Category Archives: Health

24Feb/15

Measles death in Germany sparks vaccination debate

(Next Media Online) – Following the February 23 death of a German toddler from measles, health officials in Berlin are considering making vaccinations mandatory.
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24Feb/15

Twins joined at chest, separated after 26-hour surgery

Ten-month-old conjoined twins who shared a chest wall, intestine and pelvis were separated in a first ever surgery of its kind, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
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24Feb/15

Blind man sees wife for first time in 10 years

A 68-year-old blind man is overcome with emotion upon seeing his wife for the first time in more than a decade with the help of a bionic eye implant.

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23Feb/15

Freetown neighbourhood sealed off as new Ebola cases emerge

Sierra Leone has imposed a lock down in Freetown’s Aberdeen district, following a spike in Ebola cases, in what is seen as a setback for the country hardest-hit by the virus. Health workers are conducting searches as part of government efforts to contain the virus.
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23Feb/15

11 Wesleyan students treated for MDMA drug overdoses

Eleven students at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University are being treated for overdoses of the drug MDMA.

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