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  • Sep 15, 2014
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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


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