Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Cognitive therapy found to cut ‘cyberchondria’ health anxiety

Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday. And while the problem is worsening – due in part to people with disproportionate health worries researching symptoms online in a phenomenon known as “cyberchondria” – it …

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Cholesterol drug reduces death in men without heart disease

WASHINGTON: A cholesterol drug reduced by 28 percent the mortality rate among men who had high cholesterol but no heart disease, according to new research out Wednesday. In the longest such trial to date, spanning 20 years, researchers at Imperial College London found that 40 miligrams daily of pravastatin reduced deaths from heart disease in participants by more than a …

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Facebook may launch comments with coloured background soon

(Web Desk) – Facebook has decided to roll out comments with coloured backgrounds after the famous coloured statuses feature, according to a report on Mashable. Described as awful and ugly, it is believed that the tech-giant is currently testing the feature and will launch it soon for smartphone apps only. It will allow users to apply colour in the background …

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Instagram to allow users to share Stories on Facebook

Facebook has turned to its sister application, Instagram, to boost the popularity of the ‘Stories’ feature. The latest test feature was spotted by some of the users including Next Web’s Matt Navarra and Twitter user @mruiandre. The users noticed that they were given an option to share their Instagram Stories on Facebook. This was followed by Instagram confirming that this …

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Twitter rolls out Night Mode for desktop users

Twitter has enabled ‘Night Mode’ for desktops, a feature which was previously available on iOS and Android devices. The feature was rolled out on Wednesday but has yet to reach all user accounts, hence some users may not have the option to activate it instantly. To enable the new feature, users must click on their profile photo and select night …

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More Clooney babies? Not likely, says Amal Clooney

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After welcoming twins earlier this year and mastering the art of changing diapers, George Clooney and wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney are not looking to expand their brood further. Clooney, 56, spoke candidly in an interview with theHollywood Reporter, published on Wednesday, about becoming “a very good diaper guy” and the pressures of being a …

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FBR to seal residencies of tax evaders Saba Qamar, Noor

LAHORE – Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday notified film stars Saba Qamar and Noor that their houses will be sealed after they failed to pay their due taxes, reported Dunya News. Earlier, FBR had directed to freeze their bank accounts too. According to details, actress Saba Qamar is a defaulter of Rs. 3.2 million in taxes of 2016. …

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Madonna moves to Portugal, rated new star destination for expats

LISBON: New Lisbon resident Madonna has been extolling the delights of living in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, the most illustrious of a growing number of foreigners in the newly-fashionable city. “I used to be a basket case but now I live in Lisbon,” she wrote on Instagram on Sunday under a photo of baskets hanging from the ceiling of an …

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A new face in German politics wanted to shake the country. But now Germans ask why.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – There was a time only months ago when Martin Schulz – a high school dropout, former bookseller and political unknown to many in this country despite a decades-long career – seemed poised to pull off the German equivalent of Mission Impossible. After the blunt-spoken ex-president of the European Parliament became leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats, the …

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