MPs, journalists bat for children’s right to good health

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — The second annual ‘Batting for Life’ Twenty20 cricket match between MPs and... (more...)

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Britain sends more armymen to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone

London, Dec 20 (IANS) — Britain Saturday sent its first batch of army reserves to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola... (more...)

AIIMS to provide shelter to patients, relatives in winter

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — With the slump in the temperature and cold winds sweeping across the national capital, the... (more...)

NDA committed to strengthening healthcare infrastructure: Rajnath

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) — Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday stressed upon the need of improving conditions... (more...)

Himachal orders probe after patients lose eyesight

Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) — The Himachal Pradesh government Saturday ordered a probe after some patients, who had undergone... (more...)

Government committed to improve medical infrastructure: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) — Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said the government was committed to improving... (more...)

UN chief assures support to Sierra Leone Ebola fight

Freetown, Dec 20 (IANS) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has assured the government and people of Sierra Leone of... (more...)

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) — A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance... (more...)

Lost memories can be restored: Scientists

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) — In a new ray of hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers... (more...)

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...)

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...)

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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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Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
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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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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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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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