Beware! Your new clothes may have harmful toxins

Several substances related to health risks were identified and not even organic cotton was a guarantee for non-toxic textiles, researchers said.

World's largest toxin database to help develop new drugs

 The European project Venomics has succeeded in creating the largest database of toxins in history after analyzing 203 species of poisonous animals, which will in turn help develop new medicines.

Teeth analysis could show lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

Analysis of our teeth may show lifetime intake of metals and toxins linked to diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Killer sea snail venom may yield new cancer drugs

Scientists have discovered thousands of toxins hidden deep within the venom of a sea cone snail in Queensland, which may help develop new drugs to treat pain, cancer and other diseases.

Raman effect to detect phoney art, chemical weapons

An international research team has developed nanotechnology that harnesses surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect trace amounts of molecules in fraudulent paintings, diseases, chemical weapons and more.

How proteins disable bacterial toxins

New research shows that small proteins called defensins, which are active in the immune system, neutralise toxins released by bacteria.

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for pumping toxins in water

The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city's civic agencies for "pumping toxins" in the blood of people in the national capital by letting "black drains" merge into the Yamuna river.

Scientists invent 'bio-spleen' device that uses 'magnet' to cleanse blood

Scientists recently unveiled a device called 'bio-spleen,' which uses a magnet to cleanse the blood by bacteria, fungi and toxins.

Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say.

400,000 in US city told not to drink tap water

Residents of Toledo, Ohio will learn Sunday when they can drink tap water again after officials warned that the water supply was polluted with toxins likely released by algae blooms.

Marine bacteria produces man-made like toxic fire retardants: Study

A new study has revealed that common type of ocean bacteria is natural source of producing compounds, which are nearly identical to man-made toxic fire retardants.

Saliva may protect you from chemicals in tea, coffee

Believe it or not! Your saliva can rescue you from powerful toxins present in tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring.

Drinking four glasses of wine in one night can be detrimental to health

Scientists have revealed that even having only "one too many" glasses of wine can cause significant harm to the body.

How to detox your body this festive season

With the festival season, one needs to take special care of their body and skin.
Here are some tips that will help you detoxify yourself this season.

Brad Pitt goes green, bans soap

Actor Brad Pitt is so concerned about the environment that he has reportedly stopped using soap because of the toxins used in it.

Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacteria and venomous snakes

A "nanosponge" invented by engineers at the University of California, San Diego can safely remove a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

Clean-up of Gulf oil spill was more toxic

The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone.

Apples found to carry most pesticides among `dirty dozen` foods

An environmental group has singled out Apples as being the biggest carrier of insecticides.



Water aids every bodily system. It moisturises your skin from the inside out, helping to flush away toxins and maintain a youthful appearance.