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Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...up between the index finger and thumb, while other grips allow turning a key in a lock, holding a plate and handing over a business card. So flexible are the fingers that they can open the ring-pull of a soft drink can. Best of all, the wearer doesn't have to do the washing up as it's not totally waterp...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

...to Melbourne. Southern Australia has been in the grips of a six-year drought, the worst on record. The project, which is expected to be completed by 2011, is part of a scheme to "drought-proof" water supplies to the nation's second largest city. According to the studys authors, advances in technology s...

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

...ion users. That makes more than 200 million in the grips of narcotic drugs. Cannabis is widely cultivated in many regions of the world. Propelled by the huge demand for this drug, its makers have altered the potency of the drug to give the consumer an intense high. This has led to an increase in the num...

British Doctors Want Indian Immigrants Screened for TB

...at public health officials were failing to come to grips with the disease. Vivienne Nathanson, the British Medical Association's head of science and ethics, said the re-emergence of TB was so serious that ministers should consider the mandatory immunisation of all school children. He added that general...

Make-or-break Exams Stress China Youth

...ok the test in makeshift tents. "China is in the grips of summer gaokao madness," Xinhua said. The pressure is driving growing numbers to cheat, some through ever-more advanced methods such as using wireless electronic devices, it said. About 3,000 students were caught cheating last year, up from 1,300 t...

Ukraine Struggles Against Fake Drug Trade

...er to the West, officials are gradually getting to grips with the problem, tabling new laws and introducing increased checks. Ukraine is still lagging in healthcare, with a life expectancy of 68 that is 10 years below the average in the neighbouring European Union, according to EU and World Bank figures....

A Realistic Arm on the Anvil for Injured Soldiers

... the prosthetic thumb to manage different types of grips and possess fine motor skills for things like placing a checkers piece into a slot and removing a credit card from his pocket. He could stack plastic cups without crushing them by using sensory feedback to regulate the force of his grip. The wearer...

Bhutan Leads the World in Preserving the Environment

As the world community struggles to come to grips with global warming and climate change, the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan// may be about to show the way ahead. Bhutan is set to become the first nation in the world where the citizens will have a constitutional obligation to preserve the envir...

Busting the Exam Blues

...terized by sweaty palms and sleepless nights, that grips several homes, especially those of school- and college–going children. Yes, it is that time of the year for exams, when adolescent competence, along with parental senility, is put to test. Examinations have all along been associated with stre...

India Records Over 1.3 mn Chikungunya Cases

As dengue fever grips the country, another viral disease chikungunya is causing concern as over 1.3 million suspected cases //have been reported across nine states. Though Delhi has 28 suspected cases and seven confirmed cases, the worst hit is Karnataka with over 756,02...

Delhi High Court Blames Government 'Inaction' on Dengue Outbreak

...d that above 3000 people in the country are in the grips of the dengue virus with 673 cases being from Delhi alone. Nearly 43 people in India have succumbed to the disease. Figures in Kerala are extremely high with 713 cases; 225 cases have been reported from Tamil Nadu, 59 from Karnataka and 226 in Mahara...

Pink of health: Breast Cancer Awareness Takes on Color and Vibrancy

...y understands the lives of many of her ilk, in the grips of this disease. Charlotte's Belk store chain, S.C. mill Springs Global, American Airlines and Yoplait yogurt are among the many who have launched ad campaigns of their brands; a part of the sale proceeds will go to a group dedicated to the breast ...

Dubai to commence free breast cancer screening

...and 2002, nearly 1000 women in the UAE were in the grips of this disease. To avail the screen, an appointment can be made at the following numbers: 02-621-5525 or 02-631-1172...

World Alzheimer’s Day: In Memory of Those With 'Memory Loss

.... As the curtains go down slowly for those in the grips of this crippling disease, today on// World Alzheimer’s day, the stage is set for deep reckoning; it is time to take the bull by its horns and evolve better strategies for effective management of the disease. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease...

$68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases

...od to bring reprieve to the ailing millions in the grips of debilitating illnesses....

Fimbriae Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside the Body

...luids moving through the human body, the bacterium grips even more tightly, helping it stick around and form an infection, like those seen in the urinary tract, for instance. The catch bonds release their grip when there is little or no force on the bacteria. In new research, the scientists have learned...

Obesity on the high

...ptible than others," he said. "If we do not get to grips with this, problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are going to increase rapidly." "Contrary to popular belief," explained Mike Adams, a holistic nutritionist and author of the Honest Food Guide, "most overwei...

Bitter Pill: Thrills That Kill

...d 2002, with an alarming six million people in the grips of prescription drug abuse. Not surprising, since there are as many as 200 Internet sites that offer prescription drugs without a prescription. Productivity at work place is badly hit due to drug abuse. In the United States alone, there are nearly ...

Depleting stock of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda raises concern

...th zilch options to help its people who are in the grips of disease. The stock is said to be fast depleting in national referral hospitals. Many distribution set ups will not have enough to tide over the next couple of months. This is surely a sad twist to Uganda’s AIDS campaign, and activists are extrem...

Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers

...stern states, including Illinois seem to be in the grips of a mumps epidemic which initially sparked off in Iowa, and health officials suspect// that it spread easily to the other states, when potentially infected passengers, traveling by air, might have helped spread the infection to the other states. Th...

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