reminds the readers of society's responsibility in this regard. The writer enumerates the measures that could be adopted for preventing wastage of food.

Various forms of therapies are conducted for physical and mental diseases. In this edition, we introduce you to aquatic therapy. Dr M. Kiran Babu, aquatic therapist and Dr. Adilvani of Physiotherapy department at Brains Hospital give information about this emerging field of medical science. Aquatic therapy is hailed as a pain reliver.

The world is facing a catastrophe in the form of Covid-19. This infection caused by coronavirus cannot be neglected as an ordinary flu. Dr. N.K. Venkataramana lists 12 rules that need to be followed for containing the spread of this deadly disease.

Dr. N.K. Venkataramana couple undertook a pilgrimage to Badarinath along with spiritual master Sri M. He has sharing his travel experience in each edition. Each of these articles is an independent piece. This time, he has covered River Alakananda, temple of meditative Sri Narayana, hot water springs, Joshi Mutt and the serene environment there. He refers to this sacred place as the one which motivated Vedavyasa, who composed the great epic Mahabharata and Sri M, the spiritual guru of our times.

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Review by Dr K.R. Kamalesh
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