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Chilean held for stealing ice from a glacier


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Chilean police nabbed a man who was transporting in a refrigerated truck 5,200 kg of ice that had been removed from a glacier, the cargo apparently ... Read more...

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Herbs used in Chinese medicine ‘more effective against severe malaria’


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that antimalarial drug artesunate, which is derived from herbs used in Chinese medicine, is more effective than quinine at preventing death in patients with severe ... Read more...

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Zinc ‘can treat the common cold’


February 16th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A team of scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, believes that zinc supplements can reduce the severity and duration of illness caused by the common cold.The findings, based on ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘reduce incidence of measles and diarrhoea’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A new research has strongly endorsed the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programmes, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives.Most of the low ... Read more...

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Twins who can ‘hear each other’s thoughts, see through each other’s eyes’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A pair of conjoined twins has amazed doctors to no end - the two children, who share a brain, can not only hear each other's thoughts, but also ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks ‘cut chances of diarrhoea’


November 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by Cochrane researchers has claimed that probiotic drinks given as therapies for diarrhoea reduce the length of time sufferers are affected and lessen the chance ... Read more...

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Australia establish early lead in medal count


October 5th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Formidable Australia dominated the pool to establish early lead in the medal contest on day one of the 19th Commonwealth Games here Monday.Besides ... Read more...

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CWG Medals Results, Day 1


October 4th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Results of the eight events that were decided on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games here Monday.Swimming 200m Freestyle Women Finals Final Rank Name ... Read more...

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Computer-based approaches effective in tackling sexual health problems


September 8th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new study by Cochrane researchers has indicated that interactive computer packages are effective in tackling problems such as sexually transmitted infections.Computer-based interventions are a promising alternative and ... Read more...

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No reliable cure for morning sickness, say experts


September 8th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has stated that there are currently no reliably safe and effective treatments for morning sickness.Cochrane researchers conducted a systematic review of the available evidence ... Read more...

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Drug that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics effectively


September 8th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug called Acamprosate that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics.It prevented relapse in one in every nine patients who had stopped drinking and increased ... Read more...

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Antidepressants taken by autistic kids may have serious side effects


August 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A recent study has found that antidepressants taken by people with autistic spectrum disorders may have serious side-effects especially in children and cannot be recommended based on current ... Read more...

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Health care using telemonitoring technology benefits heart failure patients


August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces ... Read more...

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Music therapy benefits stroke patients


July 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): It's long been known that listening to music can reduce stress, and now a new research has claimed that it can help improve movement in stroke patients.Music therapists ... Read more...

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Giving patients oxygen to inhale during heart attack ‘not beneficial’


June 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists claim that there's no evidence to support the fact that giving patients oxygen to inhale during a heart attack is beneficial.A new Cochrane Systematic Review says that ... Read more...

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Taxis to have shield after Indian origin driver’s killing


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, May 22 (IANS) A protective shield has been designed to separate taxi drivers from passengers in New Zealand after an Indian-origin driver was fatally stabbed here. Perspex manufacturer Karl Cochrane made the ... Read more...

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Hiren Mohini’s murder prompts construction of protective shield for Kiwi cabbies


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, May 22(ANI): After the outrage over the killing of Indian-origin taxi driver Hiren Mohini in an Auckland suburb in January, a Perspex manufacturer has constructed a protective shield for taxi drivers, ... Read more...

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New laser-free procedure for short sight


May 12th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new type of procedure could be a safer alternative to corrective eye laser surgery.According to a new Cochrane Systematic Review, the new corrective procedure called insertion of ... Read more...

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Aspirin could be the best remedy for migraine


April 14th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A 1000mg dose of aspirin can reduce the pain of a migraine headache within two hours, a ne study has found.It also reduces any associated nausea, vomiting, and ... Read more...

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Music reduces stress in heart disease patients


April 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Listening to music may benefit patients who suffer severe stress and anxiety associated with having and undergoing treatment for coronary heart disease (CHD). A study found that listening to ... Read more...

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Flexible schedule improves pressure, sleep, mental health


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Flexible working hours might benefit employees' health, including their blood pressure (BP), sleep patterns and mental health, says a new study. Police officers who rescheduled working hours significantly improved ... Read more...

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Fluoridated toothpaste best for usage by children


January 21st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Studies have found that using toothpastes that contain fluoride with a minimum concentration of 1,000 parts per million can help in preventing tooth decay in children.But a second ... Read more...

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Beta-blockers-anti-hypertensive drugs combo lowers high BP


January 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that beta-blockers in combination with certain anti-hypertensive drugs can significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertension patients.Beta-blockers are commonly used in the treatment of ... Read more...

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Women should be allowed to eat what they want during labour, say experts


January 20th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Here's some good news for mums-to-be: researchers have said that women should be allowed to eat and drink what they want during labour.In order to come up with ... Read more...

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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...

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Vitamin B pills don’t cut down risk of heart disease


October 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Vitamin B pills don't cut down the risk of heart disease, says a new study. "There is no evidence to support the use of Vitamin B as supplements for ... Read more...

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Less invasive operations for stress urinary incontinence as effective as open surgery


October 7th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Cochrane researchers say that minimally invasive operations are just as effective in treating stress urinary incontinence in women as traditional open surgical approaches.They came to this conclusion ... Read more...

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Basic hygiene ‘more effective against swine flu than drugs’


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has found that maintaining basic hygiene like washing hands and using face masks can control the spread of swine flu more effectively than vaccines and ... Read more...

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Progressive resistance strength training helps older adults become stronger


July 8th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A review by Cochrane researchers suggests that progressive resistance strength training not only helps older adults become stronger but also makes their everyday life easier.As people age, muscle ... Read more...

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Iron supplements ‘don’t increase kids’ malaria risk’


July 8th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new review by Cochrane Researchers suggests that iron supplements do not increase the likelihood of contracting malaria and should not be withheld from children at risk of ... Read more...

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Personalised feedback on drinking behaviours could reduce alcohol misuse


July 8th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): If students are given personalised feedback on their drinking behaviour and the social norms associated with the problem, it could help them reduce alcohol misuse, according to a ... Read more...

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Chinese herbs relieve side effects of endometriosis treatment


July 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Chinese herbs have been found to be effective in relieving side effects of the endometriosis treatment, say researchers.Endometriosis is a gynaecological disorder affecting as many as one in ... Read more...

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Upright position during childbirth means shorter labour


April 16th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Women who prefer to give birth by kneeling, standing or sitting upright, rather than lying down, have significantly shorter labour, according to a new systematic review by Cochrane ... Read more...

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Upright positions shorten first-stage labour by an hour


April 15th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Women in early stages of childbirth can significantly shorten the first stage of labour if they kneel, stand up, walk around, or sit upright as opposed to lying ... Read more...

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Exercise cuts fall risk in elderly


April 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Physical activities can help prevent falls among older people, says a new study.According to Cochrane Researchers, exercise programmes are an effective option for preventing falls among elderly living ... Read more...

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