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Can video consultations combat global doctor shortages?

Image copyright Lydia Campbell-Hill Image caption Dr Lydia Campbell-Hill says offering online consultations gave her more family time at home Would you be happy to see your doctor online? Growing numbers of patients seem to be attracted by the convenience. And doctors are also finding it useful as health services come under pressure from growing and ageing populations. Lydia Campbell-Hill, a 35-year-old doctor from Cornwall, England, says switching to online consultations has transformed her life. “As a ‘part-time’ GP [general practitioner] working three days a week, I was doing 39…

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Abdurehim Heyit Chinese video ‘disproves Uighur musician’s death’

Image copyright CRI Image caption A screenshot of the footage appearing to show Mr Heyit Chinese state media have released a video appearing to show a Uighur musician previously reported to have died in a detention camp. The video, dated 10 February, features a man said to be Abdurehim Heyit stating that he is in “good health”. Turkey earlier called on China to close the camps following reports of his death. Up to a million Uighurs are reportedly being detained. Some Uighurs have questioned the video’s authenticity. Nury Turkel, chairman…

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Holby City star’s daughter wanted drugs video ‘posted on YouTube’

Image copyright Zoe Barling/PA Wire Image caption Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead in a wooded area on the edge of the Bestival festival site A girl who was filmed taking a fatal drugs overdose at a music festival urged her boyfriend to post the video on YouTube, a court has heard. Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, the daughter of Holby City actor John Michie, was found dead in woods on the Bestival site in Dorset in 2017. Boyfriend Ceon Broughton, 29, denies manslaughter and supplying drugs. In his phone footage played in…

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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum Image caption Artwork: Galagadon was a freshwater shark from the time of the dinosaurs A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It’s been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology.…

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Cherno Samba: The football prodigy who made it in a video game

Cherno Samba’s career looked bright at 15, but a failed transfer led to depression and an attempt to take his own life. He started as a schoolboy at Millwall but never played in the Premier League. He did however have a successful career in the lower leagues of English football, as well as representing sides in Spain, Finland and Norway. In the video game Championship Manager however, he became one of the world’s best virtual footballers. Today, he hopes to one day manage a real team. Source link

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Video of US teens taunting Native American draws fire

Footage of a group of teenagers – many wearing Make America Great Again caps – taunting a Native American man in Washington DC has drawn criticism. The teenagers, students at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School, are seen mocking Omaha elder Nathan Phillips as he sings and drums. The students were taking part in an anti-abortion rally on Friday, while Mr Phillips, a Vietnam War veteran, came for an Indigenous Peoples’ March. The school apologised to Mr Phillips. The footage of the incident went viral on social media. A number of…

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China approves second batch of video games after freeze, but still no Tencent

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have green lit a second batch of video games after a freeze for most of last year, though once again there was no mention of industry leader Tencent Holdings Ltd on the list of approved titles. According to a list from China’s broadcasting watchdog – the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television – 84 new video games have been approved. This is the second such list in a fortnight after the body gave its nod to 80 video games in late December.…

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Arrest video of jailed mother in Iran

Video appearing to show the arrest of jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been shown in a documentary on Iranian TV. The British-Iranian mother has spent more than 1,000 days in an Iranian prison after being convicted of spying. She denies all the charges against her. Last week, her husband revealed she was planning a hunger strike because she is being denied medical treatment. Source link

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Newspaper headlines: NHS video appointments and staffing shortage

Newspaper headlines: NHS video appointments and staffing shortage By BBC News Staff Image caption The i leads with the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, which it published on Monday. Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has said there are some 100,000 vacancies across the health service – including 40,000 full-time nursing roles. The paper says that according to the plan, the NHS needs to launch a large-scale international recruitment drive. Image caption The Mirror is also explicit about what it calls the “chronic staff shortages” of the…

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Roku to launch subscription video channels business

FILE PHOTO A video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc in New York, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Roku Inc (ROKU.O) said on Wednesday it will begin offering premium video channels to customers for a subscription fee as it expands its free streaming video service. Premium channels from CBS Corp’s Showtime, Lionsgate-owned Starz and Noggin from Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) among others will be available to viewers of the Roku Channel, a free video service offered to owners of Roku streaming video devices. The move by…

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