Health and Fitness

Quicker food choices driven by taste

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) — If you want your diet to be healthy, take time in deciding the food you are about to pick,... (more...)

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Certain antidepressants safe for pregnant women?

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) — Use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can lead to life-long changes in anxiety-related... (more...)

Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015

By Xavi Fernandez de Castro Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) — Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian... (more...)

Nigerian Ebola patient cured in the Netherlands

The Hague, Dec 19 (IANS) — The Nigerian UN peacekeeper infected with Ebola has been cured after treatment in the Netherlands,... (more...)

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) — The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested here and flown... (more...)

Probing manufacture of generic drugs without testing: Nadda

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The government is investigating reports of generic versions of some medicines being manufactured... (more...)

HC orders free treatment for poor kid needing liver transplant

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The Delhi High Court Friday directed the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)... (more...)

Workshop on handling mentally challenged children

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — To train staff in institutions which handle mentally challenged children, an NGO Friday... (more...)

UN chief in Liberia on Ebola assessment trip

Monrovia, Dec 19 (IANS) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Friday arrived in Liberia’s capital Monrovia for a... (more...)

AIIMS hosts first Indo-US conference on nano engineering

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Friday hosted the first conference on... (more...)

Mobile tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF)... (more...)

Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa

Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) — The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached around 6,900 in the three most affected... (more...)

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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