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Alcohol acts as a disinfectant in ICUs
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) The use of ethanol as a disinfectant in intravenous catheters reduces blood stream infection rates in immune-suppressed patients.

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:28:33 PM

Teens eating too much salt, thanks to fast food
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Teenage boys are eating more than twice the recommended quantity of salt daily, even more than girls of similar age, according to a new report.

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:26:10 PM

Australia may formally outlaw LTTE
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Australia is considering the explicit listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist group as Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Monday called for a political solution to resolve the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka.

Monday, October 13, 2008 12:49:07 PM

Australia moves to increase guarantees for bank deposits
Sydney, Oct 12 (DPA) Australia is set to join other countries struggling to maintain investor confidence by raising the level at which it guarantees bank deposits.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:39:40 AM

Undercover cop in New Zealand lied to send 150 to jail
Wellington, Oct 12 (DPA) A former undercover New Zealand police officer has confessed to lying in court testimony that sent at least 150 people to jail, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:00:17 AM

Ponting will surpass Tendulkar: Chappell
Melbourne, Oct 11 (IANS) Ricky Ponting's flamboyant maiden hundred on Indian soil led Greg Chappell to foretell that the Aussie skipper will eventually pass Sachin Tendulkar's record of maximum Test centuries.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 8:09:21 PM

Melbourne prepares to fend off Sydney in tennis battle
Sydney, Oct 11 (DPA) Sydney is plotting a marketing coup in hopes of stealing the Australian Open away from its longtime Melbourne home by making a more attractive offer to international tennis authorities.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 8:08:40 PM

Austrian right-wing politician Joerg Haider dies in accident
Vienna, Oct 11 (DPA) Joerg Haider, the leader of Austria's right-wing Alliance for the Future of Austria, died in a car accident early Saturday, Austrian police confirmed.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 11:46:47 AM

New evidence shows nicotine patches don't work
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Millions of dollars are spent in purchasing over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy, but they have been found to be of uncertain effectiveness when used alone.

Friday, October 10, 2008 1:51:40 PM

Now Australian bottled beer, sunscreen for Indians
Sydney, Oct 10 (IANS) Beer and sunscreen, two iconic products of the Australian lifestyle, are the latest to join the growing list of exports to India.

Friday, October 10, 2008 11:25:08 AM

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