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IMF for flexible market-based exit strategies for growth
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that to set the stage for strong, sustained, and balanced growth, anchored by price stability, policymakers need to formulate flexible, market-based, and integrated exit strategies.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:31:15 PM

Ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Floating ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing due to global warming, says a new study, adding that this is especially alarming because the shelves hold together the Antarctic ice sheet that covers nearly 98 percent of the continent.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:01:33 PM

New magnesium supplement staves off memory loss
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Magnesium, a key nutrient for a good memory, may be even more critical than previously thought for the development of neurons (nerve cell) of children and healthy brain cells in adults, says a new study.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:37:41 PM

One dead, 19 hurt in Colombia prison fight
Bogota, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) One inmate was killed and 19 wounded in clashes at a prison in the southwestern Colombian city of Cali, but authorities managed to regain control of the facility, officials said.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:21:43 PM

160,000 illegal drug tablets seized in Guatemala
Guatemala City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Guatemalan drug enforcement agents seized some 160,000 pseudoephedrine tablets in a warehouse at the capital's La Aurora International Airport, but no arrests were made, the police said.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:14:48 PM

Regular exercise cuts down patient anxiety 20 percent
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at the quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan. But regular exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety, says a new study.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:05:14 PM

Malicious software can invade smart phones, warns Indian American
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Malicious software can now invade new generations of smart mobile phones, potentially with more serious consequences, says an Indian American computer scientist.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:57:26 PM

Paediatrician charged with raping over 100 patients
Washington, Feb 23 (DPA) US paediatrician Earl B. Bradley was indicted Monday on 103 counts of rape, allegedly committed on child patients under his medical care, according to press reports.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:56:35 PM

Human, bird flu virus interaction can create more virulent strains
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Genetic interactions between avian flu virus and human seasonal flu viruses can potentially create hybrid strains, combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of swine flu, according to a new study.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:40:43 PM

Padma Lakshmi gives birth to baby girl
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Well-known international model Padma Lakshmi, who described her prgenancy a 'medical miracle', has given birth to a daughter here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:17:07 PM

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