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Spending time outdoors insures against myopia
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness or myopia, according to a new study.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:11:27 AM

Scientists identify origins of malignant brain tumour
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) A new discovery about where and how the most malignant type of brain tumour originates could spur better therapies and improve understanding of how tumours are initiated.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:52:20 AM

Human activity did not wipe out megafauna: latest study
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) A new study that said the first human settlers in Australia wiped out its megafauna has been contracted by a newer study. The latest study says there is no evidence to indicate that human activity wiped out more than 60 species of Australia's large prehistoric animals or megafauna, between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:36:50 AM

Men, women divided on sharing housework
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Young men and women are divided over sharing housework and a woman's right to have an abortion, according to a survey.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:26:22 AM

Singer Rod Stewart's ex-wife to wed again: reports
Wellington, Aug 13 (DPA) Nine years after New Zealand-born supermodel Rachel Hunter split from rocker husband Rod Stewart, she is preparing to wed again, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:10:09 AM

Plant hormone that controls shoot branching discovered
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) The discovery of a new plant hormone that controls shoot branching is likely to impact forestry, plant science and agriculture industries.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:29:10 PM

Our ancestors sounded death knell of prehistoric animals
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) Human hunting sounded the death knell of large prehistoric animals like giant kangaroos, marsupial rhinos and leopards, rather than climate change as previously believed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:26:41 PM

Australian tourist's son 'glad' Indian killers convicted
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) The son of Australian tourist Dawn Emelie Griggs, who was raped and murdered in India four years ago, is 'glad' his mother's killers have been convicted and hopes the appeal process doesn't take as long as the trial.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:12:20 AM

Skin cancer incidence still unbated
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) The incidence of melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, remains unabated, in spite of early detection strategies introduced 15 years ago.

Monday, August 11, 2008 9:56:59 AM

Lifestyle messages can reduce incidence of Type-2 diabetes
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Intensive lifestyle changes can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Monday, August 11, 2008 9:38:14 AM

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