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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chidambaram says trust deficit blocking NCTC (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident about getting the states to agree to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but regretted that some ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NCTC row will be resolved at May 5 CMs meet: Chidambaram


April 17th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident that the differences between non-Congress ruled states and the centre over setting up of the National Counter ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bolton’s Muamba starts walking again


April 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle confirmed that midfielder Fabrice Muamba was walking again and continues to recover after an on-field collapse last month.The 23-year-old suffered cardiac ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Britain’s Princess Beatrice wants ‘real job’


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Princess Beatrice, fifth-in-line to the British throne, will not be performing royal duties for the queen but wants to get an actual job.The 23-year-old elder daughter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple is now worth more than Poland


March 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Apple is now worth more than Poland as its stock market value hit over $500 billion for the first time Thursday, the Daily Mail reported.Apple is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress wants Rae Bareli, CSM Nagar officials moved out


February 11th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Accusing the Mayawati government of instructing officials in Rae Bareli and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj (CSM) Nagar to act in a "blatanty biased manner" ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hawks to scare off birds from Singapore street


October 12th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 12 (IANS) Trained hawks will now be used to scare away birds from a shopping street in Singapore.Singapore's shopping street Orchard Road is thinking of using trained hawks ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Renee Zellweger might do another Bridget Jones movie


August 16th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, August 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renee Zellweger is making a comeback to her role as Bridget Jones. The last time that the actress played the role, she had to put on more ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Not after Test captaincy: Alastair Cook


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) England's one-day captain Alastair Cook insists that he is not after the Test captaincy.Cook denied reports that he was taking his ODI captaincy as an audition ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Japanese n-specialists enter Fukushima reactor building


May 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) Nuclear specialists entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was crippled in a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sleep best way to absorb knowledge


January 26th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) There is some cheering news for students preparing for exams. They can memorise new knowledge by just going to sleep. Researchers in Germany found that the brain is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New study could personalize oral health care


December 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the defenses of the oral microbiome are unique and tracing them could pave way for personalized oral health care.A strategy for monitoring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ex-US Vice-President Dick Cheney has pump placed in heart


July 15th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15(ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump in his heart to combat coronary artery disease.Former President George ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Darwin’s women trying to keep pace with horny US Navy officers


June 29th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 29 (ANI): The prostitutes and local ladies in Darwin are having a busy time keeping pace with the huge number of horny US seamen that are coming on shore.One chemist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Listening to MP3 can cause deafness


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Just one hour's listening to an MP3 player can damage hearing. It causes temporary changes in hearing sensitivity which may lead to long-term harm, say scientists. A new study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Compound that leaves its traces in smoker’s breath for 72 hours found


May 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A team of Catalan researchers has discovered the presence of a compound called 2,5-dimethylfuran, which lingers in a smoker's breath for 3 days.This substance does not appear in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Intense exercise ‘can produce asthma-like symptoms even in healthy kids’


May 19th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Heavy exercise can provoke the onset of temporary lung problems and other symptoms typically associated with asthma in children who are not actually asthmatic, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Caffeine cuts down mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Caffeine can help those working in shifts to make fewer errors, according to a new study. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine helps reduce mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (AN): A shot of caffeine can reduce mistakes made by drowsy shift workers, says a new study.The study by Cochrane researchers has implications for health workers and for any ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian origin climate researcher, partner say Copenhagen Accord objectives an uphill task


May 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
San Diego US, May 4 (ANI): Two climate change researchers have warned that the goals spelt out in the Copenhagen Accord will be a "Herculean" task.Indian origin Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Yangyang Xu, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More efficient methods of food-recall notices needed


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Consumers need faster, more efficient ways of being notified when there is a recall of food products. That's the message Michigan State University's Ewen Todd gave to a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Rising or falling sea levels nothing new’


January 27th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Rising and falling sea levels over relatively short periods do not indicate long-term trends, a new study says. "An assessment of hundreds and thousands of years shows that what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Improved, ‘60,000 times more potent’ compound to effectively treat HIV


January 26th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): An American researcher is developing a new compound that could help provide a much-improved alternative strategy for the prevention of HIV Infection.Stefan Sarafianos, assistant professor of microbiology and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New compound 60,000 times more potent than current HIV drugs


January 26th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) A new compound developed by researchers is 60,000 times more potent than current drugs to combat HIV. These researchers are developing alternative preventative strategies, such as vaginal gels ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Exercise-linked irregular heartbeats not risky for healthy older adults


November 17th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that healthy, older adults free of heart disease need not fear that bouts of rapid, irregular heartbeats brought on by vigorous exercise might ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long and short-term memory theory challenged


November 10th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A new study has challenged the long-held theory of human brain using different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories.Neuroscientists from UCL assessed patients with amnesia for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Snorkel’ genes, boon for rice output in flooded areas of India


August 31st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified a couple of genes that could script a new story of rice production in India and Bangladesh and Asia in general. The two genes allow deep-water ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

ADHD children perceive even short periods of inactivity as inordinately long and boring


June 11th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): While people often find kids suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rowdy and indisciplined, a new study suggests that such children are actually trying to cope with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Going to office when ill risks long-term sick leave later


April 30th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Repeatedly going to work when ill significantly raises the chances of long-term sick leave later in life, according to a new study.The trend, called "sickness presence", is becoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleeping during day may increase diabetes risk


March 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): People who take day-time naps daily may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Researchers from University of Birmingham have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jim Carrey warns people against long-term anti-depressant use


December 17th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): Actor/comedian Jim Carrey might have battled depression since his childhood, but he is against the use of anti-depressant drugs. He warned people about using Prozac for a long ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How to destroy an asteroid


December 4th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Tel Aviv University have studied the makeup of asteroids to devise methods to save the Earth from a collision course with the space rocks ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Soon, car-to-car communication network to avoid road accidents


November 4th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Computer scientists in Germany have written a piece of software that can one day enable cars to coordinate maneuvers together in dangerous situations, such as the falling ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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