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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

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22 Chinese held for producing toxic capsules


April 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) A total of 22 people have been arrested in China for allegedly producing and selling capsules containing excessive levels of chromium.The men was nabbed in eastern ... Read more...

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Three firms guilty of lead poisoning in Chinese kids


February 26th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Three companies in Shanghai have been held responsible for lead poisoning in at least 49 children in the metropolis, the government said.A battery manufacturer, an auto-parts ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemical found in peanuts, cooking oil


December 31st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Food safety regulators in a Chinese province have detected carcinogenic substance Aflatoxin in peanuts and cooking oil.The chemical was found in the food items in Shenzhen ... Read more...

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Bird nest delicacy could cause cancer


December 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) A delicacy made from the nest of cave swift, a species of bird that builds its nest from its saliva, may cause cancer, China's quality watchdog ... Read more...

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Sugary way to stave off heart disease


December 6th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Mary Poppins was right when she said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down -- scientists have now stumbled upon a sugary way ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinter Mullings gets lifetime ban for doping offence


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston, Nov 22 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings has been banned for life after a second doping offence, the Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel has said."The panel believes that a clear ... Read more...

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Japan may ban rice from near n-plant


November 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) The Japanese government Thursday said it was considering banning shipments of rice from an area near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant after samples showed radioactive ... Read more...

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Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may cause high BP (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Long term exposure to estrogen, which is found in oral contraceptives, can cause high blood pressure.Doctors have traditionally believed the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may may cause high BP


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Doctors believe the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills is good for their hearts. Recent studies, however, have shown that ... Read more...

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High levels of lead found in 99 Chinese kids


May 16th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Excessive levels of lead have been found in more than 300 people, including 99 children, in a province in eastern China, officials said.The legal representative for ... Read more...

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Hong Kong recalls mercury-tainted medicine


May 7th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 7 (IANS) Hong Kong's department of health has ordered the recall of a traditional Chinese medicine found to contain excessive levels of mercury, Xinhua reported.The action was ... Read more...

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India, 6 other largest economies to come under G-20 scanner


April 16th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Seven of the world's largest economies including India would face a new surveillance system aimed at highlighting and rectifying flaws before they imperil growth under a ... Read more...

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China arrests 96 people for using tainted milk powder


January 14th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Chinese Police have arrested 96 people for illegally using leftover powder from the 2008's melamine-tainted milk scandal to produce dairy products or sell such products since July.The ... Read more...

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96 arrested in China for selling adulterated milk powder


January 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Ninety-six people are being held in police custody in China, and are awaiting prosecution for using melamine-tainted milk powder, a government statement said Thursday.The State Council's Food Safety ... Read more...

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Melamine-tainted dairy product reappears in China


November 24th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) Reports of melamine-tainted dairy products resurfacing in China's markets have triggered alarm bells once again in the country, less than two years after a dairy scandal in 2008 ... Read more...

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Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health


October 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A plant compound found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile helps reduce age-related inflammation in the brain and memory deficits, according to a new ... Read more...

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Six arrested in fresh melamine milk scandal in China


August 21st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested six people and detained 41 others for allegedly distributing milk contaminated with melamine, the chemical which killed six infants in a 2008 scandal, authorities ... Read more...

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84 Chinese kids detected with lead poisoning


July 26th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Excessive levels of lead have been found in the blood of 84 children in China's Yunnan province, officials said. The toxic element was detected in children under the age ... Read more...

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39 children in China found to have lead poisoning


July 24th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Thirty-nine children were hospitalised in China after they were found to have excessive lead levels in their blood, authorities said Friday. A two-week health check period in southwest China' ... Read more...

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Police seize 64 tons of melamine tainted milk from northwest China plant


July 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Food safety authorities in northwest China'a Qinghai Province have seized 64 tons of raw dairy materials contaminated with the toxic chemical, melamine, from a dairy plant.Police traced ... Read more...

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EU summit inches towards 10-year economic plan


March 26th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 26 (DPA) European Union leaders are inching towards agreement on some of the key elements of a 10-year economic plan, but will need months to agree on the final details, ... Read more...

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Lead poisoning leaves 45 children sick in China


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) At least 45 children fell ill due to lead poisoning in China's Hunan province, officials said. Most of the children were under the age of 14, public health bureau ... Read more...

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Pain killers may prevent heart disease


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Paracetamol, a pain reliever, has shown promising results as a preventive for heart disease, says new research. It has also shown promise in preventing other diseases associated with free ... Read more...

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16 killed after consuming moonshine in Indonesia


February 14th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 14 (DPA) At least 16 people have died after drinking alcohol laced with methanol in the past week in Indonesia's Central Java city of Yogyakarta, media reports said Sunday. Yogyakarta police ... Read more...

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Target recalls Valentine Day Message Bears


February 11th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Target Corporation is recalling its two Valentine’s Day ‘Message Bears’ over fears that they contain excessive levels of lead. A Californian attorney general said that ... Read more...

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As Haryana polls approach, Hooda bats for ‘khap panchayats’


September 30th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Despite their controversial record, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda feels that Haryana's 'khap panchayats' - community councils that have ordered honour killings in the past - are still ... Read more...

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Lead poisoning, 120 kids ill in China


September 27th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Xiamen (China), Sep 27 (Xinhua) More than 120 children have fallen ill due to lead poisoning in southeast China's Fujian province, authorities said. Of the 287 children aged under 14 tested in ... Read more...

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China chemical plant pollution leaves 500 sick


August 3rd, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Changsha (China), Aug 3 (Xinhua) More than 500 villagers have been found with very high levels of a toxic metal in their bodies following a series of leaks at a chemical plant ... Read more...

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Picked your nose? You’ve found the key to heart disease


May 14th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) The substance that makes snot green holds the key to halting progression of heart disease, says a new study. What scientists have to do is to control the ... Read more...

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India eases ban on Chinese toys


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): India on Monday eased the ban on import of Chinese toys provided they conform to international safety norms. India, which had banned the import of Chinese toys ... Read more...

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Chinese toys continue to sell in Kashmir despite health warnings


February 21st, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez Butt Srinagar, Feb 21 (ANI): A month after the Indian Government banned the import of Chinese toys, the Kashmir Valley still seems to have a fancy for low cost battery ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover compound that frees trapped cholesterol


January 27th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a compound that can free cholesterol that has inappropriately accumulated to excessive levels inside cells. The researchers say that ... Read more...

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