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Malnutrition brings a terrible disease to children in Niger

A young girl operated after suffering noma disease, poses for a photo at the health centre of the NGO Sentinelles, in Zinder, southern NigerMourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition. "It was better before," the teenager says shyly and simply in the arid heartland of Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, clearly ill at ease and fiddling with her bracelets. "The problem is that this is a very fast-acting disease," says nurse Fati Badamasi, who works for the Swiss NGO Sentinelles, active in Niger since 1992.



A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion EducationThe Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion.While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to...



Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

In this June 19, 2015 photo, Dr. Gustavo Quintana, who helps people with terminal illnesses end their lives, speaks during an interview in Bogota, Colombia. Most of the procedures he performs are in people?s home, with the patient surrounded by loved ones. Sometimes music is played. During the nine minutes the procedure typically lasts he whispers the same soothing mantra while injecting a cocktail of lethal drugs: ?Rest, you?re going to sleep for the last time, a restorative sleep.? (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ? Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.



MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Medical workers outside the emergency ward at the Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul on June 11, 2015Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Centre has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South Korea. The gigantic hospital operated by the powerful Samsung business group now accounts for 90 out of 185 confirmed cases.



Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law

Vendors and marijuana enthusiasts gather at the "Weed the People" event to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonMore than a thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs met in Oregon on Friday to swap samples, contacts and business tips in hopes of profiting from the state's new law allowing the recreational use of pot. Licensed growers handed out free tastes, gardening experts displayed organic plant food and artists sold marijuana pipes to participants at the "Weed the People" event. ?Cannabis is a great opportunity for us," said D.J. King, a labor organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers who wants to unionize workers at marijuana grow operations, distributors and retailers.



Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

She Yan Chen folds his hands on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Chen, who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday, July 3 after 264 days in Regions Hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. (Jean Pieri/The St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.



Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes

Patient takes a blood glucose test during event aimed to help people with diabetes to cope with their illness at Saint Luka diagnostics medical center in SofiaBy Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests. "One of the most important things to take away is that there is durability of remission over time," said Dr. Anita Courcoulas of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who led the research. Past studies have found that weight loss surgeries sometimes result in improvement for people with type 2 diabetes, but it remains to be seen if the surgeries are better at treating the condition than lifestyle interventions, the researchers write in JAMA Surgery.



Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B dealAetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.



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