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Getting sick not an option for many US workers
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Like the protagonist of a medicine commercial, Robert says he can't afford to get sick and miss a shift at the upscale restaurant where he waits tables six nights a week in the US capital.

Friday, January 25, 2013 3:38:08 PM

Women face higher odds in weight loss
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The odds seem to be heavily stacked against women, who have to sweat and slog their way to weight loss, more so than men, scientists warn.

Friday, January 25, 2013 3:22:06 PM

Willpower linked to weight loss
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Individuals with greater willpower are more likely to shed unnecessary pounds, says a new study.

Friday, January 25, 2013 2:40:03 PM

Engineered peptide kills highly resistant bugs
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An engineered peptide could kill an entire category of highly resistant bugs that are behind potentially lethal infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.

Friday, January 25, 2013 2:12:05 PM

Exposure to BPA promotes hyperactivity
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Females exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) through the mother's diet during gestation and lactation develop hyperactivity and have a leaner body mass than those not exposed to the chemical, says a new study.

Friday, January 25, 2013 2:12:05 PM

I'm a gypsy: Naomi Campbell
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell says she's a gypsy as she loves travelling and exploring new places.

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:24:07 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow wants more TV roles?
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly wants to focus more on TV than movies and is hoping to land a role in the "Downton Abbey" show.

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:22:02 PM

David Headley: a picture of casual self-assuredness
Chicago, Jan 25 (IANS) In his light grey prison issue tracksuit and sneakers, David Coleman Headley looked like an elderly man back from his morning jog. An air of casual self-assuredness that had characterized his nearly week-long testimony in May, 2011, against his childhood friend Tahawwur Hussain Rana, was on display yet again as a 35-year-long sentence was handed down to him.

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:08:01 PM

Banned treetop protestor sparks US free speech row
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A free speech battle is brewing in Washington after a judge banished from the US capital an anti-abortion protestor who scaled a tree and shouted repeatedly during US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony this week.

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:06:02 PM

Flamengo striker Liedson joins Porto on loan
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Portugal international striker Liedson has joined Porto on a six-month loan deal from Brazil's Flamengo.

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:06:02 PM

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