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Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:48 am

SYDNEY: The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries. Buruli ulcer, a leprosy-like disease that rots flesh, is usually found in parts of Africa and was named after the Ugandan village where it was discovered. It was more »
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Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit

News Room : September 20, 2017 12:14 pm

MUMBAI: Heavy rains battered India’s financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country’s second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges. Monsoon rains that lashed Mumbai delayed services on the heavily-used suburban train network in a city that is home to India’s two biggest stock more »
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Nigeria cholera outbreak threatens more than 1 million people in refugee camps

News Room : September 8, 2017 7:52 am

LONDON: At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram’s insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in ‘cholera hotspots’, prey to an outbreak of the deadly disease which is sweeping through camps for the displaced, the United Nations said. An estimated 28 people have died from cholera in the conflict-hit region, while about 837 are more »
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Chinese woman charged over fatal Australia breast implant

News Room : September 5, 2017 2:28 pm

SYDNEY: A Chinese national was charged with manslaughter over an alleged botched attempt at breast augmentation surgery at a Sydney beauty clinic led to the death of the salon’s manager. Jean Huang, 35, was rushed to hospital last week after she went into cardiac arrest during a breast implant procedure. Attempts to revive her failed more »
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The Sunflower Fund Ambassador of Hope, Faizal Sayed, draws attention to plight of the sick.

News Room : August 17, 2017 1:01 pm

During Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia, Awareness Months which spans 15 August to 15 October, The Sunflower Fund has one simple message for every South African, hope begins with you! Now is the time to be amazing, be awesome and be extraordinary. Approximately every 3 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed with more »
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Somalia celebrates polio-free 3 years

News Room : August 15, 2017 7:30 am

JEDDAH: An event was held in Mogadishu to mark three years since the last detected case of polio in Somalia. It was attended by Somalia’s president, MPs, delegates from the Health Ministry, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Speaking at the event, the WHO’s director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Mahmoud Fikri, applauded Somalia’s more »
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First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

News Room : August 11, 2017 7:22 am

WASHINGTON: Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases. In a surprising discovery, a research team led by Oregon Health and & Science University reported more »
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China lung cancer on rise, smog suspected — China Daily

News Room : August 11, 2017 7:16 am

SHANGHAI, China: Health officials have seen a sharp rise in the incidence of lung cancer in the past 10-15 years, with long-term exposure to air pollution a possible culprit, the official China Daily reported on Friday. Experts with the China Academy of Medical Sciences said lung cancer was rising rapidly in groups not normally susceptible more »
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Deen TV launches new health series

News Room : July 28, 2017 9:32 am

Deen TV on Openview HD, StarSat and Star Times throughout Africa launches a brand new health series  tomorrow evening at 19:00 called Natural Health with Dr. Fatima Paruk. According to the Broadcaster’s CEO, TV Talk Show Host, Faizal Sayed, the series focuses on health and wellness from a natural perspective. Dr. Fatima Paruk hosts the more »
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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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