Health tips by Dr Yogavidhya

March 6, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

This is tribute to Siddha medicine by Dr.B.Yogavidya BSMS . Siddha is the earliest medicine every documented in the world & the oldest medical system in existence. Siddha Vaidya can be considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient world owing to its richness and simplicity.

Tell us what you think about this video in the comments below, or in the Battling For Health Community Forum!

A tribute to Michael Crichton and his battle against cancer

November 6, 2008 by  
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One of my favorite authors, Michael Crichton passed away on Tuesday, November 4, after losing his battle against cancer, at the age of 66. No details have been given about his medical condition and we should respect his family’s wishes to keep things private.

However, I feel it is my duty to pay tribute to Michael Crichton, doctor, author, and film maker.

Whenever my friends asked me why I decided to become a biologist, I always said it’s Michael Crichton’s fault. But it’s not “Jurassic Park” that inspired me to go into science, it’s a less known thin paperback volume with the title “The Andromeda Strain“, one of Crichton’s oldest works, published in 1969. In fact, it is so old that I can’t even find a picture of the cover of the book – as a stand-alone novel and not as part of a combi-volume -at amazon.

I can’t count how many times I have read that book. But I will always remember 3 of those times. The first time was when I was in high school. Although most of the scientific stuff was lost on me, his description of the little town in the desert, the lab facility, the bug from space made a lasting impression. At a time when “aliens” took the face of Mr. Spock and ET, somehow the idea of microscopic aliens was more real and frightening to me.

I read “Andromeda” again when I was in college, when microbiology was one of favorite subjects. I got to understand more about the science in the book and saw bugs in real life under the microscope. I loved the book even more and I was inspired by it to pursue a career in medicine. Unfortunately, money matters prevented me from achieving that dream.

The last time I read it I was a full-fledged scientist with a PhD in Biology. And at a time when the science buzzwords were “genomics” and “proteomics” and therefore making “Andromeda” an obsolete read, I still loved the book and appreciated even more the science and the medical knowledge behind it.

Michael Crichton has written many other interesting books. Jurassic Park is probably the most popular and successful and as most of us know – is about genetics. So is his book “Next.” Crichton always keeps up with the latest in science and technology and weaves very convincing stories around it. “Disclosure” is about virtual reality. “Prey” is about nanotechnology. Coincidentally I am currently reading another Crichton – “State of Fear” – which is on global warming and other environmental issues.

Crichton has also been involved in films and TV and was behind the highly successful hospital series “E.R.” which made George Clooney into a star.

Of course, some of his works are controversial, especially “Rising Sun” considered to be racist and anti-Japanese.

The reason I am writing this is because without his inspiration, I wouldn’t probably be here writing for this blog. Thank you, Michael Crichton.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, Pays Tribute to Three Quebecers at the Opal Awards Dinner

March 22, 2006 by  

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(CCNMatthews – March 21, 2006) – The fourth Opal Awards Dinner, named for Evelyn Opal, the founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC), was held on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal. This prestigious awards ceremony pays tribute to the outstanding achievements and social commitment of three Quebecers. This year’s Opal Awards Dinner raised $451,100 in donations and services for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division. The money will be used to support research and services for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Robert E. Brown, President and CEO of CAE Inc., received the highest distinction of the evening, the Grand Merit Opal Award, for his career achievements and philanthropy.

The Opal Ambassador Award was presented to Robert Gervais, President and CEO of Pre2Post Inc., for his commitment to the MSSC. He has been a member of the MS Leadership Awards selection committee since 2002 and currently chairs this committee. It is because of Robert Gervais that the MSSC has been able to expand its visibility within the business community.

Nathalie Brouard, a Partner, Tax Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, received the Tribute Opal Award in acknowledgement of her courage and leadership. A volunteer with the MSSC since 1998, Nathalie Brouard formed what has become the number one team in the Super Cities WALK for MS, raising over $110,000 to fight the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread neurological disorder among young adults in Canada. It mainly strikes between the ages of 15 and 40 and there is no cure. Some 12,000 Quebecers have MS.

For more information on the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, see the Web site at .

A division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Registered Charitable Organization No. 10490 2523 RR0001

Source and Photo will be available on CP picture wire.


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division
Isabelle Laplante
Communications Coordinator
(514) 849-7591 or 1 800 268-7582

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