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Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical history

Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical historyA 43-year-old man in France is recovering after becoming the first person in history to receive a second face transplant. Jerome Hamon got his first face transplant in 2010 but the tissue began to die and he had to have it removed in November. In January, he received a new face from another donor.



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Barbara Bush In 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek More Medical Treatment

Barbara Bush In 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek More Medical TreatmentBarbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical



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21 People Sought Medical Attention After Former Russian Spy Was Poisoned

21 People Sought Medical Attention After Former Russian Spy Was PoisonedSergei Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer remain hospitalized



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After Death of Ruthie Ann Miles’ Daughter, Should Doctors Alert DMV of Drivers With Medical Condition?

After Death of Ruthie Ann Miles’ Daughter, Should Doctors Alert DMV of Drivers With Medical Condition?The 44-year-old driver, Dorothy Brun, suffers from multiple sclerosis, heart problems and a seizure disorder.



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Alabama inmate wished for death during botched execution, according to medical report

Alabama inmate wished for death during botched execution, according to medical reportThe state attempted to execute Doyle Lee Hamm by lethal injection last month, but halted the procedure just before midnight, when they were unable to kill him. Hamm’s attorney, Bernard Harcourt, has claimed the execution was called off because medical staff were unable to find a vein in which to administer the lethal injection before the death warrant expired. A medical examination report filed by Mr Harcourt this week claims Hamm had at least 11 puncture wound on his body following the procedure.



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MSF suspends medical work in Nigerian town after deadly raid

MSF suspends medical work in Nigerian town after deadly raidThe medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday it had suspended its work in the Nigerian town of Rann and evacuated national and international staff after a deadly raid. Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters. “Following a violent attack in Rann, Borno state, on Thursday 1 March, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suspended its medical activities in the town and evacuated 22 national and international staff,” MSF said in a statement.



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Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was 'The Little Engine That Could,' Mom Says

Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was 'The Little Engine That Could,' Mom SaysDeane Kenny Striker was killed at the Winchester Public Library. Jeffrey Yao is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder



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Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'

Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were “positive.” Abbas, 82, flew to the United States to address the U.N. Security Council in New York on Feb. 20. Abbas confirmed this on Thursday, after the tests.



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Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuations

Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuationsBy Tom Miles and Ellen Francis GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria’s biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patients. Four patients were evacuated from eastern Ghouta, where almost 400,000 people have been under siege by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces since 2013, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said in a statement.



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White House Schedules Medical Exam For Trump

White House Schedules Medical Exam For TrumpRachel Maddow notes Donald Trump's unusually slurred speech during his Jerusalem announcement yesterday and reports on the White House announcing that Trump will have a medical exam in January with the results to be made public.



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