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Children of stressed parents more vulnerable to asthma
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Children of stressed parents are more likely to develop asthma triggered by air pollution, says a new study.

Friday, July 24, 2009 10:54:35 AM

'Hillary Clinton very satisfied with India trip'
Washington, July 24 (IANS) With Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to India having broadened the frame of US-India relations, Washington says it now looks forward to deepening cooperation in areas they have agreed to work together.

Friday, July 24, 2009 10:50:29 AM

Stress is good, getting stressed out is not
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Experiencing chronic stress day after day can produce physical and mental wear and tear and retard learning. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may energise learning and memory, according to a recent study.

Friday, July 24, 2009 10:35:37 AM

India warms up to Obama as America's global image rises
Washington, July 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama is popular around the world, improving the US's global image, with particularly warming attitudes toward America among urban populations in India, Brazil, and China, according to a new poll

Friday, July 24, 2009 9:13:24 AM

Microsoft profits decline
New York, July 24 (DPA) Software giant Microsoft Corp has reported sales of $13.1 billion for the latest quarter, well below Wall Street expectations of more than $14 billion.

Friday, July 24, 2009 7:07:26 AM

Japan's robotic arm used for first time on space station
Washington, July 24 (DPA) Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday used a robotic arm to place Japanese experiments outside the station.

Friday, July 24, 2009 5:53:21 AM

Afghans differ from world view of NATO role: Poll
Washington, July 24 (DPA) People in more than a dozen countries have a misperception of how Afghans feel about the presence of NATO in their country, a poll released Thursday shows.

Friday, July 24, 2009 5:09:21 AM

Bus accident kills nine in Brazil
Sao Paulo, July 24 (EFE) Nine people were killed and 17 others injured when the passenger bus in which they were travelling rammed into a truck in southern Brazil Thursday, officials said.

Friday, July 24, 2009 4:30:59 AM

Police put lottery winner in jail
New York/Toronto, July 24 (DPA) For Canadian Barry Shell, the $4 million was worth a night in jail.

Friday, July 24, 2009 3:26:58 AM

Oil prices rise over better housing data
New York, July 24 (Xinhua) The oil prices ended above $67 a barrel Thursday after data showed existing home sales jumped for the third straight month in June.

Friday, July 24, 2009 3:15:44 AM

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