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Infectious bugs alter DNA to become resistant

The ‘golden staph’, a group of common infectious bugs inhabiting our skin surface, becomes resistant to antibiotics by just making a small change in its DNA, exposing the seriously ill to additional risks.

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Dental cleanings check heart attack

People who have their teeth scraped and cleaned had lowered their heart attack and stroke risk by 24 and 13 per cent respectively, compared to those who never had a dental cleaning. 

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Tiny device can prevent derailment

After fabricating Jugnu, India’s tiniest satellite launched last month, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur graduates have now come up with a matchbox-sized device to monitor wear and tear of railway tracks and prevent derailment.

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Kashmir, terror can bring Indo-Pak relation to square one: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Noting that the Kashmir issue has the potential of taking Indo-Pak relations back to "square one", The Cricketer-turned-politician, Mr Imran Khan has said the matter should be set aside for future as the two countries work on confidence-building measures.

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Would encourage India to continue support to Afghanistan: Perry

WASHINGTON: Lauding New Delhi’s “productive support” to Afghanistan, the Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor, Mr Rick Perry has said he would encourage “friend” India to continue its good work in the war-torn country, if he is elected to the top post.

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10,000 couples split every day in China

BEIJING: China's eye-popping economic growth has caught the world's attention, but it seems to have hit the family values and lifestyle in the communist nation as over 10,000 couples are splitting daily.

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Meat in refrigerators causes food poisoning

ISLAMABAD: People should avoid keeping meat in refrigerators for over 10 days as such a practice destroys the proteins and affects its hygiene, which could cause food poisoning and gastrointestinal complications, a Pakistani health expert has warned.

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Arab League suspends Syria, calls for curbs

CAIRO:  The Arab League today suspended Syria until the President Mr Bashar al-Assad implements an Arab deal to end violence against protesters, and called for sanctions and transition talks with the opposition.

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