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Talking about weight might give kids eating disorder


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Two out of three parents fear that talking to their kids about their weight might give them an eating disorder. The findings come from a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

300 obese Pakistani cops removed from field jobs


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) A total of 324 policemen having a waistline of more than 38 inches will no longer be allowed to carry out field jobs in Pakistan's Punjab ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

HRT fails to get car ready for pre-season testing by Karthikeyan


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Narain Karthikeyan will have to wait till the Formula One season opener in Melbourne to get his hands on the HRT's new car with the ... Read more...

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Powerdrunk people feel taller and bigger


January 24th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) People who feel powerful tend to overestimate their own stature, feeling larger than they actually are."Maybe there's a physical experience that goes along with being powerful," ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Britons losing battlle of the bulge?


December 16th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Britons seem to be fighting a losing battle against the bulge with over one-fourth of men and women classified as clinically obese for the first time, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US cat is the world’s shortest


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A cat from San Diego which is only six inches tall, has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest.The cat, named Fizz Girl, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researcher computes universe’s expansion speed


July 28th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding.Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google has one billion users


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Every seventh person in the world uses Google and other websites the company owns, a media report said Wednesday.The landmark figure in May revealed by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Punjab official, contractor arrested for graft


April 27th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Punjab government official and a private contractor for graft, CBI officials said Tuesday.According to the officials, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US media outlets’ coverage of Royal wedding is twice that of Brits


April 26th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): A survey has showed that the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is getting twice more coverage from American media outlets than British media.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Research says that praying when angry helps to manage anger


March 31st, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has found that praying when you are angry could help you manage your anger.The researchers identified that praying when you have been left ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Michelle Obama sets women’s temperatures rising


March 8th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 8 (ANI): A survey has found that US First Lady Michelle Obama is more likely to leave women feeling hot.The Quinnipiac's "national thermometer" measurement asked voters to rate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boys get greater rush, more energy from caffeine than girls


February 19th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that boys get a greater rush and more energy from caffeine than girls.Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the response of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s largest fish could be even bigger than previously thought


February 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, could be even bigger than previously recorded.Scientists working in Mozambique have developed a new method of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘Shock Jock’ briefs that add 2 inches to ‘a man’s frontal measurement’


January 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): If women can use padded bras to enhance their assets, why can't men?The new Shock Jock Flirt Boxer and Brief look like any other underwear but actually add ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Uttar Pradesh minister booked for criminal intimidation


November 16th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh minister and seven others have been booked for criminal intimidation and extortion in Sitapur district, police said Tuesday.A case against Weights and Measurement Minister Ramhet ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brit granny grows ‘world’s longest cucumber’


September 20th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): A British grandmother may enter record books for growing the world's longest cucumber.Clare Pearce's record breaking cucumber reached at least 47in in a straight line from top to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Crompton Greaves forms joint venture with Spanish firm ZIV


September 10th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Engineering equipment maker Crompton Greaves Friday said it has signed an agreement with Spain-based ZIV Aplicaciones y Tecnologia to form a joint venture in India to manufacture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Parent’s misuse of medicines puts children at risk


August 30th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Parents might buy over-the-counter medicines without any reservations, but their lack of knowledge about the dosage of the medicine puts their children at a high risk, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women with larger waistlines likely to die early


August 11th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Women with larger waistlines are two times more likely to die young, reveals a study. Being fat around the middle was already known to be linked to inflammation, insulin ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China sends 125th rocket flight, sends research satellite into space


June 15th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): China on Tuesday successfully sent into space a scientific research satellite from its northwest Gansu Province.The satellite "Shijian XII," sent from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FDA To Introduce New Sunscreen Labels


May 31st, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drug Administration has no plans to launch the new sunscreen labels this summer, with the latest reports revealing that it may take the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Igor Vovkovinskiy Is The New Tallest Man In The U.S.


May 26th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A man from Minnesota in America has been supplied the title of the ‘Tallest Living Male In The U.S’. The 27-year-old Igor Vovkovinskiy, who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Safe’ ciggies as hazardous as tobacco


May 13th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Tobacco-free cigarettes may be more carcinogenic by actually inducing more extensive DNA damage than tobacco products, a team of researchers has found.In the study, researchers found that cigarettes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Copenhagen accord a step forward, say major economies


April 20th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 20 (IANS) Representatives of major economies, including India, are generally agreed that the Copenhagen Accord represented an important step forward and provided important political consensus regarding key issues ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China & Nepal finally settle on Mount Everest’s height issue


April 12th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kathmandu, Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) China and Nepal have finally settled on the issue of the height of Mount Everest. There has been disagreement since long, on exactly how high the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China And Nepal Settle Dispute Over Mount Everest Height


April 12th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nepal, Apr 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Top officials from countries China and Nepal conducted a meeting to settle the dispute regarding the height of the tallest peak in the world, Mount ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mount Everest Height Dispute Settled By China & Nepal


April 12th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials from both China and Nepal have finally reached an agreement in the issue of the actual height on Mount Everest, according to media reports from several sources.The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brit men outnumber women - on TV


March 7th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Men outnumber women on television in Britain, a new study claims.Apparently, only one woman appears on the small screen for every two men.The Channel 4 study, conducted to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepali Boy Soon To Get World’s Shortest Man Title


February 27th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Khagendra Thapa Magar, the Nepali boy who is eager for the title of world's shortest man will have to wait for 6 more months ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Quake hits in ocean west of California


January 10th, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (DPA) An earthquake with possible strength of 6.5 hit offshore northern California, about 35 km west of Ferndale in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Geological Survey said. The quake ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leaders discuss new climate draft


December 19th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (DPA) World leaders were Friday discussing a new compromise climate change text that would commit them to a joint target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How much ‘most’ is?


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Ever wondered what the word 'most' really signifies? Well, a researcher from Tel Aviv University's Department of Linguistics has actually quantified the meaning of this commonly used word. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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