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Reprogrammed brain can keep excess weight away
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) The way our brain has been programmed throughout the ages may be the reason why so many of us find it so hard to lose weight and keep it off, according to a new study.

Monday, May 05, 2008 1:06:37 PM

New Zealand urges UN monitoring of Zimbabwe vote
Wellington, May 5 (DPA) New Zealand joined Monday international calls for Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe to allow the United Nations to monitor a presidential run-off vote if the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) takes part.

Monday, May 05, 2008 12:44:06 PM

Inventor of disposal syringe dies in New Zealand
Wellington, May 5 (DPA) New Zealand's Colin Murdoch, inventor of the disposable syringe, which has potentially saved millions of lives over the last half century by stopping cross infection, has died. He was 79.

Monday, May 05, 2008 4:24:03 AM

Australian police defend closing Perth airport
Sydney, May 4 (DPA) Australian authorities Sunday defended their decision to shut Perth's international airport terminal for 12 hours after a security alert that proved unfounded.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:13:50 PM

New Zealand army denies damaging Afghanistan Buddha statues
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) The New Zealand army denied Sunday damaging the ruins of one of Afghanistan's famous Bamian Buddha statues while detonating an unexploded rocket in the area.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:50:01 PM

Problem of age: elderly forget dying wishes
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) What the elderly want in terms of end-of-life treatment may significantly vary from instructions left in their wills. This is thanks to false memories, says a new study.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:24:21 PM

Protests apart, India's image getting a boost Down Under(Commentary)
Protests by Indian taxi drivers in Melbourne, Australia, have two sides. The young Indian drivers, mostly Punjabis, have a genuine reason to be angry: one of their mates was stabbed by an Aussie passenger and is now in a coma, fighting for life. Every night they are taunted, insulted and sometimes beaten by white, and usually drunk, Aussies on their way home; and sometimes not even paid for their services.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:24:35 AM

Australian coach confident Ponting will find form
Melbourne, May 2 (IANS) Ricky Ponting's lack of runs in the Indian Premier League is not bothering Australian coach Tim Nielsen as he is confident the captain will come out of the slump on the upcoming tour of the West Indies.

Friday, May 02, 2008 7:12:57 PM

Kick the butt: smoking causes gum disease
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Here is one more reason to kick the butt. Smoking alone accounts for a third of total gum disease, one of the most prevalent of oral complications, according to a new study.

Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:50:33 PM

Childhood intervention could prevent crime
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) If children who are likely to commit crime are identified early enough, preventive measures can improve their future prospects, according to a new book.

Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:48:41 PM

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