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HRT therapy found to help menopausal women
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) One of the longest and largest trials of hormone replacement therapy has found it helps post-menopausal women significantly improve quality of life.

Friday, August 22, 2008 4:21:26 PM

Sea sponges vulnerable to global warming
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Sea sponges are at risk from global warming because the symbiotic relationship they share with a complex community of microbes would come unstuck at 33 degrees Celsius.

Friday, August 22, 2008 3:06:00 PM

Medieval stained glass windows acted like nano air purifiers
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Stained glass windows in churches dotting Europe and painted with gold purified the air when lit up by sunlight, according to Queensland University of Technology experts.

Friday, August 22, 2008 2:25:15 PM

Baby born on New Zealand plane dies
Wellington, Aug 22 (DPA) A baby died after its mother gave birth prematurely Friday during an Air New Zealand flight from Brisbane to Auckland, a news report said.

Friday, August 22, 2008 2:20:11 PM

New Zealand, Australia have evacuation plans from Fiji
Wellington, Aug 22 (DPA) New Zealand and Australia have contingency plans to evacuate their citizens from Fiji in an emergency, New Zealand's defence minister said Friday, as the Pacific island state's military leader warned his people of hard times ahead.

Friday, August 22, 2008 2:19:10 PM

Missing Indian origin boy's body found in Melbourne creek
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The body of an Indian origin boy who had gone missing two weeks ago was found Thursday in a creek near his home in suburban Melbourne.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:40:12 PM

Cricketer Brett Lee confirms split with wife
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Paceman Brett Lee Thursday confirmed that he is splitting with his wife and will be missing Australia's one-day series against Bangladesh beginning Aug 30.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:20:05 PM

Spineless marine sponge built our nerves
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Queensland University researchers have traced the evolution of nerves to one of the unlikeliest objects in existence - the marine sponge.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:01:34 AM

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

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