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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives on U.S. Capitol Hill in Washington, to meet with House and Senate Democratic leaders. Walking with him is Rep. Federica Wilson, D-Fla., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. Obama was at the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul.

Health care battle could decide balance of power in Washington

WASHINGTON: The messaging battle is over on repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law, and the balance of power in Washington may be at stake. Democrats believe they… Read more »

Bikram Choudhury, front, founder of the Yoga College of India, leads a class at the Yoga Expo 2003 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Yoga guru ordered to pay for lawsuit

LOS ANGELES: The founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to turn over the proceeds from his global fitness business to go toward a $6.8 million judgment his former legal… Read more »

Boltt says the new smart shoes will scientifically improve running, track and further fitness levels and show the consumer their health in a whole new way.

Indian develops ‘smart’ shoes with intelligence to boost fitness

WASHINGTON: An Indian start-up has developed a range of fitness wearables, such as ‘smart’ shoes and bands, integrated with an artificial intelligence (AI) coach which can provide you a personalized… Read more »

Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York.

Carey entertains woman with breast cancer

BERLIN, Conn.: Christmas arrived a week early for a smiling Larissa Podermanski when she met pop star Mariah Carey backstage at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Fast-forward to… Read more »


Trump nominates Ind-Am Seema Verma to top administration post

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated an Indian-American woman to a top administration position, making her in charge of a federal agency within the US Department of Health and… Read more »

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston, about the White House’s cancer “moonshot” initiative — a push to throw everything at finding a cure within five years.

Progress in ‘moonshot’ for cancer cure

BOSTON: Vice President Joe Biden has said that the White House’s “moonshot” to find a cure for cancer has been making real progress in the past year, but more needs… Read more »

The World Health Organization says that in recent years, globalisation of travel and trade, unplanned urbanisation and environmental challenges including climate change has had a “significant” impact on transmission of vector-borne diseases.

WHO calls for strengthening India’s disease surveillance network

NEW DELHI: The WHO has called for strengthening India’s disease surveillance network by engaging private healthcare sector more for reliable counts of cases of dengue and chikungunya, which have claimed… Read more »

Union Health Minister J P Nadda

40,000 affected by dengue & chikungunya

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister J P Nadda has stressed on the need for close coordination between the Centre and states to deal with the outbreak of chikungunya and dengue,… Read more »


Make yoga a mass movement, PM Modi tells ministers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought the support of all Union ministers and department heads to make yoga a… Read more »


5 Delhi hospitals fined for refusing free treatment

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has asked five private hospitals in the city, including Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), to deposit “unwarranted profits” of over… Read more »


CIIS honors Ayurveda practioner Acharya Shunya

Crowne Plaza Foster City 1221 Chess Drive FOSTER CITY, CA: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) awarded the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Distinguished Service Award to Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur On… Read more »


Palo Alto VA Employees to Hold Informational Picket Outside VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Palo Alto VA Employees to Hold Informational Picket Outside VA Palo Alto Health Care System AFGE members to picket proposed closing of VA hospitals nationwide When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30… Read more »


After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan

SENDAI, Japan: The World Bank has announced a new program to mobilize funds quickly against virulent disease outbreaks after the world was caught unprepared in the 2014 Ebola disaster in… Read more »

Neurogenesis could be directly affected by long-term use of antibiotics causing a disruption in brain function.

Long-term use of antibiotics may harm brain

BERLIN: Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics may disrupt brain functions and affect the formation of new brain cells, a new study has claimed. A special kind of immune cell… Read more »

India, China to play constructive role in 21st century Prez

India, China to play constructive role in 21st century: Prez

BEIJING: President Pranab Mukherjee today said India and China are poised to play a “significant and constructive” role in the 21st century as 10 Indian universities today signed agreements with… Read more »


Turn cancer on with animal protein; and off with plant diet

FORT MYERS, Fla: One grew up on a cattle farm. The other on a dairy farm. They evolved into two of the country’s strongest proponents of whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Their… Read more »

kidney disease

Climate change may up kidney disease

WASHINGTON: Climate change may be accelerating rates of chronic kidney disease caused by dehydration and heat stress, according to a new study. The findings suggest that a condition called heat… Read more »


Excessive smartphone use makes you hyperactive

WASHINGTON: Smartphone addicts, take note! People who use digital technology excessively may develop ADHD-like symptoms even if they are not diagnosed with the disorder, a new study has warned. “With… Read more »

Situation very complex in Bangladesh US

Situation very complex in Bangladesh: US

WASHINGTON: The situation is “very complex” and there is a threat “on the ground” in Bangladesh, the US has said after a series of bloody attacks on secular writers and… Read more »

Development of Zika virus vaccine underway in India WHO

Development of Zika virus vaccine underway in India: WHO

UNITED NATIONS: India is among five countries where projects are underway to develop vaccines to fight the deadly Zika virus affecting newborns in 38 countries. The World Health Organization’s Director-General… Read more »