Medicine

Chelation therapy saves life of young cardiac patient

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — A 22-year-old man, who despite two stents in his heart’s arteries, developed chest... (more...)

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Lufthansa considers spot medical checks of pilots

Berlin, May 22 (IANS) — German airline Lufthansa said on Friday that the company was considering spot medical checks... (more...)

Popular porn film hides message about testicular cancer

Sydney, May 22 (IANS) — In a first such awareness campaign about testicular cancer, an Australian advertising agency... (more...)

Chronic gambling linked to depression

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) — Gambling and depression could develop hand-in-hand from the teenage years to early adulthood. Researchers... (more...)

Infections can also affect your IQ

London, May 22 (IANS) — In addition to harming your physical heath, severe infections of any type can affect your mental... (more...)

Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) — Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted... (more...)

Afternoon protein snacks may help prevent teenage obesity

New York, May 22 (IANS) — Are you wondering how to make your adolescent kid avoid eating unhealthy in the evening?... (more...)

Air pollution may increase autism risk in kids

New York, May 22 (IANS) — Exposure to air pollution in the womb and the first two years of life may be associated with... (more...)

Cipla’s British arm buys majority stake in Ugandan firm

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) — The British subsidiary of Indian drug major Cipla Ltd has acquired 51 percent equity stake... (more...)

Anti-polio drive suspended in Pakistan for security reasons

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) — An anti-polio drive was suspended on Thursday in Pakistan’s Quetta city due to authorities’... (more...)

India emerging as facial hair transplant hub: Doctors

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) — India is fast emerging as the global hub of facial hair transplant which helps people improve... (more...)

Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Prasad

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications... (more...)

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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