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Acutely ill patients have low vitamin D levels
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) A group of scientists has observed that very sick patients tend to have severely low levels of vitamin D. Recently, Vitamin D has been recognised for its diverse role. It helps in protecting against diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 3:34:47 PM

China-wary Australia plans military build-up
Sydney, May 2 (DPA) New submarines with cruise missiles able to strike targets thousands of kilometres from Australia are the centrepiece of plans for a military build-up announced here Saturday.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 1:43:01 PM

Out they go, jobs good and bad
Sydney, May 2 (DPA) Getting a good job nowadays doesn't mean you are more likely to stay in employment in these recessionary times.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 8:10:42 AM

Australian banker takes 99 percent pay cut
Sydney, May 1 (DPA) The head of Australia's most admired financial institution was stoic Friday after taking a 99 percent pay cut following investment bank Macquarie Group's first fall in profit in 17 years.

Friday, May 01, 2009 3:10:03 PM

South Pacific Forum poised to suspend Fiji
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) The 16-member South Pacific Forum was poised Friday to suspend membership of Fiji, which has been ruled by military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama since he ousted the elected government in a bloodless coup 29 months ago.

Friday, May 01, 2009 1:34:34 PM

Holiday makers help protect largest fish in the sea
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) The world's largest and rarest fish, the whale shark, may be increasing in number in one of its vital habitats, a new study by scientists and the general public has revealed.

Friday, May 01, 2009 12:39:56 PM

New Zealand school isolates 30 swine flu suspects
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) More than 400 New Zealanders were in voluntary isolation Friday in an effort to limit contacts with potential victims of the influenza A(H1N1) strain which Health Minister Tony Ryall insisted he would keep calling swine flu because the public understood the term.

Friday, May 01, 2009 12:38:10 PM

Extremely shy? You need therapy
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Extreme shyness can hold people back in social situations, prevent them from meeting other people or even going on a date. Such people need cognitive behaviour therapy, say researchers.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:32:28 AM

It's still swine flu in New Zealand, despite WHO ruling
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) Swine flu is still swine flu in New Zealand, despite a World Health Organisation ruling that the disease should now officially be called 'influenza A (H1N1)'.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:28:16 AM

New Zealand school isolates 31 swine flu suspects
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) Twenty-seven students from a New Zealand college orchestra and four teachers are being treated as suspected swine flu patients after some developed flu-like symptoms following a trip to North America, health officials said Friday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:13:09 AM

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