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2,000-year-old pearl found at remote Australian site

Posted by on 03/06/2015
Filed under Health & Science

2,000-year-old pearl found at remote Australian site

2,000-year-old pearl found at remote Australian site

SYDNEY: Australian scientists said yesterday they have uncovered a “very rare” 2,000-year-old natural sea pearl-the first found on the vast island continentwhile excavating a remote coastal Aboriginal site. Archaeologists were working the site on the north Kimberley coast of Western Australia when they came across the unique gem below the surface, said Kat Szabo, an […]

S Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus – Schools cancel classes, public alarm over MERS

Posted by on 02/06/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

S Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus – Schools cancel classes, public alarm over MERS

S Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus – Schools cancel classes, public alarm over MERS

Cooking up a storm for India’s school lunch scheme

Posted by on 02/06/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, World

Cooking up a storm for India’s school lunch scheme

Cooking up a storm for India’s school lunch scheme

VRINDAVAN: Churning out 1.2 tonnes of curry in under an hour, staff running the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to turn around the shocking reputation of India’s free school lunch scheme. As a large machine rolls out thousands of fluffy, hot rotis (flat breads), aproned men add spices to vegetables and broths cooking in […]

Beijing imposes ban on indoor smoking – Drastic change for nation of smokers

Posted by on 01/06/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Beijing imposes ban on indoor smoking – Drastic change for nation of smokers

Beijing imposes ban on indoor smoking – Drastic change for nation of smokers

India files criminal case against Nestle

Posted by on 31/05/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

India files criminal case against Nestle

India files criminal case against Nestle

Ebola will strike again, warns expert scientist – ‘Epidemic will return, we need to be prepared’

Posted by on 31/05/2015
Filed under Africa, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Ebola will strike again, warns expert scientist – ‘Epidemic will return, we need to be prepared’

Ebola will strike again, warns expert scientist – ‘Epidemic will return, we need to be prepared’

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

Posted by on 27/05/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Top Stories

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

Scientists warn Everest glaciers disappearing

Posted by on 27/05/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Scientists warn Everest glaciers disappearing

Scientists warn Everest glaciers disappearing

Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees slowing – WHO confirms drop in cases, urges continued vigilance

Posted by on 26/05/2015
Filed under Africa, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees slowing – WHO confirms drop in cases, urges continued vigilance

Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees slowing – WHO confirms drop in cases, urges continued vigilance

Rheumatoid diseases drop among Kuwaiti women

Rheumatoid diseases drop among Kuwaiti women

Posted by on 25/05/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Kuwait, Other News

Rheumatoid diseases drop among Kuwaiti women

KUWAIT: The proportion of Kuwaiti women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis diseases slipped due to little smoking compared to the proportion of women in the developed countries, said a consultant rheumatologist at the Amiri Hospital. This was shown in a study conducted by the Kuwait Registry for Rheumatic Diseases on 1,000 Kuwaiti patients, Dr Adeeba Al- […]

Peeking into healthy brains to see Alzheimer’s is brewing

Posted by on 25/05/2015
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Peeking into healthy brains to see Alzheimer’s is brewing

Peeking into healthy brains to see Alzheimer’s is brewing

WASHINGTON: Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer’s, but the suspects are its two hallmarks – the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a […]

Govt hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Posted by on 24/05/2015
Filed under America, Health & Science, World

Govt hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Govt hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

SEATTLE: Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon. US Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Diana Fredlund said hunters from the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency went to a small uninhabited […]