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More than 99 percent teachers bullied in Australia
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) One often hears about bullying among school kids, but an online survey has shown more than 99.6 percent of their teachers also face bullying by principals and executives.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:51:08 AM

Found: 25 new genes that may trigger diabetes
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) An international team of scientists has identified more than 40 genes, including 25 new ones, that could be factors in triggering type-1 diabetes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:54:57 PM

South Pacific herb relieves anxiety, safely
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Often consumed as tea, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific also relieves anxiety, safely and effectively.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:37:34 PM

New test will predict risky pregnancies
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing the first genetic test to predict which pregnancies are most likely to develop complications, long before symptoms surface.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:37:08 PM

Too many calories to blame for America's obesity epidemic
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) Are too many calories to blame for the raging obesity epidemic in the US? The answer is yes, according to an exhaustive study that squarely blames excessive energy intake for bulging waistlines since the 1970s.

Monday, May 11, 2009 10:46:25 AM

Two scribes held in Fiji for infringing censorship
Wellington, May 11 (DPA) Two journalists working for the independent Fijilive news website have been arrested, apparently for infringing emergency censorship regulations barring reports that cast a negative light on the Pacific island country's military rulers, according to reports Monday.

Monday, May 11, 2009 8:53:31 AM

Orangutan aborts ingenious escape plan
Sydney, May 10 (DPA) An audacious break-out attempt Sunday at a zoo in Australia saw a 27-year-old female orangutan called Karta disable an electric fence and use a makeshift ladder for her escape, before aborting the attempt.

Sunday, May 10, 2009 2:13:13 PM

Australia confirms its first swine flu case
Sydney, May 9 (DPA) A woman who arrived back in Australia on a flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane last week has been confirmed as the country's first swine flu patient.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 10:11:31 AM

Injury hit Bracken and Hopes to miss IPL
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Australian cricketers Nathan Bracken and James Hopes will miss the second edition of the Indian Premier League due to knee injuries.

Friday, May 08, 2009 12:56:33 PM

Research turns image of typical sex offender on its head
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Latest research has turned the image of the typical sex offender as a shaky loner on its head.

Friday, May 08, 2009 12:56:22 PM

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