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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eating Egg Yolks is as ‘bad as Smoking’


August 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
August 15 (NEWS) The Yolk eaters have a truth to consider about feeding on the yolks. The scientist made a research and came out with the conclusion that eating eggs yolk is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Panda gives birth to sixth cub at San Diego zoo


July 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 20 year old panda Bai Yun has set a record by giving birth to its sixth cub at the San Diego zoo. Officials opine that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Anuj Bidve’s killer jailed for life


July 27th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The man who shot dead Indian student Anuj Bidve in a "motiveless" murder in Greater Manchester has been jailed for life, the BBC reported Friday.Kiaran Stapleton, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Warm parenting offers hope for callous, unemotional kids


July 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 25 (IANS) If a child receives consistent and warm parenting in a secure family environment, it can prevent them from psychopathic acts and violent crime in adulthood, says ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Man blames seven-year-old girl in sex attack case


July 21st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 61-year-old accused in a sex attack case in Britain escaped scot-free after he told a court his alleged seven-year-old victim pinned him down and forced ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US approves drug to prevent HIV infection


July 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US Monday approved Truvada, the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of infection ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mock drill in Gurgaon July 20 to test quake preparedness


July 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 14 (IANS) A mock drill will be conducted here July 20 by the Haryana state and district administration in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Free mobile app for skin cancer screening


July 12th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Number of women having children in their forties trebles


July 11th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The number of women who are giving birth in their forties has gone up by almost 300%.In 1991, only 9835 women who were in their forties gave ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Weight loss helps boost low testosterone levels


June 26th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 26 (IANS) A new study says that weight loss can help obese, middle-aged, pre-diabetic males boost low testosterone levels by almost 50 percent. "Doctors should first encourage overweight ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Less sleep enhances stroke risk among middle-aged


June 11th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Habitually sleeping less than six hours at night significantly elevates risk of stroke among middle-aged and older adults of normal weight at low risk for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese agency suffers losses abroad


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A third of the overseas arms of China's State Development and Investment Corp (SIC) suffered losses totaling 59.4 million yuan ($9.32 million) in 2010, China Daily ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Another Indian horticulture farm to sprout in Ethiopia this year


May 17th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 17 (IANS) A second Indian company, Esimo Flower & Agro Industries Plc, is investing $100 million in Ethiopia to produce flowers, fruits, and vegetables for the European, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mexican journalists demand end to killings


May 7th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study. "Until now, there ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Storms sweep US midwest


April 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Over a dozen storms have swept through the US midwestern states, causing minor damage to property, the met office said.The region was battered by 17 tornadoes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Caffeine-exercise combo protects against skin cancer


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A caffeine-exercise combo may be able to ward off skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight, a study reveals."We found that this combination treatment can decrease ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Anti-malaria campaign launched in Delhi


March 15th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Tony Blair Faith Foundation Wednesday launched a programme here for raising awareness about malaria.The Where's The Net programme features a mosquito net which is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US officers trying to find Madam Anna Gristina’s accomplices


March 8th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manhattan, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US law enforcement officers are still trying to identify the “high-placed” accomplices who helped Anna Gristina ran a multi-million dollar prostitution empire in the country. Gristina is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Don’t decriminalise gay sex: Home ministry


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The union home ministry told the Supreme Court Thursday that it was not in favour of decriminalising gay sex. It said Section 377 of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

One third British business bosses fear recession in 2012


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Around 35 percent of directors of British business firms think there is a high risk of a recession this year, says a survey.A poll by the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘BRIC nations not in position to withstand economic shock’


February 20th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are still no better placed to withstand shocks from major economic risk events than they were ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baby with rare disorder born in Bhopal


February 17th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) A collodion baby -- a rare inherited skin disorder -- has been born in Bhopal. Affected babies are born in a collodion membrane, a shiny waxy ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lynch syndrome’s mutated genes raise risk of cancers


February 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) People with Lynch syndrome have an increased risk of colon, uterus, ovary, kidney, stomach, bowel and bladder cancers -- thanks to genetic mutation, reveals a research.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Child rights panel questions Bengal on infant deaths


February 7th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking cognizance of deaths of new-born babies in various hospitals of West Bengal, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday said it ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Are erratic heartbeats tied to unexplained strokes?


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Occasional erratic heartbeats seem to trigger about a fifth of unexplained strokes, while a third of the survivors leave hospital with the cause of their stroke ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

More screening could mean less secure airports


February 1st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Intensive screening makes airport security unsafe by targeting low risk passengers rather than those who pose real threats, and this is particularly true after 9/11, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese scientists make headway in leprosy prevention


January 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) Chinese scientists have claimed to have identified 10 susceptibility genes for leprosy to date, a finding that will help identify high-risk individuals and aid in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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