Apple delivers higher profits, but iPhone sales slip

2 May

Apple on Tuesday reported a rise in quarterly profits but its shares took a hit from slow-growing revenues and weaker iPhone sales ahead of a 10-year-anniversary model on the horizon.Apple said that its profit climbed 4.9 percent to slightly more than …

Brazil Supreme Court frees Lula’s ex-cabinet chief

2 May

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release from prison of Jose Dirceu, who was convicted of graft-related crimes after serving as cabinet chief of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.Dirceu has been detained since 2015 in connection to a …

Statins don’t cause muscle pain: study

2 May

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the “nocebo” effect.It happens when people suffer side-effects because they…