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Chemical found in deodorants linked to breast cancer


January 13th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A chemical used as a preservative in cosmetics like deodorants as well as in food products and pharmaceuticals has been found in samples from 40 women ... Read more...

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Tomato plants produce unique antioxidant


July 24th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.Antioxidants ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

200 tonnes of toxic herbs flood China markets


June 9th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) An estimated 200 tonnes of herbs contaminated by a banned chemical have entered the Chinese market, a media report said Thursday.Herbs of chrysanthemum, often used in ... Read more...

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J&J recalls epilepsy drug


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced that about 57,000 bottles of its epilepsy drug Topamax have been recalled following complaints of bad odor. There have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Not just plum, Christmas has more flavours this season (With Recipes)


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) For years, proof of the pudding lay in the plum cake on Christmas, but bakers in Delhi say flavours ranging from cranberry, raisins, peppermint to ... Read more...

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Vinegar-natural source of nitrate to safeguard organic pork


November 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that vegetable juice powder could provide a natural source of nitrate to serve as a curing agent for pork and still be classified as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eczema cream meant to soothe ‘makes the condition worse’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A cheap emollient cream meant to soothe the irritated skin of eczema sufferers may actually worsen their condition.According to tests, a detergent contained in the aqueous cream BP ... Read more...

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Eczema cream meant to soothe makes skin worse


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A cheap emollient cream to treat the irritated skin of eczema sufferers may actually worsen their condition.Researchers have now discovered that aqueous cream BP can aggravate the condition. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Meat found laden with banned chemicals in Hong Kong


September 29th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 29 (IANS) Hong Kong's food safety watchdog Wednesday said meat sold in many shops was found laden with chemical preservatives forbidden under the region's laws.Pork, beef and mutton samples ... Read more...

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Experts urge US to improve nuke sleuthing abilities


July 31st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): America's ability to track down illicit nuclear material or conduct a timely investigation of a terrorist attack involving nuclear materials is at risk of serious erosion, according to ... Read more...

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Perfumes contain ‘hidden harmful chemicals’


May 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 13 (ANI): Several perfumes contain undeclared chemicals that may have serious health implications, according to a report by two environmental advocacy groups in Canada.To come up with the report, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Recalls List Likely To Increase


March 16th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 16 (Pen Men at Work): It seems akin to a chemical rather than a food component. Until this week, most customers had, in all probability, not at all paid attention to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pringles Recalled, Refund For All Purchase


March 13th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Mar 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Food And Drug Administration has asked consumer product giant Procter and Gamble for Pringles recall. The company in accordance to the orders ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Coconut oil extract could save you from food bacteria


September 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An extract from coconut oil, called monolaurin, could be used as a microbial agent in foods, according to a study.Monolaurin has been recognized as safe by the U.S. ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock key to better preservatives


February 27th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a basic property of preservatives that might extend the shelf life of vaccines, food and library books - and save money while doing it. Besides ... Read more...

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Obama, Cruise, Winfrey make it to 2008s Unscientific Shame list


December 27th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): When it comes to science, Barack Obama is no better than many other people the would-be US leader has joined Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey in the ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola not to phase out controversial additive Down Under


May 27th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 27 (ANI): Coca-Cola Australia has ruled out its plans to remove the controversial additive found in Diet Coke in the country, which has been linked to DNA damage and ... Read more...

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Be a Cleopatra: Mineral make-up is ‘new’ cosmetic trend


April 19th, 2008 - 9:43 am ICT by admin
By Melanie Brandl Berlin, April 19 (DPA) The recipe is anything but new: The Egyptians knew the advantages of finely ground stones and quartz and applied them specifically for beauty. The cosmetic industry ... Read more...

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Chemical exposure may raise risk of Lou Gehrigs disease


April 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University in Boston have shown that exposure to a common environmental chemical might increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One sausage a day can boost bowel cancer risk


March 31st, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Eating just one sausage a day can increase a person's chances of developing bowel cancer by a fifth, experts have warned. According to a study by The World ... Read more...

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Toxic shampoo and soap may be seeping into your drinking water


December 17th, 2007 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 17 (ANI): They may leave you feeling clean and refreshed, but it seems that all that chemicals in body wash, shampoo and soap you use may be seeping into your ... Read more...

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