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New drug delivery system may shut down tumour-causing genes
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Researchers have developed a way to deliver drugs which can shut down cancer-causing genes in tumour cells while sparing normal healthy tissues.

Friday, June 05, 2009 12:01:16 PM

Diminishing self-control may explain why elders gamble
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Gambling problems among elders may stem from decreased self-control, caused by age-related decline in the frontal lobes of their brain.

Friday, June 05, 2009 11:46:10 AM

Woman reveals sex encounter with New Zealand minister
Wellington, June 5 (DPA) A Korean businesswoman, who filed a complaint with police about disgraced New Zealand minister Richard Worth, says she had a 'sexual encounter' with him at a hotel, a newspaper reported Friday.

Friday, June 05, 2009 10:16:44 AM

New Zealand legislator made sex calls, parliament told
Wellington, June 4 (DPA) A disgraced New Zealand government minister made 'vulgar and sexually explicit' telephone calls to a woman, parliament was told Thursday, one day after Richard Worth resigned as police revealed an investigation was being conducted in a separate case against him.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 4:19:38 PM

Eat greens, lower prostate cancer risk
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) A diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in fat and red meat is the new mantra for preventing and treating prostate cancer.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:16:09 PM

Support hotline may help heart patients
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) A support hotline for heart patients is of great benefit, a new study has found.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:09:58 PM

Online counselling as good as face-to-face therapy
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Online counselling is as effective as face-to-face therapy in combating the blues, with similar recovery rates, according to the latest findings.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 12:18:58 PM

Australian minister resigns
Sydney, June 4 (DPA) Australian Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon resigned Thursday following revelations that he arranged meetings with officials for his businessman brother.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:59:43 AM

Australian varsities join government to condemn attacks on Indian students
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Australian universities Wednesday joined their government in condemning the attacks on Indian students in that country.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 7:06:42 PM

Nerve cells permit brain to regenerate itself
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Nerve cells in the brain produce an anti-inflammatory molecule that allows the brain to repair itself, according to a new study.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 3:19:57 PM

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