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Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

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Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save. Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Four Australian officials involved with the rescue effort were also honored. Both highly skilled divers, the doctors played key roles in rescuing members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach from the cave complex in Chiang Rai province last July. They said before the award ceremony they were looking forward to going to the northern province Monday to see how the boys are faring. Thats really exciting for us to go and see them and make sure theyre wel...
Brazil rushes to find doctors to fill 8,300 positions left by Cubans

Brazil rushes to find doctors to fill 8,300 positions left by Cubans

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Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Health Ministry said Friday it's holding meetings with the Pan American Health Organization on the exodus of thousands Cuban doctors and finding replacements. "By early next week we will complete work on a proposal to select professionals to cover 8,332 vacant posts to be left by Cuban doctors," the ministry said Friday. The selection of Brazilian professionals "in a first call" will be made this month, and they will be required to reach municipal areas "immediately after selection," it added. The announcement came hours after the first group of 196 Cuban doctors returned to Cuba on Thursday, said Granma, Cuba's official newspaper. The group was scheduled to leave, as they'd completed their service in Brazil, but another group scheduled to replace them "wil...
Spanking 'harms kids': Leading doctors group advises against corporal punishment

Spanking 'harms kids': Leading doctors group advises against corporal punishment

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When a 14-year old Texas boy stole his mom’s new BMW to go on a joyride with friends last month, his mom found him in traffic, pulled him over, and spanked him with a belt, ABC affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco reported. The episode was caught on her daughter’s camera and started an online conversation about corporal punishment. It's a hot topic. The American Academy of Pediatrics has just come out with a new policy statement urging that parents avoid both "physical punishment and verbal abuse of children," citing evidence that links corporal punishment to "an increased risk of negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes for children." Corporal punishment -- defined as noninjurious, open-handed hitting with the intention of modifying child behavior ...
These Intestinal Worms Might Be Hiding in Your Sushi, Doctors Warn

These Intestinal Worms Might Be Hiding in Your Sushi, Doctors Warn

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As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid. Writing in BMJ Case Reports, gastroenterologists in Portugal recount the tale of a 32-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with severe stomach pain, vomiting, and a week-long fever. When he mentioned that he’d recently eaten sushi, his doctors suspected anisakiasis—a parasitic disease caused by tiny worms, called nematodes, that attach to the wall of the stomach, esophagus, or intestine. Sure enough, using an endoscope (a long tube with a with a camera on the end), doctors were able to spot an ...