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Last updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:08:10 PM

Obesity increasing cancer cases
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Excess body weight causes over 480,000 new cancer cases per year - 3.6 percent of cancers worldwide - in adults, new estimates suggest.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:48:05 PM

Alfonso Ribeiro wins 'Dancing With the Stars'
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Alfonso Ribeiro has been crowned the 19th winner of the dance reality show "Dancing With the Stars".

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:46:12 PM

Why autistic people see faces differently
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain different perceptions from peoples' faces as the way they gather information - not the judgement process itself - is different from those without the disorder, says a study.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:40:04 PM

Sania role model for girls all over the world: UN
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Sania Mirza is a role model for girls not only India but all over the world, United Nations Women has said after appointing the Indian tennis star as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:30:05 PM

Streep, Wonder awarded highest US civilian honour
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Meryl Streep and singer Stevie Wonder were presented with the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honour, at a ceremony at the White House.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:20:04 PM

Testosterone surge in athletes not related to winning
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) The testosterone rush in athletes has nothing to do with winning, finds an interesting research, adding that testosterone starts increasing even before the competition begins.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:18:04 PM

Court orders Maradona to pay for slander victim's legal fees
Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (IANS) Famed Argentine ex-footballer Diego Maradona must pay the legal expenses of Shanghai Shenhua team coach Sergio Batista for alleging he took bribes from national players, an Argentine court has ruled.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:56:19 AM

Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys, researchers have found.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:48:03 AM

Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:32:18 AM

Two ex-Pentagon officials in running to succeed Hagel
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Two former Pentagon officials, Ashton Carter and Michele Flournoy, seemed the likeliest candidates to succeed Chuck Hagel as head of the US defence department and direct the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS).

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:54:03 AM

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