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Breakfast is the unhealthiest meal in India: new study

NEW DELHI: Dismissing the old adage of breakfast being the healthiest meal of the day, a new study noted that it is in fact the unhealthiest meal in India. According… Read more »

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2015, file photo, pedestrians make their way across a busy intersection on a day with severe air pollution in Beijing. Average concentrations of air particulates in 189 Chinese cities fell by 10 percent in 2015, according to a new Greenpeace report, a sign that pollution overall is decreasing even as catastrophic levels of smog this winter in northern China effectively shut down schools and roads. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Smog pushes Beijing residents to innovate for the world

BEIJING: Beijing residents concerned about breathing the capital’s thick gray air are adapting, inventing and even creating businesses to protect the health of their families and others. Some of their… Read more »

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Wellness apps to rescue of ‘unhealthy’ Asians

Asians are concerned about their health, but their level of satisfaction has dropped due to failure to ensure that they remain healthy. The culprit: lack of exercise. “Generation O” (overworked,… Read more »

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Secy Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it

WASHINGTON: Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary has said the new administration won’t “pull the rug out” from those covered by “Obamacare.” Democrats were unimpressed, noting a… Read more »

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Haryana MoU with Patanjali for herbal forest

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Forest Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Patanjali Anusandhan Sansthan Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Haridwar for developing World Herbal Forest in Morni in district Panchkula…. Read more »

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Senate is poised to take a step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law despite anxiety among some GOP senators that they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

Republican-led Senate moving forward on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

WASHINGTON: The Republican-led Senate worked into the night on legislation that’s the first step to dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, even as some GOP lawmakers remained anxious over… Read more »

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Trump pick Seema Verma meets lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Seema Verma, a nominee for a top health position in the incoming Trump administration and seen as key to replacing Obamacare, has met top US lawmakers ahead of… Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »