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Dentist

Irish 'abortion' death a mishap, inquest finds

An Indian dentist who was denied an emergency abortion at an Irish hospital last autumn died due to medical misadventure, her inquest has found. A jury sitting in Galway reached a unanimous verdict in the case of Savita Halappanavar, 31, who died from sepsis, a severe blood infection, after suffering a miscarriage.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:43am

Time to take stock - and then move on

Aries

March 21-April 19

There'll hardly be time to breathe this month, as you're wanted by everybody, and your skills and sociability are in great demand. This is a great time for positive energy and joy, so don't be shy about celebrating your talents and popularity.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Laissez-faire and the dentist's chair

Free trade and dentistry have a lot in common. Everyone is in favour of dental work, in principle, but few are enthusiastic about visiting the dentist. Free trade is like that, but more so because while it remains a much lauded principle, in practice the excuses for avoiding its implementation are even more effective than dentist evasion.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dentist plans to unlock secrets of Mexican pyramid

A Hong Kong dentist known for his passion for scientific exploration has been invited to help design a robot to examine a secret tunnel deep in a 1,800-year-old Mexican pyramid.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Model Zhuge shows it's all real with a pinch of good fortune

To deal with us naturally sceptical journalists, stars sometimes have to try extra hard to prove a point. It was model Marie Zhuge Ziqi's turn on Saturday.

At a showcase for local fashion house i.t's autumn-winter designs at Harlan's restaurant, the model was asked to comment on rumours that she had had her face artificially retouched.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

ask toni & josh

Dear Toni

I don't know how to talk to grown-ups. I'm 16, and feel I ought to be able to hold a conversation without a parent prompting me.

But if I'm ever left alone in adult company, I clam up. How can I overcome my irrational behaviour?

Intimidated

Dear Junior

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Foreign fillings

It dawned on me as I opened wide and said 'aaagggghhhh'. My dentist was Swedish. From Malmo, more precisely. Her assistant, according to her badge, was Svetlana. Hardly an East End name. Russian? 'No, Ukrainian.' Svetlana was a temp. Filling in for Agnieska, a Lithuanian.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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