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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.

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December 13, 2014

History of HIV AIDS

In 1981 doctors in the United States found a “rare pneumonia” among gay men in Los Angeles. Similar findings appeared in New York and San Francisco. As CDC launched an investigation, it found the source of the deadly disease was one man. “A very handsome airline steward,” said Dr. Selma Dritz, the head of CDC investigator, talking to CBS’s 60 Minutes in 1987. His name was Gaetan Dugas, a man known to have unlimited sexual stamina and could fly everywhere with free tickets. By the time CDC found the Air Canada steward was the source of AIDS, or then known as “Patient Zero,” over 200 men in the U.S. became AIDS Patients, and 40 of them had either slept with Mr. Dugas, or slept with someone who had slept with him. Over the years, before he died in 1984, he had slept with over 3,000 men, according to CDC investigators. But later, other researchers found he was not the “patient zero.” The AIDS first transferred to humankind in 1908 in Africa. One theory is that it was a chimp from which a hunter got the virus first.


September 03, 2014

Multi-Faceted Risks of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Tibet

According to Chinese official data that Dr. Lhamo has received, there are about 780,000 HIV patients in China, a large number of them are found in the Western regions that are bordered to Tibet. Read more here: http://www.voatibetanenglish.com/content/article/2437607.html


August 29, 2014

Benefits of Deep Breathing

Some species of turtles could live 200 years and breathe once every two minutes and half, according to some scientists. There is no scientific proof on longevity associated with its slow breathing, but slow and deep breathing has many benefits for human health. As early as 1970s, Harvard researcher Herbert Benson found breathing can change the expression of genes. Researches today show the benefit of slow breathing in improving overall health.


August 21, 2014

Scientists Find Proof of Yoga Benefits

Scientists are researching to prove the health benefits of yoga and meditation. John Denninger, Harvard Medical School is about to finish his five-year research on the subject. “There is a true biological effect. Meditation have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain,” said Denninger. A Tibetan lama who has been practicing yoga had previously told VOA that through practice he overcame his childhood physical disability.


August 11, 2014

Big Bone Disease, an Endemic in Many Tibetan Areas

Big Bone or Kashin-Beck Disease poses ponderous health risk to tens of thousands of people in many parts of Tibet. The other places the disease is found are northern China, North Korea, Mongolia, and Siberia. But some report said in China, it is almost disappearing today. Not in Tibet. “The problem is that Tibet is an endemic region, which means the disease is occurring there all the time,” said Dr. Lhamo Sherpa.


July 25, 2014

Practice of Physical Punishment in Monastery and Its Psychological Effects

Recent detention of two senior monks from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal reminds us that many monk-students still experience physical punishment in the monasteries. According to Dr. Lhamo Sherpa, the monks were detained after the parents of their student reported Nepali police of them beating up the student. A various studies show practice of physical punishment of children has far reaching effects in both physical and mental health. A Canadian research said even as small as spanking “erodes developmental growth in children and decreases a child’s IQ.” Dr. Lhamo believes that the monks who were beaten would also grow up with a habit of beating their students. “These two monks had just come out of three-year-meditation and obviously they still can’t control their anger,” she told Healthy Lifestyle.


June 18, 2014

Healthy Lifetyle: Tibetan Yoga

Health Lifestyle invites Dolpo Trulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama who practices both traditional Tibetan yoga and Hindi yoga, to share his experience with yoga practice and his understanding of what Tibetan yoga is. It is widely believed that Tibetan yoga was traditionally kept secretly among lamas and monks because all tantric practice required initiation first. But Dolpo said it was also partly because there was no interest in the general public to get such initiation. He said Tibetans didn’t pay much attention towards the physical part of the yoga because health was not priority in the Tibetan spiritual practitioners. Today, Tibetans like himself understand the importance of yoga in health benefits. Dolpo developed a sever back and neck problem as he grew up, but after doing yoga, the problem is gone, he said.

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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