Mridul Malhotra

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To examine the extent to which advanced meditative practices might alter body metabolism and the electroencephalogram (EEG), we investigated three Tibetan Buddhist monks living in the Rumtek monastery in Sikkim, India. In a study carried out in February 1988, we found that during the practice of several different meditative practices, resting metabolism(More)
Malaria not only poses a high risk to health, but the repeated clinical consequences of infection in endemic areas during early life and adulthood and outbreaks in epidemic prone areas place a burden on households, on the health services and ultimately on the economic growth of communities and the nation. Socioeconomic conditions of the community have(More)
The cold-induced vasodilatation (CIVD) response was studied on 17 lowlanders (20-30 years) at Delhi, using a water bath maintained at 4 degrees+/-0.2 degreesC. The temperatures were measured at the tip of the index finger, centre of the palm, over a prominent wrist vein, and orally. Then the subjects were air-lifted to an altitude of 3500 m, where the(More)
This study was conducted on 30 healthy soldiers to observe EEG changes during acclimatization to high altitude. Of these subjects, 10 were lowlanders (LL), 10 were acclimatized low landers (AL), and 10 10 were high-altitude natives (HAN). The EEG was recorded by the 10-20 international system of electrode placement in LL at sea level (SL) during rest and(More)
Body density and other anthropometric data were obtained on 101 Indian soldiers who were continuously staying at high altitude (3920 m) for more than 10 months. Use was made of a human body volumeter, and body density was calculated from observed body weight and volume. Measurements were taken on the body using standard techniques. A stepwise linear(More)