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Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

BY MAHI TOMAR HOUSTON: Over the weekend of April 6-7, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston celebrated its 28th Sthapana Divas. Arya Samaj was found by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on April 10, 1875, in Mumbai. Arya Samaj Greater Houston was founded in by Shri Ram Chand Mahajan to establish a center where families could meet to […]

IACAN Presents Cancer Survivor Support Event

IACAN Presents Cancer Survivor Support Event

HOUSTON: One of the major goals of IACAN is to support cancer survivors and their care givers. This provides a buddy system so survivors and their care givers get to share their experiences and hardship and thus come to know that they are not alone in this hard journey. In the survivor activities, they share […]

Our Secret is Not Safe: How stigmas around abuse and guns are harming our community

BY MADIHA HAQUE and RACHNA KHARE On February 18, our community experienced a tragedy when a South Asian man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself. As the investigation continues, we have seen dialogue about whether this constitutes as domestic violence. Indeed, this horrific incident fits the Center for Disease […]

IACAN Hosts Seminar on Cervical Cancer

IACAN Hosts Seminar on Cervical Cancer

CLEAR LAKE CITY: Commemorating the National Cervical Cancer Awareness month, Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) held an educational outreach program, “How to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Completely?” on Sunday February 10, 2019, at Clear Lake Islamic Center. Dr. Surendranath S. Shastri, M.B.B.S, M.D., D.Ph., Professor, Division of Health Disparities Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was […]

From cinnamon tea to ice packs: Natural ways to stop heavy bleeding during periods

From cinnamon tea to ice packs: Natural ways to stop heavy bleeding during periods

NEW DELHI: The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. But since a menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next period, the cycle can vary from woman to woman. Some women face heavy and prolonged bleeding and pain during their menstrual cycle that can hamper […]

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

Persistent back pain associated with increased mortality

For most people suffering from chronic back problems, enduring a constant back pain may feel like a slow death. A recent study conducted at the Boston Medical Center found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study is a first-of-its-kind that measured the impact […]

From black tea to yogurt, five foods to prevent cold and flu

From black tea to yogurt, five foods to prevent cold and flu

While there’s no magical way to escape the wrath of the winter season, keeping a check on your food intake can certainly help you to prevent seasonal flu and viral diseases. From black tea to yoghurt and oranges, these food have the power to protect against influenza, a common infection of the upper respiratory tract […]

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer

Early risers are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women who are night owls, according to researchers have lately found a link between the body clock and breast cancer. According to a study presented by researchers from University of Bristol, women who are in the habit of waking up at the crack […]

Paws for breath: India’s pampered pooches get clean air as people choke on smog

Paws for breath: India’s pampered pooches get clean air as people choke on smog

GURUGRAM: While most residents of the Indian capital Delhi choked on toxic air this week, the dogs of the city’s elite were enjoying ambient music and purified air at a luxury resort for pets. Pollution in the capital rose to “severe” this week after revelers let off fireworks to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, adding […]

Brazilian gene resulting in birth defects missing in Indian zika virus: ICMR

Brazilian gene resulting in birth defects missing in Indian zika virus: ICMR

By Anuradha Mascarenhas  PUNE: The zika virus that has currently infected 163 persons in India lacks a particular gene that had led to serious birth disorders in new-born babies delivered by infected mothers in Brazil three years ago, scientists have said. A total of 163 persons have tested positive for zika virus in the country in the last […]

High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

Researchers have identified a DNA mutation common in animals that may explain why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, showed a surprising difference between two sets of the fruit flies when feeding with alternate diets high in protein and […]

Know the difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack

Know the difference between an anxiety attack and panic attack

You often might hear people using the term panic attack  and anxiety attack interchangeably like they are the same things. But actually, they are not the same as panic and anxiety have different features and symptoms. Panic attack Panic attacks are often associated with anxiety, fear, high levels of stress and excessive worry. Panic attacks come […]

7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

Thyroid dysfunction is a major illness which affects many but they don’t even know of it. Problems start clumping when a lump forms at the base of the thyroid gland which affects the normal production of important hormones. Difficulty in maintaining weight, hair thinning and irregular blood pressure are the most prominent signs of your […]

Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

NEW DELHI: Limiting screen time to less than two hours every day for children between the ages of eight to 11 will enhance their mental ability, according to a new study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. According to the study, as reported by the BBC, limiting screen time along with nine to 11 hours of […]

Decoding the benefits of antioxidants in human body

Decoding the benefits of antioxidants in human body

By Swati Dubey  Ever seen your mom dipping freshly chopped vegetables like brinjal and potatoes in cold water before cooking them? Cold water, which here works as an antioxidant and prevents these vegetables from oxidising results in spoiling their color, texture, taste and nutrient value. Similar is the case with antioxidants in the human body. They […]

Taking small exercise breaks during work recharges brain: Study

Taking small exercise breaks during work recharges brain: Study

Getting a mental blockage while at work is a usual occurrence. During the long working hours, if the thinking part of your body is not given a rest, one can often warm up to the dullness of the routine and lose efficiency. A recent study from Japan says that a good way to recharge your […]

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

By Abantika Ghosh Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) at a public rally in Jharkhand on September 23. However, of the 29 states on board, about 22 may see rollout of the scheme. The decision on the launch venue has been taken keeping in mind the state of preparedness of the […]

From blinking more often to avoiding excess light: 5 tips to avoid eye strain at work

From blinking more often to avoiding excess light: 5 tips to avoid eye strain at work

Most of our jobs require us to look at the computer screen for long hours, which in turn affects our vision. Eye strain can often lead to a range of problems including eye twitching, sore eyes, fatigue, tiredness and decreased productivity. According to a study by NCBI, in a questionnaire survey, the prevalence of visual symptoms […]

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

A report by Environmental Working Group(EWG) has stated that several of America’s popular breakfast food come with a “hefty dose of the weed-killing poison” as quoted by a report in CNN. Traces of glyphosate, an active chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, was found in two among the 45 products that were made with oats. It […]

Mumbai girl dies, iron tablet blamed: All you need to know about the medication

Mumbai girl dies, iron tablet blamed: All you need to know about the medication

A student from a school run by Mumbai’s civic body died Friday, a day after she consumed iron and folic tablets as part of a health initiative. While the 12-year-old’s parents have alleged that she vomited blood after consuming the tablet, doctors in Mumbai have said that they are still investigating the cause of death […]

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