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New automated systems for rapid flu testing
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed an automated system to test and differentiate flu strains.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:03:18 PM

Proliferating snack bars drive raging obesity epidemic
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Easy availability of candy, salty snacks and sweetened beverages at retail stores not specialising in foodstuffs, is driving a raging obesity epidemic.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:57:10 PM

It's never too late to stub the butt and save eyesight
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) It's never too late to kick the butt, as even at ages beyond 80 smoking affects eyesight, a new study has shown.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:57:05 PM

Under-18s more likely to catch swine flu
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Under 18-year-olds are more likely than adults to catch swine flu from an infected family member, says a new study.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:14:00 PM

Researchers caution against vitamin E overuse
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) One of the most comprehensive and accurate studies of clinical data on vitamin E shows that indiscriminate use of the antioxidant does more harm than good.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:03:20 PM

Short-term school closures may worsen flu pandemics
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Closing schools for less than a fortnight during a flu pandemic may actually increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:17:40 PM

Canada raises warning level for travellers to India
Ottawa, Dec 31 (IANS) Canada has raised its warning level for travellers to India after violence over the Telangana statehood demand.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:11:06 PM

Two glasses of champagne good for your heart
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Drinking two glasses of champagne a day is good for your heart and blood circulation.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:10:45 PM

White House in war of words with Cheney over plane attack
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) The White House fired a salvo at former vice president Dick Cheney in reply to his sharply critical comments on President Barack Obama's response to the botched terror attack on a US airliner on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:53:31 AM

Spy agencies failed to intercept chatter on plane attack: NYT
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) American spy agencies failed to combine intercepts of conversations among leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen discussing a plot to use a Nigerian man for a coming terrorist attack with other clues, according to the New York Times.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:44:59 AM

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