Consumers are again dishing the soil on antibacterial cleanser as studies are cautioning us we shouldn't accept the buildup.
It says there is proof that not just do the items give no additional benefits, they could be doing us more harm.
A magazine not long from now says ads boisterously trumpet the cleansers' microorganisms executing force, effectively playing on our trepidation of germs.
At the same time examination proposes all they are doing is making us impervious to anti-infection agents, a developing issue globally.
Wellington, Mar. 10 - As Microsoft gears up to end its support for Office 2003 and Windows XP in the coming month, an expert has issued warnings for businesses who could potentially lose access to their Office suite content.
Vice president of the global non-profit Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Marc Vael, said that a lot of companies would have to update their whole office suite, which requires an additional investment that they probably didn't foresee this year.
Two young New Zealand men, who as of late voyaged abroad, have been diagnosed with measles in Hawke's Bay. Both are presently well, out of seclusion and were not hospitalised.
Since 2012, these are the initially affirmed instances of measles in Hawke's Bay.
Medical Officer of Health Caroline McElnay said introduction to other individuals in Hawke's Bay was improbable, yet conceivable.
Wellington, Feb 17 - New Zealand were 440 for five, leading by 194 runs at tea on day four of the second and final Test against India here Monday.
Brendon McCullum (228 batting) reached his third double hundred, while B. J. Watling (119) scored his third century. The NZ duo extended their sixth wicket unbeaten partnership to 346 runs. (IANS)
Wellington, Feb 15 : India batsman Ajinkya Rahane thanked his role models Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendukar after scoring his maiden Test century on day two of the second Test against New Zealand here Saturday.
Rahane had missed his first Test hundred by a whisker in South Africa.
"Rahul Dravid is my role model and I have been following him since childhood,” Rahane said after India ended the day leading New Zealand by 222 runs with nine wickets in hand.
Wellington, Feb. 15 : A 23-year-old PHD student has reportedly said that it took him only half and hour to crack SnapChat's latest security measures.
Steven Hickson , who is studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech, and has briefly worked at the NSA in Maryland, said that it was a 'no brainer' to crack the photo-sharing service's icon identifying puzzle.
According to stuff. co. nz, SnapChat had implement the latest security feature after it admitted that white-hat hackers had breached its user database that exposed millions of usernames and phone numbers exposed to criminals.
Wellington, Feb 15 : Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test hundred and half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (98) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (68) put India in complete control of the second and final Test at the end of day two against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve here Saturday.
India, who had bowled out New Zealand for 192 in the first innings, scored 438 all out, opening up a 246-run lead. At the close of play, the Kiwis were 24 for one in the second innings and trailed India by 222 runs.
After Ishant Sharma's six-wicket heroics on the first day, Rahane (118) stole the show on day two with his first Test century.
Wellington, Feb 15 : An unbeaten 72-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane (64 batting) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39 batting) took India to 301 for six, 109 runs ahead of New Zealand, in the second and final Test at the Basin Reserve here Saturday.
The only blip in an otherwise near perfect session for India was the fall of Virat Kohli (38).
Though, it was all smooth sailing for the visitors. India were made to work hard for the 100 runs after lunch as New Zealand adopted negative bowling tactics.
Wellington, Feb 14 - India ended day one of the second and final Test at 100 for two after dismissing New Zealand for 192 at the Basin Reserve here Friday.
Shikhar Dhawan (71 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (19) stitched an 87-run stand until Pujara was dismissed just before stumps, rounding off a good day for India after Mahendra Singh Dhoni asked the hosts to bat on a grassy pitch.
Wellington, Feb 13 : New Zealand's frontline batsman and former skipper Ross Taylor was ruled out for the second Test against India starting Friday since his wife is expecting their second child anytime during the match.
Skipper Brendon McCullum said that batsman Tom Latham and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will make their debuts.
Latham will come in at No. 4 while Neesham will replace leggie Ish Sodhi as the Kiwis will field a five-man pace attack in their bid for a 2-0 Test win. Kane Williamson will be a part-time off-spinner if required.
