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India, Africa to collaborate in social entreprenership, innovation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday flagged social entrepreneurship and innovation as key areas for collaboration with Africa and called for exploring a research and development fund for promoting ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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‘Tulsi’ to be used for anti-radiation medicine


January 7th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 7 (IANS) From grandma's home remedies for cough, cold and other ailments, 'tulsi' (Indian Basil) is now being tested by Indian scientists for treating people exposed to harmful ... Read more...

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World’s oldest bed found in South Africa


December 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's oldest bed, dating back 77,000 years, has been discovered in a cave in South Africa.The bed, made of bundles of sedge and wild ... Read more...

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World’s oldest, Stone Age bed found in South Africa


December 24th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's oldest bed, which dates back to 77,000 years ago, has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, a media report said Friday.The ... Read more...

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No ‘fish medicine’ for kids, says Andhra rights panel


May 31st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) A fresh controversy hit the famous 'fish medicine' therapy for asthma patients as Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission Tuesday ordered that children below the age of ... Read more...

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Herbal medicine becoming source of livelihood for Nainital women


April 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr.10 (ANI): A self-help group in Uttarakhand has held a workshop to train women in preparing herbal medicines in Nainital to make them self-reliant. Around 65 women from across the state ... Read more...

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Punjab herbal firm claims to have found cure for HIV/AIDS


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Jan 22(ANI): A herbal company in Punjab, Nixon Biotech Private Limited, has claimed to have found a herbal cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).The herbal ... Read more...

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China most likely to be affected by 2011 EU herbal medicine ban


December 30th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The European Union has decided to go ahead with its ban of herbal medicines, a majority of which is manufactured in China.Hundreds of herbal remedies will be banned ... Read more...

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Study: Echinacea isn’t an effective treatment for the common cold


December 21st, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Herbal medicine enthusiasts were very happy when it emerged that Echinacea does indeed cure cold.They might be disappointed now because latest study has revealed that the plant ... Read more...

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Top Bangladesh opposition leader held for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


December 19th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's senior opposition leader Salauddin Quader Choudhury, who has been accused of killing over a 100 people, mostly minority Hindus, during the 1971 Liberation War was arrested ... Read more...

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Man in Pakistan to marry twice in 48 hours (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) A young man in Pakistan is to marry two women within a span of two days in an attempt to resolve a dilemma over wedding the ... Read more...

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Man in Pakistan to marry twice in 24 hours


October 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A man in Pakistan is to marry two women in less than 24 hours in an attempt to resolve a dilemma over wedding the woman to whom ... Read more...

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ISI agent living under cover in Punjab arrested


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), Aug 3 (IANS) A man suspected to be an agent of Pakistan's spy agency ISI has been arrested with fake identification documents, including a PAN card, voter identity card and ... Read more...

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Britain not to go ahead with ban on homeopathy


July 27th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Homeopathy will continue to be available on the National Health Service (NHS) despite an influential health committee condemning it as medically unproven, a British minister said. Health Minister ... Read more...

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Spell casting python ‘fixing’ World Cup matches seized in South Africa!


July 6th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 6 (ANI): A Burmese rock python has been seized by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), from a sangoma, who was casting spells at the World ... Read more...

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Beware of herbal medicines! They can be deadly


February 9th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs. A ... Read more...

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Herbal medicine makes Uttarakhand rural women self-reliant


January 27th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Jan 27 (ANI): Uttarakhand women have formed a self-help group where they make and sell herbal medicine from the plants found in the forests around there.Most of these women do not ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to reap bitter-sweet crop of hop


November 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 25 (IANS) The hop flower - used to add a bitter flavour to beer - may bring in sweet business for Lahaul and Spiti district as ... Read more...

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Hops cultivation benefits Himachal Pradesh farmers


October 18th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKeylong (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 18(ANI): Farmers in Himachal Pradesh's Keylong region are reaping rich dividends by cultivating hops due to its lucrative value in domestic and international markets.Hops are female ... Read more...

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UAE to focus on intangible heritage


September 20th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 20 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government is taking steps to promote and conserve the country's intangible cultural heritage, WAM news agency reported Sunday. On Saturday, the Intangible Heritage ... Read more...

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Asparagus extracts may fight hangover, protect the liver


August 15th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Asparagus extract contains amino acids and minerals, which may ease alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins, according to a study.Asparagus officinalis is a common vegetable that ... Read more...

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Herbal medicines can help treat gastrointestinal disease


March 25th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that herbal medicines could benefit patients suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders that cannot be treated using conventional drug therapy.For the ... Read more...

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Herbal medicine makes Uttarakhand rural women self-reliant


March 24th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul Goel Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Mar 24 (ANI): A self-help group is training rural women in herbal farming and medicines in Uttarakhand to make them self reliant. Women of the Ramnagar area of ... Read more...

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Herbal gulals passe, it’s now time for organic colours


March 6th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Herbal gulals, which had become very popular in the past few years as people shunned toxic colours during the festival of Holi, are now facing stiff competition from ... Read more...

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Why garlic is health-wise beneficial


January 31st, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 31 (ANI): A group of scientists have found out why garlic is health-wise beneficial. The Queen''s-led researchers highlight the fact that garlic derives its aroma and flavour from an organic ... Read more...

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Pak fast bowler Asif may face life ban for carrying opium


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 22 (ANI): Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif may even get a life ban for carrying opium, a leading sports medicine expert has said. Danish Zaheer, the president of the Sports ... Read more...

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Asif can be banned for life, warns Pakistan’s anti-doping expert


January 21st, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif can even get a life ban for carrying opium, a leading Pakistani sports medicine expert said Wednesday.Danish Zaheer, president of Sports Medicine Association of ... Read more...

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Lithuanian psychic called in to clean up credit crunch


January 19th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Vilnius (Lithuania), Jan 19 (DPA) There was nowhere to hide for anyone owing money in Lithuania Monday after one of the Baltic country's main debt collection agencies said it was using a ... Read more...

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HLL forays into herbal healthcare


January 13th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Public Sector Undertaking Hindustan Latex Ltd (HLL) and ayurvedic firm Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) have joined hands to introduce various herbal healthcare products.The firms will launch products ... Read more...

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Indian pharmacy industry attracting global investment


December 12th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (ANI): With the advantage of low production cost, trained manpower and increasing demand of low priced quality drugs, the Indian pharmaceutical sector has come up as a favourite ... Read more...

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Aloe vera, garlic, green tea most popular herbal medicines Down Under


October 11th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 11 (ANI): The most popular herbal medicines used Down Under include aloe vera, garlic and green tea, according to a new study.Led by Professor Charlie Xue of RMIT University ... Read more...

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Kerala unveils intellectual property rights policy


June 27th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) Kerala Friday unveiled its intellectual property rights (IPR) policy aimed at safeguarding the state's rich base of ayurveda and herbal medicine. With this move, Kerala has become the ... Read more...

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John Wesley, the Herbal medicine specialist of Shillong


May 19th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, May 19 (ANI): Since time immemorial herbal treatment of various ailments has been an integral part of life in India, particularly in the rural areas. But a Meghalya-based medical practitioner ... Read more...

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Hawthorn extract may be the best tonic for the heart


January 23rd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A group of Cochrane researchers has found that hawthorn extract is effective in controlling symptoms of chronic heart disease, and in improving a range of heart-related measurements.Known ... Read more...

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