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‘Selenium cuts down risk of cancer’


July 31st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make 'selenoproteins' which protect cells from damage. The mineral's consumption cuts down chances of developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British drought brings harsh time for wildlife


March 19th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The British wildlife is headed for tough times while trying to breed during a spell of drought, experts have warned.A large part of England is under ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonnes CO2 every year


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater ... Read more...

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Drought in London during Olympics?


March 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) The London Olympics and the Paralympic Games look set to take place amid water restrictions in the city.A hosepipe ban is set to be enforced from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Eating citrus fruit may lower stroke risk


February 24th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A compound in citrus fruits may reduce women's stroke risk, a study has said.The study examines how consuming flavonoid subclasses affects the risk of stroke, Xinhua ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Britain braces for deep-freeze, snowy weekend


February 8th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Britain was bracing itself for another weekend full of snow disruptions Tuesday after forecasters warned of a further wintry blast bringing fresh snowfalls.While temperatures Tuesday night ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Snow and ice blanket Britain


February 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Heavy overnight snow in Britain severely disrupted road, rail and air travel Sunday, The Telegraph reported.Drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Farming vital for endangered species


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Agriculture is vital for the survival of endangered species in the developing world many of which use farmland to supplement their natural habitat.Many species, rather than ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Earth’s temperature up by one degree Celsius since 1950s


November 13th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The Earth's average land temperature has risen by one degree Celsius since the 1950s, which has been worked out on the basis of data from 1800 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Once-a-day asthma pill ‘more effective than inhaler’


May 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A once-a-day pill could revolutionise treatment for asthma, freeing patients from the tyranny of inhalers, which many find difficult to use. Scientists have found that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Falling church attendance? Blame it on higher life expectancy!


April 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that churches will continue to attract older congregations because increasing life expectancy tend to discourage religious participation until later in life.The study, by Elissaios Papyrakis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Racist’ UK village residents want to remain white and middle class


March 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): Many residents of British countryside towns and villages consider themselves the 'last bastion' of old-fashioned English traditions.And, they often equate this 'exclusively and unthinkingly' with white Englishness, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetes drug can raise heart disease risk by 25 percent


March 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Diabetes drug Avandia, which has been used by at least 50,000 people in Britain, increases the risk of heart disease by 23 percent and the risk ... Read more...

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Irregular heart beat plus stroke may increase dementia risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia.Findings show that stroke survivors with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proposed UK visa restrictions would be ‘hostile act against Britain’s universities’: Report


February 18th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The implementation of Britain's proposed new restrictions on student visas would be a 'hostile act against the country's universities' as it would cut the number of foreign students ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK Immigration Minister vows to provide more jobs to British graduates


February 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): The UK Immigration Minister Damian Green has pledged that British graduates would be given more jobs after it emerged that the arrival of thousands of non-European Union (EU) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nearly 50pc Brit parents ‘too busy to read their child a bedtime story’


January 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Many of us have grown up listening to bedtime stories our parents read to us.However, a new British survey has revealed that this tradition is dying out - ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Letters reveal JD Salinger’s warm, affectionate side


January 27th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): JD Salinger had a warm, affectionate side, according to correspondence from the "reclusive" American author.The writer, best known for his novel The Catcher In The Rye, passes away ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blocking rogue gene could halt the spread of most cancers


January 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): University of East Anglia scientists have discovered a rogue gene, which - if blocked by the right drugs - could stop cancer in its tracks.The culprit gene - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blocking rogue gene could stop cancer


January 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have discovered that blocking a rogue gene with the right drugs could halt cancer in its tracks.The culprit gene, known as WWP2, attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Blueberries help curb high blood pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Eating two handfuls of blueberries a week can slash the risk of developing high blood pressure, which leads to strokes and heart disease, a new research has found.High ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Eating blueberries ‘can guard against high BP’


January 15th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University has suggested that eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure.The new findings revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit man told by hospital he’s pregnant, maybe with twins


December 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A man in Britain was left "flabbergasted" after a hospital told him that he was pregnant and could be expecting twins.Hilton Plettell, 50, from Birmingham, received a letter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Study finds new tool for early detection of bowel disease


December 7th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new kind of endoscope to aid the early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.The Confocal Laser ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prince Charles defends ‘climategate’ scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.4 (ANI): The Prince of Wales, Charles, has come out in support of the British scientists embroiled in the "Climategate" saga, describing their treatment as "appalling". During a speech at London's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global CO2 emissions may reach ‘record levels in 2010′


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study from the University of Exeter (UK) has said that global CO2 emissions may reach record levels in 2010.The authors found that global CO2 emissions from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global CO2 emissions on the rise again in 2010


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to a study.The study, led ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Regular exercise ‘keeps dementia and other diseases at bay’


November 16th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that regular exercise could reduce the risk of developing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions-including some cancers and dementia.The research said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate scientist involved in emails controversy says he did no wrong


November 16th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 16 (ANI): A year after he was accused of being at the centre of a political and scientific storm over hundreds of leaked climate science emails, researcher Dr. Phil Jones ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New supercharged broccoli to fight off cancer


October 30th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Brit scientists have made a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer - by unveiling a supercharged broccoli.It comes after a 26-year slog by the scientists to cultivate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we like the hues we do


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Why do you end up buying almost every shirt in blue? Or why does the iPod in silver look better to you than other colours? Scientists say that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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