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When it’s about drinking water, Maoists help government


March 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi (Jharkhand), March 11 (IANS) Maoists might not welcome roads - fearing these would provide access to their hideouts - but extend full "cooperation" to the government machinery when it ... Read more...

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Orange juice served in Spanish bars contaminated: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Forty-three percent of orange juice samples in Spain's bars and restaurants were found to have more bugs than acceptable levels, according to a new study.The study, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that bacteria laden soap is not clean


May 9th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Soap is good at keeping bacteria off but being careless with it can be worse, a new study has found. The researchers studied soap dispensers at some ... Read more...

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‘No increase in drug resistance in cholera bacteria’


April 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday said that there had been no evidence of increase in drug resistance in cholera and other diarrhoea causing bacteria and these ... Read more...

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Laser technology to help track E. coli


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks.The technique uses a laser to detect and ... Read more...

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Beware, ATMs are as dirty as public toilets


January 12th, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) The next time you take out money from an automated teller machine (ATM), make sure you either wear gloves or wash your hands. Cleanliness tests have revealed that ... Read more...

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Novel approach for rapid detection of unknown food pathogens


October 16th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel approach to automated detection and classification of harmful bacteria in food.Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) ... Read more...

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New device to detect bacterial contamination in meat


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The local government in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced a new device to test bacterial contamination in meat samples with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pet lovers have filthiest kitchen floors


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) People with pets have the filthiest kitchen floors, according to a study. A house with a dog or a cat will typically have bacteria levels almost 20 times higher ... Read more...

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Houses with pets have filthiest kitchen floors


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 02 (ANI): A new study has found that people with pets have the filthiest kitchen floors.A house with a dog or a cat will­ typically have bacteria levels almost 20 ... Read more...

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Here’s why washing hands is such a great idea


July 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have revealed why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly.The study has proved that hand washing can prevent the spread ... Read more...

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Protein switch that kills deadly water-based pathogens discovered


May 27th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a protein switch that will help kill deadly water-based pathogens like E. coli and make for safer drinking water. Zongchao Jia, a professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Discovery paves way for safer drinking water, cheaper medicine


May 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Queen's University scientists have made a new discovery that not only may pave the way to helping reduce health hazards such as E. coli in water, but could ... Read more...

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FDA widens the Tylenol probe


May 18th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration has widened its Tylenol probe to include all the McNeil's manufacturing plants. The FDA announced this on Monday. McNeil is a ... Read more...

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Tylenol Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination


May 8th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a recent report, divulged that the raw substances utilized in manufacturing children's liquid cold medications, which were ... Read more...

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Congressional panel to investigate the Tylenol recall


May 7th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US congress has launched an investigation into Johnson and Johnson's recent recall of Tylenol products. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the US ... Read more...

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Hand washing ‘improves quality of stored drinking water in poor countries’


May 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Hand-washing, long recognized as an effective germ-fighting practice, also appears to play an important role in improving the quality of stored drinking water in poor countries, say researchers.Boffins ... Read more...

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Bacterial contamination found in the recalled Tylenol products


May 5th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report of the Food and Drug administration said that all the Tylenol products that were recalled, were made of ingredients that were contaminated with bacteria. ... Read more...

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Bacterial Contamination Found In Recalled Tylenol By FDA


May 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, May 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Food and Drugs Administration has released a report in which it has been confirmed that bacterial contamination has been found in the ... Read more...

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Baby food recall by Nuture Inc.


January 15th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report at coloradoconnection.com, a New York-based company Nuture, Inc has issued a voluntary recall of selected varieties of baby food meals. ... Read more...

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Unilever recalls 10 million Slim Fast canned drink products


December 8th, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Englewood Cliffs, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Unilever PLC’s U.S. subsidiary has divulged that it has recalled all canned Slim Fast drink products because of the possibility of bacterial contamination that could cause ... Read more...

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10 million Slim Fast canned drinks recalled


December 7th, 2009 - 1:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Englewood Cliffs, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Unilever PLC's U.S. subsidiary has revealed that it has recalled all canned Slim Fast drinks because of the possibility of bacterial contamination that could cause diarrhea, ... Read more...

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Hospital computer equipment can harbour pathogenic organisms


October 1st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): Computer equipment being used in a hospital may harbour pathogenic organisms, including MRSA, say Taiwanese researchers.Yen-hsu Chen, from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, studied IT equipment in a ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher tells how silver can help revolutionise wound healing


August 20th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An Indian-origin postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has come up with an experimental approach to wound healing that could take advantage of silver's anti-bacterial properties, while ... Read more...

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MJ’s death investigation seeks info on anaesthetic propofol


July 15th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Officials investigating Michael Jackson's death have sought information from the maker of the powerful anaesthetic propofol as part of their probe.A spokesman for Teva Pharmaceuticals said the ... Read more...

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MJ’s chef saw doctor taking out oxygen tanks from mansion


July 11th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's chef has claimed that he saw the star's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, taking out oxygen tanks from his mansion.The claims ... Read more...

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Unclean reusable bags can be a possible health risk


June 4th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): In a new microbiological study of reusable shopping bags, scientists have warned of the risks that unclean reusable bags can have on human health.The study was commissioned and ... Read more...

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Thailand prescribes bug-free diet for asthma patients


March 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 22 (DPA) Thailand's health ministry has warned people suffering from asthma and allergies to avoid eating fried insects, a popular street-stall snack in Bangkok and other cities, media reports said ... Read more...

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Could carbon dioxide replace antibiotics in surgery?


February 12th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Flooding wounds with carbon dioxide gas during surgery could protect the site from airborne bacteria and also suffocate germs, according to a study. CO2 is already used for ... Read more...

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Mobile phones are teeming with hospital superbugs


January 4th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): The latest battleground for hospital superbugs, such as Clostridium difficile (C diff) and MRSA, is the humble mobile phone, as scientists reveal the bacteria thrive on handsets.A ... Read more...

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Blood platelets may one day be made in lab for transfusion


December 26th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): Blood banks may soon be able to grow human blood platelets for transfusion in their labs, say researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Publishing their study ... Read more...

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Brit women thrice as dirty as men, when it comes to washing hands!


October 15th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): British women are three times more likely to have dirty hands than men, says a new study.The survey, which claims that female cleanliness is a myth, found ... Read more...

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Easy, faster technique to test disease-causing bacteria in food developed


September 26th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): Microbiologists from Oregon State University have developed a novel method to test food for bacterial contamination - something that can revolutionize the food industry. They suggest that the ... Read more...

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Tainted sandwiches claim 12 lives in Canada


August 26th, 2008 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A food-borne bacteria outbreak has so far claimed 12 lives in Canada, forcing a recall of many meat and cheese-based food products across the country.The bacteria outbreak has ... Read more...

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Shortcomings cited in Asian slaughter houses


March 11th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, March 11 (DPA) Severe shortcomings from violations of animal welfare to bacterial contamination have been found in some of Asia's slaughterhouses, published data said Tuesday. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert ... Read more...

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