Health and Fitness

Second MERS case reported in Qatar

Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) — A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in... (more...)

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Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents

London, Oct 23 (IANS) — Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional... (more...)

11 infants die over three days in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) — The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives... (more...)

Olive oil healthier for fried foods

London, Oct 23 (IANS) — Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several... (more...)

Skin patches may replace traditional blood test

London, Oct 23 (IANS) — A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin... (more...)

Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) — Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory. A... (more...)

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) — Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused... (more...)

Kids hogging food cannot manage weight status: Study

Melbourne, Oct 23 (IANS) — Children as young as three find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, even when they... (more...)

Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) — Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood... (more...)

Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

London, Oct 23 (IANS) — Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with... (more...)

Obama ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Ebola

Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) — President Barack Obama Wednesday said he is “cautiously optimistic” about... (more...)

Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram

Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) — The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan’s... (more...)

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Stephen Harper: Attack by ‘terrorist’ on Parliament Hill won’t weaken Canada’s resolve

JOAN BRYDEN THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA – The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will…
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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

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India-weird news

Rudaali: India’s professional ‘weeping women’ demand higher pay

CEN AGENCY Professional mourners who are hired to turn up at people’s funerals in India, beat their breasts and wail, are going on strike for…
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Jag Khosa: Families pay the ultimate price of gang wars

DET. JAG KHOSA SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Late into the night, the parents of a young man struggled to sleep. The mother kept tossing and…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Health Check

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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