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Blame childhood obesity on TV ads on junk food
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The link between TV viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to ads that publicise unhealthy foods, says a new study.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:36:30 PM

Early life stress may cause cardiac disease
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Early life stress is likely to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, researchers suggest.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:23:51 PM

Maternal obesity ups risk of heart disease in offspring
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Maternal obesity dramatically increases the risk of inflammation-related diseases like heart disease, stroke and others in the offspring, a study says.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:15:17 PM

Online social networks can help in disasters too
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Online social networking sites could solve many problems plaguing information dissemination and communications when disaster strikes, according to a US report

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:51:17 PM

US shuttle Endeavour docks with ISS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) US space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:21:11 PM

Urbanisation, global trade stripping forest cover
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The growth of cities and global trade has led to extensive tropical deforestation, according to a new study.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:20:05 PM

Negative mood generates warm glow about the familiar
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A sick or sad child might cling to mom's leg. But that same child - fed, rested and generally content - will happily toddle off to explore every nook and cranny of the known world.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:31:52 PM

Chinese banking regulators win top risk management award
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and its chairman Liu Mingkang were jointly named the Risk Manager of the year 2009 by a leading risk management association here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:22:02 PM

Depressed people don't always lack concentration
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Depression does not always lead to failing memory or difficulty in concentrating and paying attention, research says.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:19:35 PM

Cholesterol fighting drug slashes cataract risk in men
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Statins, a class of drugs used to cut down cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has now found that the same drugs cut the risk of cataract in men by almost 40 percent.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:04:53 PM

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