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  • Pro-life opponents slam Alabama court for letting a 12-year-old rape victim get an abortion

    July 20, 2017 8:54 AM 1

    Pro-life opponents have slammed an Alabama court for letting a 12-year-old rape victim get an abortion without a parent's consent. Lorie Mullins, from COPE Pregnancy Center, and Win Johnson, former legal director for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, said the girl was being used as a 'pawn in the pro-abortion, pro-life arena'. Last week, the Alabama

  • Healthier living could reduce worldwide dementia by a third, report says

    July 20, 2017 4:01 AM 3

    Up to one-third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person’s lifetime, according to a new report presented Thursday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London. The report was compiled by the first Lancet Commission

  • US doctor at Great Ormond Street Hospital for talks over Charlie Gard’s future

    July 17, 2017 11:52 AM 9

    Charlie suffers from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (Family handout/PA) This means he can examine Charlie, and has full access to his medical records and the hospital’s facilities. A judge ruled that Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, could be present for Monday’s discussions about Charlie’s treatment with the foreign doctor and other medical experts

  • Surgery is NOT best for prostate cancer: Going under the knife does little towards boosting patient survival

    July 13, 2017 12:00 PM 4

    Prostate removal in cancer sufferers does not increase a patient's survival prospects, new research reveals. Some 7.4 percent of prostate cancer sufferers who have the gland removed die as a result of their disease versus 11.4 per cent who leave it intact, which is not a significant difference, a study found. Urinary incontinence and erectile and sexual

  • Charlie Gard case explained

    July 10, 2017 7:41 AM 37

    Doctors have asked the High Court to hear new evidence in the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard. The 11-month-old is on life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Charlie has an exceptionally rare genetic condition called encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). Although he appeared perfectly healthy when he was born, his health

  • World Chocolate Day 2017: Facts To Know About Everyone's Favorite Dessert

    July 7, 2017 10:17 AM 5

    The love for chocolate is undying for many if not most people. Some people do not even need a reason to unwrap that Hershey’s bar and gorge on it. And there is even more reason to savor this sweet, especially today, since Friday is World Chocolate Day. Every year July 7 is celebrated as World Chocolate Day. This year, it marks 467 years since chocolate

  • Charlie Gard's parents to hold meeting with hospital about new treatment for terminally-ill son

    July 7, 2017 7:41 AM 6

    Charlie Gard's parents will meet with hospital bosses today to discuss new research that could help their terminally-ill son. A US hospital has offered to ship an experimental drug to the UK to help treat the 11-month-old and his mother has said new research suggests it would work for Charlie. Charlie has a rare genetic condition affecting his mitochondria

  • Untreatable gonorrhoea superbug: WHO warns

    July 6, 2017 11:08 PM 24

    At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation says. Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted disease, WHO experts

  • Heavy rains could be behind early West Nile virus alert in Toronto

    July 6, 2017 9:09 PM 5

    Toronto Public Health confirms this year’s first positive mosquito test for West Nile virus. Toronto Public Health confirmed Thursday that mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile virus, the earliest in five years that an alert has been issued. The alerts usually come in August, but the unusual amount of rain this year could be a reason

  • Patients with Parkinson's disease have high risk of melanoma: Study

    July 5, 2017 12:17 PM 14

    Accoding to researchers from Mayo Clinic, patients with Parkinson's were roughly four times more likelier to have had a history of melanoma than those without the disease. New York: A new study has found that patients with Parkinson's disease have higher risk of developing skin cancer melanoma and vice-a-versa. According to researchers from Mayo Clinic