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Deaf man with new hearing aid hears music for the first time, asks, ‘What I should listen to next?’

August 14, 2012

Austin Chapman says he was “born profoundly deaf” and has “never understood” music–or the people moved by it. “My whole life I’ve seen hearing people make a fool of themselves singing their favorite song or gyrating on the dance floor,” Chapman, a 21-year-old filmmaker, wrote in a post on his studio’s blog. “I’ve also seen […]

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Healthcare spending may reach 3.5% of GDP in 2030

March 5, 2012

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said a key challenge to sustaining a fair and progressive tax system in Singapore is healthcare spending. Wrapping up the Budget debate in Parliament, he said healthcare spending is going to be biggest driver in the increase in expenditure over the next ten to 20 years. He said Singapore […]

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Rise in tropical diseases blamed on turmoil in Mideast

March 2, 2012

YEARS of conflict and political struggle have caused massive human and animal migrations in the Middle East and North Africa. Now a new study blames these upheavals for the spread or re-emergence of a variety of tropical diseases – some previously eliminated or controlled – affecting an estimated 65 million people. A family of illnesses […]

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