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Scientists salvage humble bread’s reputation


September 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have rubbished decades of bad publicity directed at the humble bread for allegedly causing a host of complaints such as fatigue, stomach ache, bloating and ... Read more...

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UK pubs to remain open till 1am during Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations


February 28th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials say during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, pubs around the country will be allowed to run for two consecutive nights without the usual permit to ... Read more...

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Madonna criticised over album name


January 13th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna's new album M.D.N.A. has sparked controversy months before its release after health campaigners criticised her for using a name similar to the ... Read more...

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Kids risk ill health, shorter life with too much salt


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Health experts in Britain have warned that the processed foods and sauces at the heart of the nation's diet are actually fuelling a dangerous daily overdose ... Read more...

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Now, melt-in-the-mouth passion pill for impotence


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) A new melt-in-the-mouth passion pill promises to be an ideal remedy for impotence. Market research by Bayer, makers of the new pill, found that four in ... Read more...

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Many New Year’s resolutions ‘do not last longer than a week’: Study


December 30th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that many people, who make New Year's resolutions to quit smoking and drinking, are not able to stick to them for more than ... Read more...

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Health warning revision on tobacco packs deferred till 2012


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The central health ministry has delayed the revision of pictorial warnings on cigarette and tobacco packets till 2012, causing widespread anger among activists and health campaigners. According ... Read more...

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High levels of salt in Sunday roasts put Brits at risk of heart disease, stroke


December 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A study by health campaigners has found that the high level of salt in Sunday roasts is putting Britons at risk of suffering from deadly heart disease and ... Read more...

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Alcohol-flavoured fudge ‘will entice kids’


November 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 21 (ANI): Australian health experts have warned that alcohol-flavoured confectionery, including fudge, would aggravate the country's 'binge-drinking' culture.They have accused the makers of Jim Beam bourbon and Bundaberg rum ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘more dangerous than crack cocaine’ study provokes anger


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Mental health campaigners have criticised a controversial new study that suggests alcohol is more dangerous to society than heroin and crack cocaine.They have claimed that the research has ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘more dangerous than crack cocaine’: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A new controversial study has revealed that alcohol is a more dangerous 'drug' than heroin and crack cocaine because of the harm it causes to the individual and ... Read more...

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Advertisers say children’s junk food ads ‘made for adults’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 1 (ANI): Advertisers in Australia were breaching codes aimed at reducing children's exposure to junk food marketing by claiming their ads were targeting adults, according to an analysis.According to a ... Read more...

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Mobile phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print


October 9th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Mobile phone giants have been accused of keeping the warnings about the health risks of using their handsets undercover-by keeping them buried deep inside the manual.A warning that ... Read more...

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1 in 4 sexually active youngsters in Britain fail to use contraception


September 20th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A survey has found that one in four sexually active youngsters in Britain fail to use any form of contraception with a new partner.The staggering figure has moved ... Read more...

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M&S selling ‘plus-size’ clothing for kids as young as 3


July 25th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): In an attempt to dress a new generation with bulging waistlines, retailer Marks and Spencer has begun selling 'plus-size' clothing to children as young as three.The retailer said ... Read more...

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Brit docs call for ‘fat taxes’ on unhealthy food


July 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Leading British doctors have urged ministers to impose 'fat taxes' on unhealthy food and introduce cigarette-style warnings to children about the dangers of a poor diet.Senior medical figures ... Read more...

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Britain says no to action against unhealthy food


July 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Health campaigners are shocked by the British government's conditional proposal not to take action against food firms manufacturing sugary, salty and fatty drinks and eats. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola’s high-caffeine energy drink on tap draws flak


April 4th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 4 (ANI): Aussie doctors and health campaigners are criticising Coca-Cola for making a high-caffeine energy drink available on tap in pubs.The drink Mother, being promoted as a 'right-hook to laziness, ... Read more...

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Oz health experts call for new labelling system on food products


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, February 22 (ANI): Health campaigners in Australia are calling for a new system of labelling on food products to help fight rising obesity rates.The Obesity Policy Coalition argued that "daily intake' ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ wife in Aids fear after unprotected sex claims


December 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren is said to be furious with him for putting her at risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases after claims ... Read more...

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Morrissey slammed for glamorising suicide


November 29th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 29 (ANI): Veteran singer Morrissey has evoked criticism after speaking about killing himself and glamorising suicide.The legendary crooner, known for his gloomy lyrics and depressing song titles, told Radio 4's ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking ‘cuts men’s heart disease risk’


November 19th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Here's a shocker: Supping large amounts of booze is good for the heart - but only when it comes to men.The study, which monitored more than 41,000 people ... Read more...

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Ban on fast-food restaurants unlikely to cut obesity


October 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Fast-food restaurants have always been criticised for promoting unhealthy eating habits, with health campaigners calling for a ban on them. But a new study has shown that even ... Read more...

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Sex without condom is good for mental health: Study


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): Having sex without using condom is good for mental health, according to a new study.Professor Stuart Brody, of the West of Scotland University, Paisley, and his colleagues conducted ... Read more...

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Skin cancer worries may make your bones brittle


July 21st, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Avoiding sun over the fears of developing skin cancer might be making your bones brittle, suggests a new survey.According to National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), lack of vitamin ... Read more...

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UKs most potent beer ever raises a stink among health activists


July 11th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Health campaigners and politicians have accused the makers of one of Scotland''s largest independent breweries for creating Britain''s most potent beer ever with a staggering 12 per ... Read more...

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British doctors want no smoking stars in films


July 7th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The Anbumani Ramadoss-Shahrukh Khan public spat over reel smoking in India has now found an echo in Britain with doctors asking for censoring of puffing scenes in films. ... Read more...

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JK Rowling contemplated suicide as a struggling single mother


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that she contemplated suicide while suffering from depression as a struggling single mother.During her twenties, Rowling was a single mother ... Read more...

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Size zero controversy moves to male models


February 10th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Being super thin is a criteria necessary for female models, but now the trend has moved on to the males as well.The controversy over size zero catwalk models ... Read more...

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