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Burundi can benefit from India’s development experience: President


September 18th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjhee Tuesday said India's developmental experience in energy, agriculture, infrastructure, and other fields is suited to generate employment for youth and could be ... Read more...

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TV habits can foretell kids’ fitness


July 16th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) Each hour of TV that a two to four-year-old watches elevates the risk of a larger waistline and reduction of muscle fitness, says a study.According to ... Read more...

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China to boost electric car industry


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China has rolled out a plan to boost its underdeveloped electric vehicle industry, with a goal of making the industry more competitive in the global marketplace, ... Read more...

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Delhi heart transplant patient leading normal life: Doctors


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 44-year-old woman, who was Delhi's first heart transplant recipient an year ago, has recovered and is leading a normal life, said doctors at the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Roundup)


May 1st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to ... Read more...

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New tool to diagnose autism within minutes


April 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.Diagnosing autism is ... Read more...

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London Heathrow airport unveils Olympic terminal


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Heathrow airport unveiled a new temporary terminal to cater to athletes and officials involved with London Olympics 2012.The terminal has been built solely for "Games Family" ... Read more...

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Volatility expected in global economy: Singapore PM


November 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) A period of volatility and uncertainties is expected for the global economy, creating considerable challenges for the central bank to keep the financial system and economy ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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Binge drinking in teen years affects brain behaviour


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Binge drinking during adolescence, which marks a critical period for brain development, can impact its growth, affecting behaviour. "The question is, what impact does alcohol binge-drinking ... Read more...

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Bruce Springsteen thanks the Asbury Park press


March 31st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Neptune, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bruce Springsteen has thanked the Asbury Park Press for publishing an article on the challenges that faces anti-poverty groups in the wake of the proposed government tax ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoking negatively affects teens’ brains


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has concluded that tobacco smoking can affect teenagers' brains.While studies have linked cigarette smoking to deficits in attention and memory in adults, UCLA researchers wanted ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could lead to new stroke therapy


February 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists at Lund University have discovered a substance that opens up the possibility of treatment up to two days after a stroke.The opportunities to treat a stroke have ... Read more...

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Shot Congresswoman Giffords may be released from ICU next week


January 26th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Gabrielle Giffords, the Democrat Representative who was in critical condition after being shot in Arizona, may be released from intensive care and transferred to a brain rehabilitation hospital ... Read more...

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China’s GDP grew by 10.3 percent in 2010


January 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 20(ANI): China's economy expanded by 10.3 percent in 2010 from a year earlier.According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the country's economy grew by 9.8 percent in the fourth ... Read more...

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Peace process in Nepal moving toward critical period: UN official


December 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (ANI): United Nations Under Secretary General for Political Affairs B Lynn Pascoe has said that Nepal's peace process was moving toward critical period and urged the political leaders to ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal to start planning Maoist army discharge


December 4th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) With only six weeks left for the UN to pull out of Nepal's becalmed peace process, the world body Saturday urged the major political parties to work out ... Read more...

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China to set up 85,000-km freeway network


November 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) China will set up an 85,000-km national freeway road network and a 40,000-km high-speed railway network during the next five years, an official said.The freeway network will ... Read more...

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Maoists release four abducted Chhattisgarh policemen (Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 30 (IANS) Ending 12 days of a hostage drama, Maoists Thursday night released four policemen they had abducted in a forested location in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region. The policemen ... Read more...

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Fake voter cards seized during Afghan parliamentary polls


September 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (DPA) Fake voter registration cards were seized and allegations of fraud were reported across Afghanistan Saturday after parliamentary elections began, witnesses and officials said. A man was seized by police ... Read more...

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Export more value-added products, Anand Sharma asks engineering industry


September 10th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sep 10 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday asked the engineering exporters to fully utilise its capabilities and to widen its market base to achieve the desired ... Read more...

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People are sexually attracted to their kin, and their own selves


July 30th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): People tend to develop an attraction towards others who resemble their kin or themselves, according to a research.In a series of experiments where subjects viewed photographs of their ... Read more...

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Piglets to pave way for studying infant brain development


June 29th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Baby pigs could pave the way for researchers to study development of an infant's brain, which in turn could help in predicting future behavioural problems such as cognitive ... Read more...

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US, South Korea discuss UN resolution against North Korea


June 17th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 17 (DPA) A senior US diplomat met with high-level officials in Seoul Thursday to discuss how to respond to the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, news reports ... Read more...

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Dietary supplement may prevent alcohol related brain, skull damage


May 28th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The dietary supplement CDP-choline, that acts as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may prevent skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol ... Read more...

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Early umbilical cord clamping may interrupt ‘nature’s first stem cell transplant’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The practice of clamping the umbilical cord just after birth should be delayed just a few minutes longer, urge researchers at the University of South Florida's Center of ... Read more...

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Keep toddlers away from TV to make them smarter


May 8th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Want your kids to be smarter and thinner? Just keep them away from the TV set when they are toddlers. A study from child experts at the Universite ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover Old Testament-era tablet


April 9th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Archaeologists at University of Toronto have unearthed a cache of cuneiform tablets that contain a largely intact Assyrian treaty from the early 7th century BCE.The 43 by 28 ... Read more...

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Why do autistic people recoil from a hug?


February 12th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Why do people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic defect that causes autism and inherited mental retardation, recoil from hugs and physical touch - even from their parents? New ... Read more...

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Why autistic people avoid hugs


February 12th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A defect in the brain explains why many people with autism recoil from hugs and physical touch - even from their parents, new research has shown.The problem affects ... Read more...

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Stress an ancient problem, Peruvian hair sample shows


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 23 (IANS) Recent studies show that stress is on the rise but then the problem is of much older vintage. New research from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) proves stress ... Read more...

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Keep heart attack victim cool for better survival chance


November 16th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Rapid cooling of the body after a cardiac arrest seems to improve chances of survival without damaging the victim's brain, a new study has found. "We now have ... Read more...

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‘Chilled-out’ device may help protect brain during heart attacks


November 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that rapidly cooling a person in cardiac arrest may improve his or her chance of survival without brain damage."We now have a method ... Read more...

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