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Child poisoning linked with 'biting pencils' in China

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:54

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A Chinese official has proposed the gnawing of pencils as a conceivable clarification for over the top levels of lead found in youngsters in a town in the south of the nation spotted alongside a chemical plant, state media covered Monday.

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Extra workload makes GPs scared to miss serious illness in patients

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:43

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As many as eight out of 10 GPs have an increased fear that they may end up missing a serious illness in some patient while dealing with the high work load. This was revealed through a recently done survey by the Royal College of GPs.

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Over 50 percent Britons are unaware of loved ones’ dying wishes

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:40

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Findings of a new survey reveal that people still find it hard to talk about death which is why they found that over 50 percent of the Britons are not aware of the last wishes of their partner.

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Male infertility linked to several chemicals in household things

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:37

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Researchers have discovered that commonly used household products like toothpaste, soap and plastic toys have chemicals in them which have a direct and adverse effect on human sperm. This can also help in explaining the increasing levels of male infertility.

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Study: Calcium supplements may raise heart disease risk in women

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:30

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Calcium supplements are popularly used by women to maintain good bone health and earlier researches have shown that calcium supplements may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, however this was not sure until now.

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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

Moores defends Cook, says skipper can be 'influential' batsman in ODIs

England cricket team coach Peter MooresLondon, Sep 02 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has insisted that captain Alastair Cook can be an influential batsman in one-day cricket despite former England greats slamming the skipper for his approach.  Read more »

Varun Aaron to work under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation

Varun AaronNew Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »