Why do South Asians have such high rates of heart disease?

People of South Asian descent, which includes countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, have four times the risk of heart disease compared to the general population, and they develop the disease up to a decade earlier. (Written by Anahad O’Connor) Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart […]


Ozzy Osbourne is out of the ICU

After being hospitalized last week for flu complications, Ozzy Osbourne is out of intensive care and on the mend. “He’s doing great,” his wife, Sharon Osbourne, said on her show “The Talk” on Tuesday. “He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own.” The 70-year-old rock star has been struggling recently with […]


Contract health workers’ stir enters second day in Karnataka

Despite an assurance by Health Minister Shivanand S. Patil that their demands would be considered, members of the Karnataka State Health Department Contract Employees’ Forum continued their strike for the second day on Monday. Around 28,000 Health Department staff on contract have launched an indefinite strike seeking salaries on a par with those of permanent […]

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Did legendary poet Lord Byron have anorexia?

British journalist and author Antony Peattie traces the condition of anorexia in England’s celebrated poet, Lord George Byron, in his soon-to-be-released book Lord Byron, the 18th-century, Romantic era poet, was known as much for his flamboyant affairs, as he was for his literary genius. However, it is only in the past decade, that details of […]


Indian doctors in UK protest ‘unfair’ health surcharge

UK-based Indian doctors and healthcare professionals are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain. The“Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced in April 2015 and from December last year, it was hiked from 200 pounds to 400 pounds […]


Odisha BJP leader fails to appear before police in murder case

Cites health reasons, seeks more time Citing health reasons, Odisha BJP spokesperson Golak Mohapatra did not appear on Thursday at Chhatrapur police station in Ganjam district for interrogation in connection with the murder of youth BJD leader Laxmidutta Pradhan in 2017. Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Chhatrapur, Ramesh Sethi said Mr. Mohapatra sought one-month time for his […]


Rapper Freeway undergoes successful kidney transplant

Philadelphia rapper Freeway, who has been battling kidney failure for years, finally received a transplant. The 40-year-old posted a video to Instagram Tuesday, announcing that he’d undergone the procedure and it had been a success. “What’s up everybody? Thank y’all for the prayers and all your support. Everything went well, the surgery went well. I’m […]