Plastic water bottles have become an essential part of the daily kit of an average Australian. They use water bottles to keep themselves hydrated. However, concerns are being raised that is the bottle water really safe?
On Sunday, the Australian Nursing Federation launched a campaign against the violence faced by nurses in hospitals.
About two dozen attacks were reported against nurses in last four months, said Lisa Fitzpatrick, the Victorian Branch Secretary of the federation. Nurse Jackie said the casual threats were part of their lives.
According to recent reports from the government officials, the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has incurred cost of over 400 billion yuan to the poultry industry of the country.
Li Xirong, the Head of the National Animal Husbandry Service, said that an average of about one billion yuan a day is being lost by the sector since the end of March. The condition has affected about 130 people across China.
As per reports, the researchers have recently discovered that a protein named CD52 helped in protecting the body against excessive immune responses.
They asserted that the protein can be used to treat the auto autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Len Harrison, the Study Leader from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, said that the team found that the protein was helpful in preventing type 1 diabetes in mice.
As per claims made by a new study, a blend of asthma drugs with ginger can turn them more effective. The researchers detected that the components of the peppery root act together with the medicine called the beta-agonists for calming down the airways.
It was discovered that the addition of the ginger compounds to the medicine increased the relaxation of airway smooth muscle tissue samples in the laboratory trials.
According to latest data, the number of regular users of e-cigarettes was reported to be 600,000 at the beginning of 2013 but the number has risen to over a million within months.
The gadgets are available widely in supermarkets across the nation. They were initially designed to help the smokers quit the unhealthy habit but now it has been seen that these are prompting even the children to take up the habit.
According to reports, a new research has found a link between Alzheimer's disease and a disorder called sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).
The researchers say that the problem may be an early sign of the dementia. The term SDB refers to conditions that have impact on breathing during sleep. Most common of these is obstructive sleep apnoea.
The special liquidators Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) have been given a period of four months to sell its the €27 billion loan book.
The state-run bank went into liquidation on 7 February, 2013 and the government had said that the loans would be sold by August and any assets not sold till that time would be transferred to the National Asset Management Agency for sale over time.
Not convinced with the Indian government’s measures to reform the economy, Standard & Poor's (S&P) has reiterated its negative outlook on the country’s sovereign credit rating, which is one notch above "junk" status.
Indian automotive giant Tata Motors Ltd has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary TML Holdings Pte Ltd has raised Rs 1,545 crore (S$350 million) in Singapore notes.
The Singapore notes, which carry an interest rate of 4.25 per cent, will be due in year 2018.
A large sunspot that was just emerging around the sun's limb unleashed four X-ray flares earlier this week. Each of them was more powerful than anything being seen so far in 2013. The scientists have revealed that the spot is approaching the sun's central meridian this weekend.
A 19-year-old high-school student from Romania developed an artificial intelligent self-driving car. He was rewarded with a $75,000 scholarship on Friday at an international science and engineering fair. It slashes the cost of technology as well.
Most common of the endangered species in the world, elephants are victims of the poaching events, human activities and loss of their habitat. Incidents of poaching in Africa and Asia are increasing. A type known as Pygmy elephants are found only in the northeastern tip of Borneo and only 1,500 of them left in the wild.
A recent study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has averred that the people who suffer from cancer are two-and-a-half times higher risk of getting bankrupt in comparison to those who don't suffer from the disease.
The federal government of Canada through its organization Human Resources, Skills and Development Canada, have given a grant of $596,000 to Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA), so that it can launch a program of a Mental Health Clinical Pathway.
Experts have recently claimed that the food choices made by the children while they are young have considerable impact on what they eat as an adult.
Dubai-based nutritionist Hala Barghout says that the healthy eating habits in the children should begin right from the time they start eating solids. This is the time, he says, when parents are required to give them nutritious diet.
AMC destroyed 22,700 kg mangoes at Naroda wholesale fruit market in its biggest haul this year. On Friday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's Heath department destroyed 22,700 kg mangoes of about 30,000 kg mangoes that were brought into the city from states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
According to experts, it is less true that fair skinned people are at higher risk of skin cancer and having problems associated with too much exposure to the sun than dark skinned people. Experts have revealed that dark-skinned people are also vulnerable to skin cancer and harmful effects of UV rays.
Researchers are again out with some bad news for us. They say that glaciers are melting in mass, which is contributing majorly to the rising ocean levels.
Two Chinese provinces announced an end to their emergency response to the H7N9 bird flu on Friday. The emergency response was ended after no new human infections were reported in the past 21 days, said authorities.
The provincial governments of Jiangsu and Shandong, both in eastern China, declared to end the level-IV emergency response to the H7N9 avian influenza outbreak.