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High plastic chemical levels in urine ruins males' sex drive
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Rising levels of an organic chemical, found in a wide variety of plastic consumer products, in urine causes decreased sexual drive, more difficulty in an erection, lower ejaculation strength and lower level of overall satisfaction with sex life, researchers said.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:48:14 PM

US exports to UAE rose to $12 bn in 2009
Washington, May 28 (IANS/WAM) Trade between the US and UAE remains robust despite economic recession, says a report. US exports to the UAE rose from $3.6 billion in 2002 to $12.1 billion in 2009, representing a 237-percent increase.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:10:33 PM

Americans chasing an African repeat (Group C team profile)
Washington, May 28 (DPA) The United States have established themselves as top dogs in their CONCACAF zone, and coach Bob Bradley is eager to turn recent gains into success on the biggest stage this summer in South Africa.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:10:17 PM

Simple test to figure out if products cause skin allergies
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A fast, simple, cheap method has been developed for figuring out whether chemicals in consumer products can cause skin allergies.

Friday, May 28, 2010 3:58:01 PM

Cutting down salt can help control blood pressure
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Cutting down salt is more effective in reducing blood pressure in kidney patients than using anti-hypertensive medications, reveals a new study.

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:36:51 PM

H. pylori's twisted shape allows it to infect gut
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The bacterium Helicobacter pylori's twisted shape like a corkscrew or helix allows it to live in the human stomach and cause ulcers. It has also been linked to gastric cancer.

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:19:07 PM

Nobel winner links mental illness to immune system defect
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A Nobel Prize-winning geneticist has discovered the first ever link between immune system cells and psychiatric disorder, which potentially opens the way to new psychiatric treatments.

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:18:56 PM

Monjack buried next to wife Brittany Murphy
New York, May 28 (IANS) British screenwriter Simon Monjack has been laid to rest next to his wife Brittany Murphy at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:52:35 PM

Alicia Keys engaged, pregnant with first child
New York, May 28 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys is in for a double celebration. She is expecting her first child with rapper beau Swizz Beatz. The couple are planning to get married by the end of this year.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:40:20 PM

Canada treating Indian agencies like KGB, says Dosanjh
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Blasting the Canadian authorities for denying visas to Indian security officials, former Canadian health minister and Indo-Canadian leader Ujjal Dosanjh said Ottawa was treating the Indian security agencies like the erstwhile KGB.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:20:07 PM

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