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Indian food, especially desserts, make Viennese drool

Indian food, especially desserts, make Viennese droolVienna, March 31 - In a land of traditional cafes churning out an array of cakes, pastries and muffins, Indian desserts like gulab jamun, kulfi and mango lassi have managed to win many a heart in this Austrian capital and the clientele is rapidly rising, Indian restaurateurs say.

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Technology useful in preventing diabetes, says Kerala-based expert

Technology useful in preventing diabetes, says Kerala-based expertVienna, Feb. 13 : Technology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. It can also be beneficial and cost effective in the prevention of major illnesses like diabetes. Indian diabetes specialist, Dr.

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Scientists tweak fungus to produce anti-virus chemical

Scientists tweak fungus to produce anti-virus chemicalVienna, Feb 14 - Scientists have tweaked a fungus commonly found on rotting bread or food stuff to produce a vital drug to fight viral infections.

Biotechnologist Astrid Mach-Aigner and his team made a fungus, Trichoderma, to produce NANA (N-Acetylneuraminic acid), a vital source of drugs to fight viral infections.

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Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility

Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertilityVienna, Feb 3 - Austrian scientists have found vitamin D's deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women.

This deficiency has also been a risk factor for diseases like osteoporosis, or the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time.

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One-third Austrian women sexually harassed at work

One-third Austrian women sexually harassed at workVienna, Nov 22 - A survey released in Austria says that one third of women in the country have been sexually harassed at work.

The survey released Monday under the title "Violence in the family and the immediate social environment" was commissioned by the ministry of family affairs, Xinhua reported.

The study interviewed a total of 2,334 Austrian people aged 16 to 60.

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Tainted milk product sold by Chinese shop in Austria

Vienna  - Austrian authorities have found a milk product laced with a harmful chemical was sold by a Chinese food shop in Vienna, Austrian news agency APA reported Thursday.

The shop had sold a milk shake containing above-limit amounts of melamine to a Chinese restaurant, where the sample was found.

Although high melamine levels were found only in one sample, the product was taken off the market.

The shop owner claims he bought the product for personal use. (dpa)

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Study shows more stroke victims can benefit from blood clot busters

Heart DiseaseVienna - The number of stroke patients that can be treated with medicine to destroy blood clots is set to double, after a team of German scientists speaking at the 6th World Stroke Congress being held this week in Vienna found the therapy works even four and a half hours after a stroke.

Every year, about 20 million people suffer strokes, which are mostly caused by blood clots.

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Austrian government agrees on smoking bans by 2009

No SmokingVienna  - After months of intra-coalition wrangling, Austria's government on Wednesday agreed on introducing smoking bans in cafes and restaurants by January 1, 2009.

Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer said the compromise found between Social Democrats and the conservative People's Party was a "step in the right direction."

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