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Skinny people aren't thought lazy but obese are
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) When people notice a thin person lying down and watching TV, they assume that he or she is resting. But when people find an overweight person relaxing, it's automatically assumed that they are lazy and unmotivated.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:34:49 PM

Personal music players can imperil hearing
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Young people who listen to personal music players for several hours a day at high volume could imperil their hearing, an expert warns.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:24:14 PM

Is too much insulin bad for the heart?
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Using insulin to treat diabetes could be harmful if the patient has chronic high blood pressure (BP), says the latest research.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:14:05 PM

Faster smart sensors in the offing
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Indian researcher with the North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed new 'smart sensors' to allow for faster response times as in military and security situations a split second can make the difference between life and death.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:08:48 PM

Sexual assault lawsuit against David Copperfield dropped
New York, April 21 (IANS) A woman who accused well-known American magician David Copperfield of sexually abusing her has withdrawn her lawsuit after nearly three years.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:52:12 AM

Tara Reid calls off May wedding
New York, April 21 (IANS) Actress Tara Reid has dropped plans to tie the knot with entrepreneur beau Michael Axtmann next month.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:44:54 AM

Canadian firm set for drilling in Uttarakhand
Vancouver, April 21 (IANS) Canada's Pebble Creek mining company said here Tuesday that it is all set to commence drilling operations at its Askot project in India's Uttarakhand state.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:30:30 AM

Moves by major economies saved 21 mn jobs: ILO
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Policies initiated by the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in response to the economic crisis have saved or created some 21 million jobs since last year, according to the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:20:26 AM

64 mn more to live in extreme poverty: World Bank
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The impact of global recession will force an additional 64 million people across the world to live in extreme poverty by 2010, warns the World Bank.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:10:12 AM

Russian judges to use internet
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Judges in Russia will be allowed to use the internet during trials if necessary, the Russian Supreme Court has said.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:03:24 AM

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