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Safer to sit in the back of the plane: Crash test


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A passenger jet deliberately smashed into the ground has led experts to believe that passengers sitting at the back would have the best chance of survival, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 1,200 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has now affected over 1,200 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 8th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has affected over 1,000 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department data ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Study reveals that obesity is bad for the brain


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Obesity is a form of condition that is considered to have demerits because it is dangerous. It is a condition whereby one becomes oversize and a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Rubber band electronics’ will cut hospital visits


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) 'Rubber band electronics' will enable seamless integration of monitoring devices with the human body to track a patient's vital signs and transmit them to doctors, making ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Human body needs fluid balance, not just water (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Drinking lots of water alone is not necessarily good or won't get you to lose weight. Fluid intake through other beverages can be equally beneficial, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Radioactive waste from Japan shipped to China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China has intercepted 1,127 tonnes of waste metals from Japan with excessive gamma radiation that was shipped to the eastern coastal city of Ningbo, customs officials ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lawrence comfortable with nude scenes


March 16th, 2012 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has said that she is open to the idea of appearing naked on big screen and will not turn down a movie just ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Discovery enables quicker diagnosis of chikunguyna


March 15th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk from chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infectious disease endemic to Southeast Asia and Africa.Lisa Ng, principal investigator at ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ex-IITian nabbed for friend’s murder


January 26th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) An IIT-Kanpur graduate, currently pursuing an MBA from IIM-Lucknow, has been taken into custody by the CBI as a key suspect in the killing of his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Internet addiction is like drugs: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Addiction to the internet could cause damage to the brain similar to that by use of alcohol and drugs, a Chinese study has said.According to scientists, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Actors are not racing horses: Akshay Kumar


December 15th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Akshay Kumar dislikes being typecast as an 'action' or a 'comedy' hero and says he is not in the race for the top spot. "We ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bugs can convert drugs into deadly toxins


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Bugs can convert traces of drugs, present in sewage, into deadly toxins, especially during the water treatment process. The process mimics a similar transformation in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fighting gum disease easier when fat cells disappear


November 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The human body is better geared to fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, go away.Inflammation that continues to brew in the body can ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China needs half a million traditional doctors


September 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China needs over half a million professionals trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over the next five years, a government report has revealed.Traditional Chinese medicine is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Looking young with dermal fillers


September 13th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Wrinkles and crow's feet? Cosmetologists say dermal fillers may be a good idea and there is now even a painless option - a treatment that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Silverstone urges cosmetic testing ban on animals


September 1st, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress Alecia Silverstone has written an open letter to the European Commission urging them to uphold a proposed ban against cosmetic testing on animals.The ban was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Electronic skin’ patch will do many things


August 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) American scientists have created little patches of 'electronic skin' that might heal wounds and monitor a patient's heart rate in the near future. "What we are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Uganda issues terror alert on Al Qaeda-linked group


August 4th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 4 (IANS) Uganda has issued a fresh terror alert about a threat from Somalia-based, Al Qaeda-linked outfit Al Shabaab, Xinhua reported.Police chief Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura Wednesday said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taiwan destroys two tonnes of chemical-tainted drinks


June 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Taiwan has destroyed over two tonnes of beverages believed to be tainted with a "dangerous chemical", a media report said.Authorities inspected 16,000 stores over the past ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today is ‘World No Tobacco Day’


June 1st, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today, 31st of May is the ‘World No Tobacco Day’. This day has been specially earmarked to spread awareness about the negative effects that arise in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New tool to spy on molecules in live cells


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The ability to peer at single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long been a dream of researchers. However, a novel technique, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toxic chemicals present in baby products


May 19th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have concluded after a study that baby products are laden with toxic chemicals. The study was conducted by the Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety.After studying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chives being recalled because of possible listeria contamination


May 14th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampton, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Federal food safety officials have placed a recall for chives because there might be a possible listeria contamination. The chives were been distributed from the Goodness ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Antibiotics can control superbug: Expert


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 4 (IANS) Disciplined use of antibiotics can control the multi-drug resistant Delhi superbug, which created widespread controversy last month, a top microbiologist said here Wednesday."A superbug in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Endosulfan pesticide affects numerous families in Kerala


May 1st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Muthalamada (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): While the agitation for a ban on endosulfan gaining momentum, locals in the Malabar region of Kerala have till now been forced to endure its harmful affects.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UK docs reconstruct cancer patient’s breast with pigskin


April 30th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): In a groundbreaking operation, doctors in UK have successfully used pigskin to reconstruct a breast in a cancer patient.Traditionally, a breast reconstruction has involved using tissue from another ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-endosulfan shutdown hits normal life in Kerala


April 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Apr 29(ANI): Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) demonstrated in Kerala's Kochi district on Friday seeking a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide by the Central ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Modern man ‘has grown 4 inches taller than his ancestors in 100 yrs’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that the height of the average man has increased by four inches in the last century due to improvements in diet and public health.In 1900, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sushma Swaraj backs endosulfan ban


April 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 28 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, has backed the CPI (M)-led Kerala government's demand for a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide.Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BBC courts controversy for filming 84-yr-old cancer patient’s death


April 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): The BBC has been accused of trivializing death in a new documentary showing the final moments of a terminal patient.Anti-euthanasia supporters said it was bringing Big Brother-style ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men drinking tap water at risk of turning pear-shaped


April 21st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that men could start turning pear-shaped from drinking tap water.Experts are starting to link chemicals called "foreign oestrogens" - that get into the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese shops to offer ‘human breast milk’ in 2 years


April 15th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): In two years, Chinese market will be selling dairy products that will be produced by genetically modified cattle and would contain most of the nutrients as in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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