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Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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The dangerous implications of India’s nuclear romance


April 1st, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Efforts are on to squelch the months-long peaceful movement by villagers living in the neighbourhood of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu which has delayed its commissioning. What brought the ... Read more...

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Tigers facing doom in Bangladesh?


July 30th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) Tiger, tiger burning bright - goes the saying. Not so for the big cats of Bangladesh. Recent discoveries of tiger skin and bones near the Sundarbans ... Read more...

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Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 30th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to all Sikh gurdwaras and institutions to celebrate March 14, the day Guru Har Rai became the 7th Sikh Guru in 1644 ... Read more...

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First coca leaves chewed 8,000 years ago: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Archaeological evidence has shown that Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago.Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca ... Read more...

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Bear Gall Bladder Uses Posing A Threat To The Species


November 30th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gallbladders of bears are known to have a number of uses and it can be used for treating a number of ailments. Other natural and ... Read more...

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Turmeric helps fight cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Curcumin, an extract of root turmeric, could destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells and help fight the disease.This could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help prevent the condition ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson regrets rhino remedy remarks


July 8th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Supermodel Elle Macpherson regrets her comments over the use of a Chinese medicine made from rhinoceros horn. The Australian beauty infuriated animal rights campaigners after she suggested in an ... Read more...

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Silver foil making artisans battle for survival amidst diminishing profits


June 6th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, June 6 (ANI): The silver-foil making artisans of Jaipur are facing an unprecedented lean period and there seems to be no end in sight.The famous 'Vark' makers of the Pink City ... Read more...

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Wal-Mart Worker made to leave work over medical marijuana


March 18th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 18 (Pen Men at Work): Joseph Casias, a Wal-Mart employee was dismissed for the use of marijuana, even though he did it legally. He worked as an associate at Wal-Mart ... Read more...

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Chinese farm threatened African rhino for horns: Report


March 7th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors. China has ... Read more...

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Denver man arrested for trying to distribute over 200 marijuana plants


February 17th, 2010 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
DENVER, COLORADO (BNO NEWS) – A Denver man was arrested Tuesday after trying to distribute more ten 200 marijuana plants, the U.S. Department of Justice said.Chris Bartkowicz, age 36, of Highlands Ranch, ... Read more...

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Eatery In Denver Serves Food Laced With Legal Amounts Of Pot


December 18th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec. 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pot has been made legal in some of the states of America. Taking advantage of the new found freedom, an eatery in Denver has come up ... Read more...

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A cup of Brazilian mint tea ‘can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs’


November 25th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A herb called Hyptis crenata - otherwise known as Brazilian mint, can reduce pain as effectively as leading drugs, a new study suggests.It has been used as ... Read more...

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Aloe vera’s healing power extends to teeth, gums


July 18th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The aloe vera plant's ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Now, it has also gained ... Read more...

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Dead Sea drying at an alarming rate


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A new study has indicated that the water levels in the Dead Sea, which is the deepest point on Earth, are dropping at an alarming rate with ... Read more...

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Lil Wayne still a marijuana fan


February 6th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): American rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., a.k.a. Lil Wayne has revealed that he is a fan of marijuana and that he still uses the illegal drug for ... Read more...

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Romans introduced leeks in Wales


September 24th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Apart from the Romans giving roads, plumbing, wine and irrigation to Wales, they also introduced leeks in the region.According to a report by BBC News, the National ... Read more...

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120,000 saplings planted in Himachal Pradesh


August 3rd, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Sunday carried out the statewide Jan-Jan Sanjivni Van Abhiyaan, under which at least one member of the targeted 120,000 rural and urban families planted ... Read more...

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Traditional medicine a threat to tigers, rare plants: study


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Trafficking in wildlife and unsustainable harvesting, prompted by the demand for traditional medicines, is depleting Southeast Asia's rich and varied biodiversity, according to a new study. Field studies ... Read more...

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