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Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala

September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major victory for the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court Saturday upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Richard III remains found in Leicester

September 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Leicester, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archeologists are making more efforts so as to get to the lost grave of King Richard III. They have been able to find the skeletal remains of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air India stops ferrying animals for labs

September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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Man dies of anthrax in Russia

August 27th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A man has died of anthrax in Russia's Siberia region after being infected when he handled the carcass of a sick cow, RIA Novosti reported Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Elephants can sing, says study

August 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Male elephants use an ultrasound noise, too low for humans to hear, to find mates and to keep their herd together, researchers have found.The low-pitched sound ... Read more...

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12 elephants dead in Indonesia, probe launched

June 21st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesia's forestry ministry Thursday said it has launched a probe into the suspected poisoning to death of 12 elephants in Sumatra.Novianto Bambang, director for conservation and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why isn’t the answer always on the tip of the tongue?

June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Do you often find that a word is on the tip of your tongue but are unable to vocalise it? If so, you're not alone. New ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gilani received anthrax parcel at home last year

February 2nd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A parcel delivered last year to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's residence contained deadly anthrax, laboratory tests revealed, much to the shock of his ... Read more...

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Man dies of bird flu in China

January 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) A 39-year-old man in China's southwestern province of Guizhou died Sunday from the bird flu virus H5N1, the health ministry said.The man felt unwell Jan 6. ... Read more...

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2,000 dead birds set off flu fears in Meghalaya

January 9th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 9 (IANS) Around 2,000 poultry birds have died in the past few weeks on a farm in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, fuelling fears of bird flu, even ... Read more...

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WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus

December 31st, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert to warn that studies undertaken by several institutions, which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus, could ... Read more...

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Tests on energy drinks soon, BJP activists told

July 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to carry out tests to verify claims made by major energy drinks manufacturers about the caffeine content in their beverages, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bean sprouts possible source for E. coli outbreak

June 6th, 2011 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 6 (IANS) German authorities said bean sprouts might be the "most convincing" source for the E. coli outbreak that has led to the death of 22 people and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer

May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Holding’s ‘illegal Doosra’ comments directed at Pak spinners “not prudent”: Qasim

May 1st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 1(ANI): Former Pakistan spinner Iqbal Qasim has insisted that "doosra" is a legal delivery, and advised former Jamaican fast bowling legend-turned-commentator Michael Holding to take his reservations over this ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How brain learns and encodes new skills

April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.The breakthrough may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Another major finding ... Read more...

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Novel technique paves way for measuring indoor air pollutants

March 17th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have indicated that a new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time.The promising approach was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study offers hope to patients with Huntington’s disease

February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure.Laboratory tests on skin cells and post-mortem brain tissue of ... Read more...

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Five of a family die after drinking tea

January 24th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (IANS) Five members of a family, including four minors, died after drinking tea at their home in this Uttar Pradesh district Monday, police said.Amar Singh, 45, and ... Read more...

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‘Granite stitching’ saves 1,250-yr-old Indian temple from collapse

January 18th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A 1,250-year-old temple in the southern part of India, which was in total ruins with dense vegetation growing over its dome, has been stitched back together.The Kailasanathar Temple ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

1 in 5 Brits wear their undies at least 250 times before buying new ones!

December 2nd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Talk about dirty secrets - a new UK survey has revealed that one in five people admit to wearing their pants 250 times or more before buying new ... Read more...

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UAE lifts ban on birds’ imports from Gulf countries

November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a temporary ban on the imports of birds and their by-products from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

BJP poser to government on ‘rejected’ foodgrain

October 21st, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked the government whether the tonnes of foodgrain found unsuitable for use in laboratory tests were being supplied to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two die of food poisoning in Maharashtra

October 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Two people in their sixties died of food poisoning after they consumed chapattis made of bajra flour that was mixed with pesticides, an official said here Wednesday."Primary ... Read more...

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One dead, 42 ill after eating at China hotel

October 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) One person died and 42 were hospitalised due to food poisoning after eating at a hotel in China's Sichuan province, officials said.Among the victims in the weekend's incident, ... Read more...

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Watercress may help fight breast cancer

September 14th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Eating a portion of watercress every day could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new research.Researchers at the University of Southampton say that the vitamin-packed salad veg ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using algae to trap carbon dioxide, Orissa show how

September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and cleaning industry-polluted air. The Orissa government is launching ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New and improved tool for cycling fitness created

August 31st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A scientist at University of New Hampshire (UNH) has transformed a three-minute all-out cycling test to a fitness tool that is as effective as more lab-intensive measurements for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hillandale Farms Becomes Second Iowa Farm To Recall Eggs From Market

August 21st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Another Iowa based egg producing company Hillandale Farms on Friday announced voluntary recall of around 170 million of its eggs that were sold in the market ... Read more...

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Scientists come up with safer plastics

August 12th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new way of preventing potentially harmful plasticizers from migrating from one of the most widely used groups of plastics.The advance could lead to a ... Read more...

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Hot chips may cause cancer

August 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): Fried or roasted potatoes, potato crisps, coffee and cereal-based products, including biscuits and toasted bread can cause cancer, the World Health Organisation has warned.Experts have said that ... Read more...

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Cocaine-made FIFA World Cup replica seized

July 5th, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 5 (IANS) A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, made of 11 kg cocaine, was seized at the international airport here in the Colombian capital, Colombia Airports anti-drug officials ... Read more...

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UAE to export camel milk to Europe

July 4th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is planning to export camel milk to Europe next year after the European Commission, the executive body of the 27-member European Union (EU), gives its approval. "The ... Read more...

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Soon, nano-sized dental film to bring decayed teeth back to life

July 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A nano-sized dental film could soon enable dentists to improve root canal procedures and bring diseased teeth back to life, rather than leaving a "non-vital" tooth in the ... Read more...

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Lubricant use with anal sex may raise HIV risk

May 26th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Lubricants may make anal sex a comfortable experience, but they may also raise the risk of spreading sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, according to a research.According to two ... Read more...

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