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Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study

May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says.

Kerala forests suspected to shelter Maoists: Police

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Police suspect the presence of Maoists in the forests across Kerala but is unsure of their activities, a top police officer said here Wednesday.

Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.

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Norwegian world champion swimmer found dead

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Oslo, May 1 (IANS) The Norwegian swimming federation Tuesday said world champion Alexander Dale Oen had died following a cardiac arrest during a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 26.

New surgical procedure cuts high blood pressure better than drugs

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): A simple surgical procedure can help those with resistant hypertension to control their high blood pressure.

Judicial custody of Italian marines extended till May 11

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 30 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till May 11 the judicial custody of two Italian marines arrested for shooting dead two Indian fishermen Feb 15 off Alappuzha.

Having kids doesn't encourage parents to eat healthy

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): It is believed that starting a family will lead parents to healthier eating habits, as they try to set a good example for their children.

New self-cleaning glass could help prevent fogging and glare

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new self-cleaning glass that is able to resist fogging and glare effects.

Pregnancy stress can affect baby's iron status: Study

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new study.

Violent teens may be emulating aggressive parents

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian origin scientist has revealed that teens who fight may be modelling what they see adult relatives do or have parents with pro-fighting attitudes.

Mums' stress during early pregnancy can affect newborns' iron status

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy may put newborns at risk for iron deficiency, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, say researchers.

20 dead in UP road accident

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed, while over 12 others were injured Sunday when two buses collided in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, around 265 km from the state capital, police said.

Violent teens may be emulating parents' example

April 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.

500-km human chain for Indian fishermen's sake

April 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of Indian fishermen.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may treat obesity, diabetes

April 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

In a recent study, scientist has shown that heart can potentially regulate the balance of energy in the body that may prove very useful for the effective treatment of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Gene `switch` may help mend broken hearts

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time come up with an avant-garde approach to repair damaged hearts by converting injured cells into healthy beating muscle cells using microRNA.

Incidence of foetal growth restriction 'lower in obese mums-to-be '

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obesity during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to a multitude of challenges.

Obese drivers 'more likely to die in crash'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obese drivers are more vulnerable to severe injury or death during car crashes as they are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, a new study has revealed.

Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Friday.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may help treat obesity, diabetes

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may lead to effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Perception of pain 'may make it even more worse'

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Feeling sad or watching while receiving an injection may make pain an even more unpleasant experience, a pair of studies have claimed.

Gene 'switch' may regenerate damaged heart cells

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time converted scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into regenerated heart muscle using microRNA.

Italians pay Rs.1.7mn in damages, boat owner drops case

April 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kochi, April 27 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen were shot dead allegedly by two Italian Marines from a cargo vessel in February, withdrew his complaint Friday after he was paid compensation of Rs.1.7 million ($32,000) by Italian authorities.

Six die as car falls into gorge in Himachal

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about 15 km from here, police said.

Boat owner ready to let Italian ship sail for Rs.1.7 mn

April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen was shot dead by two Italian marines in February, Thursday filed a plea in the Kerala High Court saying that he would not oppose the departure of the Italian vessel from Kochi if he was compensated Rs.1.7 million ($32,000).

Rogue DNA could trip the heart

April 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.

Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.

Botox jabs 'only modestly effective for chronic migraines, daily headaches'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies have found only a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches.

Second swine flu death reported in Himachal

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.

Brain cell changes 'may cause sleep troubles in elderly people'

April 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Older animals show cellular changes in the brain "clock" that sets sleep and wakeful periods, a new study has claimed.

H1N1 cases in Kerala touches dozen

April 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The number of H1N1 cases in Kerala has touched a dozen, a health official said Tuesday, adding that the authorities were fully prepared to deal with the situation.

Estrogen hormone 'may have protective ability after traumatic brain injury'

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have investigated the biomarkers and novel therapies for traumatic brain injury.

'Ice cream headache' can lead to new painkillers

April 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could open the way for new treatment of other types of headaches, including migraine.

4 Left legislators willing to cross over: Kerala UDF leader

April 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over to the ruling front.

Why you get a headache when you bite an ice cream

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): 'Brain freeze' is an almost universal experience-almost everyone has felt the near-instantaneous headache brought on by a bite of ice cream or slurp of ice-cold soda on the upper palate.

'Housekeeping' mechanism for brain stem cells identified

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): A molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells has been discovered.

No gender bias in science: Missile scientist Tessy Thomas (Interview)

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) She sees no paradox in a woman working to develop Agni-V, the indigenously developed, 5,000-km range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile that some would call a weapon of mass destruction. Scientist Tessy Thomas, who guided the team behind it, calls it a 'weapon of peace' and says there is no gender discrimination in science.

Omega-3 fatty acids limit smoking damage

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.

