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Oprah’s Powerful Weight Watchers Commercial Is Bringing People to Tears

December 31, 2015

Oprah’s Powerful Weight Watchers Commercial Is Bringing People to Tears

Oprah Winfrey really is just like the rest of us. The TV mogul, who signed a five-year deal with Weight Watchers in October, stars in a new commercial where she reveals why she joined the program and discusses her struggles with weight loss in the past. “Inside every overweight woman, is a woman she knows she can be,” Oprah says. “Many times you look in the more...

Economy , Entertainment , Health , News

Family doctors can work together to make deals with insurers: ACM

September 21, 2015

Family doctors can work together to make deals with insurers: ACM

The Dutch consumer and markets authority ACM is to give family doctors and other health practitioners more leeway to work together to negotiate fees with health insurance companies. The ACM’s chairman Chris Fonteijn told the NRC at the weekend that doctors and physiotherapists can work together if it is in the interests of the patient. What they may not do is divide more...

Community , Health

Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: ‘Reality’ Of Condition Reportedly ‘Sinking In’ For Family

March 23, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: ‘Reality’ Of Condition Reportedly ‘Sinking In’ For Family

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, remains in a medically induced coma after being moved to an Atlanta rehab facility this week. According to sources, the “reality” of the situation is “sinking in” for the family. Bobbi Kristina, 22, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home Jan. 31. Hospitalized at Emory more...

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Who killed Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and why?

October 9, 2014

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced. Thomas "Eric" Duncan, 42, passed away at 7:51 a.m., the hospital said. “This hurts deeply,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a city council meeting. “We were hoping this was not going to happen.” Duncan, more...

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Don’t Sit On The Fence, Help Fight Ebola – Kofi Annan To African Leaders

September 16, 2014

Don’t Sit On The Fence, Help Fight Ebola – Kofi Annan To African Leaders

Former United Nations’ (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan has asked other African leaders to pitch in to help the fight against the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed over 2,300 lives. He has however lauded President John Mahama’s contribution to fighting the disease in the affected West African nations. “I know that President Mahama has been in touch with more...

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Top EU court ruling backs gay African asylum bids, gays are more than welcome in EU..

November 8, 2013

The EU's top court has ruled that homosexuals from Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal who fear imprisonment in their home country have grounds for asylum in EU member states. The Netherlands had asked the court for advice about three gay citizens of those countries seeking asylum. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says asylum can be granted in cases where people are more...

Health , Living , Local

Almost 40% youngsters have ‘inadequate or poor’ hearing

May 28, 2013

Almost 40% youngsters have ‘inadequate or poor’ hearing

The hearing of Dutch youth is deteriorating and almost four in 10 under-25s have inadequate or poor hearing, according to the hearing foundation Nationale Hoorstichting. The organisation bases its claims on 17,000 online check-ups. In 2011, three in 10 youngsters were said to have suffered some form of hearing damage. ‘We see trends emerging,’ spokesman Paul more...

Environment , Health , Living , Youth

First Ever ‘International Clitoris Awareness Week’, May 6-12

May 8, 2013

Mention the word "clitoris" and some people get touchy -- and not in a good way.But that could change quickly because May 6—12 as the first ever "International Clitoris Awareness Week," a seven-day period designed to celebrate the female body part. The organization behind the week is “Clitoraid” a Las Vegas-based group usually devoted to more...

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EU plans stricter tobacco rules by Daniel Mason

May 7, 2013

The European Commission's proposed new rules on tobacco marketing – including a plan to cover at least three-quarters of cigarette packages with health warnings – have been widely welcomed by campaign groups and MEPs, though there have been some calls for even tougher restrictions. The revisions to the 2001 tobacco directive were presented by health and consumer more...

Business , Health

Second report condemns Catholic church for abusing thousands of girls

March 11, 2013

Second report condemns Catholic church for abusing thousands of girls

The Catholic church must acknowledge and compensate the thousands of girls who were sexually and physically abused by priests, monks and nuns, according to a new report focusing on female abuse victims. The report, the second produced by the specialist committee led by Wim Deetman, looked at 150 cases in which girls were physically and sexually abused. The research more...

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