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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
  • Listen: MP3

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May 28, 2015

Heatwaves Coping Mechanism

Killing over a thousand people by heatwave in India since last week reminds us of how serious the summer hot weather can be. Healthy Lifestyle program introduces some tips given by medicinenet.com on how to cope with heatwaves.


May 21, 2015

Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa is a month when many Tibetans choose vegetarian diets for religious purpose. But the practice could also improve their health, if consumed the right diets. Studies show that some of high protein sources, besides meat and eggs, are quinoa, buckwheat, hempseed, chia, and soy. Lentils are also regarded as a high source of protein. When combined with rice, it can specially be as protein rich as meat.


May 14, 2015

Molding Baby’s Head Prevent Many Postnatal Developments

The baby’s skull and brain layers are very soft and their shapes can easily be manipulated. Some cultures, including Tibetans in certain areas, take the advantage to make the back of their babies’ heads flat for cosmetic reasons. But a new research finds that there might be adverse consequences for both short and long time well-being of the child. Through her research and data collection, Helen Beaton of the University of Notre Dame, found that putting babies on their back, which is what the parents do to make the babies’ back of heads flat, limits the development. “For brain development and baby’s ability to learn to move, discover their world, babies need to learn to move,” said Ms. Beaton, talking to VOA Tibetan Service. She said by learning to move freely and getting help to experience different positions, babies develop their motor skills as well as psychological development, including the development of language.


May 07, 2015

Study Links HIV to Eye Disease

A recent study shows that HIV-infected patients have a greater risk of developing macular degeneration that is usually related to age, and that the immune system of patients who are in their 40s become more like as if they are in their 70s. According to Dr. Douglas Jabs, macular degeneration can cause vision loss and even blindness. The study says their immune systems were always activated and they had chronic inflammation – a condition that’s been linked to a number of health problems. In a sense, their immune systems had a lot of wear and tear.


April 30, 2015

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist meditation technique to train mind that is today widely viewed as an effective tool for mental therapy. Talking to VOA's Tibetan Service, Dr Lobsang Rabgay explains how mindfulness works to calm mind and manage stress. However, he also warns that some patients who have severe depression and lack ability to think analytically might experience more frustration when using certain technique of mindfulness.


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.

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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