The 500,000th pacemaker operation in the UK has taken place - at the same hospital, St George's, London, which carried out the first such procedure in 1958.However, experts warn that although the UK was one of the first countries in the world to start implanting pacemakers, it has now fallen behind other European nations in the use of the devices. Mrs Trudie Lobban, founder of the Arrhythmia Alli Read More »
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A replica 16th-Century junk has sunk off Taiwan, one day short of completing an epic voyage to the US and back.The Ming dynasty-style Princess Taiping was trying to prove that China's greatest admiral, Zheng He, could have reached North America 600 years ago. After surviving several storms during its 10-month voyage, the junk broke in two and sank after it was rammed by a freighter just off Taiwa Read More »
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