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'Good' bacteria in food can help gastric-bypass patients lose fat
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Use of probiotics after a gastric bypass can help obese patients lose weight at a faster pace and avoid vitamin-B deficiency, according to the latest study.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:32:34 PM

Al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions list needs fixing
United Nations, July 15 (IANS) The sanctions list for Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives contains names of dead people and entries with missing information, says Thomas Mayr-Harting, Austria's ambassador to the United Nations.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:15:42 PM

Babies of older mums have higher cancer risk
Washington, July 15 (IANS) A baby born to an older mother may have a slightly higher risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood, according to a new study.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:09:32 PM

UN commission to probe Bhutto killing has limited mandate
United Nations, July 15 (IANS) A three-member UN commission appointed to probe the 'facts and circumstances' of the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto will soon start investigations but will have limited mandate, an official said.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:05:57 PM

Indian-origin comedian among world's top 10
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) Russell Peters, Canadian comedian of Indian parents who came from Kolkata, has been ranked among the Top 10 Earning Comedians in the world by Forbes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:04:06 PM

India, US set for nuclear business during Clinton visit
New Delhi/Washington, July 15 (IANS) Unfazed by the G8 ban on enrichment and re-processing (ENR) technologies, India is set to take its civil nuclear trade with the US forward by offering American companies two nuclear parks during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's five-day visit to the country starting Friday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:31:49 PM

Ousted Honduran president calls for uprising
Guatemala City, July 15 (EFE) Ousted Honduran President Mel Zelaya has urged the people of his country to revolt against the 'interim' government that took power after the June 28 military coup in Tegucigalpa.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:34:55 AM

New technology helps extract fist-sized tumour
Washington, July 15 (IANS) A new technology fusing four different types of images into a 3-D map of a patient's brain has helped specialists remove a fist-sized brain tumour.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:00:40 AM

Why do oral contraceptives fail obese women?
Washington, July 15 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has identified a potential bio-mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy among obese women.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:49:01 AM

Scientists can account for only half of global warming
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Current climate change models prepared by scientists can explain only half the warming that took place on earth in the ancient past, says a new study.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:17:30 AM

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