Health and Fitness

Obama ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Ebola

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

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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...)

Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola

Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) — Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and... (more...)

Germany pledges additional five mn euros to fight Ebola

Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) — Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional... (more...)

Clashes between locals, Ebola team in Sierra Leone, curfew imposed

Freetown, Oct 22 (IANS) — A mid-day curfew was imposed in the city of Kono in eastern Sierra Leone after two people... (more...)

Indians in Gambia contribute to fight against Ebola (Lead, superseding earlier story)

By Francis Kokutse Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) — The Indian community in the West African nation of Gambia, has... (more...)

Government hospitals to provide free services: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) — West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said all patients will be entitled to... (more...)

India still on guard against polio

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — Despite being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has not... (more...)

Indians in Gambia contribute to Ebola fight

By Francis Kokutse Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) — The Indian community in neighbouring Gambia, one of the three countries... (more...)

Togo is free from Ebola, asserts PM

Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS) — Togolese Prime Minister Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu has asserted that his country is free from Ebola... (more...)

US ready to cooperate with Cuba in Ebola fight

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) — The US is ready to cooperate with Cuba in the international fight against Ebola in... (more...)

Marital woes can make you fat

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) — If you have a history of depression, picking up fights with your better half could increase... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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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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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Blogs

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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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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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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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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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