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Inflation slips, Pranab expects it at 6 percent by March-end (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation slipped to 6.55 percent in January, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he expected it to come down further to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Biodiversity crisis overshadows climate changes


January 20th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The challenges of conserving the world's species against their rapid decline are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Food prices fall; inflation will continue to moderate: Pranab (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Overall food prices declined for the second consecutive week year-on-year, led by a sharp drop in the price of vegetables, especially onions, official data ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer


December 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Life quality-lows for Britons over 50


August 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The quality of life for Britons aged over 50 has been witnessing a rapid decline for the last nine months following rising inflation and unemployment, a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How did Antarctic succumb to ice age?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Researchers now know how the Antarctic Peninsula first succumbed to ice during a prolonged period of global cooling and how it has warmed up significantly in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prevalence of heavy smokers decreases in US


March 16th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The number of heavy smokers has declined substantially in the U.S., according to a new study.From 1965 to 2007, the population prevalence of persons who smoked 20 or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression may heighten risk of kidney failure


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Depression, already implicated in cardiac disease, is also a factor in the increased risk of developing kidney failure.Lead investigator Willem Kop, neuropsychologist at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Depression may increase kidney failure risk


March 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Depression is linked to an increased risk of developing kidney failure in the future, according to a new study.Lead investigator, Dr. Willem Kop (Department of Medical Psychology and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet Kiosks help reduce infant mortality rates in rural India


February 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that that Internet kiosks providing information on prenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby have helped reduce infant, child and maternal mortality ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Superfluid found in neutron star’s core


February 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): NASA scientists have found the first direct evidence for a superfluid, a bizarre, friction-free state of matter, at the core of a neutron star.Superfluids created in laboratories ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supreme Court refuses to go easy on poacher


October 20th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a petition by notorious poacher Sansar Chand seeking quashing of his conviction and jail sentence of five years.The court said that the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crystal Cathedral Files For Chapter 11 Protection


October 19th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Televangelist Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday reported a source. This glass mega church, located in Southern California, was built in 1950, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Solar, wind power ‘could become Earth’s dominant contributor of energy’


August 25th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Wind and solar power could become the world's main sources of energy, a Nobel-prize winning scientist suggests.Walter Kohn, Ph.D., who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Losing green cover? Call helpline for a tree


July 31st, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Fazilka (Punjab), July 31 (IANS) If a lack of time or resources is preventing you from planting new trees, then it's time you heard of a unique green initiative in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

“American Idol” Cuts Short Summer Tour


July 10th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The "American Idol" summer tour which was initially supposed to end in the month of September this year, will come to an end earlier, announced the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

B vitamin therapy leads to kidney function decline in kidney disease patients


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): High dose B-vitamin therapy leads to a more rapid decline in kidney function and a higher rate of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetic nephropathy (kidney ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, China growth helping developing nations: World Bank


April 24th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 24 (IANS) But for the rapid progress made by India and China, the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries would have been still slower after the global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Early signs of autism not evident in children under 6 months


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that the behavioural signs of autism appear later in the first year of life for most children with the condition.The study's lead author Sally Ozonoff, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rahul will be Congress ‘trump card’: Rita Bahuguna (Interview)


February 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi has led the Congress resurgence in Uttar Pradesh and will be the "trump card" of the party as it prepares for three ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ready to resign only if Zardari asks: Butt


January 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.15 (ANI): Amid the heavy criticism that he has faced in the wake of Pakistan's deplorable performance in the Test series Down Under, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Threat of extinction grows for many species


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): Scientists have warned that more than a third of species assessed in a major international biodiversity study are threatened with extinction.According to a report by BBC News, out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extent of Arctic Sea ice is third lowest on record


October 7th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The extent of the Arctic Sea ice this year or the area covered by floating ice was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arctic sea ice extent third lowest since 1979


October 7th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Arctic sea ice extent in 2009 was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979.The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming may make the Arctic of today a thing of the past


September 11th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): If a new research is anything to go by, then the Arctic as we know it may soon be a thing of the past, with global warming causing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key North American glaciers rapidly shrinking due to climate change


September 1st, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): A long-term study of key glaciers in western North America has shown that glacial shrinkage is rapid and accelerating, and that it is a result of climate change.William ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Less social activity ’speeds up motor function decline in elderly’


August 15th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Older adults who spend less time socializing experience more rapid decline in motor function, a new study has found.The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggested ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human impact could save endangered bird


July 27th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Human impact on one of the world's most threatened bird species could save it from extinction, says a new study. The study by University of East Anglia (UEA) ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greenpeace tells major emitters to move from words to deeds


April 28th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Washington, Apr.28 (ANI): As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 biggest greenhouse gas emitting (1) countries assembled in Washington DC for the climate talks under the 'Major Economies Forum' (MEF), they ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UAE growth rate forecast to slow down


November 22nd, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (IANS) Economic growth rate in the United Arab Emirates will slip to four percent from last year's 7.4 as a result of the global financial crunch, the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Here are the factors causing barriers to asthma care


November 10th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Access to appropriate care, patient adherence, distrust of the medical profession, delayed asthma diagnosis, culture, lifestyle choices and genetic discrepancies, are some of the barriers in managing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why women have more cavities than men


October 15th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A University of Oregon anthropologist has uncovered one of the most intriguing questions related with evolution- why do women get more cavities than men. According to John R. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Birds unable to keep pace with climate change could go extinct


October 7th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study that directly links population declines in birds to climate change, has determined that birds that havent adjusted to the realities of a warming world ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Marine scientists call for protection of Coral Sea


September 12th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Tropical marine scientists, strongly backed by environmental groups, have called for the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia, to be made into world's largest marine reserve. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hormone-loaded speargun makes expensive tuna spawn


July 14th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Seeing the rapid decline of Bluefin tuna, scientists have used a special speargun to implant hormones into the fish in sea-cages off the coast of Italy, thus ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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