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Simon Cowell suffered breakdown


September 10th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell suffered a breakdown as the strains of managing his working life including a portfolio of shows including "The X Factor", "Britain's Got ... Read more...

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Marine microbes fend enemies with antibiotics


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Some ocean mircobes wield chemical weapons that are deadly to outsiders but leave their own group unharmed, say researchers.The weapons are natural antibiotics produced by a ... Read more...

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Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain to close borders if eurozone collapses


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Britain will close its borders to people from countries like Greece if the eurozone -- the group of 17 countries which use the euro as ... Read more...

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Fruit of 10 years’ research stolen as another peach


July 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) While stealing peaches from an agricultural institute, three jobless men may have never thought that they were actually taking away the fruit of decade-long reseach of ... Read more...

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Homeopathy, fish to take on encephalitis in UP?


June 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Even as a worried Uttar Pradesh government is combating the outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed 117 lives in the last one month in the eastern ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistan wants apology for NATO air strike: Envoy


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Islamabad was adamant on its demand for an apology for a NATO air strike at a border post in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred, Pakistani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NATO won’t pay $5,000 per truck to Pakistan: Panetta


May 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 for each truck carrying supplies via its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan.In an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Leaves guide plant’s battle for sunlight


April 16th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Oil rises on positive data


March 14th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 14 (IANS) Crude prices rose Tuesday as retail data came in positive and the Federal Reserve described the US economy as "expanding moderately".The Commerce Department said US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British parents too tired for kids’ bedtime stories


March 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Stressed from ­the struggle to make ends meet, British parents feel too tired to read out stories to their children these days and up to a ... Read more...

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IMF urges euro zone to contain crisis


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The euro area should take more steps to check the debt crisis, as global recovery continued to be threatened by strains in the region and fragility ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Some probiotics better in surviving, promoting health


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Probiotics are bugs known to promote health, but only some are able to survive the harsh environment of the human digestive tract.For instance, the lactobacilli strains ... Read more...

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Dangerous new superbug targets young and healthy


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A dangerous and under-recognized superbug is targeting the young and healthy in the US, being a much more potent variant of a common bacterium known as ... Read more...

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Army chief age issue a closed chapter: Antony


February 17th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A week after the Supreme Court set Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's birth date as May 10, 1950, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said ... Read more...

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58 Mexicans die of flu


February 6th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A total of 58 people have died of flu in Mexico so far this year. The deaths were caused by different strains of flu virus, ... Read more...

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Flesh-eating bug spreads in Britain


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A flesh-eating form of pneumonia that is easily passed between healthy people on public transport is spreading across Britain, the Daily Mail reported.The deadly strain of ... Read more...

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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

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Bird Flu killing crows in Jharkhand


December 15th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 15 (IANS) In a worrying development, hundreds of crows have died in Jharkhand due to bird flu, a government official said Thursday.The crows first started dying mysteriously last ... Read more...

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Gonorrhea cure gets tough as bug grows drug resistant


November 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) At a time when the controversy over the antibiotic resistant superbug in the capital's hospitals refuses to die down, Indian researchers have found that the ... Read more...

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House buying could be prematurely ageing us


November 7th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Stress of buying or selling one's home could be taking a heavy toll on our health and prematurely ageing us as well, a study has suggested.Psychologists ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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BJP wants government to review China policy


October 6th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday asked the government to review its policy on China after Army Chief General V.K. Singh's statement Oct 5 that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Deadly bug may help fight counterfeiting


September 28th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have used deadly bugs to encrypt a message in a way to render counterfeiting impossible.Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts engineered strains of E.coli, associated ... Read more...

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This is it - women’s immunity gene!


September 28th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Women can thank a single gene for enjoying better immunity and health than their male counterparts, new research says.The research, led by Claude Libert from Ghent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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Friendly bugs can now be delivered safely to guts


September 6th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Shuttling friendly bugs to intestines is a challenging task as most of them perish under heavy acidic conditions of the stomach but a new technology can ... Read more...

Posted in World |

30 mn Indonesian hit by hepatitis


July 27th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Around 30 million Indonesians have been affected with hepatitis, the health ministry said.Half of the hepatitis strains were chronic and around 10 percent may get worse ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US panel opposes cutting off aid to Pakistan


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A US congressional panel has rejected a move to block all kinds of assistance to Pakistan despite existing differences over security issues between the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan wants good ties with US, says Gilani


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Despite the growing strains sparked by Osama bin Laden's killing, Pakistan wants good ties with the US, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani told ... Read more...

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Beijing worries over booming population


July 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China's think tanks have called for stricter steps to be taken to control the capital's booming population.The population pressures were likely to become stronger in the ... Read more...

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‘Talks haven’t improved US-Pakistan ties’


July 12th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Talks between Pakistan and the US seem to have failed to put their relationship back on track, a leading Pakistani daily said Tuesday.The ties between Washington ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Human belly button harbours 1,400 bug strains


July 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in the much overlooked part of our anatomy - the navel. North Carolina State University's Belly Button ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Print making now part of Indian artscape (With Images)


June 21st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Buying art is no longer the same. Spiralling inflation and shooting prices are forcing Indian buyers and collectors to settle for the humble print that ... Read more...

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