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Scientists say don’t sweat it, help is at hand with the perfect handshake

A GOOD handshake with a prospective employer could seal the deal. British Scientists from Manchester University have unveiled a mathematical formula for the ‘perfect handshake’. PH = ? (e2 + ve2)(d2) + (cg + dr)2 + ?{(4< s > 2)(4 < p > 2)}2 + (vi + t + te)2 + {(42 )(42)}2. In other words, … Continue reading

Alert over teaspoon doses for administering medicine

SYRINGES are a safer method of administering medicine to babies than using teaspoons, according to researchers Syringes are more favoured over the common kitchen utensil by the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Science in Athens, Greece. Research recently published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice found that parents and caregivers were using teaspoons and tablespoons … Continue reading

Indigenous people smoke fewer cigarettes, but suffer higher rates of smoking-related illness

New research reveals that while the indigenous population smoke half as many cigarettes as those in the broader community, they still suffer far higher rates of smoking-related illness. Associate Professor David Thomas from Darwin’s Menzies School of Health analysed bar-coded sales recorded of all cigarettes sold in 2007 at stores in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of … Continue reading

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