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A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

...tibacterial qualities, although well- known by the ancient Romans, have been little investigated," the Daily Mail quoted Professor Gabriella Gazzani, as saying. "Overall, our findings seem to indicate that wine can act as an effective anti-microbial agent against streptococci bacteria and upper respiratory...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...ther fantasy universes, which are typically set in ancient empires or occult territories. He sometimes delves into the massive multi-player online games in his dormitory but more often goes with friends to Internet cafes, and says the only tools needed for the role-play adventures are cigarettes, an ashtra...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...ganisms such as yeast. It may be a relic of some ancient human immune system, although its precise function -- and the role it appears to play in asthma -- remain unclear, said co-author William Cookson. Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial airways that causes the airways to constrict, causing shor...

Taj Mahal, Symbol of Love - New Seven Wonders of the World

...eiro, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, the ancient Mayan city of Chichn Itz in Mexico and the Colosseum in Rome, besides the Taj. The Great Pyramid of Giza has been included in the list as an Honorary Candidate as it symbolizes Immortality and Eternity. New7Wonders Foundation President and Founde...

777 Couples Married on 7.07.07

...oyed the special significance from the time of the ancient Babylonians. It is an important number in the Bible as in the seven days of the creation. The body according to the Vedas has seven Chakras, there are seven continents in the world and so on. Astrology, numerology, tarot reading all depend on numbe...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...ift Valley System, an area of tectonic rifting and ancient volcanic activity, which is considered to be the cradle of human evolution. The lake itself is a natural laboratory of evolutionary biology because of its diverse cichlid fish populations, and it has provided livelihoods for humans for many thousan...

Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

... a type of analysis that had not been completed on ancient Mexican chilies. The researcher found that pepp...dried and fresh," Perry said. "It shows us that ancient Mexican food was very much like today. They would have used fresh peppers in salsas or in immediate ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

..., being "neutral," were generally at low levels in ancient mammals, but during the primate emergence 54 million years ago, they accumulated and spread through the small early primate populations precisely because they were not detrimental enough to be eliminated. Then, as these populations expanded, numts re...

Fossilized Midges can Predict Climate Change: Study

...wn us how to read the past climate record from the ancient mud in the lake. Isotope analysis helped us identify the episodes of climate change." He said that fossilised heads of non-biting midges can indicate the temperature of the mud at the time of its deposit. Scientists believe that this new data wil...

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

... time that humans began hunting seals and whales, ancient eggshell fragments reveal. According to Steven Emslie of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and William Patterson of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, it suggests that when humans removed krill-eating predators, the penguin...

Parental Match-making Blossoms in a Beijing Park

...eight. Next to it, propped up against one of the ancient trees in Beijing's Zhongshan Park, are two photographs, one showing the 28-year-old bachelor proudly donning his military uniform. A few yards away, his smartly dressed father watches as dozens of other parents amble past and take a look at the sol...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

...e extract, an herbal remedy since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, is today one of the most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars . The current issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT) published by SAGE, contains a summary of current research on and...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

...The new research also challenges the idea that one ancient SIV was transmitted vertically, down through time,...If the monkeys' ancestor had been infected with an ancient SIV, the SIV family tree should match that of the four monkey species.The trees didn't match."The mo...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...ions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. In ancient times, epileptic fits marked by violent spasms and foaming at the mouth, were considered manifestations of the evil spirits possessed by the sufferer. Incidence: Globally, 40 to 50 million people have epilepsy , including nearly 3 million in t...

Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study

A gene that protected man from an ancient retrovirus that infected chimps and other primates...-day research into HIV but sheds some light on how ancient viruses have shaped our "viral defenses," he said....

Ahmedabads Graveyard Eatery, a Popular Joint for Hundreds

...waiters, who jump over tombs to serve food at this ancient Muslim burial ground. "I have been coming here for the past three to four years to have tea. The grave is there, but I am not scared. I feel nice here," said Zakir Bhai, a visitor. Lal Mukund Das, another visitor, said there is no difference bet...

China's Three Gorges Dam Changing Local Weather: Scientists

...ts banks and flooding vast areas. Controlling that ancient threat, along with producing electricity, are the main goals of the Three Gorges Dam....

Indian Yoga Expert Teaches Fitness Mantras to Lahoris

...a expert has organized a three-day workshop on the ancient Indian science in Lahore . Dr Rajesh Mishra, the founder director of Yoga Darshan, India, in his lecture on Yoga, Stress and Personality, organised by the Sukh Chan Wellness Club, said, yoga could help the people of Lahore keep healthy, besides esta...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

...lineage parted from the chimp one. It appears that ancient hominids successfully evolved immunity to that vir...so were somehow left defenseless against HIV. The ancient virus, PtERV1, left relics of itself in the DNA of modern chimpanzees. All primates make TRIM5alpha...

Witchcraft in Focus at Arctic Rendez-vous

... three days of lectures and talks on witchcraft in ancient and contemporary societies. "Witches and people accused of being witches are no longer persecuted in the West, but they are still frequently persecuted in Africa, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Malaysia," one of the conference organisers, historian R...

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