Medicine

Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week

Washinton, Aug 29 (IANS) — The US government announced Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine... (more...)

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Poultry industry misleading people: CSE

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) — The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Thursday rubbished claims made by the poultry... (more...)

Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO

Geneva, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) — The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa could reach 20,000,... (more...)

Trim down your ‘side fat’

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) — Eliminate that extra padding on the sides of your waist by doing the right moves, eating... (more...)

NHRC notice to three states over encephalitis

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) — The NHRC Thursday issued notice to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha... (more...)

Junk food kills craving for balanced diet

Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) — A fast food diet can not only make you obese but also reduces your appetite for normal, balanced... (more...)

Brains of depressed young adults ‘hyper-connected’

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) — Several regions of the brain in young adults who have a history of depression are “hyper-connected”... (more...)

Therapy for one Ebola strain possible: Indian-origin scientist

Toronto, Aug 28 (IANS) — In a study that holds promise for developing new drugs against the deadly Ebola virus, a team... (more...)

New health policy to address reproductive illness

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) — The new national health policy being brought out by the government will address the rising... (more...)

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

London, Aug 28 (IANS) — Nigeria Thursday confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a doctor in the oil hub of... (more...)

48 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 28 (IANS) — At least 48 students, including girls, fell ill and were admitted to hospital after eating... (more...)

Daily exercise improves bone and joint health

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) — Daily exercise and a healthy food regime helps minimise bone and joint health decline. According... (more...)

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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Baby born with two faces in India fighting for life (Warning: Graphic content)

VANCOUVER DESI A baby born with two faces and four eyes is fighting for her life at a hospital in western India, according to Ruptly….
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City of Vancouver gives multicultural society the boot

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The Vancouver Multicultural Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations have hit a major snag after the city issued the group notice of eviction…
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Mystic India: The World Tour takes the PNE stage Tuesday and runs until Sept. 1. Submitted photo.

Bollywood dance group Mystic India takes stage at PNE for one week only (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance troupe Mystic India will be transporting Vancouver audiences overseas as it takes the PNE stage for one week only….
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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