Sunday, April 5, 2020

Serum Institute of India racing to be the world’s first with a coronavirus vaccine

The vaccine candidate developed by Serum Institute of India (SII), in partnership with American Biotechnology firm Codagenix, has progressed to the pre-clinical tests phase, i.e. the animal trial phase. HIGHLIGHTS Serum Institute of India recently announced that vaccine candidate COVID-19 is expected to progress to human trials phase within 6 months Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest vaccine...

The pride in overcoming body shaming

"The fear within us is our biggest enemy; get that out to conquer the world" There was a time when I wondered how ladies wearing bikinis and bodysuits be so fit? The fitness indicated their amazing mental and physical health, and the ability to be fit enough mentally to embrace themselves. That is my understanding, based on my personal experience. I...

What is Global Indian Stories?

Global Indian Stories is all about Indians being able to share their stories with their communities and around the world. Since we launched, we've had the pleasure of a wide variety of stories from countries across the globe. We're proud to present a selection from our archive, to give you a flavour of what globalindianstories.com is all about. Literacy and...

Barnardo’s five things you need to know about anxiety

A recent survey has revealed children's top fears about going back to school. Barnardo's has put together a list of things you should know about anxiety. Or alternatively, you could read the whole article here: "Survey reveals children’s top back to school anxieties" 1. Anxiety presents itself in different ways Anxiety can look different from one person to another. There are immediate...

Survey highlights ‘Back to School’ fears

A recent survey has revealed children’s top fears about going back to school. Barnardo’s commissioned these results from YouGov and published them on the same day as revealing a new TV advert, aimed at highlighting the importance of mental health support services for children and young people. Here are some of the main statistics taken from Barnardo's article or alternatively,...

Yoga: Towards a Healthier and Happier Life

All of us want to lead a happy and peaceful life. But concentrating on only money and fulfilment of materialistic desires cannot give uninterrupted peace and happiness. We need very good health for both body and mind to reach the goal. The point is, how can we get good health? I am happy to report that many ladies and...

Hemraj Goyal Foundation launch one-night-only sensory experience in Central London, in aid of Sense International

The Hemraj Goyal Foundation will be hosting a one of a kind sensory experience on Tuesday 18th June 2019, raising awareness and funds for deafblindness charity Sense International. Inspired by a recent trip to India where they interacted with children living with the condition, Senses is an event spearheaded by the next generation team at HGF, led by Simran Sehmi...

The mantra of staying mentally fit

This week is mental health awareness week from 13th -19th May, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation in the UK. The theme is body image and how we think and feel about our bodies and last years theme was about stress. Mental health awareness has definitely played a role in people being able to speak about their mental health...

Hope for the future – the importance of wellbeing in pregnancy

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of excitement, happiness, and full of joyful moments. But 1 in 5 pregnant women suffer from stress and mental health problems (primarily anxiety and depression). In spite of the significant advancement of science, stigma and taboos still exist in our society with regards to mental health illnesses. As a result, many mothers hesitate to...

My sunshine – a personal encounter

In celebration of World Mental Health Week. A Beautiful Story. A Beautiful Mind. A Beautiful Movie. An enduring image - 1994. Princeton. All his fellow professors honour him as they walk up and hand over their coveted pens to John Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics and schizophrenic who learnt to battle his demons with the support of his wife, Alicia, always...