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DNA length linked to lifespan
San Francisco, March 12 (IANS) Scientists have shown that DNA length can help predict lifespan in patients with cardiac disease, says a new study.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:38:04 PM

Del Bosque named Laureus sports ambassador
Rio de Janeiro, March 12 (IANS) Vicente del Bosque, one of the most successful managers in the history of football, has been welcomed into the Laureus family as a Laureus Ambassador.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:38:10 PM

Aspirin could lower skin cancer risk
Washington, March 12 (IANS) A US study has found the women consuming aspirin reduce their risk of developing melanoma, a type of dangerous type of skin cancer, and the longer they take the medicine, the lower risk they have.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:52:04 PM

Bolt, Ennis win Laureus Sports awards
Rio de Janeiro, March 12 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and British heptathlete Jessica Ennis won the Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards for their dominant performances at the London Olympics.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:38:15 PM

Phelps rules out Rio Olympics comeback
Rio de Janeiro, March 12 (IANS) Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps has ruled out the possibility of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he is "happier" in retirement.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:38:15 PM

Corinthians winger Chen 'surprised' at China call-up
Sao Paulo, March 12 (IANS) Corinthians winger Chen Zhizhao admits he was "surprised" at being called up for China's national football squad for the first time.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:34:07 PM

Rochelle Humes hid pregnancy from bandmates
Los Angeles, March 12 (IANS) Singer Rochelle Humes says she tried to hide her pregnancy news from fellow members of her band The Saturdays, but got caught later.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:30:09 PM

Judge quashes Big Apple ban on supersize sodas
New York, March 12 (IANS/EFE) A New York state judge overturned Monday the city's ban on large sugary soft drinks, a big setback for the Big Apple's mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:34:03 AM

Global anti-drug strategy a failure, Bolivia tells UN
Vienna, March 12 (IANS/EFE) Current international policy against drugs has failed, creating more violence and operating as an "instrument of geopolitical domination", Bolivian President Evo Morales said here Monday before the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:28:10 AM

Newspaper group in Mexico to end crime coverage
Mexico City, March 12 (IANS/EFE) The Zocalo newspaper group, which publishes dailies in northern Mexico, said that it would stop reporting on organized crime because "there are no guarantees or security for the full exercise of journalism".

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:22:10 AM

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