Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

An apple a day keeps diabetes away

An apple a day keeps diabetes away

You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics. Although the health benefits of ...

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Medics use video to help parents of neo-natal babies

Medics use video to help parents of  neo-natal babies

Medics treating infants at a Scottish hospital are using video technology in a new scheme helping parents keep in touch with their babies. Staff are able to send short films of their patients to parents when they are away from ...

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Toronto doctors complete first-in- Canada : heart procedure without surgery

Toronto doctors complete first-in- Canada :  heart procedure without surgery

Doctors in Toronto has performed first-in- Canada percutaneous coronary intervention to unblock arteries of a patient. The non-surgical procedure carried out on 55-year- old Robert Barton with the help of ‘something’ called TandemHeart at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. “Barton's life ...

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases

UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases

The UK government is investing an extra £200m in programmes to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world's poorest countries. Without treatment, river blindness, guinea-worm and trachoma can disable children and stop adults ...

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Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch  hunger strike

17 April 2017 An activist says more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons, including more contact with relatives, and an end to Israel’s practice of detentions without trial. The ...

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Iraqi forces make new push toward Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi forces make new push toward Mosul’s Old  City

17 April 2017 Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Daesh in Mosul’s Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants’ last stronghold. Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, was captured ...

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Pence warns North Korea 'all options are on the table

Pence warns North Korea 'all options are on the table

US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test. Pence's ...

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Protesters want Trump to reveal tax return

Protesters want Trump to reveal  tax return

Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure president Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 ...

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