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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ideal Cures to launch new tablet coating product in Geneva


May 21st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian pharmaceutical company Ideal Cures will launch Instanute DR, a coating product for solid oral medicines at the Vitafoods Europe event in Geneva Tuesday."Instanute DR ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People disillusioned by MPs’ behaviour: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday urged MPs to do some introspection because their conduct was creating a sense of "frustration and disillusionment" among the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

SC to review build-operate-transfer policy


May 9th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday indicated that it would take a look at the government's build operate and transfer (BOT) policy, which allows private operators to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

76 percent RTE violations remain unresolved (April 1 marks two years of the Right to Education Act)


March 31st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Two years after the government's flagship education programme came into force, its monitoring body has not been able to resolve as much as 76 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Green toilets to provide better hygiene for passengers


March 14th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways would be introducing green trains with bio-toilets to provide better hygiene for passengers as part of its green initiatives, Railway Minister Dinesh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir rights panel headless, cases pile up


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) Over 1,100 cases have piled up with the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir, as it has remained headless for more ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi to Mumbai: MPs debate, Anna protests Lokpal bill (Afternoon Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) India's parliament Tuesday began debating the contentious Lokpal bill as Anna Hazare began a three-day fast in Mumbai to demand a strong anti-corruption law ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lokpal bill finally in parliament, tough ride ahead (Roundup)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday finally tabled in parliament the much-debated Lokpal bill to combat corruption, with the prime minister and most of the bureaucracy under ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Astonishing bionic enables blind to see


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Limited trials of a bionic eye that could restore sight to the blind have produced "astonishing" results, says a new study. The tiny implantable microchip permitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mobiles, despite hype, failing world of education?


November 6th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 6 (IANS) Is mobile the god that failed educationists? Only years after seeing a lot of potential in using the tiny hand-held devices to promote learning, specialists ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

RTI implementation needs strengthening: Habibullah


October 19th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Wajahat Habibullah Wednesday said there is a need to strengthen the process of implementation of the Right to Information ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gut bugs could prevent efficacy of cholesterol drugs


October 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Statin drugs are quite good at busting cholesterol but they may work for some and not others because of gut bacteria, new research says.A team led ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India has lowest per capita toothbrush consumption: Survey


October 12th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indians have a casual attitude towards brushing their teeth and most don't bother about changing their toothbrush, notes a study.India has the lowest per capita ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nanotech to pave way for safer breast implants


October 10th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) There is cheering news for victims of breast cancer who feel disfigured by the partial or complete removal of their breasts.Researchers led by Judit E. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Problem-solving therapy may prevent suicides


September 30th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Problem-solving therapy (PST) may prevent suicides by helping people overcome a state of acute hopelessness and desperation, says new research.The trial assessed the efficacy of this ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Doha round can’t be allowed to collapse: Anand Sharma


September 5th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must not be allowed to collapse as it will result in protectionism and hurt global economy ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over 16,000 Pakistani kids not given polio drops


August 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Over 16,000 children were not given polio drops in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to parents' misconception, officials said."In the last three-day campaign in July, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Molasses extract helps in reducing obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Supplementing your diet with a molasses extract could help you shed weight or reduce obesity, say researchersThe study, conducted on mice by Richard Weisinger at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No grievance anymore, bound by Anna’s decision: Hegde (Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Indicating a climb-down, Justice N. Santosh Hegde Saturday said he has no complaints after the Congress "diluted" its comment on his efficacy as Karnataka ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Digvijay Singh takes a U-turn, says not challenging Hegde


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): After former Supreme Court Judge N. Santosh Hegde contemplated quitting the panel on the Lokpal Bill, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has now reversed his comments, saying ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Stem cell regulations shouldn’t stifle research: Indian experts


April 21st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) India is mulling measures to regulate research in the therapeutic use of human embryonic stem cells - a field that offers promise for curing brain, nerve ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Guidelines on man-leopard conflict released


April 18th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Concerned over increasing cases of human-leopard conflict, India Monday released the first-of-its-kind guidelines for managing the strife.Released by the environment ministry, the guidelines are based ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Artificial pancreas can ‘effectively’ improve diabetes control in adults


April 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that closed loop insulin delivery (also known as an artificial pancreas) may improve overnight blood glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia (a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First sperm cells grown in lab raise hopes for infertile men


March 24th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Yokohama, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This is really going to be very happy news for many men that had been considered infertile. Report has it that the first sperm has successfully been ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study finds enzyme that aids in the release of HIV particles


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from Heidelberg University Hospital has analysed the involvement of particular components of the infected cell in virion release, and discovered that the enzyme VPS4A plays ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone marrow stem cells may provide treatment for brain injuries


March 11th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have safely used stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).This was part of a Phase I ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets prevent Japanese Encephalitis


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Using treated mosquito nets could drastically reduce the transmission of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) to humans, reveals a new study.The study conducted by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-tumor drug that also fights flu virus


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, also enhances the ability of flu vaccines to ward off this deadly virus.Their study suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India-Pakistan differences affect SAARC: Maldives


February 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit his country will host later this year, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Friday said the India-Pakistan differences have affected the potential of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids’ skin wounds


February 21st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists enhance efficacy of TB vaccine


February 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.The work was done by Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University.The new vaccine affords - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular energy shots nothing but ‘caffeinated, sour tasting water’


January 31st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 31 (ANI): Experts have said that the latest 'energy- shots' that seem to have caught everyone's fancy may be nothing but slightly caffeinated, sour-tasting water.They said that the four-dollar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Be it soil, rock or wood, spiders can change tactics to attract mates


January 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that when courting, spiders can modify their mating strategy depending on the environmental surface (soil, rock, wood, leaves) to attract the female spiders.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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