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By benim
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Jan 29th, 2011
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Extreme age and a past joust with tuberculosis place former South African President Nelson Mandela among the highest categories of risk when it comes to respiratory illness, experts said yesterday. Mandela was released yesterday after two days of hospital care in Johannesburg for what was described a...
By benim
In Multimedia
Jan 28th, 2011
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By benim
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Jan 28th, 2011
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Politicians and family members close to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela have moved to quash rumours about his health, promising to give more details on today. Beeld newspaper on Friday quoted Ndileka Mandela, a granddaughter, as saying: “I can’t comment, but all is okay”. Phosa t...
By benim
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Jan 27th, 2011
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is recovering from a collapsed lung and could be released from hospital as early as Friday, a source close to Mandela told Reuters on Thursday. The 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundatio...
By benim
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Jan 27th, 2011
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The ANC called on South Africans on Thursday to remain calm after former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to Milpark hospital in Johannesburg. “Please, let’s not press panic buttons unnecessarily,” African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu told the eNews channel. &...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 14th, 2011
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Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months is not necessarily best for a baby’s health, British researchers said Friday, calling into question advice given to new mothers. The team led by a paediatrician from University College London said babies fed only breast milk could suffer iron d...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 13th, 2011
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New data shows that as the death toll in Nigeria is falling, the percentage of deaths that happen in the first month of life is increasing. Newborn deaths now make up 28% of all deaths under five years compared to 24% two years ago. Six out of 10 mothers give birth at home without access […]...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 12th, 2011
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Chicago – A leading medical group says there’s some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. But the group says the science isn’t yet strong enough to advocate infant formulas containing probiotics. And probiotics sho...
By benim
In Health
Jan 10th, 2011
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The Telegraph reported two women who became pregnant despite having contraceptives implanted in their bodies. Kimberly Heales and Jane Wilkinson, both 22 and from the UK, had life-turning events after having known that they conceived despite having received contraceptive implants for some time. Heale...
By benim
In Health
Dec 28th, 2010
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Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear Babies born to mothers who are depressed during pregnancy have higher levels of stress hormones, decreased muscle tone and other neurological and behavioral differences, a new study finds. “The two possibili...