Indian boy has 526 teeth removed
05 August 2019 | 3:19 pm
The discovery of a boy in Chennai has left dentists baffled. Doctors spent almost five hours removing the teeth to give the 7-year-old a more modest set of 21 teeth.
28 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Julien Cavanagh, a neurologist at the State University of New York, discussed the daily challenge of treating patients with Covid-19 at his Brooklyn hospital. Dr Cavanagh explained why African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by the virus. He also expressed his disapproval of protesters who are demanding an end to lockdown measures. Finally, he condemned the US federal government's response to the public health crisis.
6 May 2020
We continue our coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East. Iran is one of the worst-hit countries in the region – authorities there have reported more than 6,000 deaths.
28 Jun 2020
Some 500 French bulldog puppies were found on a flight from Ukraine. Dozens of the dogs were severely ill and 38 were dead on arrival. Authorities said they "will determine next steps once the investigation is complete."
18 Oct 2020
Medical staff treating Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of the president's condition, adding he could be discharged Monday. The announcement comes a day after mixed messages about his coronavirus infection.
24 Oct 2020
The head of Germany's peak medical body said he wasn't convinced that wearing non-medical cloth masks outdoors could combat coronavirus infection. His comments drew harsh criticism, and even a call for him to quit.
6 Nov 2020
The personal doctor of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who had successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot, is "amazed" at the rate of his recovery, as fans leave messages of support on the walls of the private clinic in Buenos Aires where their idol is undergoing treatment.
30 Nov 2020
Football legend Diego Maradona's doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death. Witnesses had reportedly seen a struggle between Maradona and his physician.
2 Dec 2020
"Doctor Luque is not formally charged," says one of the lawyers for Diego Maradona's surgeon, Leopoldo Luque, after prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating him over the treatment the football legend received for his heart condition following his discharge from hospital.
21 Dec 2020
A German geneticist has said those who turn down the new COVID-19 vaccine should carry a note also refusing intensive care treatment. He also said medical decisions should not be left to conspiracy theorists.
18 Jan 2021
The first large-scale criminal trial since Germany introduced anti-doping legislation in 2015 has resulted in a prison term for a doctor from Erfurt.
24 Jan 2021
The Italian coastguard towed the carcass of a whale, thought to be one of the largest found in the Mediterranean, to the docks in Naples on Wednesday, after it was found near Sorrento on Sunday. The carcass of the huge cetacean was seen being recovered from the waters in the southern Italian city, after it was initially found when a distressed calf led the coast guard to the body. According to local reports, the cause of death remains unknown. An animal autopsy will reportedly be carried out.
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Economist Jayati Gosh believes a windfall tax is a "no-brainer". "The difficulty is how do you establish how much is windfall? It's very complicated," Ghosh tells FRANCE 24. She is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the newly appointed co-chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.
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Sweden's Riksbank has kicked off what's expected to be a series of interest rate hikes around the world, as central banks struggle to curb inflation. The 100 basis point hike is Sweden's biggest in three decades, in response to a cost-of-living crisis that's affecting households and businesses.
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Hurricane Fiona has hit Canada's Atlantic coast with strong rains and wind after brushing past Bermuda. Experts say it could become one of the most severe storms Canada has ever seen.
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Seven months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, repairing worn-out Western weapons is becoming increasingly important. The workshop for doing so is to be built on the Polish-Ukrainian border.