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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

Brain ages faster in people with Type-1 diabetes
New York, May 6 (IANS) Type-1 diabetes may accelerate brain ageing, resulting in slower information processing even at at an younger age, says a new research.

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

Selena looked gorgeous: Justin Bieber
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez "looked gorgeous" at the Met Gala 2015 but the former couple only exchanged a few words at the event.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 3:00:03 PM

Bosses must 'serve' employees for better productivity
New York, May 6 (IANS) Employees feel the most valued and perform their job well when their bosses create a culture of trust, caring, cooperation, fairness and empathy, shows a new study.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:56:16 PM

Can't resist late-night snacking? Brain's the culprit!
New York, May 6 (IANS) Do you find it hard to satiate your desire for food at night even after gobbling up most of what was left in the refrigerator?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:52:14 PM

Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle
Washington, May 6 (IANS) In a pioneering feat, a group of researchers from National Taiwan University has created an artificial muscle from onion cells that can either expand or contract to bend in different directions.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:24:05 PM

Former Brazil winger Bastos diagnosed with dengue
Rio de Janeiro, May 6 (IANS) Former Brazil international winger Michel Bastos has been ruled out of Sao Paulo's Copa Libertadores round of 16 match against Cruzeiro on Wednesday after suffering from dengue.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:20:03 PM

Synthetic gel to make soft shape-changing robot
New York, May 6 (IANS) What if a robot could reconfigure its own shape and move using its own internally generated power? A new material would make the development of such a robot possible.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:18:04 PM

Know how brain separates ability to talk, write
New York, May 6 (IANS) Ever wondered why someone who cannot write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly? This is because writing and talking are independent systems in the brain, says a new research.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:16:14 PM

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