Health and Fitness

Fortis sells Singapore facility to Fullerton for $83.5 mn

Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) — Leading healthcare delivery provider Fortis on Monday announced sale of its Singapore-based... (more...)

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‘BAHA emerging as best treatment for single side deafness’

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) — The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is fast emerging as the perfect treatment for patients... (more...)

Lung health of Indian children bad: Survey

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) — Around 35 percent of school going children in India suffer from poor lung health with pollution... (more...)

Chinese take to yoga; to be discussed during Modi visit

By Vishal Gulati New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) — The Chinese are taking to yoga in a big way, if what their officials here... (more...)

Intense physical exercise can lower lymphoma risk

Toronto, May 4 (IANS) — Performing vigorous physical activity over one’s lifetime may lower the risk of non-Hodgkin... (more...)

New insight into retinal disease gene therapy

Washington, May 4 (IANS) — Gene therapy for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes blindness... (more...)

Chinese medical workers in Nepal

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) — A group of medical workers from China’s Tibet region on Monday reached Nepal to help... (more...)

Now fear of epidemic looms in Nepal

By Shweta Sharma Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) — Cholera, diarrhea, pneumonia and flu are some of the infectious diseases... (more...)

Gossiping good for your health: Study

New York, May 4 (IANS) — Love gossiping with friends? Do not shy away from the habit as it is good for your health,... (more...)

Cardio exercises can prevent severe asthma attacks (May 5 is World Asthma Day)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) — Life had been slowly going downhill for 36-year-old car mechanic Cyril Joseph... (more...)

Indian-origin team develops novel gel for biomedical research

New York, May 4 (IANS) — A team of Indian-origin researchers from the Harvard University has developed a novel, truly... (more...)

Avoid one sugary drink a day to cut diabetes risk

London, May 4 (IANS) — Replacing one serving of a sugary drink daily with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee... (more...)

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The Jago!

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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

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Monday 05/04 50%
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Late night thunderstorms. Low 7C.
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Tomorrow 05/05 60%
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Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the morning. High 14C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
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Wednesday 05/06 10%
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 15C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.

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During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

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100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

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