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FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years. She was investigated after the authorities received a tip-off. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. FGM was made illegal in the US in 1996. In a voluntary interview with ...

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New Doctor Strange Video Delivers Eye-Popping Visuals

The upcoming Marvel fantasy Doctor Strange promises to to be visually very different from other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new behind-the-scenes featurette to promote the film’s IMAX release has revealed just how trippy it is likely to be–check it out below: Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as mystical sorcerer Stephen Strange and also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, and Rachel McAdams. It is directed by Sinister‘s Scott Derrickson. In a recent interview with Slashfilm, Cumberbatch spoke about his decision to play the film’s ...

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Student doctor numbers to rise by 25%

The number of medical school places will increase by 25% in 2018 under plans to make England “self-sufficient” in training doctors. The announcement – being made by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt – will see medical school places rise to 7,500. He believes increasing the number of home-grown doctors will be essential given the ageing population. There is also concern it will become more difficult to recruit doctors trained abroad in the future. About a quarter of the medical workforce is trained outside the UK, but the impact of Brexit and ...

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US election: Donald Trump in excellent health, says his doctor

Republican nominee Donald Trump is in “excellent physical health,” according to a letter from his doctor. Mr Trump released the letter from his doctor, Harold N Bornstein, following a recent physical examination. The 70-year-old is listed as 6 foot 3 inches (1.9 metres) and weighs 236 pounds (116 kilos), which makes him nearly obese for his height. The letter comes as his rival Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail after she was sick with pneumonia. Both candidates have faced public scrutiny over transparency about the state of their health. ...

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Hillary Clinton 'healthy and fit', says doctor

Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve” as US president, says her doctor, as her campaign released updated medical information. The statement said the Democratic presidential nominee “continues to improve” after a pneumonia diagnosis. The disclosure came as her Republican rival Donald Trump released health data of his own on a medical chat show. Clinton aides say she will return to the campaign trail on Thursday after falling ill in public at the weekend. Both candidates, among the oldest ever to run for the White House, have been under ...

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More five-day doctor strikes announced

The week of strikes by junior doctors this month will be followed by three more five-day walkouts in October, November and December in England. The announcement by the British Medical Association comes just a day after it said there would be five days of all-out stoppages from 12 September. The move escalates further what has become the worst industrial relations dispute in the history of the NHS. The dates were agreed at an emergency meeting of union leaders on Thursday. It came just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May called ...

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Doctor settles Chelsea dismissal case

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has settled her dismissal claim against the club on confidential terms. Dr Carneiro, who claimed constructive dismissal against Chelsea, also reached a discrimination settlement against the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho. On Monday it emerged Chelsea had offered Dr Carneiro £1.2m to settle her claims, which she had rejected. Chelsea said it “regretted the circumstances” which led to the former first team doctor leaving the club. In a statement, Dr Carneiro said: “I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal ...

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Chelsea doctor 'rejected £1.2m payoff'

Former Chelsea first team doctor Eva Carneiro rejected a £1.2m settlement from the club, documents submitted to her employment tribunal show. She is claiming constructive dismissal and is also bringing separate legal action against Jose Mourinho. The former manager called her “daughter of a whore” in Portuguese when she treated a player, the tribunal heard. Lawyers for Chelsea revealed that she chose to take the case to a hearing rather than accept the payout. Dr Carneiro, 42, alleges the comment was made by Mr Mourinho, who left Chelsea in December, ...

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