Archive: 06/30/2010

SAfrica sees rise in post-circumcision deaths

(AP) -- South African health officials said Tuesday they are alarmed by the rise in deaths among men who have had botched traditional circumcisions, after 39 young men died in the last month after undergoing the rite of ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Health
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Portugal blocks Telefonica bid for Vivo

(AP) -- The Portuguese government used its special voting rights Wednesday to block Telefonica's euro7.15 billion ($8.72 billion) bid to buy Portugal Telecom's stake in Brazil's leading cell phone company Vivo.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Business
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New hope for victims of stroke

A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis also reduces the damage a stroke inflicts on the brain according to lab research and preliminary findings from a clinical trial of stroke patients. The results open the door for a ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Medical research
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China sets sail for the Arctic

A Chinese research vessel and ice-breaker is due to set sail this week for the Arctic, a region much coveted by Beijing for its wealth of scientific data and natural resources.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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