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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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India’s health protection gap is among biggest in Asia

MUMBAI: The country has one of the biggest health protection gaps in Asia, which is expected to increase by 12.3 per cent annually to USD 214 billion by 2020, a… Read more »

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Zika virus may be carried by other mosquitoes

RIO DE JANEIRO: Research by scientists in Brazil indicates that a mosquito more common than the one primarily known to transmit Zika infections may possibly be able to carry the… Read more »

Scientists say they still have a lot to learn about Zika before they'll have a vaccine ready for people.

Best way to understand Zika might be to inject it into volunteers

That idea may sound a little crazy, but it’s not unprecedented. And some researchers are hoping the approach could help speed up the search for an effective Zika vaccine. Right now,… Read more »

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Stressed fathers may put kids at diabetes risk

These epigenetic marks do not affect the underlying DNA, but they do control how Sfmbt2 and an associated microRNA (the intronic microRNA-466b-3p) are expressed. The epigenetic reprogramming from stress, through… Read more »

CDC Director Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations subcommittee and Western Hemisphere subcommittee hearing on: 'The Global Zika Epidemic.

Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak

WASHINGTON: New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect… Read more »

Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, the neuro-pediatrician who first recognized and alerted authorities over the microcephaly crisis in Brazil, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly in Recife, Brazil.

Babies’ eye damage in Brazil linked to Zika?

CHICAGO: The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests. The study lacks hard proof of any… Read more »

Indian drugs cheaper, says Govt on withdrawing duty exemption

Indian drugs cheaper, says Govt on withdrawing duty exemption

NEW DELHI: Defending the move to end the customs duty exemption for import of 76 life saving drugs including those for treating cancer, AIDS and haemophilia, Government has said Indian… Read more »

Indian-owned medical firm in UAE to provide healthcare at home

Indian-owned medical firm in UAE to provide healthcare at home

DUBAI: A Dubai-based Indian-owned healthcare firm has launched a program aimed at providing medical services to the local community at their homes in the UAE. Aster DM Healthcare, which owns… Read more »