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Exposure to PCBs worsens asthma symptoms


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), used in a range of industrial products, could aggravate their asthma symptoms, new research suggests.PCBs were regularly used between ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Yasser Arafat was poisoned, says doctor


July 13th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 13 (IANS) Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died after consuming an unknown poison, a Jordanian doctor claimed Thursday.Arafat's medical reports suggest that he was poisoned by a toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two IIM-Indore students expelled for taking drugs


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) Two students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Indore have been expelled for allegedly taking drugs inside the institute premises, an official said Wednesday.IIM-Indore board chairman ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemicals found in China milk


December 27th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A random check on 200 dairy products in 21 provinces in China revealed that at least two samples contained a cancer-causing chemical -- aflatoxin.The General Administration ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fluoride acts on plaque-causing bugs: Study


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Regular use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, known to toughen teeth enamel, also acts on plaque-causing bugs. Conversely, these bugs try to fend off fluoride as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Your breath can tell toxic substances


September 29th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Testing exhaled breath could be a swift way to tell whether people have been exposed to toxic substances.Scientists have designed a simple, non-invasive hand-held device to ... Read more...

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Now bugs that mop up mercury spills


August 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists have engineered bugs that are not only resistant to high levels of mercury but can also mop up spills of the toxic substance.Thousands of tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Paper money contaminated with bisphenol A


August 11th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Currency notes may be contaminated with the toxic substance bisphenol A (BPA), known to cause male infertility.Kurunthachalam Kannan and Chunyang Liao from the Wadsworth Centre, New ... Read more...

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New ‘dissolvable tobacco’ products up mouth disease risk


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the new genre of 'dissolvable tobacco' products - pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes - has the potential to cause mouth diseases as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study identifies key mechanisms in geographic atrophy


February 7th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study from researchers of the University of Kentucky has discovered a molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy, the major cause of untreatable blindness in the industrialized ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke damages body in minutes after inhaling


January 16th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have warned that smoking begins to cause genetic damage within minutes-not years-after inhalation into the lungs. It is the first human study to detail the way certain substances ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PETA offers to pay for Lindsay Lohan’s rehab


October 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have offered to pay off actress Lindsay Lohan's rehab bill if she turns vegetarian.Lohan is reportedly struggling to fund ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders Says to Legalize Pot


October 19th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report from CNN the former Surgeon General of the United States, Joycelyn Elders shared her feelings on the legalization of marijuana, giving her support. The ... Read more...

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Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders Supports Pot Legalization


October 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, told Don Lemon of CNN on Sunday, that she supports the legalization of marijuana. Joycelyn Elders had served under Clinton's ... Read more...

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Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders All For Legalization Of Pot


October 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The question of legalizing the use of Marijuana has been simmering for some time now. Joycelyn Elders, the former U.S. Surgeon General told CNN ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Woman charged with trying to poison Venezuelan actress


August 24th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) A woman accused of trying to poison a Venezuelan actress and members of her family was arraigned here, the Mexico City district attorney's office said. Argentine national ... Read more...

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Cash receipts from McDonald’s, KFC ‘harmful to your health’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The next time you collect your cash receipt from fast-food outlets or groceries, be careful - a new study claims the receipts contain high levels of the endocrine-disrupting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenland Sharks Are The Focus Of Upcoming Frozen Planet Series


January 3rd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a time when the Polar bears were thought to be the fiercest predator existing in the Arctic region. In 2009 a batch of scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemical plant explosion of American Acryl in Seabrook, Texas


December 10th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seabrook, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an incident that is bound to raise the hackles of the environmentalists, there was a large chemical plant explosion near Seabrook early this morning. And it ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chemical that regulates circadian rhythm identified


November 8th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Scientists from University of Southern California have identified a chemical that appears to play a vital role in regulation of body's circadian rhythm.The chemical is hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Haryana police officer’s son, daughter-in-law drugged in theft bid


September 18th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A newly recruited servant at the personal residence of a Haryana police officer allegedly drugged the family members in an apparent bid to commit theft in the house, ... Read more...

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No toxic substance found in Urumqui’s latest syringe attack victims’ body


September 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqui, Sep. 14 (ANI): The blood samples of Urimqui's latest syringe attack victims showed no trace of radioactive, toxic or viral substances, such as AIDS, an expert at a Beijing-based laboratory has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Large variations exist in peoples’ ability to eliminate arsenic from body


August 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate potentially toxic substance arsenic from the body.In the study, Kevin Francesconi and colleagues found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxic substance helps birds ’see’ Earth’s magnetic field


July 10th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the University of Illinois, US, have determined that a toxic molecule, 'superoxide', known to damage cells and cause disease may also play ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UK sniffer dog eats Taliban explosives - and lives


June 30th, 2009 - 3:17 am ICT by John Le Fevre
An army sniffer dog on service in Afghanistan with the British Army got more than it bargained for when it swallowed what experts believe was Taliban bomb making explosives.The crafty canine named ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Plant used to make condemned men to smile before death came from Italian island


May 16th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, May 16 (ANI): Scientists have traced the roots of a potion that was used to intoxicate condemned men to smile before dying, to a plant commonly found on the Italian island ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxic substance found in five foreign hair-dye brands in China


March 17th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.17 (ANI): The potentially cancerous toxic chemical, Lentine, has been found in five brands of hair dye in China. According to a China Daily report, local consumer authorities said in Guangzhou ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Researchers stumble on algae that detoxifies arsenic


March 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on an algae that detoxifies arsenic, potentially opening the way for cleaning up underground water reservoirs in West Bengal and Bangladesh contaminated with the poison. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists find alga that can detoxify arsenic


March 10th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have found an alga in Yellowstone National Park, US, that can detoxify arsenic. "The alga - a simple one-celled algae called Cyanidioschyzon - thrives in extremely toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

11 die in Bolivia after inhaling toxic gas


January 20th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 20 (IANS) Eleven people have died after inhaling a poisonous gas emanated from two open pesticide containers in a house in southern Bolivian province of Chuquisaca, EFE reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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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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Beware of health risks of ‘green’ potatoes


July 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Green potatoes potentially contain natural toxin glycoalkaloids that pose a public health risk, according to a study. But the good news is that the bad or green part ... Read more...

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Blokes who lift weights risk going bald


June 7th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Religiously trying to pump up your muscles to stay lean and maximize your attractiveness? Well, in that case, all your efforts for a pleasing personality can go ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Blokes who lift weights risk going bald


April 26th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Religiously trying to pump up your muscles to stay lean and maximize your attractiveness? Well, in that case, all your efforts for a pleasing personality can go ... Read more...

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