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Fish in thousands die in Gomti river


June 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the Gomti river, with officials clueless about the cause. A probe has been ordered.Jal Nigam officials here said they were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New law sobers up drunk drivers in China


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) The number of drunk driving cases in China has dropped by 40 percent over the last year after stricter punishment was imposed through an amended law, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangkok’s insect food: protein-rich cricket cookies, bamboo-worm pizzas (Feature with pics)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 25 (IANS) These appetizers are also crispy and crunchy although the extra pairs of legs and tentacles do not make them look so yummy like your regular chicken ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Entire genome of extinct human decoded from finger bone


February 8th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) German anthropologists have decoded the entire genome sequence of a Denisovan, representative of the extinct Asian group related to Neanderthals, from a finger bone fossil, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China river pollution cleanup to last month


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Efforts to cleanup industrial effluents from a major river in south China will take a month, authorities said Friday.Cadmium concentration in Liujiang river is expected to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seven held in China for polluting river


January 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Seven people were detained in southern China on charges of polluting a river that threatened people's health.The chemical plant executives were accused of releasing Cadmium, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drinking tea cuts blood pressure


January 28th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Drinking up to eight cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and could prevent heart disease, Australian scientists have found.Researchers at the University of Western ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese student extracts gold from scrap CPUs


January 4th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) A Chinese student has extracted pure gold from scrap CPUs, earning him the title "modern alchemist".Li Dianwu, a chemistry senior at Nankai University in Tianjin in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dr Oz Shares How to Recharge Your Body in Five Days


October 13th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what he called his 'Dr Oz Super Power Hour', Dr Oz shared with his audience how they could recharge their body in five different ways, in only ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer


July 12th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 12 (IANS) An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different way than morphine and other pharmaceuticals.Jatropha ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drunken driving: Chandigarh court sets a precedent


June 24th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Getting drunk and then driving has resulted in a hard lesson for at least 10 motorists in Chandigarh with a traffic court not only imposing heavy ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tomatoes can save you from high cholesterol


May 19th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) Want to be free of high cholesterol and blood pressure (BP)? Tomatoes can be a way out for you!Tomatoes may be an effective alternative to drugs ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pak man jailed for three months in UAE on drink-driving charge


April 19th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 19 (ANI): A Pakistani shepherd, who milks cows in the UAE, has been jailed for three months for driving under the influence of alcohol.The Traffic Misdemeanors Court jailed the 26-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Martian weather report reveals ice and fog near surface


March 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A pair of cameras mounted on the back of the Phoenix Mars Lander captured how laser light, emitted by the Lander's light detection and ranging (lidar) system, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood glucose levels indicator of retinopathy risk


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time are more likely to develop eye-related complications ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diet soda ups risk of vascular events; high salt intake linked to stroke


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Two separate studies have found that drinking diet soda may raise odds of vascular events and high salt consumption is associated with risk of ischemic strokes.Scientists say even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Americans urged to cut salt consumption


January 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): The American Heart Association has issued anadvisory, urging Americans to cut salt intake so as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.The association's recommendation for the general population ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FDA Orders Limitations On Vicodin’s Key Ingredient Acetaminophen


January 14th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced that they have asked prescription drug manufacturers to lower the percentage of acetaminophen to 325 milligrams in the prescription ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

FDA Orders Lowering of the Amount of Pain Reliever in Vicodin


January 14th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health regulators from the Food and Drug Administration have decided to limit the amount on one key painkilling ingredient in a several prescription pain killers such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High-sugar diets in teens ‘increase heart disease risk later in life’


January 11th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Teenagers who consume high sugar foods in their diets may be at an increased risk of heart disease later in life, says a new study.The study showed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Michael Jackson’s son may testify


January 2nd, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Late singer Michael Jackson's eldest son Prince Michael might be asked to testify in court in his father's death case.The 13-year-old is likely to be called by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MJ’s son Prince Michael to testify in court


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael could be called to court to give evidence in the star's death case,Prince Michael, 13, is likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MJ’s doc to claim ’star killed himself by overdosing’


December 30th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray, who is facing trial for involuntary manslaughter inMichael Jackson's death case, will claim the singer actually killed himself, a prosecutor was heard ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mercury makes eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The European Union is phasing out the traditional 'incandescent bulbs' used for more than 120 years and is forcing people to switch to low-energy alternatives to meet its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

U.S. Kids Consume Caffeine Almost Everyday, Study Says


December 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is astonishing to find that as many as 75% of American children consume caffeine on a daily basis. This is leading to insomnia among the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids Vitamins’ Misleading Claims Leads To Refunds Of $2.1 Million


December 15th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) U.S. Federal Trade Commission has accused two brands under the NBTY Inc, for marketing their products using false and misleading claims. The FTC has asked all ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Life Style |

German company patents ‘night milk’ that improves sleep


October 18th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 18 (ANI): A German company has patented its product -'night milk' taken from cows, which helps improve sleep.Munich-based firm Milchkristalle said that it says contains high levels of 'sleep hormone' ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart


October 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new meta-analysis has shown that the use of folic acid supplements does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swann ‘drove to get screwdriver for rescuing cat after drinking for five hours’


October 8th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8(ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann had been drinking for nearly five hours before he was pulled over for drink-driving, the Nottingham Magistrates Court was told.The Nottinghamshire Police had charged Swann ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

A little aspirin could prevent bowel cancer


September 27th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): A little aspirin might do wonders in preventing bowel cancer, and that too with fewer side effects, says a study.A five-year retrospective study led by Malcolm Dunlop of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in National |

Compounds in non-stick cookware linked to elevated cholesterol in kids, teens


September 7th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics are prone to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cinnamon extract may reduce diabetes, heart disease risk


August 25th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A water soluble extract of cinnamon, which contains antioxidative compounds, could help reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease, suggests a new study.The study was led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bottled tea contains fewer polyphenols than brewed tea


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): When you buy a can of bottled tea, are you assured of getting what you have paid for? Well, you might be wrong, as a recent study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swann blames drink-driving rap on “mercy mission” to rescue his trapped cat!


August 17th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17(ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann has told a Nottingham court that he was arrested for drink driving while on a mission to rescue his trapped cat.The Nottinghamshire Police had ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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