Wellington, Feb 7 : New Zealand is fast moving ahead on their way to victory in the first Test against India at Auckland after the tourists were stopped at a measly 130-4 due to bad light on the second day on Friday.
The hosts' massive first innings of 503 included an epic 224 from captain Brendon McCullum, his second Test double century, after which pace duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee reduced India to 10-3 in reply, including the prized scalps of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli .
Auckland, Feb 6 : New Zealand has finished on top during the opening day of the first Test against India at Auckland after posting 329 at the loss of four wickets at the close, boosted by centuries from captain Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson.
Even as Zaheer Khan dismissed Williamson in the final session, the hosts finished on top with McCullum scoring an unbeaten 143 in the company of Corey Anderson.
Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma scored his 150th Test wicket in his 54th Test by removing Hamish Rutherford, and in the process becoming the 11th Indian to take 150 Test wicket s. (ANI)
Wellington, Feb 4 : The man charged with injuring New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder in an alleged assault at a Christchurch bar 10 months ago is seeking to have the case dropped because of pre-trial publicity.
The 38-year-old defendant faces a charge of injuring Ryder with reckless disregard for his safety.
Last year he elected trial by jury and the case has been progressing through the pre-trial process.
The stay application was heard by Judge Brian Callaghan in the Christchurch District Court today.
Hamilton, Jan 28 : India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his fast bowlers after losing the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand 0-3 here Tuesday.
India put up a respectable total of 278/5 in their 50 overs, which the Black Caps chased down in 48.1 overs with seven wickets to spare in the fourth ODI.
Wellington, Jan 27 : Some of the user accounts of Telecom's YahooXtra have been reportedly compromised, following a security breach, which is apparently affecting non-Telecom customers as well.
Telecom said that Yahoo had acknowledged an email security breach that compromised some YahooXtra email accounts.
According to stuff. co. nz, spokeswoman Lucy Fullarton said that Yahoo was investigating the breach and it was unclear if the hackers were able to read the content of the emails.
Wellington, January 27 : A new study has revealed that quitting smoking may not result in a person putting on weight.
The study, conducted by University of Otago, followed the progress of about 1000 people born in Dunedin in 1972-1973 and measured their smoking habits and weight regularly from the age of 15 to 38, Stuff. co. nz reported.
According to the findings, both male and female quitters were likely to gain about 5 kilograms more than those who carried on smoking, but their weight returned to the same level as those who had never smoked.
Wellington, Jan 26 : Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova has said that she is confident of winning a Grand Slam title one day following her defeat to Chinese ace Li Na in the Australian Open finals on Saturday.
The first Slovakian woman player to reach a Grand Slam singles final, 20th-seed Cibulkova, who was beaten 7-6(3) 6-0 by Li Na, showed she can adapt her game to all surfaces in her run to the Australian Open final by taking out Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska on the way.
Auckland, Jan 25 : India kept the five-match ODI series alive after a dramatic tie in the third game against New Zealand at the Eden Park here Saturday.
New Zealand, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead, were once again poised to win but late heroics from Ravindra Jadeja (66 off 45 balls) saved India the blushes and gave them a chance to tie the series.
India, who once again opted to field, allowed New Zealand to reach 314 all out with Martin Guptill top scoring (111).
Wellington, Jan 24 : New Zealand pacer Tim Southee believes the Black Caps have finally found the ruthlessness to perform consisently after back-to-back wins over India.
The big challenge which remains in front of the team now is to unveil a ruthless streak and finish the job at Auckland's Eden Park tomorrow with two matches to spare.
Southee became the 15th New Zealand bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets when he took 4-72 in India's innings of 277-9.
He said trwo victories against India has been New Zealand's two of the best team performances for a long time.
Wellington, Jan 21 : Cate Blanchett called out sexism on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The 44-year-old actress was stopped by the E! camera crew and the cameraman did the usual slow and uncomfortable sweeping of her floor-length Givenchy gown, Stuff. co. nz reported.
However, Blanchett soon interrupted the interview and asked the crew if they did that to guys as well. (ANI)