Month: January 2015

Historic FGM prosecution

Egypt court jails doctor in ‘historic’ FGM prosecution An Egyptian court sentenced a doctor to prison Monday for the female genital mutilation (FGM) of a 13-year-old girl, resulting in her death. It is the first such conviction that the country’s judiciary has handed down. Women’s rights advocates who had pushed […]

Grapefruit and pills mix warning

Source: BBC Doctors have warned of a “lack of knowledge” about the dangers of mixing some medications with grapefruit. The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver. The researchers who first identified the link said the number […]