The daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela says he is "doing very well" as he recovers in the hospital from a lung infection. Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, South Africa's ambassador to Argentina, spoke Monday to reporters gathered outside of the Pretoria hospital where her father is being treated. On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon remains ...
DUBAI Four more people have died and three more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus MERS-CoV, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said the four deaths were among previously registered cases. The new infections were in Eastern Province, in the capital Riyadh and in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia has been the country ...
Women having a higher risk of breast cancer could be benefited from being screened for the disease at a younger age, a new research has revealed. The study, funded by the charity Breast Cancer Campaign, suggested that breast cancer sufferers aged between 35 and 39, who had their cancer detected at an earlier and more easily treatable stage, have higher chances of survival, the Daily Star ...
A reduction in syphilis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was seen after peer-based prevention programs provided condoms and treated STIs among sex workers and their clients in addition to other activities, a study has found. The study, led by Professor Prabhat Jha from U of T's Dalla Lana School of Public Health and St. Michael's Hospital's Centre for Global Health Research ...
One of India's foremost security experts and one of the founders of India's external intelligence wing-the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Bahukutumbi Raman passed away in Chennai on Sunday evening after a prolonged fight with cancer. He was 77. Described as an asset by the Indian intelligence community, Raman was a former additional secretary with the Cabinet Secretariat. He was also the ...
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In Good Company is a feel-good dramedy about the power of honesty, decency, and good ol' fashioned belief in what one is doing to overcome the perils of faceless corporate hegemony. To fully enjoy the movie, of course, one must overlook the fact that it was produced and distri ... ...
A US man, who hasn't eaten three solid meals a day in months, has claimed that he has created what he says is a formula that gives his body the exact amount of vitamins and minerals it needs to survive. Rob Rhinehart believes his formula could be the ideal replacement for unhealthy fast food, or for time-poor people who wanted to avoid the stress of shopping and cooking. The 24-year-old has ...
Following some simple steps may help people reduce their risk of developing skin cancer, the most common form of cancer, says expert. The easiest way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin with clothing, said board-certified dermatologist Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. He suggests carrying a wide-brimmed hat and ...
England batsman Kevin Pietersen who has not played since March owing to knee injury has confirmed that he will be returning to the team and aim for the Ashes series. Pietersen has said that he will return with the Surrey in their County Championship fixture against Yorkshire in the next week, Sport24 reports. According to the report, this fixture has been considered a comeback for Pietersen ...
A new study has found that while teens with normal weight parents tended to be more fit, having physically active parents didn't affect teens' level of fitness. Cardiorespiratory fitness influences health in youth and adulthood, said lead study author Eliane Peterhans, a sports sciences researcher at the University of Konstanz in Germany. "It is very important to understand how adolescents ...
DOCTORS are predicting that Bissoondaye Geeta Seenath will take at least a month to recover from injuries sustained during her seven-day ordeal in the Toco ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A man has been beaten to death by police officers in the United States.
The unarmed man was severely beaten with batons and fists following a call from a hospital, which had complained of a man being drunk near the premises.
Officers attended Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, where David Sal Silva, the 33-year-old father of four young children, had allegedly been causing a disturbance.
A group of police officers fell upon Silva after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Witnesses said extra police waded in to beat him in in the face and upper body.
Silva later had trouble breathing and was wheeled into the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses who had filmed Silva and the police in a scuffle later had their mobile phones confiscated by some of the officers.
They said he had been begging for his life during the beating.
A lawyer for the family has asked that the mobile phones not be tampered with as the video evidence will be used in an investigation.
Meanwhile, President Obama has lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 police officers at a White House ceremony.
Speaking to the hand-picked group, he said: "We don't always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe. ...
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