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Can US stocks in 2018 repeat the huge gains of 2017?


December 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP) – After a banner year for US stocks, that saw the Dow hitting repeated records, Wall Street strategists predicted 2018 would see more moderate gains and increased volatility as markets retreated in the final session of 2017 on Friday. A late sell-off pushed the market into the red amid declines in Apple, Amazon and some other high-flyers, …

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Epilepsy drugs work for most patients, but there’s room for improvement


December 30, 2017

Most people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will remain seizure free with their first or second antiepileptic drug, but there’s still a need for better treatments, according to a new report. Researchers studied nearly 1,800 patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland, tracking them from 1982 to 2014. At their most recent check-up, 80 …

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Can you get a headache from sugar?


December 30, 2017

(ONLINE) – Rapid swings in blood sugar levels caused by eating too much sugar or too little sugar can sometimes cause headaches. Headaches can range from annoying to debilitating, so understanding what triggers a headache can significantly improve a person’s quality of life. For some people who experience migraines, sugary foods may be a trigger. How does it affect us? …

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Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking


December 30, 2017

(Online) – From cutting skin cancer risk in half to supporting the immune system, a diet rich in tomatoes and fruits imparts many health benefits. Now, researchers have found that these foods may restore lung function in ex-smokers and slow lung function decline in all adults. A tomato-rich diet may slow smoking- and age-related lung function decline. The Johns Hopkins …

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Apple apologises over slowed iPhones, will offer cheaper replacement batteries


December 30, 2017

(Reuters) – Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologised over its handling of the battery issue and said it would make …

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Beyonce’s sister Solange reveals autonomic disorder, cancels show


December 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP) – The experimental R&B singer Solange has revealed a struggle with an autonomic disorder as she canceled a New Year s Eve performance in South Africa. Solange, the younger sister of pop superstar Beyonce, said doctors had advised her not to make the long journey from the United States. “The past five months I have been quietly …

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Pakistani film Chupan Chupai all set to hit cinemas today


December 30, 2017

LAHORE (APP) – The long-awaited film, Chhupan Chupai, will be released throughout the country in the cinema houses on December 29. Mohsin Ali is director of the film, while Ahsan Khan and Neelum Muneer have performed the lead roles. The film is based on a romantic story. Ahsan Khan and Neelum Muneer have been visiting educational institutions and bazaars for …

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Beauty and the Beast tops 2017 box office race


December 30, 2017

(Web Desk) – Beauty and the Beast is hailed as the highest grossing film of 2017 after it garnered over a billion United States Dollars (USD), Dunya News reported Friday. French writer’s romance with a fictitious story set in 1740 apparently transcends boundaries of time as it has connected with the modern day audiences as well. The fantasy-romance genre film …

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Jay-Z ‘confesses’ to Beyonce in ‘Family Feud’ music video


December 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES: Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce. Set partly in a church and also featuring the couple’s 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, the “Family Feud” video pays tribute to family ties and female empowerment. “We all lose when the …

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Federer ends memorable 2017 with win at Hopman Cup


December 30, 2017

PERTH (AFP) – Roger Federer ended a memorable 2017 the way he started it with a singles win at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday. His straight-sets victory over Japan s Yuichi Sugita showed Federer was sharp for his upcoming Australian Open title defence, capping off an extraordinary year in which he claimed two Grand Slam titles …

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