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Stringent mobile radiation norms from Saturday


August 31st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Stringent new radiation norms for mobile phone towers and mobile handsets will come into effect Sep 1 across the country, the government announced Friday, keeping ... Read more...

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A rhythm awry means rolls of fat


August 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Circadian rhythms include the sleep-wake cycle. Rhythms in hormone release are controlled by a molecular clock present in every cell of the body, which has its own inbuilt, default rhythm of ... Read more...

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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Coastal populations healthier than inland cousins


July 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) People living near the coast tend to have better health than those living inland, according to the findings of a new study.Researchers from the European Centre ... Read more...

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Living on the seaside is healthier


July 18th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Living on the seaside could help us in leading a healthy life, suggests a British study which found individuals living near the coast tend to be ... Read more...

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UN body sets residue limits on vet drug


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine for animals, a ... Read more...

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Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study


July 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which ... Read more...

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Fukushima-contaminated tuna caught off San Diego coast


May 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered high radioactivity levels in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California. Last year, the huge earthquake in Japan generated a nuclear disaster. ... Read more...

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Naked body scanners in British airports?


May 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Controversial "naked" body scanners could be introduced at all British airports after top scientists declared them safe, Daily Mail reported Friday.Manchester Airport has been trialling the ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against viral infections


May 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.Since vitamin D levels decrease during ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola reassures product safety in China


May 1st, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The Coca-Cola Company has reassured its product safety after completing major corrective measures undertaken at the request of a quality watchdog in a Chinese ... Read more...

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Mad cow case detected in US


April 25th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.The carcass was shifted ... Read more...

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Being near the sea is good for you


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside ... Read more...

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Delhi air quality was worst in March: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Dust in the Delhi skies in March brought the air quality down to the worst levels in the last one year and the increase ... Read more...

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Vitamin B12 imaged in action for first time


March 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 morphs into a gymnast as soon as it gets into your body, twisting and turning its molecules as part of a crucial reaction called ... Read more...

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Europe condemns Russian livestock import ban


March 21st, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Commission has condemned Russia's decision to ban livestock import from Europe following the spread there of the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viruses.Russia imposed a ... Read more...

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Economic Survey favours higher diesel prices


March 15th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Thursday has recommended higher diesel prices, saying the subsidised ... Read more...

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UAE ministry warns against fake herbal products


March 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry has warned the public against fake herbal products.Amin Hussein Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for medical practices and licensing at the ministry, said ... Read more...

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China mulls pollution control system


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will launch a new pollution monitoring system that will also check the effect of greenhouse gasses on human health, authorities said.The system will look at ... Read more...

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Sunshine likely to protect kids from eczema


February 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals. Researchers from the European Centre for ... Read more...

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Climate change precipitates food shortages, unrest


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Long-term climate change has often destabilized civilizations through food shortages, hunger, infectious disease and unrest, a study reveals.Historical records foreshadow a grim picture for a future ... 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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Watermelon reduces hardening of arteries


October 28th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Watermelon is good in the case of atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries.The model used for a study involved mice with diet-induced high cholesterol. One group was ... Read more...

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Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity


October 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Gut microbes have a vital bearing on our health by producing vitamins, priming our immune system and developing resistance to pathogens.For example, studies have shown that ... Read more...

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Unknown viruses found in sewage


October 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Raw sewage houses thousands of undiscovered viruses, some of which could have a direct bearing on human health.James Pipas, Roger Hendrix and Michael Grabe of the ... Read more...

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One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes, says expert


August 31st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, ... Read more...

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EU allocates $17 million to fight E. coli and epidemics


August 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) ... Read more...

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Chemical use a threat to China’s grain output: Experts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) The high usage of chemicals is posing a threat to China's grain output, experts have warned.China's grain production hit 546.4 million tonnes in 2010 despite floods ... Read more...

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Delhi has high level of air pollutants


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi has high levels of air pollutants and ozone and the latter has harmful impact on health and agricultural yield, a study revealed Wednesday.The Energy ... Read more...

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Bihar to promote organic farming: Nitish Kumar


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said his government will help farmers adopt organic farming for sustainable agriculture and prosperity.Inaugurating a three-day International Conference on Organic ... Read more...

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AIIMS improves animal care facilities


June 15th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) After three years of campaign by animal rights group PETA, Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has made significant improvements in the care ... Read more...

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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health


May 31st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health.E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent ... Read more...

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Meghalaya dithers on uranium mining


May 24th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Tuesday said it has yet to decide whether it will allow its rich deposits of uranium to be mined, something which has been ... Read more...

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Will ban Endosulfan if found harmful: Supreme Court


May 11th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will ban Endosulfan if it was satisfied that the pesticide was harmful to human health.The apex court bench of ... Read more...

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UAE anti-plastic bags campaign a hit with private sector


May 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' move to keep the country free from plastic bags has won tremendous appreciation and support from the private sector.The drive - ... Read more...

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