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Alcoholism – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Alcoholism – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Alcoholism, or an addiction to alcohol, is often seen as a stereotyped, non medical condition, in our country. What we do not know is that an addiction to this poison often goes out of control for a person who has a dependence on alcohol. Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is in fact a medical condition that […]

Seva Clinic Observes Health Promotion Day with Free Vaccinations

Seva Clinic Observes Health Promotion Day with Free Vaccinations

By Dr. P. Vaduganathan PEARLAND: Seva Clinic in Pearland, a charity medical clinic observed Health Promotion Day on Saturday October 21, administering free Flu shots and Tetanus shots. Seva clinic is a recent addition to the Pearland and is a free medical clinic for people in need. Recently lab services are added, and pediatric services […]

2.8 million TB cases in India, but WHO notes higher funding

2.8 million TB cases in India, but WHO notes higher funding

Following a 2012 decision to mandatorily notify TB cases, India has registered a 37% jump in cases between 2013-16, shows a new global TB report released by WHO, which also takes note of the Indian government’s moves towards increased funding for TB elimination. At 27.9 lakh, India’s TB incidence in 2016 was down marginally from […]

British-Indian couple launch awareness drive in memory of daughter

British-Indian couple launch awareness drive in memory of daughter

LONDON: An Indian-origin couple based in London have launched a worldwide allergyawareness drive in memory of their nine-year-old daughter who died of a severe reaction to blackberries and dairy. The Nainika Tikoo Memorial Trust (NTMT) for Allergy Care and Brain Research, named after the couple’s daughter Nainika, has been set up as a not-for-profit charitable trust to create […]

7 Things You Must Have At Home During The Flu Season

7 Things You Must Have At Home During The Flu Season

The best means of dealing with flu is to prevent it. The best way to prevent swine flu is to get a yearly flu vaccination. Other easy ways to prevent swine flu include frequently washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer, not touching your nose, mouth, or eyes (the virus can survive on surfaces like […]

Mums-To-Be, Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sleep On Your Back During The Last Trimester

Mums-To-Be, Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sleep On Your Back During The Last Trimester

Pregnant women, in their last trimester, should sleep on their sides and not on their backs as the latter may lead to stillbirth. This has been proved in a new study. Studies show that sleeping position of a pregnant lady, in her last trimester, can have a significant impact on heart rate of the fetus. […]

India plans to lessen its drug reliance on China

India plans to lessen its drug reliance on China

NEW DELHI: The recent tension between India and China has prompted the government here to think of measures to reduce its dependence on China for pharmaceutical products. The health ministry along with drug regulators is planning to take a series of measures to limit reliance on China as well as tighten the regulatory checks and balances […]

Indian-origin scientist gets $8.1 million grant for cancer research

Indian-origin scientist gets $8.1 million grant for cancer research

WASHINGTON: An Indian-origin scientist in the US has been awarded a USD 8.1 million grant to support her research on lethal head and neck cancer, which could help improve the survival rates of patients. Nisha D’Silva received the prestigious Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research award, or SOAR, for her continuing research into the molecular pathways […]

Chikungunya thrives in Karachi’s five towns

Chikungunya thrives in Karachi’s five towns

KARACHI: As the number of victims of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease has already climbed to over 4,400 this year, a recent survey shows the incidence of the disease is greater in the city’s five towns. Officials in the Sindh health ministry said their officials together with a team of the World Health Organisation surveyed the five […]

BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston Connects Health Professionals with the Community

BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston Connects Health Professionals with the Community

STAFFORD: BAPS Charities hosted close to 600 participants at its 17th annual Health Fair on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Houston, TX.  This year’s Health Fair aimed to expand on practical, preventative care and affordable treatment options for community members of all ages. Individual appointments and workshops provided personalized care to attending participants. Over 150 […]

Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Not only does belly fat look bad on you, it is the root-cause of innumerable health problems and complications as such high blood-pressure, diabetes, digestive problems and so on. Belly fat is a downright invitation to bad health. But, unfortunately, it has become a common problem these days because of the modern dietary and lifestyle habits. These […]

How To Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

How To Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI, or body mass index, is one of the most reasonable indicators of body fat, for both adults and children. The reason being- it is easy to calculate, non-invasive, simple, and inexpensive. It is essentially a simple mathematical formula that is used to measure the ‘fatness’, based on your height and weight. It is one […]

Knowing Others is Wisdom, Knowing Yourself is Enlightenment!

Knowing Others is Wisdom,  Knowing Yourself is Enlightenment!

HOUSTON: Knowledge about chakras can be the key to peace and happiness. Many have heard about the seven chakras and perhaps read how they operate within our body, mind and soul. The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chakra’ meaning – a wheel. Chakras are like meeting points or interfaces between mind and […]

Suneja, Pai, Desikan Make Top Cardiologist’s Lists in Houston, Katy

Suneja, Pai, Desikan Make Top Cardiologist’s  Lists in Houston, Katy

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, is world-renowned for its medical prowess with the sheer density of hospitals and research facilities in its 1,345-acre domain. And at the heart of it are the physicians and researchers who have made it the place to come to for […]

Talk on Plant-based Diet

Talk on Plant-based Diet

HOUSTON: On Sunday, 27th August, the Jain Center in Houston will be hosting an illuminating talk by Dr. Sailesh Rao on adopting a plant based diet for better health and reducing your carbon footprint. The talk will be held at the Jain Center of Houston, 3905 Arc Street, Houston Texas 77063 and will begin at […]

This Is By Far The Best Exercise For Your Heart!

This Is By Far The Best Exercise For Your Heart!

Even if you don’t really realize it, a tiny fist sized muscle in your rib cage called the heart does a lot of work for you. All the cells that make up your organs and tissues need nourishment to survive much like you need food and water. And without it, as is obvious, they would […]

Swami Mukundananda to Visit Houston: ‘7 Mindsets for Success in Life and Beyond’

Swami Mukundananda to Visit Houston:   ‘7 Mindsets for Success in Life and Beyond’

HOUSTON: The quest for Mind Management is a practical necessity, not a lofty ideal, says Swami Mukundananda who is on a 30 City Tour this summer in the USA.  He will be addressing the audience in this enthralling Seven day series from August 19– August 25, at India House, 8888 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston, TX […]

Shilpa Shetty ditched sugar for 3 weeks and she looks much slimmer!

Shilpa Shetty ditched sugar for 3 weeks and she looks much slimmer!

Sugar is one thing we can’t do without – knowingly or unknowingly. Of course, we can still ditch cakes, chocolates and sugary beverages, but what about the more benevolent sources like fruits? Is it possible to stay off them for three weeks? Well, Shilpa Shetty Kundra did, and not just sugar, she stayed away from gluten and […]

Swine Flu On The Rise In Tamil Nadu: Stay Safe With These Home Remedies

Swine Flu On The Rise In Tamil Nadu: Stay Safe With These Home Remedies

The Tamil Nadu state already had their hands full with the Dengue cases, but there’s no respite for them as the H1N1 virus has swept them away, with almost 3000 cases being reported since January. This indicates a mammoth 32-fold increase since last year, when around 122 people were infected. Till the mid of July, […]

Are You Having Excessive Hair Loss? Know the Causes

Are You Having Excessive Hair Loss? Know the Causes

Losing hair is a natural occurrence and according to a New York based study, on an average, we lose at around 50-100 hair strands on regular basis. And this happens because your hair goes through its cycle where your hair re-grows when you lose them. However, if that cycle disturbs because of certain reasons, you […]

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