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Now a helpline to quit tobacco


May 29th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Quitting tobacco could become easier from this May 31 on 'World No Tobacco Day' with a prominent tobacco cessation company Nicorette starting a helpline ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Biosensor shows promise for cancer diagnosis


May 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and help doctors tailor personalised medicine specific to biochemistry ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian remote sensing satellite set for launch (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The countdown for the launch early Thursday morning of a rocket carrying remote sensing satellite Risat-1 has begun in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an ISRO ... Read more...

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India’s remote sensing satellite set for launch


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The countdown for the Thursday early morning launch of a rocket laden with remote sensing satellite Risat-1 has begun in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, an ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fast food can push you into depression


April 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS) Eating fast food such as hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza and even baked items could send you into a tailspin of blues.A recent study by scientists from ... Read more...

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Malaria-fighting tobacco!


February 13th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) A genetically modified tobacco plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria has been developed by Israeli scientists.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that tobacco ... Read more...

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Gene causing lung cancer identified


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A gene responsible for lung cancer has been identified by scientists here.Cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells (TIC) are responsible for tumor growth, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Pomegranate perks up sex life, fights heart disease


November 11th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life.A two million pounds study has found ... Read more...

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Kudankulam officials hopeful of resuming work soon


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Officials of the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) employed at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu hope to resume ... Read more...

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No consensus on explosives used in Delhi blast


September 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) As investigators grappled for leads on Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast, not much headway was made into deciphering the deadly components of the bomb.Sources in ... Read more...

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Plastic based deadly explosive used in Delhi blast


September 7th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Terrorists may have used hard-to-detect plastic-based explosive PETN in Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast -- the same substance used in the underwear bomb plot on ... Read more...

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Soaring gold price dampens consumer sentiment


August 20th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Soaring gold price caused by international economic concerns seem to have dampened sentiments of the domestic consumers who are being deterred by an all-time high ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Limiting salt intake checks BP, protects heart


August 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A frantic lifestyle, long working hours and even longer distances to commute in metros and cities make ready-to-eat packaged food an attractive option, which requires ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Diet drinks could make you pile on pounds


June 29th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Diet drinks are the calorie-free way of having a sweet treat, but beware, they could still make you pile on extra pounds. A 10-year American study ... Read more...

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Cop arrested, suspended for joining rave party


June 27th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Monday suspended an anti-narcotics cell (ANC) inspector arrested during a raid on a rave party in Raigad district a day earlier, an official ... Read more...

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Sleep regulating hormone can help shed flab


April 29th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Melatonin, which helps regulate sleep and wake cycles, can also help you shed weight and improve blood lipid profile.A natural hormone, it is found in small ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk of Japanese mothers


April 21st, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): The breast milk of four Japanese mothers has been found to contain small quantities of radioactive iodine. This development has led to pressure being brought on the government ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Glowing trees to replace street lights? Impractical, says Aussie scientist


February 24th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): An Australian scientist has said that a radical idea to replace street lamps with trees that glow in the dark may not be as practical as it sounds. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use of children to transport drugs increasing in Colombia


December 28th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The use of children to transport small quantities of drugs in Colombia increased this year by 18 percent over 2009, according to a National Police report published Monday ... Read more...

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Nano materials can enhance lifespan of machines


December 9th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) Leading scientists and technocrats in medicine and engineering Thursday advocated the innovative use of nano materials to extend the lifespan of machines."Nanotechnology and its materials are gaining importance ... Read more...

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Climate change could give you cancer, claim scientists


December 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): Scientists have warned that melting glaciers and ice sheets are releasing cancer-causing pollutants into the air and oceans.The long-lasting chemicals get into the food chain and build up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Best time to see the Leonid Meteor Shower 2010 is now


November 17th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year’s Leonids Meteor Shower will reach its climax beginning from midnight and a great spectacle is expected barring any unforeseen circumstances due to the ... Read more...

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Insulin shots could banish unsightly scars


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Giving insulin shots is the latest treatment for banishing or reducing unsightly scars.Insulin is best known for its role in controlling blood sugar levels. However, insulin injections similar ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetically engineered silkworms to produce artificial spider silk


September 30th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): In a new advance, researchers at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wyoming, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. have successfully produced transgenic silkworms capable of spinning ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain can act as a haven for HIV virus: Study


August 24th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): The HIV virus can hide in the brain of the human body according to a new study.A thesis from University of Gothenburg, Sweden revealed that 10 percent patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugary drinks don’t cause weight gain


August 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Sugary drinks, taken in small quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women. The study, conducted by Marie Reid and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, batteries that could recharge within 10 minutes


July 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed new battery materials that could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes.In collaboration with Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibody cuts brain damage by 70pc in strokes


July 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed an antibody that could reduce the side effects of a common stroke drug.The traditional treatment for ischaemic stroke, in which a blood clot cuts off ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MIT scientists devise better way to detect food allergies


May 24th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) About 30 percent of Americans believe they have food allergies. However, the actual number is far smaller -- closer to five percent, according to a recent study. The study, ... Read more...

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Seaweed bread could help fight obesity: study


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Seaweed bread could be the latest weapon in fighting obesity, according to scientists. A team from Newcastle University has found that seaweed added to bread, biscuits and yogurt ... Read more...

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Engineers develop new eco-friendly process to produce jet fuel


February 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone, a biomass derivative, into the chemical equivalent of jet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bees prefer nicotine and caffeine with their nectar


February 11th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Bees seem to be addicted to nectar with traces of nicotine and caffeine rather than plain honey, says a new study. "This could be an evolutionary development intended, ... Read more...

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Bees ‘addicted to caffeine, nicotine’


February 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): When given an option between nectar with small amounts of nicotine and caffeine and nectar sans the substances, bees go for the former, a new study has found."This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baker’s yeast may help treat cancer


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that non-pathogenic baker's yeast might prove to be a promising, natural therapy for cancer.Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum at Charles Drew University of Medicine and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Relief teams helping Haiti’s traumatized quake victims


January 15th, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) A mammoth relief operation slowly geared up Thursday in a race against time to help survivors of the earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. People desperately ... Read more...

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