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Synthetic fat limits damage to heart attack victims

WASHINGTON: A synthetic fat used in treating overdoses of local anaesthetics could also protect heart attack victims. A University of California, Los Angeles study, led by anaesthesiologist Dr Siamak Rahman, identified how Intralipid, a fat emulsion combining soy bean oil and egg phospholipids, can prevent extensive heart damage.

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Smaller plates, bowls key to weight loss

WASHINGTON: You can shed unwanted pounds just by eating from smaller plates and bowls. “People don’t think that something as simple as the size of a bowl would influence how much an informed person eats,” said Dr Brian Wansink, psychologist at Cornell University who led the study.

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US LOSES AAA CREDIT RATING

WASHINGTON:  Sending shock waves through America, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its top notch credit rating, stripping the world’s largest economy of its prized AAA status. Obama administration officials called it “a facts-be-damned decision”, saying S&P admitted to an error that inflated US deficits by $2 trillion.

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31 US special troopers killed in Afghanistan

PULI ALAM (AFGHANISTAN):  Thirty-one US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers died when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, officials said on Saturday, in the deadliest single incident for foreign troops since the war began in 2001.

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Murdoch’s daughter not to join News Corp board at present

LONDON: Ms Elisabeth Murdoch, the 42-year-old daughter of Mr Rupert Murdoch, will not join the board of her father’s News Corporation conglomerate for now, the company has announced, amid intense scrutiny of the media empire over the phone-hacking scandal.

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US has ‘snatch-and-grab’ plan for Pak’s nuke weapons

WASHINGTON: The US has a contingency plan to “snatch-and-grab” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are threat to either America or its interests, a media report has said, amid strains in bilateral ties.

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Yingluck becomes Thailand’s first woman Prime Minister

BANGKOK: Ms Yingluck Shinawatra, who rode to election victory on her promise of achieving national reconciliation in Thailand after five years of political turmoil, was Friday formally chosen by the parliament as the first woman Prime Minister of the country.

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