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Source: DW

German Health Minister blocks suicide aid to terminally ill: report

Today 18:10 GMT

Germany has so far not provided any lethal drugs to terminally ill people wanting to put an end to their suffering, despite a 2017 verdict allowing such suicide assistance in exceptional cases, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to the Tagespiegel Health Minister Jens Spahn has played a considerable role in the rejection of applications, urging the BfArM in June last year not to allow anyone to purchase lethal drugs for the purposes of suicide.

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Source: DW

Venezuela's health care crisis: Hospitals have 'nothing left'

Today 18:10 GMT

Across the border in Colombia, aid services are reaching their limits, Andreas Lindner of the German Red Cross tells DW.

As a first response, we set up two health centers right on the border crossing at Cucuta — one directly behind the border bridge has been in operation since 2017. In the meantime, we also have medical aid stations on the border with Ecuador and along the migration route in Colombia.

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Source: Common Domain

How to fight the financial toxicity of cancer treatment

Sunday 23:38 GMT

Easing the cognitive burden associated with the financial stress that comes with cancer care can lead to better outcomes for cancer patients’ health and quality of life.

This was first published on The Conversation — “Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering.”

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Source: BBC

IS teenager Shamima Begum 'gives birth'

Monday 09:53 GMT

The London teenager who left the UK to join the Islamic State in Syria - has given birth, her family says they have been told.

In the interview, Ms Begum said she had escaped from Baghuz, Islamic State's last stronghold in eastern Syria, two weeks ago, but her husband - a Dutch convert to Islam - surrendered to a group of Syrian fighters as they left.

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Source: Fox News

Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

Sunday 18:09 GMT

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health.

The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn anyone who ate at the restaurant during those dates to get a vaccination for the virus if you haven’t already done so.

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