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Afghanistan, African Countries Lead Global Food Insecurity 2010-08-21

Afghanistan and nine African countries top a list measuring global food insecurity, which was released on Thursday, Agence France-Presse reports.The risk analysis firm Maplecroft compiled on a survey of 163 countries. …

Chinese Herbs Offer Novel Diabetes Hope 2010-08-21

Emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. …

1,800 Year-Old Chinese Herbal Remedy Reduced Toxicity 2010-08-20

A new study led by Yale University in the US found that an ancient four-herb Chinese herbal remedy first described 1,800 years ago reduced gastrointestinal toxicity and boosted the antitumor effect in mice with colon cancer.…

Rice in brown is healthier than white 2010-08-20

Rice is the most essential grain to be consumed on the daily basis. The nutritional values of the crop are exceptional. Brown rice is a better nutritional element as compared to the white one, though the original ones gets stale faster.…

Marriage, Committed Romance Reduce Stress Hormone Production 2010-08-19

Unmarried people in a committed, romantic relationship show the same reduced responses to stress as do married people, said Dario Maestripieri, Professor in Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago.…

Cancer Is The World's Top 'Economic Killer,' Report Finds 2010-08-19

Cancer is the world's top economic killer as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China this week. …

Urine as a Source of Power 2010-08-18

Can urine be used to produce energy without causing pollution? The team of researchers from Bristol certainly feels this is possible and is a sustainable project for the future. …