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Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
Health

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Coronavirus pandemic: NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns donates $100,000; Michael Jordan sets up fund for Hornets part-timers
Sports

Coronavirus pandemic: NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns donates $100,000; Michael Jordan sets up fund for Hornets part-timers

Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic said it expects the money from Towns will help increase capacity for coronavirus from 200 tests per day to more than 1,000 per day in the coming weeks.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for medical treatment at Mayo Clinic in US, say sources
India

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan leaves for medical treatment at Mayo Clinic in US, say sources

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan left Sunday for the US for medical treatment, sources said.

Republican senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer, aggressive tumour removed after surgery
World

Republican senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer, aggressive tumour removed after surgery

Washington: Top Republican senator John McCain, who is the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, Mayo Clinic hospital has said.

Doctors warn that excessive texting can cause 'Smartphone Thumb'
News & Analysis

Doctors warn that excessive texting can cause 'Smartphone Thumb'

Formally known as tendinitis, it causes the tendon that bends and flexes the thumb to become inflamed if used for too much texting on smartphones.

Scientists discover new tumour-shrinking nanoparticle to fight breast cancer, prevent recurrence
Life

Scientists discover new tumour-shrinking nanoparticle to fight breast cancer, prevent recurrence

Scientists have developed a new cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumours, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

'Reason for concern': Medical students more prone to alcohol abuse, says team of US researchers
World

'Reason for concern': Medical students more prone to alcohol abuse, says team of US researchers

Medical students, especially who are young, single and under high debt are twice as likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who are not attending medical school, a team of US researchers found.

Apollo, Parkway Holdings in talks for alliance
Business

Apollo, Parkway Holdings in talks for alliance

Apollo Hospitals is in talks with Parkway Holdings, a Singapore-based hospital operator, on a prospective tie-up to expand in the Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Africa.