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Cancer patient commits suicide in Bengal

June 20th, 2010 SindhToday Comments off

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A terminally-ill cancer patient committed suicide by jumping off the second floor of a state-run hospital here Sunday, an official said.

Sixty-two-year-old Sheik Nizamuddin, a resident of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas, was admitted to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in an advanced state of throat cancer, a top hospital official said.

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Buffon to undergo back surgery

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Irene, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will undergo a back surgery after the soccer World Cup.

Buffon was forced off the ground with a serious back injury during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay in their World Cup Group F opener June 14.

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Spain must bounce back against Honduras

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Johannesburg, July 20 (DPA) When the World Cup draw was made in Cape Town last December, most Spanish fans had their side’s second Group H game against Honduras chalked down as the match where La Roja would book their place in the knockout stages.

After going down 0-1 to Ottmar Hitzfeld’s Switzerland in their opening game, Spain, the European Champions find themselves in the uncomfortable position of needing a victory against Honduras at Ellis Park Monday to get their World Cup campaign back on track.

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Ex-Rwanda envoy to India shot in South Africa (Second Lead)

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Johannesburg, June 20 (IANS) A former Rwandan ambassador to India was in serious condition Sunday after being shot and wounded here, a media report said.

A gunman opened fire on the car of Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, also a former chief of Rwandan Army, as he and his wife were returning from shopping in Johannesburg’s Melrose area around noon.

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Former Rwandan envoy to India shot in South Africa (Lead)

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Johannesburg, June 20 (IANS) A former Rwandan ambassador to India has been shot and wounded here, a media report said.

Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, also a former chief of the Rwandan army, was rushed to a hospital after the attack Saturday, Xinhua reported.

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Conscious sedation for brain surgery reduces cost

June 20th, 2010 SindhToday Comments off

Washington, June 20 (IANS) The recovery time and cost of brain tumour surgery might be reduced if surgery is performed while patients are awake during part of the procedure, says a study.

The study was conducted at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

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Not all obese people are at risk of heart disease

June 20th, 2010 SindhToday Comments off

Washington, June 20 (IANS) A small percentage of the obese population do not have metabolic risk factors for diabetes and heart disease such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, says a study.

“Some obese persons have a normal cardiovascular risk profile, and they have no increased risk for heart and blood vessel disease. However, periodic evaluation of their risk profile remains essential,” said study co-author André van Beek, MD, PhD, of University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands.

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Over 32,000 people displaced in Brazil floods

June 19th, 2010 SindhToday Comments off

Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 32,000 people have been displaced in Brazil’s Alagoas state due to floods caused by heavy rains, the civil defence service said Sunday.

Heavy rains are still continuing for the third week. Residential buildings in 21 localities have been flooded.

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Former Rwandan envoy to India shot at in South Africa

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Johannesburg, June 20 (IANS) A former chief of the Rwandan army and ex-ambassador to India who fled to South Africa earlier this year was shot at by an unidentified gunman here Saturday, media reports said.

Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, former army chief of Rwanda, and his wife were returning from shopping when a gunman opened fire at their car. He got injured in his stomach and was immediately taken to hospital, Xinhua reported citing a statement from the South African Press Association.

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Britain to build Europe’s largest bio-research centre

June 19th, 2010 SindhToday Comments off

London, June 19 (IANS) Britain plans to build Europe’s largest medical research centre where thousand of scientists can work together on different projects.

The 1.4-hectare complex worth 600 million pound will have separate research laboratories for everything from stem cells to influenza when it opens in 2015.

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