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Traditional Chinese medicines carry toxic compounds


April 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) also carry potentially lethal plant ingredients, allergens and traces of endangered species, according to a new research, which warned the consumers to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

This Holi, play with a splash of safety


March 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Amid the riot of powdered hues and watery splashes that Holi brings, experts say people should not ignore safety issues as toxic chemical colours could ... Read more...

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Re-heating cooking oil could be toxic for health


February 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Re-heating cooking medium such as sunflower oil could release toxic compounds, which could be linked with brain diseases and some types of cancer.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Russia to ban hookah smoking in public


November 10th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS) Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill seeking a ban on hookah smoking in public places. The concentration of harmful substances in hookah smoke is considered a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene tech can bolster global food supply


October 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Genetically-modified plants could bolster global food supply which is being challenged by rapid climatic changes and rising population levels.Over 90 percent of the total food supply ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Warming oceans drive largest movement of marine species


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Warming ocean waters are driving the largest movement of marine species in thousands of years, according to a new study. In the Arctic, melting sea ice ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Plastic toys can harm your children


May 17th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Plastic toys could be injurious to your child's health -- these plastic products can release dangerous chemicals, a recent study has claimed.One out of three plastic ... Read more...

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Pet dogs can sense toxic compounds


April 27th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Pet dogs could serve as 'biosentinels' for monitoring human exposure to toxic compounds present in shared households.Marta Venier and Ronald Hites environmental scientists from the Indiana ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New bacteria strain may help clean Gulf oil spill


June 12th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that could help clean up the mess created by the Gulf oil spill.The strain can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover bacteria that can clean oil spill


June 12th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a bacteria that can help in cleaning up of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The "NY3" bacteria has an "extraordinary capacity" to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Aznalcollar disaster compared with 65 mln yr old mass extinction event


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) has compared the disaster caused by the Aznalcollar spillage in the Donana National Park in Andalusia 11 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Major toxic compounds detected on America’s highest mountain


December 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, December 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has detected low concentrations of toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds known as Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in samples taken from America's highest mountain in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cooling therapy protects brain after cardiac arrest


December 5th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revival of the heart after it stops may save a patient's life, but it permanently damages the brain. Cooling the patient for some time is known to mitigate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People living in volcanic areas ‘at increased thyroid cancer risk’


November 6th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people living in volcanic areas may be at a higher risk of thyroid cancer.In the study, Gabriella Pellegriti, M.D., Ph.D., of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Getting bugs to clean up dirty oil fast


September 8th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Microbiologists have used bugs to break down and remove toxic compounds from crude oil and tar sands. Richard Johnson, a microbiology doctoral researcher at the University of Essex, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New crops needed in case of continued rise in CO2 levels


June 29th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research has determined that new crops would be needed to be grown in the future if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise.Global food security in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High ozone depletes productivity in oil seed rape plants


June 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research indicates that high ozone conditions causes a 30 percent decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ginkgo biloba is environmentally friendly pesticide


June 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Organic gardeners can now look forward to a new, natural pest control thanks to an extract from the ginkgo biloba tree that has revealed its potential to act ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pollution cause of male infertility in Kolkata


April 16th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, April 16 (ANI): A joint study conducted by Cleveland Clinic, Calcutta University and AMRI Medical Centre has revealed that in Kolkata about 40-50 per cent of the infertility cases ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

“Third-hand” Smoke Affects Children


March 4th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by GD
If you thought smoking when your children are not around is the only way you can avoid them from inhaling the toxins, here's a new report that will make you think otherwise. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Martian soil may contain toxic compounds harmful to life: NASA


August 5th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Martian soil could contain a toxic substance that would make it less likely that life formed there, data gathered by NASA's Phoenix lander on the red ... Read more...

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Less oxygen may help during heart attacks: study


May 24th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Cutting off oxygen supply to the heart in moderate doses may enable the vital organ to withstand coronary attacks much better. Hypoxia, or the progressive reduction in oxygen ... Read more...

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Oregano oil as effective as synthetic insecticides to combat common beetle pest


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study from National Polytechnic in Algeria has found that Oregano oil can be as effective as synthetic insecticides to combat infestation by a common beetle ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bacteria that feed on seaweed can accelerate composting in worlds oceans


May 2nd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in accelerating the disposal of pollutants in the worlds oceans. Reported in the International Journal ... Read more...

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3-drug combo found to be promising as first-line therapy for myeloma


December 12th, 2007 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 12 (ANI): Researchers have reported a very high response rate of a novel combination of bortezomib (Velcade) and two other drugs in patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Declining acid rain levels helping waters to return to their pre-industrial, natural state: Study


November 22nd, 2007 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.22 (ANI): An international team, led by researchers from the University College London and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has demonstrated that the stained brown colour of lakes and streams ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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