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The eye doctor who could not see the stars

The eye doctor who could not see the stars

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Media playback is unsupported on your device For many years, Dr Andrew Bastawrous could not see clearly enough to spot the leaves on trees or the stars in the sky. Teachers kept telling him he was lazy and he kept missing the football during games. Then, aged 12, his mother took him to have his eyes tested and that changed everything. Now he is a prize-winning eye doctor with a plan to use a smartphone app to bring better vision to millions of children around the world. Dr Bastawrous told the BBC: "I'll never forget that moment at the optometrist. I had trial lenses on and looked across the car park and saw the gravel on the road had so much detail I had had no idea about. "A couple of weeks later I got my first pair of glasses and that's when...
Michael Jackson 'chemically castrated by father with hormone injections' doctor reveals

Michael Jackson 'chemically castrated by father with hormone injections' doctor reveals

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Conrad Murray, who was previously convicted of involuntary manslaughter after the death of MJ, has made claims about the music legend's dad.Speaking out following Joe Jackson’s death, the doctor revealed the King of Pop was "chemically castrated" by his father.Revealing all to Mirror Online, he claimed: "Joe Jackson was one of the worst fathers to his children in history."The cruelty expressed by Michael that he experienced at the hand of his father. GETTY FATHER AND SON: Michael admitted to Oprah that Joe had been abusive in the past GETTY RICHEST DECEASED: Michael Jackson was the richest deceased celebrity of 2017 with $ 75 million ...
BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

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The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series.A 53-second clip featuring the new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two still images of the actor were shared via Tapatalk a week ago.BBC Studios said it takes "theft and illegal distribution of our content extremely seriously". The BBC has filed an application with the California Federal Court.Tapatalk is not accused of any wrongdoing, and users who upload copyrighted materials violate its terms and conditions.A spokesman added that BBC Studios "will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security - ensuring Doctor Who fans enjo...
Does sticking with the same doctor lead to a longer life?

Does sticking with the same doctor lead to a longer life?

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About 21 percent of Americans do not have a personal doctor, according to the 2016 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, with Alaska topping out at 32.2 percent. However, a new systematic review suggests that when a person sees the same doctor over time that it can lead to a lower chance of an early death. The review, a collaboration between the U.K. University of Exeter Medical School and St. Leonard’s Practice in Exeter, analyzed 22 smaller studies from nine different countries. Each of these studies looked at the association between “continuity of care” and death. The U.K. researchers defined "continuity of care" as "repeated contact between an individual patient and a doctor." About 81 percent of the studies they looked at showed statistically significant re...
Seeing the same doctor over time 'lowers death rates'

Seeing the same doctor over time 'lowers death rates'

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Patients who see the same doctor again and again have lower death rates, a study suggests.The benefits applied to visits to GPs and specialists and were seen across different cultures and health systems.University of Exeter researchers said the human aspect of medical practice was "potentially life-saving" but had been neglected. GPs' leaders said they recognised the value of patients seeing "their own" doctor.Because of intense workforce pressures, however, this could mean waiting even longer for an appointment, the Royal College of GPs said.Continuity of care is known to be particularly beneficial for patients with chronic conditions, long-term mental health issues and complex needs.The study, published in BMJ Open, analysed th...