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Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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How Thanksgiving is a battle for your pearly whites!


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer and good food and wine, but it could be a trying time for your teeth.Dental researchers at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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‘Healthful’ plant-based antioxidants ‘may cause cancer in some’


September 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A lot of studies have highlighted the health properties of plant-based antioxidants, but a new study claims that some of these natural substances might aggravate or even cause ... Read more...

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Frog skin may offer ‘kiss of death’ for antibiotic-resistant germs


August 27th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Kissing a frog won't turn it into a prince - except in fairy tales - but frog's skin can actually provide a 'kiss of death' for antibiotic-resistant germs.Scientists ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘can treat severe depression in menopausal women’


August 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Antidepressants can alleviate severe depression syndromes in women experiencing or about to experience menopause, according to a new study.Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Susan G. Kornstein and her colleagues ... Read more...

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Soon, cancer-preventing medicines based on natural substances


June 24th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists are trying to come up with medicines based on substances in naturally-occurring foods and turn their potential into reality - of preventing cancer.A new research has described ... Read more...

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Mechanism T cells use to block HIV discovered


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a new role for a host protein that provides further insight into how CD8+ ... Read more...

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Botox might turn out to be the next bioweapon of mass destruction


January 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that terrorists may use botox, which is used for wrinkle treatment, as a bioweapon of mass destruction.Botox is the toxin that causes the deadly food poisoning ... Read more...

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Mangoes may protect against breast, colon cancer


January 12th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Mango lovers have a new reason to savour their favourite fruit - it has been found to protect against colon and breast cancer.Though mango is an ancient fruit ... Read more...

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Bourbon triggers worse hangover than vodka


December 19th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) American whiskey bourbon triggers a worse hangover than vodka the next day, says a new study. Bourbon has 37 times the amount of toxic chemicals called congeners that vodka ... Read more...

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Alcohol’s colour decides severity of hangover


December 19th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Wish to avoid that post party hangover? Well, then avoid red wine and dark spirits and stick to white wine or vodka, say scientists.In a new study, boffins ... Read more...

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Heart failure drugs may treat colon cancer


December 17th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): A group of drugs for heart failure may also be effective against colon cancer, according to a new study.Scientists in Sweden have found that cardiac glycosides, which are ... Read more...

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Mushrooms ‘can help beat cancer’


November 30th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 30 (ANI): A mushroom common in Chinese and Japanese cooking can help beat bladder and prostate cancer, according to a new study.Scientists in the Department of Urology at the New ... Read more...

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Targeted melanoma treatment one step closer


October 21st, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Alberta have successfully synthesized a natural substance that shows highly unusual potential to selectively treat melanoma, a type of skin cancer that is ... Read more...

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How plants can rid themselves of pesticide residues


October 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.The study, by ... Read more...

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Natural hormone helps plants get rid of pesticide residue


September 10th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring hormone that helps plants rid themselves of certain pesticide residues. Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, ... Read more...

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Natural plant hormone can help plants eliminate pesticide residues


September 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese researchers have discovered a natural plant hormone that can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.Researchers have been seeking new ways of minimizing pesticide residues that ... Read more...

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‘Dung of the devil’ plant roots may offer swine flu cure


September 10th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese scientists have found that the roots of a plant have powerful natural substances that can kill the H1N1 virus.Researchers Fang-Rong Chang and Yang-Chang Wu identified chemicals in ... Read more...

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Now, a quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector


May 30th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Southern California have developed a quicker and cheaper breed of electronic detectors for viruses like SARS and other biological materials, which may prove ... Read more...

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Now, stronger dental filling material with ingredients from human body


May 25th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists in Canada and China have come up with a new dental filling material that contains natural ingredients from the human body.Julian X.X. Zhu and colleagues said that ... Read more...

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Natural substance raises new cancer therapies hope


July 9th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and Leibniz-Universitat in Hanover have discovered a chemical mechanism with which ... Read more...

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Mallya to make diet whisky and vodka, has US patent


June 18th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 18 (IANS) UB Group of India has developed the technology and been granted the US patent for manufacturing diet whisky and vodka, chairman Vijay Mallya said ... Read more...

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A chunk of feta cheese can help combat food poisoning


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Holidaymakers in the Mediterranean could have an easy and handy treatment for traveller's tummy, for a new study has found that eating Feta cheese made from raw ... Read more...

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Indore school teacher makes bamboo grass into exotica


February 15th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
Indore, Feb.15 (ANI): A school teacher in Indore has developed such a liking for bamboo over the years that he has totally involved himself into creating exotic handicraft items from bamboo the ... Read more...

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