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‘Venom from snakes could save lives too’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to an Australian research.Gavin Huttley from The John Curtin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jessica Alba’s non-toxic lifestyle book


March 20th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) American actress Jessica Alba is set to release her first book "The Honest Life" about creating a toxic-free home. She doles out recipes, design ideas and ... Read more...

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Fox goes for weekly facials


December 14th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) When actress Megan Fox is not working, she pampers her skin with an oxygen facial once a week."I don't have time to do masks, but I ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Students invent device to minimise risks in dialysis


June 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Biomedical engineering students have invented a device to cut down the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of blood vessels during dialysis.The device, implanted under the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alba opposes toxic chemical use in baby products


May 24th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba, who is expecting her second child, will head to Washington soon to urge members of the US Congress to introduce a new law ... Read more...

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Birds too possess personality traits


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds also possess personality traits like humans - they can be bold or timid, curious or cautious, gregarious or loners.A new study led by Kathryn Arnold, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Painkiller used in hospitals, ambulances linked to hepatitis


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 18 (ANI): Doctors have indicated that a painkiller commonly used in hospitals and ambulances may be causing hepatitis, especially in patients who receive multiple doses.Three doctors Kacey O'Rourke, Stuart McMaster ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nicotine levels higher in kids sleeping with smoking parents


March 30th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Babies who share a bedroom with their smoking parents exhibit nicotine levels three times higher than those that sleep in another room as particles from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UK pilots donning oxygen masks to counter poisonous fumes in aircraft


March 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): Airline pilots in Britain are secretly donning oxygen masks and issuing emergency warnings because of poisonous fumes seeping into passenger jets.Potentially deadly incidents are being reported at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Banana peel an excellent water purifier


March 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) The humble banana has uses beyond the realm of beauty remedies. Its peels can be used as an excellent water purifier, decontaminating drinking water of toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cow’s first milk could boost athletic performance


February 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists looking for ways to boost athletic performance have found cow's first milk promising in the treatment of the 'leaky gut syndrome'. Bovine colostrum, early milk produced ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Green tea best for fighting cancer, dementia


January 7th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed.Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lizard venom may provide drugs to fight hypertension


December 7th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Lizards could be the source of novel venoms that may be used to treat high blood pressure.Bryan Fry of the University of Melbourne who led researchers from Switzerland, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

127 ghariyals die in Chambal sanctuary


November 24th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A total of 127 ghariyals died in the Chambal sanctuary spread across three states due to various reasons including poaching in 2007-10, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Perry, Brand on special diet


November 18th, 2010 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand have put themselves on a diet until the end of this year."Katy and Russell are taking care of themselves and are ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Oral supplements enhance Botox injection’s effects


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming oral dietary supplements four days before receiving Botox injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients.Dr. Charles Soparkar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible cause of one form of bowel disease identified


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 03 (ANI): Scientists have found one possible cause of irritable bowel syndrome-a small piece of RNA that blocks a substance protecting the colon membrane, leading to hostile conditions that can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rep. Weiner Outburst Costs Republican Votes As Strategy Backfires


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The extremely vocal outburst by Rep. Weiner was explained by him as an effort to help the responders of 9/11. It could also have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ageing cells lose protein pumps


July 26th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists may have found why yeast cells, and perhaps the cells of other organisms, are not able to go on producing copies of themselves forever.Yeast cells, much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monsoon therapy lures tourists to Kerala


July 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi, July 22 (ANI): Traditional Ayurveda therapy, especially done during the Monsoons season, is being made an attractive proposition with special packages in Kochi to lure maximum number of tourists ... Read more...

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Posh using Chinese cupping therapy to ease stress, detoxify her body


July 10th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Victoria Beckham is said to be using Chinese cupping therapy to get over stress and to detoxify her body.According to the Sun, Posh was seen with two ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Self medicating’ nanoparticle bandage could detect, treat infection


July 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A 'self medicating' bandage laced with nanoparticles can detect harmful bacteria in a burn wound and respond by secreting antibiotics."Fifty per cent of all people who die as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shilpa Shetty launches weight loss treatment programme in Mumbai


July 9th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 9 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty has launched, a holistic weight-loss programme at an event here."IOSIS was re-launched one year back. A new section was included in it ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind controlled swarm in bacteria discovered


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect and stop when they detect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fatal Disaster At Bhopal Pesticide Plant Finally Sees 1st Convictions


June 8th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
After waiting for 25 years for anyone to be convicted for their actions relating to the gas leak at Bhopal chemical plant in India, those convictions are finally being passed down, yet ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Vegetarian diet can help keep the toxins away


May 18th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Sticking to vegetables for five days a week can significantly reduce the body's amount of antibiotics and phthalates - a common chemical added to plastics - says a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cigarette butts may prevent corrosion of steel


May 13th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Cigarette butts, which are usually thrown in the garbage bin and harm the environment, may find practical use in preventing steel corrosion. A new study suggests that community recycling ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Recycling: cigarette butts may help prevent steel corrosion


May 13th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Cigarette butts, termed as "one of the most widespread forms of garbage in the world, " may find practical use as a new way to prevent steel corrosion, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Katie Price swaps Botox with yoga


May 10th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Model Katie Price, who is struggling to conceive, has started meditating to solve the problem. The glamour girl has turned to Buddhist-style New Age techniques as she is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jordan ‘takes up yoga to beat her pregnancy curse’


May 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Katie Price a.k.a Jordan has taken up yoga after doctors warned her she may be unable to conceive because of toxins in her body from Botox and tanning, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chemicals in food ‘can lead to obesity’


February 12th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Certain toxins found in common food can make you fat, says an expert.According to Stephen Perrine, author of "New American Diet," there are all sorts of chemicals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keep Hangover At Bay With Lighter Hued Drinks: Study Reports


January 2nd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan. 02, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent survey has revealed that while hangover after a bout of heavy drinking cannot altogether be avoided, the intensity can always be lessened by choosing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jessica Simpson shares ‘ear candling’ experience on Twitter


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 23 (ANI): Jessica Simpson has posted a bizarre video on Twitter of her using an ear wax candle.The singer received an ear wax candling kit as a Christmas ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bhopal continues to suffer from contamination, 25 years after Union Carbide disaster


December 1st, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Dec.1 (ANI): Twenty five years after one of the most horrific industrial tragedy in which over 3000 people were killed and thousands affected, Bhopal continues to suffer as a latest report ... Read more...

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