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Banana peels - the low-cost natural water purifier!


March 10th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Banana peels, useful in polishing silverware and leather shoes, may have another surprising use -as a water purifier.Gustavo Castro and colleagues said that minced banana peels performed better ... Read more...

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Banana peel an excellent water purifier


March 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) The humble banana has uses beyond the realm of beauty remedies. Its peels can be used as an excellent water purifier, decontaminating drinking water of toxic ... Read more...

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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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Wanted: Professional couch potato who’ll get paid to eat more!


March 15th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): A company is looking to hire a "professional couch potato" who will be required to do nothing extra but eat more junk food - and get paid for ... Read more...

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Get paid 24,000 pounds just to eat


March 15th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) TV character Homer Simpson would have loved this job. A company in Britain is looking for a worker who has to do nothing, except eat - and the ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s medications may help treat extreme drug-resistant TB


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Two drugs that are commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease have been found to be effective in treating extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, say researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Prickly pear may help fight obesity


June 10th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Prickly pear may be the key to people losing weight, says a new study.The exotic "fruit", which was loved by Baloo the bear in the classic Disney film ... Read more...

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Bird flu strains coming ever closer to causing a human pandemic


May 27th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): Some strains of bird flu have moved a step closer to developing the traits required to cause a human pandemic, according to a new research.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Penguins can dive underwater for over 20 minutes on a single breath


December 9th, 2007 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Emperor penguins, the largest of all penguin species, manage to dive underwater for more than 20 minutes on a single breath because ... Read more...

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