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India home to 3rd highest number of HIV-infected people

India home to 3rd highest number of HIV-infected people

UNITED NATIONS: India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world with 2.1 million Indians accounting for about four out of 10 people infected with the… Read more »

Atul Gawande

Indian-American surgeon Gawande chosen for BBC lecture

LONDON: A well-known Indian-American surgeon and writer Atul Gawande will deliver this year’s prestigious BBC Reith Lectures in four global cities, including Delhi. Dr Gawande, a Harvard professor and best-selling… Read more »

Cancer related deaths on the rise in India

Cancer related deaths on the rise in India

NEW DELHI: Cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India with cases of various types of cancer and related deaths being on rise, according to data released by the… Read more »

Medical students to be posted in rural areas

Medical students to be posted in rural areas

NEW DELHI: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, the government has said it is mulling sending medical students pursuing post-graduation courses on village posting and… Read more »

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Sunshine vitamin boosts bowel cancer survival

LONDON: Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a new study has found. Patients with the highest levels… Read more »

Flyers duty free allowance of cigarettes halved

Flyers duty free allowance of cigarettes halved

NEW DELHI: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent the duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The… Read more »


California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. A bill by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Los Angeles, would set guidelines for… Read more »


Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

JUNEAU, Alaska: Juneau resident Todd Mace picked up electronic cigarette use about a year ago as a healthier option while he tried to kick a decade-long cigarette habit. Being able… Read more »

Suhail Ahmad Khan Durani

Indian doctor wins deportation battle

MELBOURNE: A 38-year-old Indian doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient in Australia has won a legal battle to overrule an executive decision to deport him on character grounds. Perth-based… Read more »


Vardhan for 50% VAT on tobacco products

NEW DELHI: In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent… Read more »

5 things to know on children's life insurance

5 things to know on children’s life insurance

ATLANTA: Policies for children represent a small fraction of the life insurance market, but they made the news last week after a court hearing for a Georgia man accused of… Read more »

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

LONDON: Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs. A team of researchers from KU Leuven, in… Read more »

Time for protection against mosquitoes, diseases

Time for protection against mosquitoes, diseases

CONCORD, N.H.: New Hampshire health officials are encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions against mosquitoes and the diseases they may bring, especially the West Nile virus and Eastern Equine… Read more »


Need to reduce cost of providing healthcare

NEW DELHI: India needs to reduce the cost of providing healthcare services as this results in limiting the investments in the sector due to long payback periods, an industry body… Read more »

Smoking to be costly

Smoking to be costly; color TV, footwear set to be cheaper

NEW DELHI: Smokers will have to shell out more for the puff as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today proposed a steep hike in duty on cigarettes, and also made pan… Read more »


Immigration overhaul death may hurt Colorado GOP

DENVER: The 2014 electoral map makes it unlikely Republicans will pay an immediate political price for the recent death of an immigration overhaul bill, except in one key, perennial swing… Read more »

Clay Jenkins

Dallas County to house up to 2,000 immigrant kids

DALLAS: A judge says as many as 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children could be transported from the Texas-Mexico border to three temporary housing facilities in Dallas County by the end of… Read more »

Some of a dozen women and children from Honduras are apprehended by Border Patrol near the Anzalduas International Bridge not far from the border with Mexico at the Rio Grande river in Mission, Tex

Obama to seek $2 billion for border control

BROWNSVILLE, Texas: President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas… Read more »

Crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

Crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

WASHINGTON: One year into congressional efforts to overhaul US immigration reform, the nation’s 11 million undocumented migrants are no closer to legal status, with a swelling humanitarian border crisis only… Read more »

David A. Isaacson

Rare certification on questions of state law

In both February and May of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did something that it appears not to have done in an immigration case in… Read more »