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Mouth bugs may double pancreatic cancer risks: Study


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Oral bugs may double risks of pancreatic cancer, an extremely lethal and difficult condition to detect, one which last year snuffed out Apple icon Steve Jobs ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left


September 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Scottish wildcats may be the next species to be wiped out from the earth, as conservationists say the numbers of pure-bred cats may have fallen to ... Read more...

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Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

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Expert forgets number of visits to Aarushi murder spot


August 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A forensic expert told a special court here Tuesday that he did not remember the number of times he visited the crime spot of the 2008 ... Read more...

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Gardener held for murdering British woman in France


August 27th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A gardener who became "increasingly intimate" with an elderly British woman living in France has been charged with murdering her.Patricia Wilson, in her 60s, is ... Read more...

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Poaching, illness killing peacocks near Delhi


August 25th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 25 (IANS) Poaching and a mysterious disease are killing peacocks, India's national bird, in one of their richest habitats here in Uttar Pradesh.The Bisrakh area in Greater ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Senior citizen dies of swine flu in Lucknow


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Swine flu has claimed the life of a retired doctor here, an official said Wednesday. Dr S.B. Singh, a physiotherapist who had retired from the King ... Read more...

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Bengal to increase awareness in dengue affected areas


August 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With 80 confirmed cases of dengue reported so far in West Bengal, the state government has decided to launch an intense awareness campaign throughout all the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

30 peacocks die in Greater Noida


August 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) As many as 30 peacocks have died here in the last 15 days due to unknown reasons, say villagers and veterinarians.Ten peacocks died ... Read more...

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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

19 train disaster victims identified


August 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Two days after fire gutted a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express, 19 of the 32 bodies had been identified by Wednesday as forensic ... Read more...

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Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

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MMS showing Pinki undergoing gender test goes viral online


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Even as Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik fights a legal battle after accused of being a male and arrested for alleged rape, an MMS showing ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

70-year-old run over by Arbaaz Khan’s car (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A 70-year-old woman was killed when she was knocked down by a Land Cruiser owned by Bollywood actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, police here said Monday. The ... Read more...

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Athlete Pinki’s blood sample taken for chromosomal test


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Blood samples of Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik for a chromosomal test to determine the athlete's gender were Monday collected at the city's SSKM Hospital.The ... Read more...

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Children’s deaths: Bihar families yet to get compensation


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last ... Read more...

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70-year-old run over by Arbaaz Khan’s car (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A 70-year-old woman was killed when she was knocked down by a Land Cruiser owned by Bollywood actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, police here said Monday.The incident ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Killer disease is not Japanese encephalitis


June 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) It is official now. The acute encephalitis syndrome(AES) that has killed 233 children in Bihar since May is not Japanese encephalitis, it was announced Thursday.The ruling ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Armstrong again faces doping charges


June 14th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is facing new charges from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).The American, who has switched to the triathlon after retiring ... Read more...

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Apex court orders Tiwari to submit blood sample (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a setback to veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, the Supreme Court Thursday directed him to submit his blood sample for DNA profiling in a ... Read more...

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Mumbai rave party: Designer Rocky S, actress Madhura clarify presence


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Popular fashion designer Rocky S and model-actress Madhura Naik admit they were present at the party busted by the Mumbai police, but have claimed innocence ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Son’ moves court for early DNA test on N.D. Tiwari


May 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be the biological son of veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to Tiwari ... Read more...

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Some ‘good’ cholesterol unable to protect heart


May 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A sub-class of high-density lipoprotein (HDl) cholesterol, known as "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No anthrax at Delhi zoo: Officials


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi zoo authorities Wednesday denied the spread of anthrax after a rhinoceros died here last week. Even as over 20 zoo employees are still under ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, apex court tells N.D. Tiwari (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) "Enough is enough," the Supreme Court said Tuesday while reprimanding veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for having disobeyed an order to give a blood ... Read more...

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Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

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Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China uses DNA database to reunite 2000 missing kids with parents


March 1st, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) The DNA database of parents of missing children in China has helped over 2,000 abducted kids return home, an official has revealed.According to Chen Shiqu, head ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on N.D. Tiwari’s paternity suit


February 29th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the plea of a 32-year-old man, who claims to be the biological son of Congress leader ... Read more...

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Rosemary scent perks up brain power


February 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of rosemary scent seems to perk up brain power, tests show. Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver, from the Brain, Performance and Nutrition ... Read more...

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Paternity suit against Tiwari: Court gets DNA report


February 15th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A report of the Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) Wednesday revealed that Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be the biological son of ... Read more...

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Bird flu panic abates in Meghalaya


February 11th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Authorities Saturday gave the all-clear signal and calmed the panic in Meghalaya after clinical tests on dead pigeons proved negative for bird flu, a veterinary official ... Read more...

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Beijing move to end street begging by children


February 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) The Beijing administration will take DNA samples from child beggars and put them into a database to see whether they were victims of child trafficking in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Disinfection in Meghalaya bird flu-hit area completed


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) Authorities in Meghalaya have completed disinfection operations in a bird flu-hit area of East Garo Hills district, an official said Sunday."We have completed the entire process ... Read more...

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