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New antibiotic family found in soil

Yet, less than a century after Fleming's discovery there are precious few antibiotics left and many superbugs are already resistant to all of them. This new antibiotic that is resistant to antibiotic resistance may be the key. Even after 20 days of continued contact with malacidin - more than enough time for most bacteria to find a way to thwart an antibiotic's effects - samples of MRSA bacteria showed no signs of evolving resistance to the newly discovered agent.

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Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Oxfam International's executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would "do justice" and "atone for the past". Oxfam has apologised for the behaviour of aid workers, but denies a coverup, the CNN said. The Times of London reported last Friday that young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the natural disaster which devastated the poor Caribbean country and left up to 300,000 people dead.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Butler for first legal sale in Pa.

A line of about a dozen people greeted employees as they opened the doors of the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary in Butler. When dispensaries launched in New Jersey in the fall 2015, an ounce of medicinal cannabis cost patients about $489 on average.

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Worsening Flu Season Has Many Afraid, Grieving

Levels of pneumonia and influenza deaths are consistent with similar severe years, she said , but hospitalizations have shown no signs of leveling off yet. In past seasons such as this, she said, an estimated 34 million Americans got the flu. The flu can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to hospitalization or death.

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Indian Mujahideen terrorist Arij Khan arrested by Delhi Police

The arrested was made by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police . On the run since 2008, Ariz Khan alias Junaid, a key member of the terror group Indian Mujahideen, fell in love with a woman in Nepal as he lived a life in hiding and giving a slip to Indian intelligence agencies.

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Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Will Stop Marketing the Drug to US Doctors

The drugmaker said it will inform doctors on Monday that its sales representatives will no longer visit physician offices to discuss its opioid products. Purdue's promotions exaggerated the drug's safety and risks of addiction, leading to lawsuits and federal investigations. Purdue said in a statement that it is reducing its sales force by more than 50%.