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OPEC daily basket price closes tad higher
Vienna, Oct 29 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.44 a barrel Tuesday compared to $82.37 Monday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:18:05 PM

Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk
New York, Oct 29 (IANS) Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower risk of a first-time stroke, research shows.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:56:17 PM

Rousseff to meet Obama, resume state visits
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced she will meet US President Barrack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Australia next month and resume reciprocal state visits in her second term.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:54:03 PM

Neglect of culture a barrier to achieving global health
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) The systematic neglect of culture is the single biggest barrier to advancing the highest attainable standard of health worldwide, reveals research.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:52:15 PM

Brazil unveil plans for Under-20 national league
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS) Brazil's football federation (CBF) has unveiled plans for an Under-20 national league.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:50:09 PM

Text messages can help fight malaria
New York, Oct 29 (IANS) Simple and short text message reminders to take malaria medication can help in the fight against the disease by boosting the rates at which patients complete their medication regimen, shows research.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:26:15 PM

Financial experts don't make smart investments: Study
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Financial experts do not make higher returns on their own investments than untrained investors, according to a first study of its kind done by a Michigan State University business scholar.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:24:08 PM

Obama defends new Ebola directives
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama has defended the government's new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by "fear", since progress is being made in halting the spread of the disease.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:20:09 PM

Santos sign sponsorship deal with Huawei
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 29 (IANS) Brazilian football club Santos have announced the signing of a major sponsorship deal with Chinese technology firm Huawei.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:16:15 PM

Google scientists to find 'hidden' cancer via nanoparticles
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) In a pioneering research, a Google life sciences team - which has two senior Indian-origin researchers - is set to find signs of deadly diseases like cancer by sending 'nanoparticles' in the bloodstream of a person and then get the results via a wearable device.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:14:04 PM

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