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Religious people are more successful and disciplined: eight-decade study
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Religious people are better off than their atheistic counterparts in many ways - having greater discipline which is critical to success and being better at pursuing and achieving long-term goals.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:22:17 AM

Indian American groups to brief lawmakers on Pakistan
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Major Indian American organisations have formed a nationwide task force aimed at raising the awareness and implication of continuing terrorist activity emanating out of Pakistan among members of the US Congress.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:10:15 AM

Vitamins C, E, beta carotene fail to cut cancer risk among women
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Women who take beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements face a similar risk of cancer as women who do not take them, according to fresh data.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:09:15 AM

Grape seed extract compels leukaemia cells to commit suicide
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Grape seed extract compels leukaemia cells to commit suicide. University of Kentucky (U-K) researchers found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukaemia cells had died after exposure to the extract.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:58:29 AM

Defiant Illinois governor names pick for Obama seat
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) A defiant Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder, picked a former state attorney general for the post to send the Democratic political machine into a tizzy.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:57:15 AM

Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Contact with greenery is known to rejuvenate the mind and induce positive feelings, reduce stress, and provide distraction from pain associated with recovery from surgery. Now, research has confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:56:16 AM

'Silencing' single gene in lung cancer disrupts genome functioning
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) 'Silencing' a single gene in lung cancer disrupts functioning of genome in cancer cases, according to a new study.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:55:50 AM

Bio-sensor to make our food safer
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) A microscopic bio-sensor that detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests has been developed by an agricultural scientist.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:45:55 AM

UN humanitarian fund reaches $450 mn in 2008
New York, Dec 31 (DPA) Some 81 governments have contributed $450 million to the UN reserve fund for humanitarian assistance in 2008, reaching its target for the first time since the fund was established two years ago, the UN has said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:41:19 AM

Ads influence our drinking binges
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Party season and binge drinking are often inseparable, and it is something influenced heavily by advertising, says a new study.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:41:04 AM

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