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Germs good for my kids: Gwyneth Paltrow


September 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she cannot shelter children from germs and actually thinks it is beneficial for kids to be exposed to muck."When they ... Read more...

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Mobile phones filthier than toilet seat


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mobile phones are actually filthier than toilet seats because they are never cleaned even after being handled by different people, thus swarming with germs, say researchers.Tests ... Read more...

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Bugs bask in sunlight to fight germs


August 26th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A North American bug species basks in sunlight to fend off germs on the body, according to a new discovery.Western Boxelder Bugs (WBB), found largely in ... Read more...

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Ozomatli sings to kids in new disc


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Ozomatli, the band that gained international fame with its fusion of styles ranging from salsa, jazz, funk and reggae to rap, cumbia, merengue and hip ... Read more...

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Britons preferring a hug to a handshake


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Britons seem to be shedding their traditional reserve. They are doing away with greeting each other with a formal handshake and have started preferring a casual ... Read more...

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Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity


March 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis. Now, researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital ... Read more...

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Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

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A shampoo called Jan Lokpal


December 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) As Anna Hazare Wednesday vowed to continue his fight for a strong Lokpal bill, a man came along explaining the difference between the draft ... Read more...

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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...

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Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables


August 16th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Germs like E. coli and Salmonella lurk in raw vegetables, where it might not be possible to remove them even with repeated washing, say US scientists.These ... Read more...

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Microbes’ tricks to kill other bugs may help fight disease


July 26th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Microbes too employ underhand methods to kill off other bugs, rivals and competitors, and this ability could some day be used to target disease-causing germs, say ... Read more...

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Soiled currency notes sully India’s image: RBI official


June 17th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Here's the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) way of improving the image of India - change the soiled and torn notes in circulation.According to a senior ... Read more...

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CDC says that salmonella infection is on the rise


June 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has announced that salmonella infection has gone up significantly in the United States. In a report issued by ... Read more...

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Eating dirt may have health benefits


June 8th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dirt is associated with filth so people are sometimes disgusted when they realize that some people out of instinct eat dirt. It might not be such ... Read more...

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Romania says its vegetables safe for consumption


June 7th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest, June 7 (IANS) Romania has said vegetables grown in the country were not infected with the E. coli bacteria and were safe for consumption, Xinhua reported."There is no danger ... Read more...

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More bugs in your car steering wheel than on the public toilet seat: Study


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
The research found that while 80 bacteria prowl on each square inch of a toilet, almost 700 harmful bugs inhabit the interior of a car., reports the Daily Mail."While most of the ... Read more...

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Farm visitors ‘urged to wash hands using soap and water’


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Hand gels and wipes are no substitute for soap and water when it comes to hygiene during visit to farms, according to health experts.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) ... Read more...

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Old makeup can cause eye infections, fungus


March 15th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 15 (ANI): Skin experts have warned that old cosmetics can cause eye infections, as the older they are, the more chances they have of being infested with bacteria or ... Read more...

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Cow’s first milk could boost athletic performance


February 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists looking for ways to boost athletic performance have found cow's first milk promising in the treatment of the 'leaky gut syndrome'. Bovine colostrum, early milk produced ... Read more...

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Nanomembranes could separate bacteria from drinking water


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): U.S. researchers have developed new nanomaterials that could help solve the age-old public health problem of filtering bacteria from drinking water.Working with a special kind of polymer called ... Read more...

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Isla Fisher on why she didn’t kiss Johnny Depp


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 21 (ANI): Actress Isla Fisher has revealed why she didn't kiss Johnny Depp when she had the chance while filming animated flick Rango."Although we were only voicing the characters, ... Read more...

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Now, a Toepener to open bathroom doors with the foot


February 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A student from the University of Minnesota has invented what is called as a Toepener, which allows people to use their feet instead of their hands when opening ... Read more...

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Japanese teenagers obsessed with hiding faces behind medical masks


January 29th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Experts have warned that there is a growing culture among teenagers in Japan to hide their faces behind white medical masks.The disposable facemasks are a favourite among Japanese ... Read more...

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Could cleanliness be exposing girls to certain infections?


January 27th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Little girls growing up in western society are expected to be neat and tidy, "all ribbon and curls". But this cleanliness may be linked to higher rates of ... Read more...

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Make Up Kit For Teenagers: Bare Essentials


January 20th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Make up for teenagers is fast gaining as much importance as any other age group has. Thus it is very essential for teenagers to get hold of the just right ... Read more...

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Beware, ATMs are as dirty as public toilets


January 12th, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) The next time you take out money from an automated teller machine (ATM), make sure you either wear gloves or wash your hands. Cleanliness tests have revealed that ... Read more...

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ATM machines as ‘dirty as public toilets’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): New tests have suggested that cash machines are as dirty as public toilets because they carry bacteria that can cause sickness and diarrhoea.In England, experts took swabs from ... Read more...

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Why being grossed out by poo is good for you!


January 4th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Imagine seeing maggots. Or worms, or even poo. Disgusted? Probably, but a new study believes that it is good for you to get grossed out by such things.Just ... Read more...

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Taking sick leave? Be ready to be branded ’skiver’ by colleagues!


December 30th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): Sure, you must have been genuinely ill to have taken an off from work, but you should know that 50 percent of your colleagues have probably already branded ... Read more...

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Ghana bans second hand knickers, used handkerchiefs and mattresses


November 28th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Accra, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Trade regulators in Ghana have banned the sale of second hand knickers. The regulation will become effective from February 2011.The trade regulator’s officials determined that things ... Read more...

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Smart plasters can tell if wound is not healing


November 18th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists have created a high-tech dressing that changes colour if the wound it covers becomes infected -- thanks to a dye that can monitor changes in the body's ... Read more...

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‘Intelligent’ dressing changes colour to indicate state of a wound


November 17th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Dressings effectively protect the site of an injury, but to examine a wound they must be removed. This can not only be painful for a patient, but it ... Read more...

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Cure for the common cold a step closer


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to a cure for the common cold and the winter vomiting bug after they pinpointed a vital mechanism the body uses to ... Read more...

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Homes are home to infections, says report


October 21st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Household is where the maximum number of infections are born, a global hygiene council (GHC) study report said Thursday."Nearly 90 percent of infections originate in our households ... Read more...

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Cure For The Common Cold: “Silver Bullet” Technique


October 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study by Belgian researchers gives an ornamented and permanent solution for your common cold and flu. All these years, you have been suffering from ... Read more...

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