Health and Fitness

WHO to begin vaccination trials in Guinea

United Nations, March 6 (IANS) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it will begin conducting Ebola... (more...)

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16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals; official toll is two (IANS Exclusive)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — Two government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP... (more...)

16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals; official toll is two (IANS exclusive)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — Two top government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP... (more...)

Kejriwal to begin natural therapy for cough

Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) — Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will undergo natural therapy over the next 10 days... (more...)

Haryana proposes law for registration of pregnancy

Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) — Faced with an adverse sex ratio which is the worst among all states in India, the Haryana... (more...)

12 swine flu cases in Goa

Panaji, March 5 (IANS) — At least 12 people have tested positive for swine flu in Goa so far, of whom one has died,... (more...)

Centre to launch three-day campaign for better women’s health

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — The union health ministry will launch a three-day nationwide campaign for ensuring better... (more...)

Diet with friend to lose weight: Survey

London, March 5 (IANS) — A new study has revealed that you are more likely to shed those extra pounds if you diet with... (more...)

Clean air improves kids’ lung, says study

Washington, March 5 (IANS) — Cleaner air results in better lung health in children, says a new study done in California. Efforts... (more...)

Kejriwal admitted to Bengaluru hospital for cough treatment

Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) — Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday admitted to a private hospital on... (more...)

Trying to lose weight? Don’t overestimate your efforts

New York, March 5 (IANS) — If you are on a diet, just skipping dessert can seem like a huge accomplishment, making... (more...)

Radiologists see improved diagnostic options for prostate cancer

Vienna, March 5 (IANS) — New ultrasound techniques and multi-parameter MRI scans during biopsies allow for the detection... (more...)

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VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

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No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canadaa

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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Health Check

Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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