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Obama considers levy on big banks
Washington, Jan 12 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is considering a tax on large banks bailed out with government money, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:31:38 PM

Bifocals may correct nearsightedness among kids
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Bifocal glasses may be effective in slowing the onset of myopia or nearsightedness among children, according to a new study.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:29:52 PM

Determined Djokovic says ATP season needs a re-vamp
Melbourne, Jan 12 (DPA) Novak Djokovic will have tennis politics in the back of his mind when he begins as the showcase player at the AAMI Classic Wednesday in the absence of Roger Federer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:29:37 PM

Weekends are magically uplifting for working people
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) 'Weekend effects' are magically uplifting for working people. They experience better moods, greater vitality and fewer aches and pains - from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, says the first mood-based study.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:25:55 PM

Does a college degree insure against memory problems?
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) If you lack a college degree, you're likely to be at a higher risk of developing memory problems.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:57:08 PM

Even a little lead may damage kids' kidneys
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Even a small amount of lead in a child's body can worsen kidney function, says a new study. Current exposure sources include lead paint in toys or walls, folk remedies, glazed pottery, soil and drinking water in some urban areas with older housing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:44:58 PM

Friendship may stave off rise in kids' obesity
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Ever thought of friendship as a solution to the growing problem of obesity in kids? Research says a child's social network is an essential factor in his or her motivation to eat.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:38:14 PM

Brazilian coffee's market share raises to 32 per cent
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian coffee has increased its world market share to 32 per cent in 2009, according to the Council of Coffee Exporters or Cecafe.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 1:23:58 PM

Vitamin E protects brain after stroke, says Indian American
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Blocking the function of a brain enzyme with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, says an Indian American scientist.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:59:23 PM

Sri Lanka to invest $4 bn in conflict-hit north
Colombo, Jan 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka plans to invest $4 billion to develop infrastructure in the war-torn northern part of the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:55:01 PM

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