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Italy’s macho soldiers asked to remove tattoos


August 17th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's armed forces have passed new regulations to prevent and contain practices that might affect the image of the army, including shunning a "macho" rite practised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eye care least priority for Indians: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as India is home to one of the highest populations of the visually impaired, eye health is the least priority for the population here, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Himachal asks banks to invest in infrastructural financing


June 8th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday asked banks to invest in infrastructural financing and focus on micro financing in the state.Addressing bankers here, Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Have few flight paths over populated areas: Pakistani daily


May 19th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Few flight paths should go over densely populated areas, said a leading Pakistani daily Saturday following the death of four pilots in a mid-air collision of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE launches wildlife conservation project


April 15th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a project to protect the wildlife and the fragile ecosystem of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Walkathon marks World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Depression linked to sleep apnea


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its other symptoms are tied to depression, regardless of factors like weight, age, sex or race."Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China mulls equal ratio of rural, urban lawmakers


March 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will elect deputies to its top legislature next year in a ratio same as that for populations in rural and urban areas, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UNSC calls on Syria to allow humanitarian access


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Security Council has called on the Syrian authorities to allow "immediate, full and unimpeded" humanitarian access.The Security Council called upon the Syrian authorities to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Grassroots Comics: The new voice for rural issues


February 19th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Comics have long been considered a medium of entertainment, but soon the caricatures may become a powerful medium for campaigning and spreading awareness about various ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insect attacks doom frankincense production


December 21st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Trees that produce frankincense, the source of fragrance in incense and perfumes, are doomed due to insect attacks and grazing, a study reveals. Consequently, the output ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UK store sells out of reindeer pate


December 20th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vegetarians International Voice for Animals started a campaign to draw support against grocery store Harvey Nichols for its reindeer pate. The campaign though seemed to have backfired ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Polar bear census could cost Russia $60 mn


December 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A census of Russian polar bears could cost up to $60 million, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has said.The Russian Arctic is estimated to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tribalsvictims of state apathy, says Ramesh


October 12th, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling for a two-track approach to deal with left-wing extremism, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday that there was need to recognise tribals as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists exploring obesity’s root causes


September 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) With obesity decreasing life expectancy by nearly 10 years and contributing to increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, scientists in Britain are trying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nigerian poll panel on India tour


September 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A delegation of Nigerian election officials is set to tour Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi to get ground-level experience of the Indian electoral system, an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Less puffing helps prolong life


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Less puffing cuts downs mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.Simon Capewell, psychologist at University of Liverpool, said: "Our research found that smoking ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

HIV infection dropped 20 percent from 2001 to 2009: UN


August 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 26 (IANS) The number of new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region dropped by 20 percent between 2001 and 2009, a UN report said Friday.The report titled "HIV ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India-Africa symposium emphasises media partnership


May 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) An India-Africa Media Partnership Symposium was held Saturday in Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa, in line with the 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit to be held ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UN humanitarian chief calls for temporary halt in Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 10 (IANS) All parties need to agree to a temporary pause in the ongoing fight in Libya to allow essential supplies and aid to be ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chernobyl radiation reduced population of birds with orange plumage: Study


April 27th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): The population of birds with an orange plumage was reduced as they suffered radiation effects from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, according to a study.Ismael Galvan, a researcher ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Happiest places have the highest suicide rates


April 25th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For years observers have been baffled as to why places identified as ‘happiest’ to live in often have highest rates of suicide. Previous studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Seniors more productive than their juniors


April 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Senior employees may be frail or less agile than their juniors, but they more than make up with greater experience, teamwork and success at coping when ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Women’s heads getting bigger?


April 18th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An analysis of Spanish skulls spanning about 300 years shows that the difference between the sexes' cranial features shrank over time, a media report said. While ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE begins new humanitarian mission in Pakistan


April 17th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started its new humanitarian programme in Pakistan to help people affected by the floods which hit the country last August.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sex or nice weather - the agonizing choice some birds face


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new University of Guelph study has found that some birds find themselves having to make a choice between migrating and mating, opting for either survival or breeding.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality, Monash University researchers have found.Their research shows that the duration of obesity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US going slow on Egypt under pressure of Mid-East allies


February 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): Key allies of the United States such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have reportedly advised the Obama administration not to act hastily against the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New Thai airline recruits transsexual stewardesses


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): A newly launched Thai airline has recruited three transsexuals among its first batch of flight attendants.Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn, winner of the 2007 Miss Tiffany transsexual beauty pageant, was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dust mites ’swarm’ around houses in search of moisture


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that dust mites 'swarm' around houses, migrating as a group in search of moisture.The movement takes place when mites leave a dry area ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britain is the world’s booziest nation


December 7th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has concluded that Britain is the world’s most boozy country.The survey further found that 84 percent of Brits are drinkers with most of them ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Incest puts an end to sexual violence among animals


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that incest among animals helps put an end to sexual violence.In some species, competition between males can mean that females are harmed during ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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