Romanian woman dies after being set on fire during surgery
31 December 2019 | 1:45 pm
A patient has died after she was set alight during surgery for cancer, succumbing to burns on 40 percent of her body. Surgeons had used an electric scalpel and flammable disinfectant in close proximity.
21 Jun 2021
Surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena during a nighttime church service.
5 Jul 2021
The 84-year-old will undergo a procedure for inflammation of the large colon.
12 Jul 2021
Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
26 Jul 2021
Liver cancer is strikingly prevalent in West Africa. Specialists point to high rates of hepatitis as a likely cause, but the region is not well equipped to deal with the epidemic.
31 Jul 2021
Actress Ruby Rose shared on her Instagram story that she struggled to get medical care due to on-going COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles.
16 Aug 2021
Roger Federer will miss the upcoming U.S. Open and be sidelined for many months because he needs more knee surgery, an operation that the Swiss great said on Sunday will give him a "glimmer of hope" that he can resume his glittering career.
29 Aug 2021
On a long ribbon of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, industrial pollution puts the area's mostly African-American residents at nearly 50 times the risk of cancer than the United States average, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then "Cancer Alley," as it's known, began making headlines for a different reason last spring: one of its parishes -- Louisiana's equivalent of US counties -- was hit with the highest rate of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.
18 Sep 2021
The Galleri blood test can determine whether a patient has cancer before symptoms show up. Health experts hope for a "game changer" in early cancer detection, with thousands expected to take part in the trial.
26 Sep 2021
The prevalence of hearing impairment in adults is almost 12%, and 10% in children, the Kampala Audiology and Speech Centre says. Specialists want the government to make surgery available to poor families. Some Ugandans will blame witchcraft rather than seeking proper treatment.
19 Sep 2021
The World Health Organization says only about 4 million coronavirus cases were reported globally last week — a significant drop. Meanwhile, the African Union wants to be able to buy more jabs. Follow DW for the latest.
18 Oct 2021
As the world marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we examine the rising rates of breast cancer in Nigeria, Uganda and Malawi. Lifesaving information is often scarce and many patients lack access to adequate treatment.
24 Oct 2021
According to the World Health Organization, access to healthcare in Chad is still at an embryonic stage. The country has limited data on cancer and no department dedicated to its care, meaning those who are diagnosed are often referred to hospitals abroad. But Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, the WHO's representative to Chad, is optimistic about the country's political will to fight cancer, as authorities plans to build a national treatment centre.
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Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has retired from international football at the age of 31. Hazard made his Belgium debut in 2008 at the age of 17, and went on to win 126 caps, scoring 33 goals. Credit: @ujuochulo for The Guardian
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Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
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China has said it will allow COVID patients with mild symptoms to isolate at home, it has also reduced the scope of lockdowns where cases are noticed and made regional travel easier. This follows widespread protests.
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The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, giving rise to Russia and 14 independent states. Now it seems Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer respects the sovereignty of those other nations. That’s led to a new patriotism in the ex-Soviet states.
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The M23 rebel group has said in a statement that they are ready to withdraw from occupied areas in eastern Congo. However, this comes amid reports of renewed fighting and as the DRC accuses M23 of killing 272 civilians.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino heaped praise on the Qatar 2022 World Cup thus far, saying teams from across the world are competitively closer than ever before with all six geographical permanently inhabited continents having representatives in the knockout stages for the first time in history.