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Majority believe pollution, pesticides cause cancer
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) A majority of people believe that pollution, pesticides and stress are the major causes of cancer, according to a new survey.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:27:00 AM

Toddlers at risk of drowning in rainwater tanks
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) An increase in household rainwater tanks, necessitated by severe drought and water restrictions, is posing a drowning risk for toddlers.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:06:40 AM

Do junior docs know how to write a prescription?
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Junior doctors are the ones who prescribe medicines and they are also the most likely to commit errors in prescribing, according to a medical expert.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:00:59 AM

Indian Navy purchases Australian minesweeping suites
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy has purchased sophisticated Australian minesweeping suites that will qualitatively enhance its ships' protection from underwater objects.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:15:45 PM

New Zealand premier likens Fiji to Zimbabwe
Wellington, Aug 20 (DPA) New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said Wednesday the situation in Fiji, whose military ruler has boycotted a regional summit meeting, was like Zimbabwe in the lead-up to its suspension from the British Commonwealth.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 3:12:45 PM

Thousands watch topless parade in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 20 (DPA) Thousands of spectators turned out to watch about 30 topless women take part in a so-called Boobs on Bikes parade through Auckland's main street Wednesday after a judge rejected a city council bid to stop it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:44:34 PM

Ethanol blend petrol cut emissions only negligibly
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Use of five and 10 percent ethanol blend petrol was found to cut emissions only marginally in a project undertaken by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:44:01 PM

Australian Football League plans to expand into India
Melbourne, Aug 19 (IANS) The overwhelming success of the Indian Premier League has made the Australian Football League (AFL) turn to India for all the right reasons.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:36:33 PM

Electronic sound system improves classroom results
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that connecting teachers to a sound system can dramatically improve pupils' test results and reduce classroom disruption.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:51:15 PM

Bacteria may help farmed lobsters ward off infection
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) A beneficial bacteria, which wild rock lobster larvae host naturally, could help their farmed cousins ward off infections and remove a large barrier to commercial production.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:34:36 AM

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