Kerala CM seeks ASG Rawal's removal from Italian Marine's case

April 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Irked with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Harin Raval's Friday remark in the case of Italian Vessel confinement case, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought his removal from the case and asked to replace him by another senior government counsel......

Early milk feeds benefit premature babies

April 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

A new study has revealed that earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies.

Medical marijuana vending machine unveiled by California Company

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A California company, which hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and control, has unveiled an automated dispensary that distributes the medical drug and looks like a vending machine.

Alert employees save 64 newborns in Assam hospital

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.

Chandy seeks removal of Raval in Italian Marines case

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval's removal from the Italian Marines' case for remarking that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Premature babies 'benefit from early milk feeds'

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies, a new study has suggested.

Omega-3 fatty acids 'may help reduce physical harm caused by smoking'

April 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed.

Kerala lashes out at Rawal remarks on firing from ship

April 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday lashed out at Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal for his mark that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Molecular alternatives to life offer new insight into evolution

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.

Lok Adalat asked to settle compensation for killed fishermen

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kochi, April 20 (IANS) A vacation bench of the Kerala High Court Friday referred the compensation claim, filed by families of the two Indian fishermen killed by two Italian Marines in February, to the Lok Adalat.

Genes behind ageing 'may be potential targets for anti-aging therapies'

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified a group of "ageing" genes that are switched on and off by natural mechanisms called epigenetic factors, influencing the rate of healthy ageing and potential longevity.

Kerala fishermen's relatives feel cheated

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, after a government lawyer told the apex court that the state government had no jurisdiction in the matter.

19th century 'vibration chair' can help Parkinson's sufferers

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have replicated the work of a celebrated neurologist of the 19th century, who developed a "vibration chair," to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Italy moves apex court for custody of its Marines

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Italy Friday moved the Supreme Court to secure custody of its two Marines arrested in Kerala for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen. The Marines were posted on cargo ship M.V. Enrica Lexie when they killed the two fishermen, mistaking them to be pirates.

Old people who banish regrets 'happier and cope better with stress'

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Learning not to linger on "what might have been" could act as a survival mechanism critical to happiness during old age, a new study has suggested.

Cancer rising among Indian youth: Experts

April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Cancer among the Indian youth is increasing but the main cause of concern is that they are unknown from the facts,

No evidence found to prove gum disease causes heart disease or stroke

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health.

London 2012 Olympics sponsor Mc Donalds draws criticism from obesity campaigners

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): McDonald's, a sponsor of the London Olympics, has drawn much criticism from obesity campaigners following the fast food brand's decision to give away free exercise toys with Happy Meals, as part of a national campaign, to make children more active ahead of the Games.

Photoreceptor transplant may help restore vision in eye disorders

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Transplanting photoreceptors - light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye - could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, a new study has suggested.

St. Jude to provide latest medical technologies to India

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here.

No experiments on animals in colleges: Environment ministry

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in colleges and to instead use alternatives such as computer-aided simulators for the purpose.

New treatment for prostate cancer gives 'perfect results' sans side effects

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, April 17 (ANI): A new treatment for prostate cancer can free the disease for nine in ten men without debilitating side effects, say scientists.

Bump on head should not be ignored

April 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Washington, April 16 (IANS) A bump on your head could lead to a permanent disability or cognitive deficits if not attended in time, says a case study.

Judicial custody of Italian marines extended

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till April 30 the judicial custody of the two Italian security officials arrested for gunning down two Indian fishermen.

Agartala kicks off mission to become Hepatitis free

April 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) The Tripura government Sunday launched an ambitious programme to make its capital Agartala a Hepatitis free city, considering northeastern India's vulnerability to this highly contagious disease.

New tool to diagnose autism within minutes

April 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.

'Banned' Indian-born British doctor reinstated despite failing basic exams

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

London, Apr 11(ANI): Indian-born general practitioner Dr Arun Rauniar, who had been twice banned by the General Medical Council (GMC), has been reinstated despite failing basic exams.

Kaela Humphries models for plus-sized line in her first fashion shoot

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Kaela Humphries, who was sister-in-law to serial poser Kim Kardashian for just 72 days, has appeared in her first fashion shoot for The Limited's plus-size clothing line eloquii.

New MRI technique predicts progression of dementia

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases.

ECG can also predict heart attacks

April 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?

Exercise, eating less fat beat fad diets in weight loss success

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): The old tried and true methods of eating less fat, exercising and joining weight loss programs are more effective strategies for shedding those extra kilos than popular diets and non-prescription pills, researchers say.

Inherited-genetic variations up risk of aggressive prostate cancer

April 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Washington, April 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two inherited-genetic deletions in the human genome linked to development of aggressive prostate cancer.

25,000 Brit men are basically women

April 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

London, April 10 (ANI): There are tens of thousands of 'male mums' in Britain, according to mistaken NHS statistics.

Two more get bail in ship hit-and-run case

April 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted bail to two officials on board the Singapore-based vessel Prabhu Daya which hit a fishing boat off the coast here March 1 leading to the death of five fishermen.

