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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films

September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research

December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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Leaking house dials 911 after short circuit

May 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Massachusetts, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sanitation workers in Massachusetts say a house is no longer ‘habitable’ after a pipe leak led to the flooding of the entire house. With the owner of ... Read more...

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Products to enhance men’s sexual performance recalled in NZ

September 24th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 24 (ANI): Kiwi health officials have ordered the recall of six products sold to enhance men's sexual performance as they contain undeclared medicines.The medicines are similar to active ingredients in ... Read more...

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For ailing Afghan kids, a healing touch from India (Feature)

September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Quietly, India has been helping mend Afghan hearts. With hundreds of children in war-torn Afghanistan dying of congenital heart disease every year, many are now ... Read more...

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Health department not cooperating: Swine flu nodal officer

August 21st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi's nodal officer for swine flu Saturday expressed helplessness in furnishing the number of cases in Delhi, complaining of non-cooperation from the health department officials. "Time and again ... Read more...

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First genomic collection of human microbes published

May 21st, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) have released an analysis of 178 genomes from microbes that live in or on the human body, with many newly discovered ... Read more...

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World’s first dengue vaccine to be released soon

April 25th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25 (ANI): The first dengue vaccine in the world is set to be unveiled.Developed by the Health Ministry together with a private company, the vaccine is set to become ... Read more...

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Private hospitals disqualified from birth scheme in Madhya Pradesh

March 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has disqualified private hospitals from a scheme to promote institutional deliveries - as opposed to births at home - after the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Heart disease, diabetes, cancer more fatal than AIDS: UN official

November 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 30 (ANI): Heart diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, cancer and diabetes are the world's top four killer diseases - more fatal than the much feared ailments like AIDS and influenza ... Read more...

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Himachal-born child detected with polio in Uttar Pradesh

November 22nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) A two-year-old child of a migrant family from Uttar Pradesh, staying in Himachal Pradesh, has tested positive for polio, an official said Sunday. Health director Nagesh Sharma told IANS ... Read more...

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Mysterious viral fever grips Madhya Pradesh

October 22nd, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) A mysterious viral fever which causes a drop in platelet counts and has dengue-like symptoms is baffling doctors in Madhya Pradesh, officials said Thursday. The spread of ... Read more...

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Seven children, two teachers die in bridge collapse

April 14th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 14 (DPA) Seven school children and two teachers died and 53 people were injured when a bridge they were crossing collapsed in Peru's Ayacucho province, officials said. The 100-metre bridge was ... Read more...

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Audrey Hepburn voted ultimate Hollywood beauty

February 11th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Audrey Hepburn has been voted the ultimate screen beauty in a poll of Hollywood actresses through the ages. The "Roman Holiday" star was chosen ahead of modern divas ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh’s smoking: All smoke, no fire?

September 11th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Sep 11 (IANS) Denying reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was found smoking on the campus of a Sikh institution in Amritsar, the Punjab government Thursday said it knew nothing ... Read more...

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Top doctors offer Patrick Swayze revolutionary cancer cures

May 16th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 16 (ANI): While actor Patrick Swayze is battling pancreatic cancer, three top doctors have offered him a sure-shot cure with their new revolutionary treatments.Earlier this year, the ... Read more...

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Bird study casts light on how vocal learning evolved

March 12th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Neurobiologists at Duke University Medical Center have discovered that songbirds, parrots, and hummingbirds use similar brain structures to sing their tunes.The researchers say that in the three groups ... Read more...

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15 Indians shot dead in Amazon jungle

February 14th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Ecuador, Feb 14 (ANI): At least fifteen Huaorani Indians who were living in voluntary isolation in Ecuador's largest nature reserve were shot dead by loggers, according to Huaorani Nationality Organization of Ecuador. ... Read more...

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