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UK doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

News Room : July 19, 2017 7:14 am

LONDON: Doctors at Solihull hospital in the West Midlands thought it was another routine cataract surgery for a 67-year-old woman, who has been experiencing discomfort in her eyes, but soon realized it was more than that. Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthetist at the hospital, was beginning to numb the patient’s right eye for surgery when more »
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China’s jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

News Room : June 27, 2017 7:16 am

BEIJING: Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday. Liu, 61, was in stable condition at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang, lawyer Mo Shaoping said. Liu was diagnosed on May 23 and more »
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San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

News Room : June 22, 2017 6:59 am

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. Other cities have passed laws reducing access to flavored vaping more »
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Straight Talk Africa launches this evening on Deen TV at 21:30 CAT

News Room : April 2, 2017 7:35 am

Deen TV on Openview HD, StarSat and Star Times Africa Launches Straight Talk Africa,  a Pan African News and Review Series this evening on the platform. Deen TV is available in 800,000 homes in South Africa on the Openview HD platform alone. Shaka Ssali hosts a preeminent one-hour international call-in talk show for Africa. Straight more »
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Outlook good as formerly conjoined twins leave NY hospital

News Room : March 25, 2017 8:16 am

VALHALLA, NEW YORK: Formerly conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic have left a New York hospital two months after surgery to separate them. Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho were released Friday from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, north of New York City. The girls were joined at the base of the spine when they were more »
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Deen TV Launches new fitness series for older people this evening

News Room : March 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Deen TV is delighted to introduce Gina Clifford-Holmes, the presenter for their new show – Active & Healthy with Gina. This show has been created especially for older people at home to show them how they can stay active and healthy whatever their age. Gina will encourage 10 minutes of active movement by using the more »
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WHO: Bird flu outbreaks raise alarm, but human risks still low

News Room : March 2, 2017 9:28 am

LONDON: The risk of sustained human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China is low, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, but a surge in human cases there is worrying and requires constant monitoring. Outbreaks of H5 bird flu strains in poultry and wild birds across Europe, Africa and Asia are also raising concern, the more »
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Psychiatric patient deaths spark scandal in South Africa

News Room : February 3, 2017 1:08 pm

JOHANNESBURG: The deaths of nearly 100 psychiatric patients last year in South Africa’s most developed province have prompted anger at government officials who transferred the patients to non-governmental groups allegedly operating with invalid licenses. While President Jacob Zuma on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the dead, some opposition leaders said the president was more »
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Bangladesh treats first case of ‘tree girl’ syndrome

News Room : February 1, 2017 7:13 am

DHAKA: A young Bangladeshi girl with bark-like warts growing on her face could be the first female ever afflicted by so-called “tree man syndrome,” doctors studying the rare condition said. Ten-year-old Sahana Khatun has the tell-tale gnarled growths sprouting from her chin, ear and nose, but doctors at Dhaka’s Medical College Hospital are still conducting more »
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Starvation looms for 6m children in Horn of Africa, charity says

News Room : January 28, 2017 6:34 am

NAIROBI: Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity said, with spring rains also predicted to be poor. Repeated rain failures have pushed 15 million people across the three countries into crisis, and in need of aid, as their animals more »
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