Health

China and India were blanketed in hazardous smog

The capitals of the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are among the participants. China’s capital Beijing maintained an “orange” pollution alert, the second-highest level, Monday, closing highways, halting or suspending construction and prompting a warning to residents to ...

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Man who’s never flown before builds plane from scratch… But will it fly?

KALAHAN DENG On June 15 2015, Asmelash Zeferu sat at the end of a runway, over a decade of work malfunctioning around him. The Ethiopian amateur pilot was as shattered as his propeller. There had been doubters, those who had called him “mad.” Many had turned up at the airfield, 40 kilometers north of Addis Ababa, to watch him take ...

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Lebanon faces health issues because of the rubbish crisis

Wael Abu Faour, the health minister of Lebanon has warned that the country is facing a considerable health issues because of the huge amounts of rubbish. Garbage has been collecting on the streets in Lebanon for the past month after the closing down of the main landfill site in Beirut. The crisis has become severe that some residents visit the spot frequently in order to burn rubbish on ...

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21 died from heatwave as high as 47ºC in Egypt

21 people have died and 66 others were hospitalized with exhaustion as increasing temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt according to the health ministry. All victims died on Sunday as the temperature soared as high as 47ºC (117 ºF). The ministry said in a statement that 15 people died in Cairo, 4 in the Delta province of Qalibiya and 2 in Upper ...

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Baby born with half a heart gets ‘full life’

Little Marcus was born with only half a heart, a condition that once meant there was no hope but thanks to incredible surgery at Westmead, Marcus is looking forward to a full life. Watch Video on the main Source.. https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/28924505/baby-born-with-half-a-heart-gets-full-life/

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New smartphone app can diagnose cervical cancer and lymphoma

US researchers have developed a smartphone app that can be used to diagnose cervical cancer and cases of lymphoma. The new app, developed at Harvard Medical School, harnesses several technological advances, including what is essentially a kind of miniature microscope. The head of the cancer program for systems biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and one of the lead researches on ...

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H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt

Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years ago. About a third of the 336 cases Egypt has reported to the World Health Organization since 2006 have been ...

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Therapeutic facilities are urgently needed in Victoria for children

Drug-addicted teenagers should be required to live in rehabilitation centres, with the current system failing to help many of the state’s most vulnerable get clean, a magistrate says. Children’s Court Magistrate Jennifer Bowles realised how little she could do to help such children when confronted by the mother of teenager Greg,* who had tried and failed six times to complete a ...

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the UN Ebola mission said. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting “arrogantly”. A year after the outbreak was officially declared, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people. The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres ...

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Ebola scare rattles hospital in northern Israel

After emergency protocol initiated, test finds patient not infected with deadly virus; Obama cautions against ‘hysteria or fear’ hospital in northern Israel had an Ebola scare Saturday afternoon when a patient who had recently returned from Africa arrived feeling ill. Medical staff at the Galil Hospital in Nahariya engaged their Ebola protocol, but after comprehensive examination of the patient for ...

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