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Report: Dalai Lama in good health

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The Dalai Lama speaks during a presentation at Saint Marys Hospital in April 2012.

The Mayo Clinic says there are no major concerns with the Dalai Lama's health and he will fully recover after treatment, according to media reports.

The 80-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader was admitted at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for prostate treatment last week, says an article in the Arunachal Times.

"His physicians report no major concerns, and anticipate he will respond well to treatment and make a full recovery," a Mayo spokeswoman said in a statement, according to Tibetan website Phayul.com.

"He is being treated for a prostate condition that is common for men of his age," the spokeswoman said.

The Dalai Lama had left Dharamsala, India, for the United States on Jan. 19 and will return after a month's rest. His regular engagements are scheduled from March.


In September 2015, the Dalai Lama had cancelled his US trip on the advice of his doctors at the clinic, who had asked him to rest for several weeks after a medical checkup.

In September, the Dalai Lama canceled a series of appearances in the United States on the advice of his U.S. doctors. He was told to rest for several weeks after a medical checkup.

The Dalai Lama said he has been going to the Mayo Clinic for regular health checkups for the past nine years.

The Tibetan spiritual leader fled across the Himalayas to India after a failed uprising in Tibet in 1959. He settled in Dharamsala and set up a Tibetan government-in-exile there.

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