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One Direction stop using iCloud for fear of hackers
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Members of English pop band One Direction say that they have stopped using iCloud since the celebrity hacking scandal due to fear of pictures of them being leaked.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:48:10 PM

Lowering cholesterol with drugs good for heart: Study
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A popular but controversial cholesterol drug called Ezetimibe has been found to lower the number of cardiovascular events by 6.4 percent when administered with another cholesterol drug, a new research says.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:22:05 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes tad higher
Vienna, Nov 18 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $73.90 a barrel Monday compared to $73.47 last Friday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:28:05 PM

Second protein linked with common kidney disease identified
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) An international team of researchers has identified the second protein that turns a person's immune system against itself in the form of a kidney disease known as membranous nephropathy (MN).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:20:06 PM

2015 Copa America reveals Culpeo fox as official mascot
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 18 (IANS) A football-loving young Culpeo fox has been chosen as the official mascot of the 2015 Copa America, to be held June 11-July 4 in Chile, but its name is still to be determined.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:38:07 PM

Financial rewards help smokers kick the butt
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socio-economically disadvantaged smokers, especially women, says a new research.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:32:23 PM

Climate change not behind collapse of European Bronze Age: Study
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists who studied a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age have said climate change, commonly assumed to be responsible, could not have been the culprit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:00:05 PM

Do smartphone apps help you lose weight?
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Smartphone apps that promise to help you lose the extra kilos may not actually be doing so as most users leave them midway, new research says.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:00:04 PM

Feeling demoralised bad for your heart
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Vital exhaustion, the combination of fatigue, increased irritability, and feeling demoralised, may raise a healthy man or woman's risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent, says a study.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:56:14 PM

'Lost' languages get ingrained in brain
Toronto, Nov 18 (IANS) Traces of the mother tongue that babies learn remain in the brain years later even if they totally stop using the language, as can happen in cases of international adoption, finds research.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:48:03 PM

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