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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HEALTH

Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ wants hands amputated to relieve pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him...

France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally: poll

France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which...

World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday. Scientists...

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola,...

One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

More than 20 million newborns in 2015 -- one in seven -- came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment...

Awakening from decades-long coma ‘very rare’: experts

The case of a woman from the United Arab Emirates who regained consciousness after a 27-year coma-like state provoked by a brain injury has...

WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s

Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one-year-old...

Bangladesh mother has twins one month after first birth

A Bangladeshi mother has stunned doctors by giving birth to healthy twins 26 days after a first child was born prematurely. Arifa Sultana, 20, gave...

Londoners are encouraged to use NHS 111 service to avoid unnecessary A&E visits

It is estimated that 768,404 Londoners go to A&E each year who could have been helped by NHS 111  Londoners are being urged to avoid unnecessary...
experts at the International Ayurveda Congress

Could Ayurveda be the cure for ailing NHS?

By Drew McLachlan As the NHS shoulders a growing financial burden, the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda is being promoted as a way to take the pressure...