Health and Fitness

Bhutan has made progress in universal health coverage: WHO

Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) — Bhutan is one of the countries in South Asia which has made significant progress in... (more...)

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Now, 3D-printed plaster cast to heal wound faster

London, April 23 (IANS) — In what could revolutionise plaster cast technology, a Turkish design student has unveiled... (more...)

How bariatric surgery can help control diabetes

London, April 23 (IANS) — That bariatric surgery, or obesity surgery, leads to weight loss is well known, but researchers... (more...)

McDonaldisation of gym culture spreading fast: Study

London, April 23 (IANS) — You must have witnessed the mushrooming of gym and fitness centres in your neighbourhood... (more...)

New drug to treat depression?

New York, April 23 (IANS) — There is good news for people suffering from depression as researchers have now identified... (more...)

Now, the ICU comes home – at a fraction of the cost (Health Feature)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — Imagine a fully functional ICU in the comfort of your home and at a fraction... (more...)

Testosterone levels in womb may impact your health

London, April 23 (IANS) — Know that your testosterone levels may be determined even before you are born? Yes. In the... (more...)

Bone marrow can cure blood disorders

Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) — A leading specialty hospital has demonstrated that bone marrow stem cells can cure blood... (more...)

Pain may curb sex drive in women: Study

Toronto, April 23 (IANS) — Do not blame her for no action tonight as women in pain often say no to sex as pain from... (more...)

Heart’s development doesn’t stop with birth

New York, April 23 (IANS) — Contrary to popular beliefs, development of the heart does not stop with birth. A study... (more...)

Mothers! Take a break from fish for healthier babies

New York, April 23 (IANS) — Potential mothers need to fast from fish for many years to avoid passing on certain harmful... (more...)

Indian-American doctor indicted for causing death of two patients

Washington, April 23 (IANS) — An Indian-American doctor in New Mexico has been arrested following his indictment by... (more...)

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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

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VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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