toxin

Toxin in your oat breakfast?

Often touted for boosting cardiac health, oat-based breakfast cereals have now come under the scanner as researchers have detected in them potentially dangerous mould contamination.

Feb 26, 2015, 12:37 PM IST

Hookah smokers breathe in higher quantities of heavy metals than believed

According to a new study, when smoking hookah, only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the "filtration" process, suggesting that shisha pipes are not as toxin-free as previously believed.

Feb 20, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Indian-origin daughter jailed for 3 years over poison plot

An Indian-origin graphic designer acquitted by a UK court of trying to poison her mother in a Breaking Bad-inspired plot has been jailed for three years for acquiring deadly toxin abrin.

Nov 08, 2014, 20:23 PM IST

OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Sep 19, 2014, 23:44 PM IST

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

It`s nursing season in Europe`s biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores - but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

Jul 15, 2014, 13:17 PM IST

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

The pesticide that killed 23 schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes as its "high acute toxicity".

Jul 22, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

China hit by yet another milk scandal

A cancer-causing toxin was found in milk produced by a leading company.

Dec 27, 2011, 21:37 PM IST

Vegetarian diet good for kidneys

Sticking to a vegetarian diet can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies.

Dec 19, 2011, 18:36 PM IST

Vegetarian diet good for kidneys

Sticking to a vegetarian diet can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies.

Oct 02, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

Toxin found in sardines that clogged US marina

High levels of domoic acid were found in sardines, which may have distressed them off LA coast.

Mar 13, 2011, 09:41 AM IST

Immune system`s response to toxins can makes us ill

Super-antigens can trigger a spate of illnesses in humans due to their immune system`s strong response to bacteria.

Nov 29, 2010, 18:15 PM IST

Immune system`s response to toxins can makes us ill

Super-antigens can trigger a spate of illnesses in humans due to their immune system`s strong response to bacteria.

Nov 29, 2010, 00:00 AM IST