Health and Fitness

Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) — With close to three million workers in India at high risk of silica exposure, of which... (more...)

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Condom that fights sexually-transmitted diseases

Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) — Imagine a condom that not only stops pregnancy but also kills germs that can lead to sexually... (more...)

Chinese meat scam now hits Japanese supermarket chain

Tokyo/Beijing, July 23 (IANS) — The 24-hour Japanese convenience chain FamilyMart announced Wednesday it has stopped... (more...)

High salt ups heart disease risk in diabetics

Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) — People with Type-2 diabetes have more to add to their list of dietary restrictions as researchers... (more...)

Impulsive behaviour linked to brain connectivity

London, July 23 (IANS) — In what could help better understand behavioural problems and social adaptation difficulties... (more...)

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

London, July 23 (IANS) — Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia... (more...)

Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) — In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate... (more...)

Vaccine for dust-mite allergies

New York, July 23 (IANS) — If you are allergic to dust mites, here comes the help. Researchers have now developed a... (more...)

Asthmatic? Stop worrying about smells

New York, July 23 (IANS) — Are you an asthmatic and constantly worried about scents and fragrances in the surrounding... (more...)

Indian scientists craft portable blood-disorder detection kit

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) — Harnessing the technology that powers new-age mobile phones, Indian scientists... (more...)

Indian scientists craft portable blood-disorder detection kit

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) — Harnessing the technology that powers new-age mobile phones, Indian scientists... (more...)

UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria

Geneva, July 23 (IANS) — The World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency... (more...)

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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

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