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Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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Names needed to buy cold medicine in China


August 30th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) People will have to register personal information when buying cold medicine in some parts of China, China Daily reported Thursday.The new rules will take effect in ... Read more...

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Brazil spider’s venom could help in man’s sexual life


August 30th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A group of scientists from Brazil and the US has found that the venom from what is considered the world's deadliest spider could be the secret ... Read more...

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Good samaritan in China tracked down through internet


August 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) A good samaritan who helped a man who suffered an epileptic attack even when onlookers told him not to do so has been tracked down ... Read more...

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China to archive ancient medical texts


August 25th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China has launched a massive project to archive ancient medical books in order to promote the preservation of traditional Chinese medicine, said authorities.The project, part of ... Read more...

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A Rs.1 billion medicine scam unearthed in Sindh


August 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge scam involving purchase of drugs worth Rs.1 billion has been unearthed in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported.An audit report for the 2012 financial ... Read more...

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Pan-fried meat induces prostate cancer


August 19th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Red meats fried at high temperatures, especially in pans, could shoot up the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent, says a ... Read more...

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Gehlot highlights welfare schemes on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Independence Day Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of people in every section of the society."My government's ... Read more...

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80 confirmed cases of dengue in Bengal


August 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) As many as 80 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 80 ... Read more...

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Financial loss forces woman to attempt suicide


August 10th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A 58-year-old woman, suspected to have suffered financial loss after her house was sealed by civic officials, tried to commit suicide here by taking an ... Read more...

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Finalise content of rural medical course, court tells MCI


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half year course ... Read more...

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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

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76 officials punished over medicine scandal in China


August 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) A total of 76 local officials have been punished for failing to prevent and stop the production of contaminated drug capsules, the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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Aamir asks Nitish Kumar to popularise generic medicines


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan has urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to make available generic medicines in the state widely.Aamir had first highlighted the issue ... Read more...

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Parents can spur kids’ activity by example


August 1st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Parents concerned about their kids' lazy ways can spur them into greater activity by setting an example themselves, according to research at National Jewish Health.Kristen Holm, ... Read more...

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British Open: Jeev laments missed opportunity


July 19th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lytham St Annes (England), July 19 (IANS) India golfer Jeev Milkha Singh was kicking himself after allowing a flying start end with a level par 70 in the first round ... 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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UK: Docs’ ‘basic errors’ killing 1,000 a month


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that in UK, basic errors by doctors result in the death of almost 1,000 people a month. The London School of Hygiene ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks Aamir’s help to popularise generic medicines


July 8th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Impressed by Aamir Khan's advocacy of generic drugs, Bihar has sought the Bollywood star's help to create awareness and popularise the medicines among the people ... Read more...

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Hospital fire kills patient in Brazil


July 5th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 5 (IANS/EFE) A terminally ill patient died in a fire Wednesday at Brazil's Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, one of the most important medical facilities in Rio ... Read more...

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Georgian PM proposes $600 payment to each family


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's new Prime Minister Ivane Merabishvili has proposed to allocate vouchers worth 1,000 lari (about $600) to every family in Georgia, NewsGeorgia reported Monday."Families can ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholarships for 600 Afghan students


July 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan is offering 600 scholarships for Afghan students to enable them to study different disciplines at prominent institutions.Pakistan has been offering fully funded scholarships since 2009, ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs trigger risk of fractures


July 1st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 1 (IANS) People on anti-epileptic drugs are up to four times more likely to suffer spine, collar bone and ankle fractures than non-users of such drugs. John Wark, ... Read more...

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Emma Stone plans to study biology


June 18th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone, who plays Peter Parker's first love Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man", wants to study biology.She visited a laboratory for the first ... Read more...

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Ancient Tibetan scripture found in Lhasa


June 14th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Lhasa, June 14 (IANS) Cultural specialists in China's Tibet region have found over 100 pages of Tibetan scripture dating back to the 13th century, according to authorities.According to Tashi Gyatso, ... Read more...

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Be strong to fight frustration, Mamata tells students


June 7th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Stating that life was full of challenges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday urged the student community to develop mental strength to fight frustration."Life ... Read more...

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Hope ‘Shanghai’ forces people to ask fundamental questions: Abhay


June 7th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol, who plays an IAS officer in Dibakar Banerjee's forthcoming political-thriller "Shanghai", hopes that the film has an impact on viewers and impels them ... Read more...

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NephroPlus to set up 100 dialysis centres in three years


April 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) NephroPlus, a leading kidney care clinic group, Friday said it plans to set up 100 dialysis centres across India over the next three years.The company also ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

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H1N1 cases in Kerala touches dozen


April 24th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The number of H1N1 cases in Kerala has touched a dozen, a health official said Tuesday, adding that the authorities were fully prepared to deal with ... Read more...

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Gomez supports Unicef campaign


April 20th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.The young star has served as ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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20,000 college graduates to volunteer in rural China


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) About 20,000 college graduates will join the annual campaign to volunteer for work in rural China.The campaign, launched in 2006, recruited about 20,000 fresh graduates from ... Read more...

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