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Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Lifestyle is a weekly show that features interviews with health and lifestyle experts, and discusses news and information on health matters to enable listeners to make informed changes to their lifestyle.

  • Schedule: Wednesdays
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20
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April 24, 2015

Fake Medicines Kill like Ebola: USP

Poor quality and falsified medicines have caused a “global pandemic”, according to a collection of research papers published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday. Dr. Patrick Lukulay, Vice President of USP’s Global Health Impact Programs, says unsafe medicines have caused hundreds of deaths in Pakistan and Nigeria in recent years. “Medicine can lead to a serious pandemic,” said Dr. Lukulay, speaking to VOA Tibetan Service. “Just like Ebola or anything that cause mass death, medicine can have similar effects if it is not properly made and secured.” According to USP, China and India are some of the major sources of poor quality medicines that are distributed globally. Dr. Lukulay calls for the citizens of those countries to demand their countries to improve regulatory system.

April 10, 2015

Unsafe Foods Pose Global Threats

According to WHO, there were an estimated 582 million cases of 22 different food-born enteric diseases in 2010 and 351,000 associated deaths. “Food production has been industrialized and its trade and distribution have been globalized,” says WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. “These changes introduce multiple new opportunities for food to become contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals.” She said today a plate of food contains ingredients from multiple countries and any food-born disease could spread globally. WHO dedicated its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. In Dharamsala, Tibetan government in exile has held a food safety awareness campaign on Tuesday. The officials expressed health problems caused by the old habit of keeping consuming old food.

April 02, 2015

WHO Calls for Improved Access to Postnatal Care

World Health Organization says governments in developing countries must make access to postnatal care a priority to significantly reduce the mortality rate of women and infants. According to the report, 800 women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth each day,and an estimated 3 million newborns die yearly. In an interview with VOA, Etienne Langlois, the study’s lead author, explained that socioeconomic, geographic, and demographic inequities make it difficult for women, especially in poor, rural communities, to access and use life-saving postnatal care interventions. The study assesses inequities that make it difficult for women to access services around the world. Data from 15 countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, including China, connect the dots between the lack of postnatal care and the consequent deaths of mother and child.

March 26, 2015

Air Pollution Increases Stroke Risk

Exposure to air pollution significantly increases the risk of stroke. Researchers found even moderate air pollution, generally from vehicle traffic, was linked to anxiety and strokes, according to a large global study published in the British Medical Journal. “This study now demonstrates that even short-term exposure to air pollution can trigger disabling strokes or death from stroke,” said Dr. Anoop Shah, lead author of the study, according to BBC. He said unlike smoking or high blood pressure, which also increases risks of strokes, the air pollution is exposed to general public.

March 19, 2015

Traditional Tibetan Medical Methods of Organ Cleansing

In this program, the Healthy Lifestyle invited Dr. Lobsang Dhondup Dripa-tsang to talk about traditional Tibetan medical practice of organ cleansing. Dr. Dripa-tsang says human body naturally cleanses its organs through bowel movement, urinating, sneezing, yawning, breathing, coughing, flatulating, ejaculation, and so on, and that blocking such processes causes health problems. Dr. Dripa-tsang also talks about coerced vomiting in the spring when the plants start to grow and colon cleansing in the fall when the leaves start to fall were advised by the traditional medical texts as a ways to boost well-being. However, according to WebMD, some modern studies find such practices to be potentially risky for health.

March 06, 2015

Tibetan Traditional Medical Views and Methods on Cleansing

In the traditional Tibetan medical texts, the year is divided into six seasons and each of the season has its own elemental characteristics that determine the kind of foods and beverages one should intake in order to keep one’s health in balance. Dr. Lobsang Drip-tsang explains to the Healthy Lifestyle of VOA the details about it.

February 13, 2015

CDC’s Guide to Protect Your Heart Health

To observe February as Heart Month in the United States, Centers for Disease Control published a list of things that one should consider doing as a way to reduce the risk of heart-attach. Blood pressure controlling, quitting smoking, reducing sodium intakes, taking blood pressure medicine as directed by your doctor are some of the things included in the guideline.

Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Lifestyle is a weekly show that features interviews with health and lifestyle experts, and discusses news and information on health matters to enable listeners to make informed changes to their lifestyle.

  • Schedule: Wednesdays
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20
  • Listen: MP3

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Kunleng News April 24, 2015i
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