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An apple a day keeps diabetes away

You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics. Although the health benefits of diets including fresh fruit and vegetables are well established, the sugar content of fruits has led to uncertainty about associated ...

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Medics use video to help parents of neo-natal babies

Medics treating infants at a Scottish hospital are using video technology in a new scheme helping parents keep in touch with their babies. Staff are able to send short films of their patients to parents when they are away from the hospital. The initiative is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK and it is being ...

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Toronto doctors complete first-in- Canada : heart procedure without surgery

Doctors in Toronto has performed first-in- Canada percutaneous coronary intervention to unblock arteries of a patient. The non-surgical procedure carried out on 55-year- old Robert Barton with the help of ‘something’ called TandemHeart at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. “Barton's life recently took a 180-degree turn. He has a lot more energy, and he's able to do simple activities again like ...

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases

The UK government is investing an extra £200m in programmes to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world's poorest countries. Without treatment, river blindness, guinea-worm and trachoma can disable children and stop adults working. The funding will go towards the distribution of tablets to treat diseases and research into new drugs. Ministers said ...

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Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

17 April 2017 An activist says more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons, including more contact with relatives, and an end to Israel’s practice of detentions without trial. The protest began Tuesday and was led by Marwan Barghouti, a prominent figure in President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. Opinion polls ...

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Iraqi forces make new push toward Mosul’s Old City

17 April 2017 Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Daesh in Mosul’s Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants’ last stronghold. Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, was captured by the terrorists in 2014, but government forces have retaken much of it during a six-month operation. The advance has ...

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Pence warns North Korea ‘all options are on the table

US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test. Pence's trip to the flashpoint frontier underscored Washington's shifting policy towards the isolated state after years of nuclear and missile tests ...

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Protesters want Trump to reveal tax return

Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure president Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual tax filings, a massive date on the calendar for US households, and resulted in dozens of arrests. ...

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Saudi Shoura member supports women driving

A Saudi Shoura Council member voiced his support to women driving in the kingdom, according to Arab News. Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, head of Shoura Council’s committee on economy and energy, said he is in favour of women driving “as long as there is a clear system to enable them to drive.” He said in an interview with Okaz newspaper that Shoura ...

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Three-month- old baby interviewed to make sure he’s not a terrorist

Apr 17,2017 The United States embassy in London summoned a three-month- old baby to see whether he is a terrorist or not. The child’s grandfather mistakenly identified the infant as a terrorist on a travel form, and authorities declined to simply accept his grandfather’s word as it was an error, reports The Guardian on Monday. Harvey Kenyon-Cairns, the baby had ...

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