Health Headlines

  • Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang.

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  • China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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  • China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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  • China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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  • Dead bodies returned to wrong families in litany of NHS mortuary errors

    Dead bodies are being lost, disfigured or released to the wrong family for burial as part of a “devastating” litany of failures by NHS mortuary staff, a new report reveals.

    The Telegraph
  • Whirlpool named ‘worst offender’ for white goods fires in London

    Fire brigade data show appliance maker’s machines caused three times more blazes in capital over eight years than next worst offender Bosch Tumble dryers and other white goods made by Whirlpool caused more than three times as many fires in London over the last eight years as the next worst offending manufacturer, according to new data obtained by the Guardian. Official records of emergencies attended by the London Fire Brigade are dominated by a high number of incidents involving machines in...

    the Guardian
  • Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

    LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early stage trials.

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  • Brexit NHS pledge could still be met claims Hammond aide

    The NHS could still get the £350m a week funding boost promised on the Brexit bus, the Chancellor’s aide has claimed - amid warnings that the latest cash boost will be spent in one day.

    The Telegraph
  • The Guardian view on cheering health news: wake up and drink the coffee

    Consuming three cups a day is associated with more benefits to health than problems, for most people Let me drink three cups a day, the rebellious daughter demands in Bach’s Coffee Cantata. Her unreasonable father has attempted to ban the bean. Now it emerges that science is on her side. People who drink three to four cups are more likely to see health benefits than problems, according to an umbrella review of 200 studies by a team at the University of Southampton. That level of consumption is...

    the Guardian
  • Budget decisions that are urgent matters of life and death

    Professor Wendy Burn on fears that promises of spending on mental health services will be broken; Colin Dyer of WellChild on the failure to prioritise the wellbeing of the young; Rev Paul Nicolson on inadequate benefits, poverty and ill health; plus, letters on housing and economic growth There is a real and imminent danger that the promises made to improve mental health services for the millions of people who need them are about to be betrayed. This is because the chancellor failed to give the...

    the Guardian
  • Rita Ora: I had my eggs frozen in my early 20s

    Singer reveals she had procedure, which is most effective if done at young age, but £5,000 cost is prohibitive for most people Rita Ora has revealed that she had her eggs frozen in her early 20s. Appearing on the Australian breakfast TV show Sunrise, the British singer said her family doctor recommended undergoing the procedure sooner rather than later. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy', says surgeon

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday.

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  • Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

    PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

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  • North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy', says surgeon

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday.

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  • Frenchman survives 95pc burns after record full body skin graft from 'hero' twin brother

    A 33-year old Frenchman has survived 95 per cent burns after his "hero" twin brother gave him half of his own skin in the most extensive such graft ever, according to doctors.

    The Telegraph
  • Aid agencies say Yemen blockade remains, Egeland calls it 'collective punishment'

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition's blockade of Yemen, which has cut off food imports to a population where 7 million people are on the brink of famine, is "illegal collective punishment" of civilians, a prominent aid official said on Thursday.

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  • Count your blessings this Thanksgiving

    Cultivating an attitude of gratitude will make you a better person in many ways.

    TreeHugger
  • Drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day could be good for your health: study

    Another day, another coffee study. But here's why some experts are so keen on the health benefits of caffeine.

    Global News