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The researchers also looked at the genetic link to cardiovascular and metabolic health factors such as smoking, obesity, education and personality to try and understand connections with dental health.

Genes may play role in tooth decay

July 10 (PTI) - Hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality may play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study. Tooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases knowledge of how genes affect the risk of developing these dental...

A Pakistani student fixes the head scarf of her friend at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Without rapid acceleration, globally, 20% of young people and 30% of adults will still be unable to read by the deadline. | Photo Credit: AP

One in four children in Pakistan will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

July 10 (PTI) - One in four children in Pakistan will not be completing primary education by the 2030 deadline of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new projections by UNESCO. The new projections of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) show that Pakistan will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of...

Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Saturday. Photo Credit -AP

Pope appoints Sri Lankan priest to top Vatican post

July 5 (The Hindu) - Pope Francis has appointed a Sri Lankan priest as the Secretary of the Vaticans Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the media reported on Friday. Rev. Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku, who has been appointed as the Secretary of the PCID is a member of the clergy of the Diocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka, reports News First. Rev....

Whatsapp down

Users report WhatsApp down, Facebook and Instagram too suffer glitch

July 3 (India Today) - Apparently right now WhatsApp is suffering some blues. Users are reporting, with many of them tweeting, that their messages are not going through. In many cases users are also unable to download media files including images, videos, among others in their WhatsApp messages. At the same time, Facebook and Instagram too are suffering from outages....

Virat Kohli and his teammates celebrate India's win over Bangladesh (Reuters)

India qualify for Cricket World Cup semi-finals for 7th time

July 3 (India Today) - India beat Bangladesh in their penultimate league match of World Cup 2019 in Birmingham to sail into the semi-finals on Tuesday. This is the 3rd time in succession that India have qualified for the last-4 stage of the sport's most prestigious tournament. Incidentally, it's also the 7th time in 12 editions of the World Cup...

Trump and Xi take big step towards ending trade row

Trump and Xi take big step towards ending trade row

Osaka, July 2 (Xinhua): After two rainy days in the Japanese city of Osaka, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump sat down at a warm Saturday noon for much anticipated talks on the future of China-U.S. relations and their trade frictions. After greeting each other with firm handshakes, the two leaders talked for more than one hour...

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