Tata Chemicals launches anti-anaemia fortified salt

April 5th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Tata Chemicals, the market leader in the branded salt segment, Thursday launched the country's first iron fortified iodized salt that consumers can use in their ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Exposed to sunlight, cotton fabric cleans itself

December 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists from China are developing a cotton fabric that can clean itself of stains and bugs when exposed to ordinary sunlight.Environmental researchers Mingce Long and Deyong ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority

September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to provide lunch for Rs.5 to the poor

August 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) In a major move to provide food cheaply to its high number of poor people, the Jharkhand government Wednesday announced subsidised lunch at Rs.5 and salt ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

No funds for iron rich salt programme, says official

April 25th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the plans for promoting iron rich salt is on government's anvil, the programme may not be implemented soon for lack of funds, a ... Read more...

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India to promote iron rich salt to check malnutrition

April 20th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With high prevalence of anaemia in the country, the government has decided to promote iron fortified iodized salt as a measure to deal with malnutrition.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

15 hospitalised with radiation poisoning in Japan

March 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 15 people have been admitted to hospital with symptoms of radiation poisoning after a devastating earthquake damaged Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, Kyodo ... Read more...

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European pressurised reactors costlier, less efficient: expert

December 3rd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A leading nuclear expert Friday questioned the wisdom of going in for the European pressurised reactors (EPRs) at the Jaitapur nuclear plant, especially since they generate four times ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dead Sea air filled with high levels of oxidized Mercury

November 30th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A group of scientists has recently discovered that the atmosphere over the Dead Sea is laden with oxidized mercury which is causing interesting effects in the air above ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit spies used semen to write top-secret letters

September 22nd, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): British spies used semen to write top-secret letters, it has emerged.Spooks at MI6 discovered the bodily fluid could be used as an invisible ink, as it glows brightly ... Read more...

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China’s ‘longevity city’ has 255 centenarians

September 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nanjing, Sep 16 (ANI): The Chinese city of Rugao, renowned for the longevity of its residents, has 255 centenarians, as per a statistics released by the city's civil affairs bureau on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian man says his ‘fish ‘n’ chips dish is the world’s healthiest’

July 16th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): A Brit-Indian man has claimed his dish of fish and chips is the healthiest in the world.According to The Daily Express, Gurpareet Bains says his recipe is low ... Read more...

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Some coffee, cola ok during pregnancy

January 21st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): Here's some good news for mums-to-be: experts state that pregnant woman can drink up to three cups of instant coffee or four cans of cola each day.But if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists aim to improve water quality in space

September 14th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): In a research aimed at improving the quality of water in space, University of Utah chemists have developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Environmental stresses could be shrinking polar bears

August 26th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A new research has indicated that environmental stresses could be causing physical changes in the bears, making them shrink over the last century.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a ’sweat-busting’ surgery that keeps ’sticky’ moments at bay

April 12th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 12 (ANI): Are sweaty underarms making you stay away from parties or meetings? Well, take heart, for help is at hand. Surgeons have developed an 8,000-pound, hour-long procedure that burns ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts to drink recycled urine in space

November 15th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 15 (ANI): NASA is launching a machine aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, which will recycle astronauts'' urine for consumption as water. "We did blind taste tests of the water. ... Read more...

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Large amounts of ozone is being destroyed over tropical Atlantic Ocean

June 26th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that large amounts of ozone - around 50% more than predicted by the worlds state-of-the-art climate models are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere ... Read more...

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Soon, solar cells might be produced from fruit dye

May 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Chemistry students at Rowan University in the US are developing a process by which dye from fruits can be used to create solar cells which will capture ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Allergic-like reactions occur in patients despite being pre-medicated

February 10th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that allergic-like reactions can occur in patients when given gadolinium containing contrast agents, even if they have been pre-medicated with corticosteroids and antihistamines.The ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes may help revolutionise X-ray technology

January 29th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
London, January 29 (ANI): Rice University chemists have come up with an idea to improve X-ray images to such an extent that they will reveal the difference among soft tissues as clearly ... Read more...

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Radiation seed, chemotherapy wafer implants combo may treat cancerous brain tumours

January 20th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Dual implantation of radiation seeds and chemotherapy wafers following surgery may help treat cancerous brain tumours, according to a new study.The finding, based on a study, led by ... Read more...

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