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Modi eying bigger national role, WikiLeaks reveals


September 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is eying a bigger national leadership role and is positioning himself for a power struggle in the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Itching, like yawning, can be contagious


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.Contagious itch is visually transmitted, said Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Emotional distress does not stop fertility treatment from working: Study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Stress and tension do not stop fertility treatment from working, according to a new study.Many infertile women believe that emotional distress (for example stress and tension) is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breastfeeding not always best for mums


February 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that many new mothers are under so much pressure to breastfeed, they have been psychologically distressed by their experiences.The women, who all gave ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hamid Ansari calls for more funds for State Universities to improve higher education


December 20th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 20 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday said that higher education cannot improve in India unless State Universities, which are the backbone and represent the bulk of enrolment, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Learning to swim ‘could make kids smarter’


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 2 (ANI): Queensland researchers believe that learning to swim could make children smarter.A Griffith University research project will examine over 10,000 kids aged up to five to find out if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Raw ginger can reduce muscle strain after exercise


October 5th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking raw ginger in small amount every day reduces the strain on muscles after a workout.Ginger has long been used as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepal’s growing pornography trade preys on women


June 16th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepali women are increasingly being forced to work in the Himalayan republic's growing domestic pornographic industry, a report has warned. The US government's 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ICC says at least 18 months study required to consider day-night test feasibility


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that at least 18 months' research has to be done on different coloured balls before activating a plan to hold day-night ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, software that decodes emotions over the phone


May 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): An Israeli company called eXaudios has developed a new computer program that can not only predict a caller's emotional state over the phone, but may also diagnose a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asian job seekers abandoning traditional surnames to find work in New Zealand


April 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Apr. 3 (ANI): In the hope of easily finding work in New Zealand, Asian job-seekers are not only Anglicising their first names but also abandoning their traditional surnames all-together.One Chinese woman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Straight-A students at increased mental illness risk


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The cleverest children in school are four times more likely to develop mental illness as adults, reveals a new study.The research team from King's College London found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children ‘disappeared’ from hospitals in Haiti: UN


January 22nd, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 22 (DPA) Some 15 children have "disappeared" from hospitals in Haiti since a devastating earthquake struck the country last week, a United Nations spokesman said. According to Jean Luc Legrand, with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Link between Israel’s lost tribes and Pashtuns of Af-Pak to be genetically analyzed


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 22 (ANI): Reports indicate that Israel is going to fund a rare genetic study to determine whether there is a link between the lost tribes of Israel and the Pashtuns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Riots break out in Haiti; toll could reach 200,000 (Lead)


January 18th, 2010 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 18 (DPA) Riots broke out Sunday in different parts of the ruined capital city, with gunfire aimed randomly at people, Haitian police said. Police stopped travellers from heading into the centre ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Collaboration, not competition the way forward for a successful deal on climate change: Shyam Saran


November 10th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Climate change is a global problem and its solution should come through collaboration between developed and developing countries, according to Shyam Saran, Prime Minister of India's Special ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Experts cast doubts on efficacy of Chinese herbal medicines in preventing diabetes


October 7th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Although Chinese herbal medicines has been found effective in preventing type 2 diabetes, experts say more research is required to recommend their use.Scientists have cast doubts on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elusive golden cat photographed in Uganda’s jungle


September 17th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 17 (ANI): The elusive wild African golden cat has been photographed deep in the jungle of Uganda.The African golden cat is a medium-sized cat, about 80cm long, that lives within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US pets getting acupuncture treatment by their vets


July 27th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Vets in the U.S. are using acupuncture to treat pets for a wide range of medical problems.Some of the complaints that are being treated in dogs and cats ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jacko’s albums seem set to top UK album chart


June 28th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Britain's official chart compilers have revealed that late King of Pop Michael Jackson is all set to top the country's album chart six years after his last ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Australia takes tough line on female circumcision


May 1st, 2009 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (DPA) Female circumcision is called female genital mutilation (FGM) in Australia and it's a crime. Those performing it face a possible seven-year prison term and those who don't report it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WTA financially strong course economic storm


March 18th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 18 (DPA) The Women Tennis Association (WTA) is well-placed to withstand the current world economic downturn with major sponsors all healthy, though boss Larry Scott says he expects ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How do firms gauge effectiveness of internal communications?


March 9th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Most companies consider internal communication important enough for their health, but have no formal methods in place for the purpose. New research has found that most businesses measure the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

100,000 Indians will return from US in next 3-5 years


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) As many as 100,000 Indians and an equal number of Chinese will return to their native countries in the next three to five years, a move that will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New technology may help avert bird-plane collisions in future


February 7th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Technologies being worked upon currently may someday make aircraft more visible to birds, so they have time to dodge oncoming planes, to avoid collisions.Most of todays anti-bird-strike ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extensive sea ice melt causing polar bears to go hungry


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): New estimates have revealed that warmer temperatures and earlier melting of sea ice are causing polar bears to go hungry, with the number of undernourished bears tripling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fresh blood better for cancer patients survival


December 31st, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Replacing old blood with new boosts the chances for survival in cancer patients, according to study by Tel Aviv University.The study by TAU researchers found that a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Al Qaeda could soon be on decline, having alienated Muslim supporters


November 21st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Terror outfit al Qaeda could soon be on the decline, having alienated Muslim supporters with indiscriminate killing and inattention to the practical problems of poverty, unemployment and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ingredients in plastic test tubes may skew results of drug tests


November 7th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): Ingredients in plastic test tubes can block some biological reactions while testing the efficacy of drugs, and thereby lead researchers to bogus conclusions, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Not saying no to sex by women doesnt tantamount to yes


October 14th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): As the Schoolies Week approaches, there are fears that young males still do not realise the fact that when a woman says no to sex, she means ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Palin energizing American women from all walks of life


September 10th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.10 (ANI): Since her rapid transition from an obscure Alaska governor to Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin has reenergized the presidential race and further polarized it. According to the Washington ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brain may become the battlefield in future wars


August 14th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new report has predicted that the human brain could become a battlefield in future wars, including pharmacological land mines and drones directed by mind control.According to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Massage speeds up recovery after sports injury


August 13th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Popular perception that massage speeds up recovery after a sports injury has now been validated by scientific evidence. "There is potential that this continuing research will have huge ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why flushing is harmful for you


August 10th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): While you may ignore flushing as sign of embarrassment, anger or excitement, but as it turns out, the redness of the face, ears, neck can be a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brits taking to ‘’staycations” to save money


July 12th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Staycations, a term that signifies cancelling or cutting back on holiday plans to stay at home, may soon become a mantra for people wanting to save money ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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