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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

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Record fish production from Odisha’s Chilika Lake


May 20th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) Fish production from Odisha's massive Chilika Lake touched an all-time high of 14,228 tonnes in 2011-2012, an official said Sunday.Hydrological intervention for restoration of the ... Read more...

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China to allow non-animal test for cosmetics


May 10th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Decks have been cleared in China for using non-animal test methods for cosmetics ingredients, thanks to the support from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ... Read more...

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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...

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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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Fish production in Chilika to cross 12,000 tonnes


March 31st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Fish production in the world famous Chilika Lake in Orissa is expected to cross 12,000 tonnes this fiscal, a senior official said Thursday.Chief executive officer of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets prevent Japanese Encephalitis


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Using treated mosquito nets could drastically reduce the transmission of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) to humans, reveals a new study.The study conducted by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goldstream river turns green


January 12th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian authorities became worried when the Goldstream River turned green.The change of the river’s color caused the authorities to test the water for toxicity. However when the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Efforts on to rescue trapped New Zealand miners (Lead)


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 23 (IANS) Hope still prevails as a second robot was brought in by the army Tuesday in a bid to rescue the 29 miners trapped inside a New Zealand coal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Safe’ cigarettes more toxic than regular ones: Study


October 21st, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) 'Safe' cigarettes, supposed to have lower levels of nicotine than conventional ones, may be even more harmful, a study says. Stem cell scientists at the University of California, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Inhaling nitric oxide alleviates pain in sickle cell patients


October 20th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research reports that inhaling nitric oxide can safely and effectively reduce pain in adults with sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder characterised by red blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experimental vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease created


October 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have successfully created an experimental vaccine against the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.Compared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel simplified


October 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Two chemists at Brown University have streamlined the conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, eliminating the need for corrosive chemicals to perform the reactions.Jason Sello and postdoctoral ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression high among cyber bullying victims


September 26th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Young victims of cyber bullying, which occurs online or by mobile phone, are more likely to suffer from depression than their tormentors, a new study finds. Cyber bullying ... Read more...

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Dhathri Ayurveda receives Ayush certification


September 25th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 25 (IANS) Dhathri Ayurveda Private Limited has become the first company in the country in the ayurveda sector to receive the Ayush Standard Mark Certification. This certification is issued by the ... Read more...

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Swallowing diamonds could diagnose what’s ailing you


September 8th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Swallowing a diamond could soon tell what disease you are suffering from, thanks to a new technology developed by scientists from Taiwan.The researchers have developed nanodiamonds that, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Up to 85pc of new drugs do little good: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A study has found that most drug companies are overstating the benefits of new drugs while downplaying their side effects.The study found up to 85 percent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a method to predict nanoparticle interaction with human body


August 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method to predict how nanoparticles interact with human body.Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety ... Read more...

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How neuroglobin protects against Alzheimer’s


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Auckland have found that neuroglobin may protect against Alzheimer's disease by preventing brain neurons from dying in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gulf oil dispersants don’t seem to disrupt marine life, say scientists


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that eight of the most commonly used oil dispersants used to fight oil spills appear unlikely to act as endocrine disruptors - hormone-like substances that ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles used to shrink tumors in mice


July 10th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that that mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), tiny particles with thousands of pores, can store and deliver chemotherapeutic drugs in vivo and effectively suppress tumors in ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten


June 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten, according to scientists.Philip Moos and colleagues have said that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material ... Read more...

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U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency and Coast Guard to hold news conference on next steps to combat oil spill


May 25th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry will hold a press briefing on Monday afternoon to discuss BP’s ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Environment |

Jennifer Aniston is on a baby food diet


May 8th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jennifer Aniston is on a baby food diet, in a drastic bid to lose weight. The celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson created the baby food diet. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Conan O’Brien Criticizes Jay Leno For Taking Back NBC Show


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conan O'Brien appeared on the CBS talk show "60 Minutes" on Sunday, and spoke, for the first time since he had left it, about the unceremonious ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nanoparticles in sunscreen toxic if ingested


April 9th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists have reported that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. They have also found that nanoparticles in sunscreen can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bacteria ‘could reduce addictiveness of cocaine’


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): A naturally occurring bacterial enzyme could be used to tackle cocaine addiction, claim scientists.The discovery of Cocaine esterase, CocE, has been hailed as possible method of helping addicts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tarantula venom may offer muscular dystrophy cure


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo have discovered a protein in tarantula venom that could offer potential treatment for muscular dystrophy (MD).The research team led by Dr Fredrick Sachs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Personalised medicine edges closer to reality


December 30th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Personalised medicine to determine the best treatment and the optimal dose carrying the fewest side-effects for an individual, based on genetic makeup, has come a step closer to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Targeted melanoma treatment one step closer


October 21st, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Alberta have successfully synthesized a natural substance that shows highly unusual potential to selectively treat melanoma, a type of skin cancer that is ... Read more...

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Misuse of aspirin may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse


October 5th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Aspirin could have been responsible for the steep death toll in the 1918 flu pandemic, says a new study. High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during ... Read more...

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Aspirin misuse behind high death toll during 1918-1919 flu pandemic


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): The high death toll during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic might be attributed to the misuse of aspirin, says an article.Published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How plants can rid themselves of pesticide residues


October 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.The study, by ... Read more...

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Natural plant hormone can help plants eliminate pesticide residues


September 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese researchers have discovered a natural plant hormone that can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.Researchers have been seeking new ways of minimizing pesticide residues that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking pot ‘as harmful as tobacco’


August 6th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers has shown that smoking pot can cause as much damage to cells and DNA as tobacco smoke, challenging the increasingly popular belief ... Read more...

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