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PFCs weaken immune response to vaccine shots in childhood
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, seem to lower immune response to vaccination in children.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:23:06 AM

America indispensable in world affairs: Obama
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Joining issue with those suggesting that Washington''s influence was on the decline, President Barack Obama has asserted that America remains the one indispensable nation in world affairs and he intended to keep it that way.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:12:16 AM

Exercise helps in calming hostile bosses
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) If your boss is giving you a hard time, lying, making fun of you in public and humiliating you, he or she is likely to benefit from some exercise.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:31:25 AM

India, US Sikh group object to Golden Temple comments
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno''s objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh rights group lodged a complaint with Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:22:15 AM

Grammy-winner says his next baby will be a singer
Miami, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Grammy-winning merengue singer Elvis Crespo is getting ready to launch his new disc while awaiting the birth of his fifth child who, he says, will inherit his musical bent.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:14:56 AM

Obama begins re-election campaign, hits out at outsourcing
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Virtually launching his re-election campaign, President Barack Obama hit out at "outsourcing" as he called keeping alive the American dream "the defining issue of our time" and pledged to fight obstruction by opposition Republicans.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:09:35 AM

JFK library releases last 45 hours of Oval Office tapes
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston announced Tuesday that it has declassified and made available to the public the last 45 hours of tapes from the slain president''s administration.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:08:26 AM

Kuno Becker stars in science fiction thriller
Mexico City, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Kuno Becker is set to present his latest film, the science fiction thriller "La ultima muerte" (The last death), a story that deals with controversial issues like the death penalty and organ cloning in a futuristic context.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:52:46 AM

Mitt Romney releases tax returns
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Tuesday made public his two most recent tax returns, which reveal that the millionaire businessman is subject to a much lower tax rate than the average working American.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:47:27 AM

Spain''s economy will shrink in 2012: IMF
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Spanish gross domestic product will contract 1.7 percent this year and the country is set to run a budget deficit equivalent to 6.8 percent of GDP, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday in its latest global projections.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:32:46 AM

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