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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, Australia collaborate for scientific research


June 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Top scientists in India and Australia will receive funding for cutting-edge research in fields of environment science, materials science, stem cells and vaccines as part ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles can solve mystery of Moon’s topsoil


June 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) A stunning discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the Moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties, ... Read more...

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Research busts myth of mid-life blues


June 7th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) People are happiest at retirement age and miserable in their geriatric years, says a new study that reveals how the happiness quotient changes over a lifetime.The ... Read more...

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Keep wrinkles at bay, protect skin from childhood


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) If you are able to protect your skin as a child, you might prevent wrinkles and skin damage later on in life, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Good design can slash energy consumption


April 5th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Clever, inexpensive design can slash energy consumption in new homes by up to 80 percent, says a new study. Wendy Miller from Queensland University of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Older vacuum cleaners pollute indoor air


January 5th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Some vacuum cleaners actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing dust and bugs that can spread infections and trigger allergies, reveals a study. Lidia Morawska, ... Read more...

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Rise in temperature can lead to stillbirths


December 16th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Increase in temperature levels can affect pregnant women more than others, resulting in more stillbirths and shorter pregnancies, says an Australian study.Adrian Barnett, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Scientists devise safer way to reconstruct breasts


December 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts will now become a lot safer and more realistic, thanks to real tissues grown on a scaffold and then implanted in a new ... Read more...

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New treatment to heal spinal injuries


November 17th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) A new approach to treating spinal injuries among animals could pave the way for prevention of paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every year. Ben Goss, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nanofibre to clean water of radioactive waste


November 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technology capable of ridding contaminated water of radioactive waste and aiding clean-up efforts after nuclear disasters.The innovation could also solve the problem ... Read more...

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Oz varsity launches Harivansh Rai Bachchan scholarship


October 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, which has awarded Amitabh Bachchan an honorary doctorate, will launch a Students Exchange Programme in the ... Read more...

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Luhrmann has been a huge revelation: Amitabh


October 20th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who wrapped up filming for his debut Hollywood project "The Great Gatsby", admits he has been a secret admirer of ... Read more...

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‘Amitabh has made inestimable contribution to global cinema’


October 20th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congratulating legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan on receiving an honorary Australian doctorate, the country's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese said Thursday the Bollywood ... Read more...

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US Sikh group complains against Bachchan in Australia


October 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) A US based Sikh group has lodged a criminal complaint against Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan in Australia for his alleged role in November 1984 ... Read more...

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Amitabh to receive doctorate in Brisbane


October 16th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently in Sydney shooting for "The Great Gatsby", is to receive an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of ... Read more...

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Can technology help reconstruct breast tissue?


September 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A technology that helps design buildings, bridges and aircraft is being enlisted to reconstruct breast tissue in cancer patients.Researchers used computer-aided design (CAD) to create a ... Read more...

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Sensors help track bird calls to monitor climate change


July 26th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Automated acoustic sensors are helping dramatically slash the time and cost of following bird calls to monitor the effects of climate change. Until recently, ecologists wanting ... Read more...

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Seniors tend to overestimate driving skills


May 26th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Older drivers, especially those aged over 65 years, tend to overestimate their driving skills.Prof Karen Sullivan, neuropsychologist at the Queensland University of Technology, based her study ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anxiety, depression accounts for risky driving


May 18th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road, a study says.Birdie Scott-Parker, from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Music therapy for disabled children, and parents too


May 9th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Disabled children and their parents are likely to benefit from music therapy sessions, which can improve social, motor and communication skills. Kate Williams of Queensland University ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii keeps idle people fit


May 5th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Nintendo Wii, a popular fitness game console, could get inactive or overweight people back into the exercise regime.A study on Nintendo Wii Fit found that participants, ... Read more...

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Men are scared of women’s health products


April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 21 (ANI): A new marketing research from the Queensland University of Technology has found that men are so petrified of women's health products that they avoid supermarket aisles that house ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naps between drives cut drowsiness level


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Pulling over for a 15-minute nap during a long drive reduces your sleepiness level, but a 15-minute break that includes a brisk walk makes no difference.Chris ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pregnant women living near highways likelier to give birth prematurely


April 4th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 04 (ANI): A new research has suggested that women who live near freeways and highways are more likely to give birth prematurely.The link between the concentration of major road routes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Post-sex blues overtake a third of women


March 31st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) You don't get to hear of post-sex blues often, but a third of women experience it at some point.Postcoital dysphoria or the experience of negative feelings ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

One third of women in Australia suffer post-sex blues


March 30th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has found that one third of all women in Australia have experienced post-sex blues at some point, and the reason for it is not clear.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Looking into eyes may help predict amputation risk in diabetics


March 27th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A simple eye test can be used to diagnose nerve damage associated with diabetes - the most common cause of foot ulcers and amputations.Nerve fibre damage is typically ... Read more...

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Oz nightclub offers ‘boob job worth $10K’ as lottery prize


March 25th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 25 (ANI): A nightclub in Australia is offering its customers a chance to win a breast enlargement surgery as a prize in a controversial lottery.According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, ... Read more...

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Exercise may increase cravings


March 9th, 2011 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Exercise may increase our desire to feast on doughnuts and chocolate, making it difficult to shed the extra pounds, a study has revealed.The research suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Exercise can make you want sugary foods even more


March 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Exercise can increase people's desire to eat sugary foods such as doughnuts, making it difficult to lose weight, a study has revealed.The finding suggests that nearly half of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dating online? Beware of spelling and grammar errors!


February 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Dating may have become hi-tech, but romantic rituals remain much the same, says a new study. Like in traditional dating, online love birds are influenced by non-verbal cues ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Twitter, Facebook act as saviours during Australia floods


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook have become instrumental in bringing relief to the floodhit Queenslanders in Australia. Queensland's emergency services and the people took advantage ... Read more...

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