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Cancer drug spending tops $100 bn globally: Report
New York, May 6 (IANS) Total global spending on cancer medicines -- including therapeutic treatments and supportive care -- have reached the $100-billion threshold in 2014, says a report.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:40:05 PM

Electric brain stimulation affects IQ: Study
New York, May 6 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, electric brain stimulation method used to boost brainpower is actually detrimental to IQ scores, a new research has found.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:40:04 PM

Meet the whales with nerves like bungee cords
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Nerves are not known for being stretchy but researchers have discovered that nerves in the mouths and tongues of rorqual whales can more than double their length with no trouble at all.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:38:04 PM

New app to help cut diabetes risk
New York, May 6 (IANS) Amidst the din of countless mobile apps, here comes an app that would help you fight diabetes. Developed by healthcare start-up Noom, the app will enable users to track their exercise and eating habits to curb Type 2 diabetes risk that continues to plague a huge population worldwide.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:34:04 PM

OPEC daily basket price rises
Vienna, May 6 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $63.62 a barrel on Tuesday, compared to $62.85 on Monday, the organisation's secretariat said.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:56:19 PM

US presidential race: Hillary Clinton leads Democrats, no Republican frontrunner
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Despite questions about the Clinton Foundation and her use of private email as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton starts her second presidential bid as a Democratic favourite, while no frontrunner has emerged among the Republicans.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:30:04 PM

Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder 'over the moon' after marriage
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actress Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder now married are "over the moon" and have flown to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the next stop of their honeymoon.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:24:02 PM

New app fills your texts with Taylor Swift lyrics
New York, May 6 (IANS) Want to make your text more colourful? Here is an app to help you do just that.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:16:17 PM

Mobility devices on the rise among older adults
New York, May 6 (IANS) About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices -- such as canes, walkers, and wheel chairs -- in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices, a study finds.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:12:16 PM

Ashton Kutcher's Mother's Day surprise
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actor Ashton Kutcher gave his mother Diane a surprise in honour of Mother's Day by remodelling his childhood house in Iowa with his fiance Mila Kunis, calling the project a lifelong dream.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:12:15 PM

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