Supreme Court notice to Kerala Police on Italian ship

April 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Kerala Police and the state's mercantile marine department on a petition by the owners of Italian ship MT Enrica Lexie seeking a direction for its release so that it could continue with its voyage, having been detained after two of its crew killed two Indian fishermen in February.

A universal Cancer Vaccine that can kills 90% cancers developed

April 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM

In a major breakthrough, Israeli scientists have developed a wonder vaccine that according to them, can kills 90% of cancer. According to Tel Aviv researchers, a vaccine ImMucin has been developed using a molecule 'MUC1', found in 90% of cancers including breast cancer and prostate cancer, which trigger the immune system to recognize the rouge cells and kill them.....

Soon, wonder jab that will kill 90pc of cancers

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

London, April 9 (ANI): A vaccine that kills 90 per cent of cancers using the body's natural defence mechanisms could be widely available within six years, scientists say.

Antibiotics are better cure for appendix than surgery

April 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

A new study suggests that two third of appendix removal operations may be needless and could be avoided by treating patient with antibiotics.

Pills 'better at curing appendix than surgery'

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): Two out of three appendix removal operations may be unnecessary and could be avoided by simply administering antibiotics, a new study has revealed.

First swine flu death in Himachal

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.

War crime victims' kin in Bangladesh hope for a fair trial against accused

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Dhaka, Apr.7 (ANI): Family members of victims killed during the 1971 Bangladesh war on Saturday hoped for a fair trial against those accused of committing crimes during the period.

Lab-grown egg cells could revolutionise fertility, reverse menopause

April 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists are heading for a breakthrough that could help infertile women have babies as well as make women as fertile in later life as men.

Why fried food is not always bad for you

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

London, Apr 6 (ANI): The amount of oil consumed makes absolutely no difference on the incidence of heart disease, a new study has claimed.

Now, Italian priests visit home of slain Kerala fisherman

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) After the visit of three Italian ministers to try and get two Italian marines released from prison, Kerala witnessed a round of Church diplomacy when two Italian priests arrived at the home of one of the fishermen shot dead by the marines.

Rate of memory decline doubles up during last 2 years of life

April 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

A recent study has revealed that, the memory of a person start declining at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life in comparison to any other time of life.

2,000 new cancer cases in Himachal in last one year

April 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than 2,000 new cases of cancer have been reported in Himachal Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here Thursday.

Rare gene glitches 'contribute to autism risk'

April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a new study has revealed.

Memory decline speeds up during last 2 years of life

April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Washington, April 5 (ANI): A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, researchers of two new studies revealed.

Memory deteriorates faster in life's last two years

April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) A person's memory deteriorates at a faster rate in the last two-and-a-half years of his or her life than at any other time after memory problems first begin, says a study.

Swine flu reported in Himachal

April 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here.

Vitamin D can help the critically ill

April 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

According to a recent study, Vitamin D which is synthesized by the sunlight has an important link with the functioning of the auto-immune system of the body.

A vitamin that helps the critically ill

April 4, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.

Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill

April 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.

Controversial bird flu studies cleared for publication

April 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

London, April 3 (ANI): A US biosecurity committee has withdrawn its objection to the publication of two controversial bird flu studies.

Death cap mushroom poison shows promise to arrest pancreatic cancer

April 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a method for destroying cancer cells using death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) toxin, without harming the body.

Kerala court grants bail to captain of Prabhu Daya vessel

April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), April 3 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted conditional bail to Gordon Charles Pereira, captain of Singapore-registered Prabhu Daya vessel that was seized after it hit a fishing boat off the Kerala coast on March 1, killing five fishermen.

Judicial custody of Italian Marines extended

April 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) A court in Kerala Monday extended till April 16 the judicial custody of two Italian Marines arrested for allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen in February.

Fat cells can protect our body against diabetes

April 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

London, April 2 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on how fat cells protect the body against diabetes - the finding that may lead to a new therapeutic strategy for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and obesity-related metabolic diseases.

Fear of plague haunting Himachal villages

April 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic plague caused by rats, but many of them believe that every 10 to 15 years supernatural forces cause the disease outbreak.

'Yoga can cure every disease, but don't universalise'

April 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Yoga therapy can cure every disease and disorder, even cancer, says a Delhi-based yoga therapist but warns against the mass teaching of yoga - including popular pranayams like kapalbhati and anulom vilom - saying they "can cause complications".

AIIMS to observe brain awareness week from April 9

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here will observe a brain awareness week, starting April 9, which will have a series of public awareness lectures on headache, migraine, stroke, prevention of head injury and backache among other ailments.

'Italian vessel can't sail till Monday'

March 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Kochi, March 30 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday stayed an order by a single bench permitting the Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, to sail after its owners furnished a bond of Rs.3 crores and met other conditions.

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