Health and Fitness

Unique ‘signature’ found in ageing brain

London, Sep 30 (IANS) — In a discovery that may lead to treatments that can slow or reverse cognitive decline in the... (more...)

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Jet fuel oil seed boosts liver detoxification

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) — Crushed seeds left after oil extraction from Camelina sativa seed, an oilseed crop used in... (more...)

New frontier for heart failure treatment

Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) — Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function... (more...)

Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) — Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively... (more...)

Sweat-eating bacteria may treat acne

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) — Bacteria that metabolise ammonia – a major component of sweat – may improve skin... (more...)

Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) — Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body... (more...)

10 new polio cases in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) — Ten new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, raising the total number of such cases... (more...)

UN chief, Sierra Leone minister discuss Ebola crisis

United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister Samura... (more...)

Healthy fat in olive oil may repair failing hearts

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) — Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, may help restore proper metabolism of fuel... (more...)

An apple a day keeps obesity-related disorders away

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) — Want a healthy life? Eat an apple daily as certain compounds present in a specific variety... (more...)

Man dies two years after being struck by stray bullet

Santiago, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) — A 23-year-old Chilean man died after two years in a persistent vegetative state as a... (more...)

Over 2,000 Germans volunteer to help battle Ebola

Addia Ababa, Sep 29 (IANS) — Over 2,000 Germans have heeded the government’s call to register as volunteers for... (more...)

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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Review: Was Shah Rukh Khan’s SLAM! The Tour worth the 3 hour delay in Vancouver?

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI After a nearly three-hour delay, Bollywood finally took over Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum Saturday night with a lavish evening of song, dance,…
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Religious groups angry over Barbie as Hindu goddess Kali, Virgin Mary (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Two artists from Argentina have given the legendary Barbie and Ken dolls forms of various religious figurines from Jesus and Mary to Hindu…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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One of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI More than five months later, one of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found. According to The Guardian (2014) on…
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EDUCATION: Back to School Week: Schools are Open Again!

AMRITA SAHOTA VANCOUVER DESI Monday marked the start of a new year!  Schools swung open their doors to students across the province.  There was a…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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