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GVK Bio’s Ahmedabad facility cleared by USFDA


July 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading contract research organisation Monday announced that its Ahmedabad clinical pharmacology unit successfully cleared the USFDA audit.The GVK BIO Ahmedabad facility, commissioned in ... Read more...

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Millions Of Children Items Recalled By Toy Maker Fisher Price


October 1st, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Toy maker Fisher Price is the latest to join the bandwagon of companies recalling their products with the toy manufacturer recalling 10 million of its items ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Half of toddlers food far too sweet, finds study


June 29th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): More than half the food products targeted at babies and toddlers have a high sugar content and are excessively sweet, according to a new Canadian study.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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IKEA Recalls 3.4 Million Shades


June 11th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, IKEA, The Swedish furniture retailer has recalled over 3.36 million window blinds and roll-ups, after a child died and two others nearly ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

70 percent of Canada’s bottled water has bacteria


May 26th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 26 (IANS) More than 70 percent of bottled water samples in Canada were found swarming with bacteria, research has revealed. The amount of bacteria found in the water exceeded the recommended ... Read more...

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Bottled water ‘not safe for drinking’


May 26th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has found high level of bacteria in bottled water in Canada.The Montreal study showed that heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled ... Read more...

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Diapers’ Complaints To Be Examined


May 7th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh brand of Pampers diapers, which has been generating diaper rashes resembling chemical burns, will be examined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Household dust ‘a potpourri of toxins’


March 7th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Everyday household dust is a blend of harmful substances including lead and arsenic, a new study has revealed.A 2009 study from the University of Arizona, appearing in Environmental ... Read more...

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Air pollution likely to trigger appendicitis in adults


October 7th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Air pollution may also trigger appendicitis in adults, warns a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at the Universities of Calgary, Toronto and Health Canada, looked at ... Read more...

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Air pollution could trigger appendicitis


October 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Air pollution may trigger appendicitis in adults, says a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary, University of ... Read more...

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Handshakes banned in Canadian city to check swine flu


August 20th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) A Canadian mayor in Quebec province has banned handshakes to check the spread of the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. Since its outbreak in April, the ... Read more...

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Pesticide may be to blame for melamine’s presence in American infant formulas


June 4th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists suspect that the insecticide cyromazine may be responsible for the presence of melamine, a toxic constituent of plastics and other materials, in infant formulas purchased from stores ... Read more...

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Immigrant mums ‘at higher risk of having babies with birth defects’


April 17th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Immigrant mothers are less likely to take folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent birth defects, a new study has found.The study, led by a St. Michael's Hospital ... Read more...

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Hangover-causing acetaldehyde in alcohol can lead to cancer too


March 20th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Acetaldehyde in alcohol is no longer a chemical that causes hangover, for scientists have found new evidence that it can also lead to cancer.Researchers at the Centre ... Read more...

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Soon, a drug to treat premature ejaculation in men


February 16th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Feb 16 (ANI): Although there are drugs like Viagra to boost a mans sex drive, males who peak too soon dont have any such pill-based solution. But not anymore, for ... Read more...

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Energy drinks have become the dangerous coffee of new generation


February 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): An increasing number of students are consuming energy drinks to boost their concentration as they study throughout the night, so much so, that such beverages have become ... Read more...

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A vaccine that cuts cold and flu risk by a third


September 17th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): People can now expect a winter with less instances of colds and flu, for a new study has now found evidence that a popular cold and flu-fighting ... Read more...

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Warning against ephedrine, kava kava products issued


August 24th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): Health Canada has warned that two unapproved natural health products - Life Choice Ephedrine HCL and Life Choice Kava Kava - may cause serious adverse effects. The ... Read more...

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Indoor air quality more harmful than outdoor air


July 15th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 15 (ANI): One may crib about the pollution outside and prefer to stay inside the four walls of the home, but even this may not be a good ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cancer, heart problems


May 12th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) With recent studies claiming that vitamin D deficiency is leading to chronic health problems such as cancer and heart ailments, Health Canada has decided to review how much ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canada again raises red flag on ayurveda


March 26th, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by admin
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 26 (IANS) Canadians have once again been warned not to use ayurvedic remedies because of their high lead, arsenic and mercury content. The British Columbia Centre for Disease ... Read more...

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Air pollution causes DNA mutations in sperm


January 15th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
London, January 15 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have discovered that air pollution can cause DNA mutations in sperm.The findings are based on a study of mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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