arsenic poisoning

Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year

June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Novel device filters heavy metals from water

December 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Lakes and water bodies contaminated with heavy metals could become a thing of the past -- thanks to a novel device that filters their traces from ... Read more...

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Crime Novelist: Jane Austen killed by arsenic poisoning

November 15th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crime novelist has concluded that Jane Austen was killed with arsenic. It’s been almost two centuries since Austen died but the mystery surrounding her death has ... Read more...

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US scientists say use of deep aquifers in irrigation could raise arsenic poisoning in S. Asia

May 28th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers of three American universities have warned farmers in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia not to use deep, uncontaminated aquifers for irrigation, as continuing with the ... Read more...

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American Scientist Proclaims That The Liberator Simon Bolivar Could Have Expired Due To Poison

May 5th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An American scientist is endorsing a conjecture that has been broadly discarded as a personal fixation of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. The conjecture is ... Read more...

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Scientist Feels Simon Bolivar Died Of Arsenic Poisoning

May 5th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela has been claiming for years that his idol Simon Bolivar passed away in 1830 in poisoning and not from tuberculosis. ... Read more...

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Beware of herbal medicines! They can be deadly

February 9th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs. A ... Read more...

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Charles Darwin suffered from “cyclical vomiting syndrome”

December 14th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): An Australian doctor has diagnosed the mysterious illness that 19th-century scientist Charles Darwin suffered from, as being "cyclical vomiting syndrome".John Hayman, associate professor at Monash University in Melbourne, ... Read more...

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Geologists help Indians identify contaminated water sources to fight arsenic poisoning

October 23rd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India are empowering Bengalis by helping them identify contaminated water sources so they can make more informed decisions about where to ... Read more...

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Indian academic leads British team on arsenic prevention project

July 27th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian-born academic Bhaskar Sengupta is to lead a top British scientific team to conduct research and training aimed at preventing groundwater arsenic poisoning in eastern India, Queen's University ... Read more...

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South American mummies were victims of arsenic poisoning

July 5th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that many of the ancient mummies from the South American Chinchorro culture were victims of arsenic poisoning.The Chinchorro mummies are mummified remains of ... Read more...

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Pranab banks on performance in Lok Sabha fight

May 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Jangipur (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS) Up against a relative political lightweight, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is banking on his popularity and development work to retain the Jangipur Lok ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia solved

March 26th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have solved the mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia, by discovering how arsenic enters the groundwater below the Himalayas.Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and ... Read more...

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New technique could protect water from arsenic poisoning

September 17th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An ultra sensitive technique for detecting toxic heavy metals in water has opened the way for safer use of groundwater and recycling water.The breakthrough is significant given how ... Read more...

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Low-cost tech to provide arsenic-free water to millions

August 29th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A solution to arsenic contamination of underground water resources, linked to rising cancer rates in Southern Asia, has been developed by Queen's University researchers in Belfast.Over 70 million ... Read more...

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Scientists find solution to remove scourge of arsenic poisoning in South Asia

August 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Queens University Belfast have come up with a solution to the worlds worst case of ongoing mass poisoning by creating a new low-cost technology ... Read more...

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Super-bug study may help address pollution-related health problems

February 21st, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, February 21 (ANI): Australian scientists seem to be inching towards an effective way to address health risks posed by mining and farming pollution, for they have found a microbe living in ... Read more...

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Study of Napoleons hair debunks poisoning claims

February 12th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 12 (ANI): Italian researchers have debunked claims that Napoleon Bonaparte died of arsenic poisoning by examining the French emperors hair.Researchers from the universities of Pavia and Milan have also ... Read more...

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Garlic may cut arsenic poisoning risk

January 15th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
London, January 15 (ANI): An animal study conducted at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in Kolkata has provided evidence that garlic helps fight arsenic poisoning, which is usually caused due to ... Read more...

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