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Cypriots in good health despite overloaded system

Cypriots’ health is good in spite of an overloaded public health system that does not provide universal coverage and spending less than most other EU countries, said a survey published by the European Commission on Thursday. Life expectancy at birth was 81.8 years in 2015, up from 77.7 …

Sony Expects Best-Ever Annual Profit on Image Sensor Sales

Japan’s Sony Corp lifted its full-year operating income forecast on Tuesday, expecting to book its highest-ever profit due to strong sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices. The electronics firm forecast profit of JPY 630 billion ($5.57 billion) for the year ending March, from JPY 500 billion …

Ob/Gyn Society Urges Hospital Disaster Plans

Hospitals need updated emergency plans in place for maternity care before a natural disaster or a new outbreak of infectious disease strikes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said in a new opinion statement. Of note, hospitals should attempt to adhere to the Levels of Maternal Care …

Hundreds of rough sleepers in Manchester to be offered homes

At least 200 of Greater Manchester’s most entrenched rough sleepers will be given new homes, and the support needed to stay in them, after a £1.8m grant from an ethical investment fund. Under the scheme, financed by the social impact bond, 15 of Greater Manchester’s housing providers, as well …

The weird world of The Flat Earth Society

A 45-metre-tall ice wall that surrounds the Earth is patrolled by henchman who stop people climbing over and falling off the edge of the world. No, you haven’t just read the plot to a Game of Thrones spin-off – it’s part of a massive conspiracy theory that members of the Flat …