Category Archives: Medicine

Dr. Zarir Udwadia: Battling Drug-Resistant TB, and the Indian Government

Dr. Zarir Udwadia: Battling Drug-Resistant TB, and the Indian Government

IT is doubtful when he wrote a letter to a medical journal about patients in Mumbai afflicted with an untreatable form of tuberculosis that Dr. Zarir Udwadia was seeking to become the source of controversy himself. But instead of provoking an all-out attack on the disease, as he had hoped, the letter set off a…

Dr. Percy Chibber Spreads Medical Awareness at the Indo-American Society

Dr. Percy Chibber Spreads Medical Awareness at the Indo-American Society

Indo-American Society spreads medical awareness on a very common mid-age problem – Loss of Bladder control Indo-American Society organized a Medical Seminar, inviting Urologist, Dr Percy Chibber as the Speaker on the topic, “Losing your bladder control- Find Solutions.” The Convenors for the meeting were Dr G B Parulkar, Chairman, Medical Programs & Healthcare Subcommittee…

Amor Mehta Named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s Healthcare Hero Awards

Amor Mehta Named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s Healthcare Hero Awards

Amor Mehta, MD, medical director of the Level 3 Epilepsy Center at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s 10th annual Healthcare Heroes awards program. Dr. Mehta was honored at the awards breakfast and ceremony on June 21 at The Palace at…

Dr. Hirji Adenwalla: Adding Smiles To Lives

Dr. Hirji Adenwalla: Adding Smiles To Lives

Smile Train partner surgeon Dr. Hirji S. Adenwalla is, quite possibly, the only surgeon in the world who has been exclusively performing cleft surgeries for the last 15 years. He is the head of The Charles Pinto Cleft Centre at Thrissur’s Jubilee Mission Hospital in south India, the very first hospital to apply for Smile…

Bone Marrow Match Drive for Kamron Sohrabian

Bone Marrow Match Drive for Kamron Sohrabian

Meher Amalsad, friend of Parsi Khabar informs us… Kamron Sohrabian, a senior in high school is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. He is a resident of Orange County, California. His chances of finding a match within the Zarathushti community are greater. Thus, we are asking you to reach out and make a…

Family Qualities & Mental Health of Zoroastrian Young Adults: A Study

Family Qualities & Mental Health of Zoroastrian Young Adults: A Study

Family Qualities & Mental Health of Zoroastrian Young Adults is the title of a very detailed and interesting research exercise conducted by Farin Bakhtiari and and Scott Plunkett. ADOLESCENT AND ADULT ADJUSTMENT (A LAB) RESEARCH PROJECT The A Lab Research Project (http://www.csun.edu/plunk/alab) at California State University Northridge was designed to enhance the understanding of successful…

Lifegiver: The Biography of Dr Rustom P. Soonawala

Lifegiver: The Biography of Dr Rustom P. Soonawala

One of Mumbai’s most celebrated gynaecologists gets a biography that connects his roots with medical innovation of the 1960s Watching him drive his sedan past some serious afternoon traffic to Gallops restaurant at Mahalaxmi racecourse, and then tuck into kebabs and jalebi cheesecake between sips of techni-coloured fruit mocktail, you wonder if Dr RP Soonawala,…

Can The Cure for Migraine Come From The Parsi Community ?

Can The Cure for Migraine Come From The Parsi Community ?

Migraines – debilitating and agonising, there’s not much that can be done about them. Science is still looking for an effective way to prevent these recurring headaches. The answer to what can help cure migraines may lie in research conducted among the Parsi population. This episode of The Intersection investigates how the homogeneous nature of…

Jiyo Parsi: An Inside Perspective

The following is an interview with Dr. Zinobia Madan, one of the founding members of the Jiyo Parsi Programme, on what the project really means to the community. This was originally published in the Jam-e-Jamshed on Sunday December 14, 2014. “Marriage may with propriety be called the chief concern of human life. When we reflect…