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Japan is developing a nursing-care robot

Japan has long been looking at how to provide care for the elderly without accepting immigrants or refugees. Due to a shrinking labor force, as well as greater demand for elder-care, the country will be short 380,000 health nurses by 2025, though many independent experts put the figure closer to 500,000. The most obvious solution… Read More
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Sierra Leone Child With Down Syndrome Labeled ‘Devil Boy’

It is not common to see children with Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone. The condition is rarely diagnosed in Sierra Leone and widely perceived to be the result of demonic powers. These children are commonly denounced as "devil children" who bring bad luck on their families and should be made to disappear with a ritual… Read More
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Fukushima child evacuees face menace of school bullies

Six years after an earthquake and tsunami sparked the Fukushima meltdown, several cases of “nuclear bullying” have prompted discrimination similar to that suffered by survivors of the World War Two atom bombs. The country has long grappled with bullying, but discrimination against Fukushima evacuees is a serious problem, with a government panel last month urging… Read More
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Overdose survivors face misdemeanor charge

An Ohio town is trying to fight the heroin epidemic by charging survivors of drug overdose with “inducing panic.” Emergency responders who revive drug users using an overdose antidote can charge the survivors, even if they are struggling with addiction or have attempted suicide. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to 180 days in… Read More
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A Brazilian city uses tilapia fish skin to treat burn victims

Brazilian doctors are testing the skin of a popular fish as a bandage for second- and third-degree burns. Tilapia skin contains optimum levels of collagen type one and high degrees of humidity, so it takes a long time to dry out. These are important characteristics known for healing burns and for providing patients with essential… Read More
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