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Innovation in remote patient monitoring

London - Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Hospital's at-home team are deploying a new AI-enabled wearable device to remotely monitor patients after they are discharged from the hospital.

Tourists at upmarket Chinese ski resort hit by novovirus

Bejing - Dozens of tourists celebrating the lunar new year at an upmarket ski resort in northeastern China have been struck down by novovirus, the winter vomiting bug, the tour operator admitted.

Brazil's president leaves hospital after 17-day 'power vacuum'

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro left hospital Wednesday, ending a 17-day hiatus at the helm of Latin America's biggest economy during which several high-profile political issues were put on the backburner.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

Geneva - More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the UN warned Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa: rebels

Sanaa - Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in the blockaded capital said.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa: rebels

Sanaa - Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in the blockaded capital said.

Yemeni conjoined twins die in blockaded Sanaa: rebels

Sanaa - Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday, rebels in the blockaded capital said.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Fpo - Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.

DR Congo Ebola death toll passes 500: health ministry

Apo - More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Q&A: Improving healthcare with the IoT Special

The Internet of Things has numerous applications in healthcare, ranging from remote monitoring to smart sensors and medical device integration. Such technology can aid patients to keep safe and healthy.

Measles outbreak hits Val-Thorens ski resort in French Alps

Lyon - French health authorities warned Friday of a surge in measles cases at the Val-Thorens ski resort, one of the highest in the Alps and a popular destination for both French and foreign tourists.

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

San Francisco - Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.

Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal: study

Paris - Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to new research released Friday.

Saudi team ready to treat conjoined Yemeni twins

Apo - A Saudi medical team has offered to treat Yemeni conjoined twins following a plea from doctors in Yemen's blockaded rebel-held capital for the newborns to receive specialist care abroad.

Canadian diplomats hit by mystery symptoms in Cuba sue Ottawa: report

Ottawa - Canadian diplomats who suffered from mysterious health complaints while they were posted to Cuba in 2017 are suing Ottawa for taking too long to evacuate them and provide them treatment, reports said Wednesday.

Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Paris - Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives.

Trump's ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

Washington - President Donald Trump's call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain.

In east Syria, civilians escape IS but not death

Sulaymaniyah - Umra Abbas Ammour, 60, dreamt of safety as she and her family fled jihadists in eastern Syria, but hours after reaching US-backed forces her son, daughter and granddaughter were all dead.

Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's: study

Washington - Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Paris - A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro ill after surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was ill in hospital with a feeding tube Sunday following surgery days ago to remove a colostomy bag fitted after he suffered a knife attack late last year.

China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal

Bejing - China's corruption watchdog on Saturday said it had disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a vaccine scandal last year that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

EU states destroy suspect Polish beef as scare spreads

Warsaw - Several EU countries on Friday seized and destroyed suspect beef from a Polish slaughterhouse where allegedly sick cows were butchered, despite assurances from Warsaw that the meat did not pose a health risk.

Poland admits exporting suspect beef to ten EU partners

Warsaw - Poland exported nearly three tons of beef from illegally slaughtered cattle to ten of its EU partners, the country's chief veterinarian said on Thursday after a TV report showed sick cows being butchered for food.

French court backs doctors in right-to-die case

Lille - A French court on Thursday upheld a decision by doctors to withdraw life support for a man kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade, after the latest legal challenge by the patient's parents in a divisive right-to-die case.

Canada cuts diplomatic staffing in Cuba

Ottawa - Canada is slashing staff at its Cuba embassy after another diplomat was diagnosed with a mysterious brain injury that has affected several dozen North American envoys to the island, the government announced Wednesday.

Brexit risks 'thousands' of heart disease deaths by 2030

Paris - Thousands more people living in Britain are at risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes in the decade after Britain leaves the European Union as the cost of imported fruit and vegetables soars, new research warned Tuesday.

Brazil President Bolsonaro has successful surgery

S - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, underwent surgery Monday to successfully remove a colostomy bag attached after suffering a serious abdominal wound in a knife attack while campaigning last year, his office said.

Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked in Singapore

Fpo - Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months.

'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

Paris - To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.
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