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Japan quake triggers sharp rise in heart disease


August 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 28 (IANS) The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year, in which nearly 16,000 people were killed, also triggered a sharp rise in the ... Read more...

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Women suffer pain more intensely than men


January 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Women suffer pain more intensely than men in virtually every disease category, according to an exhaustive analysis.Stanford University scientists based the findings on a novel database ... Read more...

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Low on optimism, self-esteem? Blame a gene


September 16th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) You might wonder what keeps you from developing optimism, self-esteem and mastery, qualities which come so naturally to some of your peers. It's linked to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blind man’s sight restored after 55 years


June 18th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 18 (IANS) A man in New York, who was blind in one eye for 55 years, has got his sight back.The patient - now 63 - was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wily wasps dump foraging ants far from food sources


March 31st, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Wasps, frustrated at having to compete with foraging ants, pick them up in their mandibles and dump them far from food sources. As the number of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ISI declares war on CIA following Davis double murder incident


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has hardened its stance against US' Central Intelligence Agency following the Raymond Davis incident in Lahore on January 27.While the US official ... Read more...

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Madhuri Gupta was ‘faithful reporter’, but no documents transferred (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Sustained interrogation of Madhuri Gupta, the junior Indian diplomatic official arrested for spying for Pakistan during her posting in Islamabad, has revealed that while she passed on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Thyroid condition increases stroke risk in young adults


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Young adults with overactive thyroids face a 44 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those with normal thyroid functions, a new study says. "Strokes of undetermined cause account ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No threat to Commonwealth Games, same security for all: India


September 24th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India Thursday said there was no security threat of any sort to 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi next year and all participants, irrespective ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Loose nukes greatest danger in Pakistan’


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 3 (IANS) The threat of insiders in the nuclear establishment working with outsiders seeking a bomb is nowhere greater than in Pakistan, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NRI socialite Sheetal Mafatlal sent to jail till June 12


June 8th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Socialite Sheetal Mafatlal, president of Mafatlal Luxury, was remanded to judicial custody till June 12 by a court here Monday, a day after she was arrested for carrying ... Read more...

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Snipping genitals of male tsetse fly effects female reproduction


May 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) By altering parts of male genitalia in tsetse flies, researchers induced changes in female reproduction, including reduced ovulation, reduced sperm storage and increased re-mating attempts by the females. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, ultra small, energy efficient computer chip


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, Davis have developed an ultra small chip that provides breakthrough speeds for a variety of computing tasks.The 167-processor chip, known as AsAP, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Action-packed video games are good for eyes


March 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Video games have long been shown in the bad light, but a new study has something positive to say about them-they improve eyesight.The new research led by Daphne ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hawaiis deep-sea coral may be worlds oldest living marine organism


March 25th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a new study, it has been determined that deep-sea corals from about 400 meters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are much older than once ... Read more...

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Low condom use among middle-aged Brits threatens STI epidemic


November 12th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Condom use among people in their 30s and 40s is low as compared to their younger counterparts, a shocking new study of heterosexual partnerships among Britons has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

First evidence of embryonic heart regeneration in mammals unveiled


October 14th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): An international team of researchers has shown that the embryonic mouse heart has the capacity to regenerate, a phenomenon that has thus far been attributed to non-mammalian ... Read more...

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High-tech sponge may revolutionise hydrogen cars fuel storage


October 4th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 4 (ANI): Scientists in Greece have theorised an idea to make a material that can pave the way for a new generation of hydrogen fuel tanks for cars that ... Read more...

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Foldable computer and TV screens come closer to reality


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Computers that can be folded up to be put in the pocket and televisions sets that can be bended to view may soon be a reality, thanks ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Female birds sacrifice health to lay more colourful eggs


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Vigo in Spain have found that female birds sacrifice their health to lay colourful eggs.The colour blue in many birds'' eggs comes ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Immune system capable of killing asthma-linked fungus


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): The innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation in asthmatic and chronic sinusitis patients, a new study has found. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Even 60 milliseconds exposure to brand names can affect your shopping


July 18th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): You decide not to go anywhere but the free market. Your best laid plans however, take a tumble when you spot Tiffanys at end of the road, ... Read more...

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Worlds most accurate measurement of fundamental unit of light intensity achieved


July 17th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 17 (ANI): Australian scientists have said that they have achieved the worlds most accurate measurement of the fundamental unit of light intensity.According to a report by ABC News, Errol ... Read more...

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Sudden hearing loss may be harbinger of impending stroke


June 27th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Taiwanese researchers have found that a sudden loss of hearing can be an early warning of impending stroke.Researchers from the Taipei Medical University discovered that sudden loss ... Read more...

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Osama is hiding in Wazirstan


May 7th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): If an American journalist is to be believed, Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is hiding in Waziristan, somewhere near the city of Miram Shah.He also claimed ... Read more...

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Musharraf safe so long as PPP does not support Nawazs restore CJI move: Aides


March 5th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 5 (ANI): Even as stage seems all set for the formation of PPP-PML(N) coalition government in Pakistan, close aides of President Pervez Musharraf are of the opinion that the President ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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