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Dr.Denis Mukwege awarded Sakharov Prize

Sakharov Prize awarded to Congolese gynecologist The 2014 Sakharov Prize, one of Europe’s most prestigious human rights accolades, will go to the Congolese physician Denis Mukwege for his treatment of the victims of gang rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Congolese physician Denis Mukwege, renowned for his treatment of mass rape victims in DRC, will be awarded this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, European Parliament President Martin Schulz announced in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Mukwege has been treating rape victims at a clinic in Bukavu on the…

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Staff in Texas Ebola Case Is Asked to Avoid Public Spaces

DALLAS(NYTIMES) — No restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters or other places where members of the public congregate. No travel by airplane, ship, long-distance bus, train or other modes of commercial transportation. Such are the restrictions that dozens of health care workers who treated the Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are being asked to follow for the 21-day maximum incubation period of the virus. The documents were drawn up by the Texas state health agency and Dallas County officials after an infected nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, took two flights between Dallas and Cleveland…

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First womb-transplant baby born

A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report. The 36-year-old mother, who was born without a uterus, received a donated womb from a friend in her 60s. The British medical journal The Lancet says the baby was born prematurely in September weighing 1.8kg (3.9lb). The father said his son was “amazing”. Cancer treatment and birth defects are the main reasons women can be left without a functioning womb. If they want a child of their own, their…

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