Medicine

New healthcare system for pregnant mothers

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) — The cumbersome days of stressful, manual, wired monitoring of the unborn child in pregnant... (more...)

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‘Good fat’ communicates with brain to counter obesity

New York, March 29 (IANS) — Brown fat tissue or “good fat” communicates with the brain through sensory... (more...)

‘Facebook Generation’ happier than teenagers a decade ago

London, March 29 (IANS) — Today’s “Facebook Generation” is happier and healthier than teenagers a... (more...)

Can daylight in schools protect eyesight of kids?

New York, March 29 (IANS) — A century-old belief that high daylight levels in schools could prevent short sight or... (more...)

Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always

New York, March 29 (IANS) — If you thought you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate, you... (more...)

Mix lettuce varieties to gain maximum health benefitS

London, March 29 (IANS) — Mixing lettuce varieties could help provide protection against the chain reactions of free... (more...)

Aggressive breast cancer ‘switch’ identified

Sydney, March 29 (IANS) — Australian researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of breast cancer,... (more...)

Guinea declares Ebola emergency in five regions

London, March 29 (IANS) — Guinean President Alpha Conde on Sunday declared a 45-day “health emergency”... (more...)

Wockhardt hospitals honoured with Golden Globe Tigers Award

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) — The world’s leading health care provider – Wockhardt hospitals – has been... (more...)

Bengal’s cleanliness project shortlisted for UN award

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) — The “Sabar Souchagar” (toilet for all) project in West Bengal’s Nadia... (more...)

Liberia’s first Ebola patient in weeks dies

Monrovia, March 28 (IANS) — A patient who was confirmed Ebola positive earlier this month has died, media reported. The... (more...)

Free cab rides to hospitals from April 1

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — To ensure equitable access to health services to all Delhiites, a new initiative that... (more...)

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World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Blogs

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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Harnoor Gill is volunteering at the World Vision Canada headquarers in Mississauga, Ontario

Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check

cancer

When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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cancer treatment

Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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patient and surgeon

Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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QUEBEC-WOMEN-FERTILITY

Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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