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Information technology could help prevent, treat depression


December 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Information technology and data mining techniques can be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of depression, suggests a new study.Depression often precedes and may cause, directly or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz academic sought sex from overseas female students in return for favours


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 2 (ANI): The corruption watchdog in Perth has found that a university academic has been pressurising three female overseas students for sex in exchange for higher marks.Former Curtin University of ... Read more...

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Nurses consider workplace violence part of their job, finds Oz study


February 4th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A study has found that many nurses consider violence to be a part of the job.The study showed that three-quarters of nurses who provide private and public care ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

From dyeing hairs to detecting crimes, a new role for henna


January 12th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) A compound which gives henna its characteristic property for dyeing hair a reddish brown colour and making tattoos may become the latest tool in the fight against crime, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dairy foods ‘help fight the flab’


October 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 21 (ANI): Higher intake of dairy products while on a reduced calorie diet can help help fight obesity, say researchers.During the study, lead researcher Wendy Chan She Ping Delfos, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, minimal radiation exposure during radio imaging possible


October 16th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to minimise radiation exposure patients are subjected to during computed radiography (CR). CR, which uses x-ray technology to create computer images of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers unlock secret behind acupuncture


October 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) After 3,000 years, the secrets of acupuncture have been unlocked by researchers. Morry Silberstein, professor at Australia's Curtin University of Technology (CUT), has developed a new theory that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists create sensors to monitor diverse environments


September 25th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers are developing a technique to provide unparalleled ability to explore environments as diverse as oceans and the human body. Using ion-selective electrode technology, Curtin University of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Size, not foreplay, is what fulfils women’s sexual fantasies


September 15th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 15 (ANI): When it comes to female orgasms, it is the size of the penis, and not the duration of foreplay, that increases the likelihood of fulfilling women's sexual fantasies, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating soy cuts down risk of stroke


July 28th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Long-term consumption of soy products dramatically cuts down the risk of ischemic stroke, according to new research. Ischemic stroke is the most common kind of stroke, caused by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Intense daily therapy helps kids overcome literacy problems


July 24th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Children grappling with language and literacy problems are better off with intense daily therapy rather than extended therapy, according to a recent study. The study, led by Ron ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dinosaur fish had sex 380 million years ago


July 16th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) The male members of an ancient fish species known as sea dinosaurs impregnated females with penis like organs 380 million years ago, just like modern day sharks. Some ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Researcher creates fireproof concrete out of waste ash


July 8th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) A researcher has converted waste ash, a by product of coal-fired power stations, into fireproof concrete. The concrete could be used to build fireproof bunkers in rural areas, and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soy protects lungs from chronic disease


June 29th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Consuming soy milk and tofu could cut down the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which develops as a result of smoking, can cause coughing that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Superfood soy cuts smoker’s lung damage risk


June 26th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Smokers who eat large amounts of soy products are less likely to develop the smoking-associated lung disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), says a new study.The research published ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea can reduce stroke risk


June 1st, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Drinking a cup of green tea once a week can significantly cut down the risk of stroke, says a new study. The study by Curtin University of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fly ash, a source of fireproof concrete?


May 27th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Tens of millions of tonnes of fly ash, produced worldwide annually by coal fired power stations, could become a valuable source for fireproof concretes. Research by William Rickard ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Malaysia has given scholarships to 323 Malay Indian students this year


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, May 23 (ANI): Malaysia's Public Service Department (PSD) has awarded scholarships to 323 Indian origin students this year.Malaysian Indian Congress secretary-general Dr S. Subramaniam said that out of this, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Red flowers use chemical warfare to protect themselves


March 19th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 19 (ANI): A new study has determined that an Australian native plant is using chemical warfare to prevent its bright red flowers from being eaten, by using some quantity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electronic board to act as eyes, ears of desert travellers


January 29th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) The popularity of 'four wheel drive' travel across desert stretches has necessitated the need for fast, reliable and latest information about road conditions, things to see and do.Accordingly ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oldest zircon from lunar rock suggests molten moon solidified 90 million years after creation


January 27th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found the oldest known zircon on Earth from a lunar rock sample, dating back to 4.42 billion years, which has helped pinpoint the age at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New anlaysis challenges key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A fresh analysis of ancient rocks from the Australian outback has challenged key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth. Back in 1999, 2.7-billion-year-old shale from the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New study sheds light on changing faces of nurses in films over last 100 years


October 9th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): An extensive study highlighting the changing face of nurses in films over the last 100 years has revealed that unflattering stereotypes are becoming less common. And nurses are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New warning system will make graffiti history


September 11th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): Researchers at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, have developed a computerised system that can prevent unnecessary graffiti, the removal of which involves huge costs. Project ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Good or bad crude, blame it on bacteria in oil reserves


September 10th, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) Good or bad crude, blame it on anaerobic bacteria in oil reservoirs deep below the earth's surface, according to the latest discovery. Anaerobic bacteria are those which grow ... Read more...

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Smoking outdoors doesnt protect kids from second hand smoke


June 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): If you think that by going outside the house every time you want to have a cigarette you are keeping your kids safe from the harmful effects ... Read more...

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Malaysian Government offers scholarships to 161 Indian students


June 7th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , June 7 (ANI): The Malaysian Public Services Department (PSD) has offered scholarships to study abroad to 161 Indian students who achieved excellent results in the 2007 Sijil Pelajaran ... Read more...

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