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ADB aid to developing countries tops $21.7 bn in 2011


April 26th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $21.72 billion in financing operations to Asian developing countries in 2011, a 14.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to its 2011 ... Read more...

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Vedanta meets all conditions for stake buy out: Cairn


December 7th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Oil explorer Cairn Energy Wednesday said it will go ahead with the sale of 40 percent of its stake in the India subsidiary to Anil Agarwal-promoted ... Read more...

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Alien landings ‘unlikely to upset modern Earthlings’


January 10th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A psychologist has claimed that the modern Earthlings will not be upset by proof showing that extra-terrestrial intelligence exists elsewhere in the universe.Albert Harrison has said that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People unfazed by possibility of alien life


January 10th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) The sight of flying saucers could drive people into panic on the streets, sci-fi would have us believe. But people have become so used to the idea of ... Read more...

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Obese teens ‘at higher risk of becoming obese adults’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, especially in women."In 2000, an estimated 2.2 percent of adults, or ... Read more...

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Large waist size linked to higher diabetes rates among Americans


October 8th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist ... Read more...

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Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the ... Read more...

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Ceasing smoking therapy sooner could cut odds of success by 45 pct


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study led by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Centre analysis whether stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success ... Read more...

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Brit woman exposed as benefit cheat while working as stripper


August 11th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): A woman in Britain has been exposed as a benefit cheat after she claimed incapacity hand-outs while working as a stripper.Carrie-Ann Knight, 29, is said to have claimed ... Read more...

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Integrate tobacco control in medical curriculum: Study


July 31st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In view of increasing tobacco use and its serious health hazards, a study has recommended that information on the hazards of tobacco use and cessation should be ... Read more...

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The bug that administers the kiss of death


April 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) A bug crawls onto your lips while you sleep, numbs your skin, bites and gorges on your blood. And if that's not insult enough, it promptly defecates on ... Read more...

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Novel target for migraine prevention identified


April 29th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Researchers have found a potential target for developing new treatment for acute migraine attacks.The new research by Addex Pharmaceuticals showed that targeting glutamate receptor 'mGluR5', the most common ... Read more...

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Indian brothers seduce Brits with veggie condoms


April 26th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 26 (IANS) Indian-born businessmen Shandip and Ketan Shah are scoring it big in Britain with a new vegetarian condom that has proved to be a runaway success ... Read more...

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Hands-on dads bring up well- behaved kids


November 29th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Fathers who take keen interest in their childs education are likely to bring up well-behaved kids, according to a new study.Whats more, kids with such fathers achieve ... Read more...

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What men want more and less of when it comes to their bodies


November 18th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Its not just women who grumble about their body and looks, for young men too have body image issues, which range from physique, height and hair loss ... Read more...

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Delaying childbirth linked to increasing caesarean section rates


July 1st, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study has warned that delaying childbirth might be linked to increasing rates of caesarean section.Previous epidemiological studies have reported a trend of increased rates ... Read more...

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More singles than married couples in UK for first time


June 27th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Husbands and wives make up less than half of Britains adult population for the first time, newly released statistics suggest.The forces behind such a situation are rising ... Read more...

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Asian Americans are high achievers by the end of fifth grade: Study


March 5th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): In a bid to analyze reading and math achievement within racial groups during elementary school, a new study has found that Asian Americans are high achievers by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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