Tag Archives: Medicine

14Mar/15

Celebrities walk the red carpet at AmfAR gala in Hong Kong

International and local celebrities walk the red carpet in Hong Kong at the inaugural gala for the Foundation for AIDS research.

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09Mar/15

France debates ‘deep sleep’ option at end of life, no euthanasia

Some say it’s euthanasia, others say it’s not enough, French legislators are to start examining a draft law which would give the right to “deep and ongoing sedation” until death for terminally ill patients.

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27Feb/15

Could a $34 Smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa?

(IVO) – This smartphone dongle could help save lives.

It‎ works with an app to test blood for HIV and syphilis – from finger prick to test takes just 15 minutes.

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27Feb/15

Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis tells president: Let me die

A fourteen-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia.

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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

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

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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23Feb/15

North Korea, running scared from Ebola, bans foreigners from marathon

An agency specialising in North Korean tours says that North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in Pyongyang this April, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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22Feb/15

And the nominees for best documentary short Oscar are…

A look at scenes from the five films nominated in the best documentary short category at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
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