Medicine

Sierra Leone’s vice president on self-imposed quarantine for Ebola

Freetown, March 1 (IANS) — Sierra Leone’s Vice President Alhaji Samsumana is on self-imposed quarantine following... (more...)

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Child dies of swine flu in Bengal, toll 8

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) — The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Saturday rose to eight with the death of a two and-a-half-year... (more...)

Budget allocation for AIIMS cut marginally

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — The allocation for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here witnessed a... (more...)

Allocation for women and child development ministry slashed

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — The allocation of the women and child development ministry has been slashed by 44 percent... (more...)

No IIT or AIIMS, budget has dashed Kerala’s hopes: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) — Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said the union budget has dashed his... (more...)

Bengal hospitals refusing swine flu patients: NGO tells Mamata

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) — NGO People for Better Treatment (PBT) has termed as “unlawful” the refusal to... (more...)

Limit of deduction in health insurance premium rises

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — There will be an increase in the limit of deduction in health insurance premium, Finance... (more...)

Six more AIIMS like institutes: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Six more AIIMS like institutions will be set up in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley... (more...)

80,000 secondary schools to be upgraded

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the government was committed to providing quality... (more...)

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness: Study

New York, Feb 28 (IANS) — Researchers have found evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a result of immunological... (more...)

WHO highlights threat of recreational noise for hearing loss

Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) — Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use... (more...)

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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

Mourners carry the casket of eight-month-old Zahra, who died from poisoning in Fort McMurray, outside the Al Rashid Mosque... (more...)

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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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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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Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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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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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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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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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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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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