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Cancer

Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a cell, or a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood). These three malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, and do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers form a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. The branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer is oncology. Read More

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Richard Gere
Richard Gere Reportedly Dating Padma Lakshmi

By IBTimes AU

Richard Gere has been rumoured to be secretly dating Padma Lakshmi. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, DELL

‘Hush Hush’: Ansel Elgort, ‘Divergent’ Star for the Role of Patch Cipriano

By IBTimes AU

"Divergent" star Ansel Elgort to play the role of Patch Cipriano aside from contender Theo James? (Apr 22)

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Medical marijuana
Pot Party at 420 and Medical Marijuana Legalization: Bane or Boon?

By IBTimes AU

As thousands of hippies in pot party spirit flock to the 420 International Day of Celebration at Mount Royal in Denver, Colorado at the legalization of medical marijuana in 20 states in United States of America, the debate burns hotly as the looser group tries to combat this new law. (Apr 22)

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Singer Kevin Sharp, Best Known for ‘Nobody Knows,’ Dies at 43

By IBTimes AU

Kevin Sharp, the country singer who was best known for “Nobody Knows” passed away due to cancer related complications. Sharp was 43 when he passed away. (Apr 22)

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Rubin Carter
Boxer Rubin Carter from Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane” Song Dies at 76

By IBTimes IN

Former US professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, died in Toronto on Sunday at the age of 76 according to Canadian media reports. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: NEW JERSEY, LOS ANGELES

Gabriel Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death of the Magic Story Teller, World Reactions, Top 5 Works and Top 10 Quotes

By IBTimes IN

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at the age of 87, but his magic survives. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, MEXICO, NEW YORK, NOBEL PRIZE

File photo of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez waving at reporters in San Vicente del Caguan
Nobel Winner Garcia Marquez, Master of Magical Realism, Dies at 87

By Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, died on Thursday. He was 87. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, STORM, MEXICO, NEW YORK, CUBA, NOBEL PRIZE

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Make First Public Appearance After Split

By IBTimes AU

Catherine Zeta-Jones was seen with Michael Douglas for the first time since they got separated in August. She walked on the red carpet with Douglas on Tuesday April 15. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, BIPOLAR DISORDER

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China Blames France's Veolia for Supervision Flaws in Tap Water Pollution Case

By Reuters

China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said on Wednesday. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CRUDE OIL, COURT, LAWSUIT

Man Devours Newborn Baby Stolen From Graveyard

By IBTimes AU

In Pakistan, a man has admitted devouring a newborn baby's corpse stolen from a graveyard, Reuters reported. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN