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Broad spectrum drugs spur growth of resistant bugs
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Doctors should avoid prescribing expensive broad-spectrum antibiotics for pneumonia to avert the development of more drug-resistant super bugs, according to a new study.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:21:37 AM

Adiga's alma mater in Sydney toasts his success
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Students and teachers at James Ruse Agricultural High in north-west Sydney, the alma mater of Indian-Australian author Aravind Adiga, Wednesday celebrated his Man Booker Prize win.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:20:57 AM

Asthma drugs could reverse muscle wasting, weakness
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) A group of drugs prescribed for asthma may help reverse muscle wasting and weakness associated with ageing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:38:39 AM

Smarter screening methods could halve bowel cancer
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Modifying the approach to genetic screening for cancers could halve deaths caused by a form of bowel cancer that is inherited, according to a new study.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:36:09 AM

Assaulted Kerala man in Melbourne stable but unable to speak
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who sustained life-threatening injuries in an attack by a group of four on his way home from work in Melbourne, was Tuesday in a serious but stable condition after a surgery. However, he is still unable to speak and give the police an account of what happened.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:50:29 PM

Match referee plays down Haddin-Zaheer spat
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian speedster Zaheer Khan's heated confrontation with wicket keeper Brad Haddin in the drawn Bangalore Test has been played down by match referee Chris Broad.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:29:18 PM

Extinct rat rediscovered in Australia
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) The desert rat, a small mammal classified as 'presumed extinct' since 1857, has been spotted in New South Wales' (NSW) Sturt National Park.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:14:11 AM

'Christmas tree' protein protects from gastric cancer
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists in Australia have unearthed evidence that a protein likened to a Christmas tree protects against gastric cancer and ulcers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:07:46 AM

Cricketers not under terrorist threat in Pakistan: Imran
Melbourne, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan insists cricketers can never be terror-targets in cricket-mad Pakistan.

Monday, October 13, 2008 4:34:56 PM

Vital chromosome linked with schizophrenia in Tamil Nadu
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists at the Schizophrenia Research Foundation in Chennai, India and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research have found significant evidence that links the chromosome 1 region with schizophrenia among a group of people in Tamil Nadu.

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:51:03 PM

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