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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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I trained with rats for ‘Life of Pi’: DU student Suraj Sharma (Interview)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Training, training and training! Delhi University student Suraj Sharma swam for hours, worked on his body and his dialect and even had rats run all ... Read more...

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Brazil spider’s venom could help in man’s sexual life


August 30th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A group of scientists from Brazil and the US has found that the venom from what is considered the world's deadliest spider could be the secret ... Read more...

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Shrew like rat species lives off earthworms


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A new shrew like rat species, unearthed in a remote rainforest, cannot chew or gnaw but lives exclusively on earthworms.The species Paucidentomys vermidax, found in the ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pets could be benefitting your kids at home


July 17th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Presence of pets at home benefits children in their homework than hindering their progress while also helping them in developing cleverness, a British study over beneficial ... Read more...

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Eating time too impacts weight gain, shows study


July 11th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 11 (IANS) Latest research holds that not only the quantity and type of food but also the time of day when it is eaten plays important role in ... Read more...

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British anti-terror hunt nets Batman, rat hunter


July 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Police have arrested 13 people on terror charges ahead of the London Olympics but also netted two unlikely suspects - a man dressed as Batman and ... Read more...

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Rats! Even the BBC has the menace


July 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) If you have been making a song and dance about a mere mouse in your office canteen or around your seat, take it easy as ... Read more...

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‘Drug from lizard saliva reduces food craving’


May 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) A drug derived from the saliva of a monster lizard reduces the craving for food, including chocolate, said researchers after testing it successfully on rats. An ... Read more...

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Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

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‘Anti-ageing’ vitamin could weaken your bones


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Vitamin E, dubbed the "anti-ageing" vitamin may acutally weaken your bones before their time.Animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin developed bones 20 percent ... Read more...

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40 students fall ill in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) As many as 40 students who were undergoing training to be nurses fell sick at a medical college in Rawalpindi, a media report said.The 40 ... Read more...

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Mexico ready for trials of vaccine against heroin


February 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction are almost ready to begin human clinical trials, a scientist said.Tests of the medication ... Read more...

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Mexico makes vaccine against drug addiction


February 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A vaccine against heroin addiction that has been patented in Mexico will be ready for human use in around five years.Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said ... Read more...

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Surgical procedure repairs severed nerves


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A revolutionary surgical procedure could repair severed nerves within minutes and set the patient firmly on the road to recovery within mere days or weeks, reveals ... Read more...

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Active kids more likely to avoid heart disease


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Physically active children are more likely to keep diabetes and heart disease at bay, a new study reveals.The study, led by researchers Glenn McConell and Mary ... Read more...

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Gut bugs can foretell severity of heart attacks


January 13th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The bugs present in the gut can be used to predict a person's chances of a heart attack while manipulating them could help cut down such ... Read more...

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Rat attack on patient: Action against two hospital employees


January 12th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Jan 12 (IANS) Authorities at a Rajasthan government hospital removed from duty two employees for negligence over an incident in which rats allegedly nibbled on the ears, nose, lips ... Read more...

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Nanosensors can free science from animal experiments


January 11th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists still continue with animal experiments and vivisection, described as barbaric, but now German researchers have found an alternative - in nanosensors - that could reduce ... Read more...

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Rats nibble on paralysed man as hospital staff sleep


January 11th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Jan 11 (IANS) A 70-year-old paralysed man on ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government hospital here was allegedly attacked by rats who nibbled on his ... Read more...

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New York subway workers launch a website for the subway rat menace


January 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York subway workers have come up with a way to draw public attention to the rat menace that affects them. In an unprecedented move, the ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

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Rat-borne disease kills 10 in China


December 31st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) A fatal disease spread by rats has claimed 10 lives in an eastern Chinese province this year, officials said.Between October and November alone, around 140 people ... Read more...

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World’s biggest insect - Weta insect discovered in New Zealand


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auckland, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s biggest insect has been discovered on an island in New Zealand. The animal is so big that it has carrot on its list of diets! ... Read more...

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World’s biggest insect found


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) An American explorer claims to have found the world's biggest insect on New Zealand's Little Barrier Island.The insect is called the "Weta Bug" and has a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Terminator-Style Contact Lenses to be available soon


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Welcome to the future! A new computerized contact lens keeps you updated with information. The Terminator-styled lens, when it is finally made available to the public, ... Read more...

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Of his 10,000 art works, some have gone to dogs!


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) He is a highly acclaimed art director in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies, decorated with a Padma Shri. But with more than 10,000 works to ... Read more...

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Angina treatment worsens heart attack severity


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Nitroglycerin, routinely used to dilate blood vessels in heart disease patients, could end up damaging the heart muscles.A Stanford University team found that rats dosed with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dog, trapped for five days in tunnel, saved


October 20th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A runaway dog in Britain, stuck underground in a pipe for five days, survived by drinking water from a drain filter next to where her head ... Read more...

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Jonathan McGowan lives off roadkill for the last 30 years


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man believes it is “wicked” to let roadkills go waste. 44-year-old Jonathan McGowan says he has lived on animals found dead along the road and ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Mustard compound key to becoming lean, muscular


October 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A promising plant steroid found in mustard could help one become lean and muscular. When given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic ... Read more...

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