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Paralympic athlete considers euthanasia after matches

Paralympic athlete considers euthanasia after matches

Recently, the athlete Belgian Olympic athletics champion Marieke Vervoort in 2012 revealed to Le Parisien newspaper two wishes about Rio 2016: the first is to end his career on the podium with gold again; the other is, after the games, to perform euthanasia.

She, 37, suffers from an incurable degenerative disease since the age of 14. The syndrome paralyzed her legs and left her with no movements from the waist down, with great chances "Everybody sees me smiling with the gold medal, but no one sees the dark side. I suffer a lot, sometimes I sleep only ten minutes a night and still I fight for gold," he said. told a French TV interview.

Marieke also reported that she suffers from many fainting spells and wakes up with the dog licking her face, but that she still needs to find the strength to train. "I want everyone to have a glass of champagne in my hand and the thought for me," she said.


Girl who was born with HIV virus lived 9 years without treatment

Girl who was born with HIV virus lived 9 years without treatment

A 9-year-old South African girl who was born with the HIV virus has been keeping her illness asleep for more than eight years without the use of retroviral drugs. Her case was revealed last week in a conference in Paris. According to the researchers, the girl started using anti-HIV drugs when she was two months old and stopped 40 weeks later.

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Risk of heart problems is 25% higher in women smokers

Risk of heart problems is 25% higher in women smokers

The Lancet found that women who are addicted to smoking are at greater risk of suffering from heart disease than men, even smoking fewer cigarettes. The analysis was led by researchers from the University of Minnesota and University in Maryland , both in the United States. For the research, 86 previous studies involving more than four million of people.

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