Health and Fitness

Simple test measures Parkinson’s progress in brain

New York, May 27 (IANS) — US researchers have identified what happens to the brain with the progression of Parkinson’s... (more...)

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Chandigarh bans nicotine sale

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) — Chandigarh has imposed a ban on nicotine sale. Earlier, Punjab was the only state where... (more...)

Pakistan urges EU to relax travel restrictions

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) — Pakistan has urged the European Union (EU) to relax travel restrictions imposed on the country... (more...)

Tweak your lifestyle a bit and manage diabetes well (Book Review)

By Nishant Arora Book: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes; Author: Merlin Thomas; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India; Pages: 277;... (more...)

16 mn in Yemen have no access to drinking water: Oxfam

Cairo, May 26 (IANS/EFE) — Nearly two-thirds of the Yemeni population, a total of 16 million people, live without access... (more...)

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

Jackie Hannaford at her home in Vancouver, B.C. May 25, 2015. Arlen Redekop, Vancouver Desi SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In... (more...)

Teenage obesity may double bowel cancer risk

London, May 26 (IANS) — Being obese or very overweight during teenage may double the risk of developing bowel cancer... (more...)

Behavioural training can prevent cannabis use: Study

Ottawa, May 26 (IANS) — Brief behavioural training sessions can help prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use among some... (more...)

Ramdev’s ‘Putrajeevak beej’ is named after herb: AYUSH minister

Panaji, May 26 (IANS) — Giving a clean chit to ‘Putrajeevak Beej’, an ayurvedic medicine promoted by yoga... (more...)

New test to help early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Washington, May 26 (IANS) — Opening up the possibility for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, scientists have identified... (more...)

Motherhood brings lasting changes to the brain

Ottawa, May 26 (IANS) — Looking at the effects of hormone therapy on females, researchers have found that pregnancy... (more...)

New way of preventing diabetes-linked blindness

New York, May 26 (IANS) — Blocking a second protein linked to blood vessel growth, along with one that is already well-known,... (more...)

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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