German and US doctors visited China’s cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday, the hospital in which he’s receiving therapy said in a declaration.

“After listening to a thorough medical history of this patient and getting a report on his diagnosis and therapy, the medical specialists analyzed the patient in the sickroom,” according to an update on the site of First Hospital of China Medical University, in the nearby city of Shenyang.

“The American and German specialists have fully endorsed the therapy program and steps from the team of national specialists” it said.

China has faced international pressure to let Liu traveling abroad for treatment since he was transferred from prison to the Shenyang hospital once he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer more than a month past.

Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison in December 2009 for “subversion” after calling for governmental reform. In the Nobel ceremony in Oslo in 2010, he was represented by an empty seat.

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Low-fat milk could be beneficial for mental health like lowering the risk of developing symptoms of depression.
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A new study suggests that consuming the greater  quantity of low fat milk and yogurt may reap mental wellbeing. These could diminish the risk of developing symptoms of depression, which can be among the most common mental health issues in the United States.

The findings of the study were printed in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The study was directed by Professor Ryoichi Nagatomi of Tohoku University in Japan along with other colleagues, according to Medical News Today.

The researchers examined 1,159 adults from Japan aged between 19 and 83 decades. Most of them were girls. The group investigated how the usage of low carb and low-fat dairy products may affect the risk factors of depression. They asked the participants how often they have low-fat and whole-fat yogurt and milk. The researchers assessed the signs of depression using the 20-item self-rating depression scale.

The results showed that there was 31.2 percent of men that had signs of depression and 31.7 percent of girls. Meanwhile, individuals who consumed low-fat dairy and yogurt between 1 and four times per week had a reduced chance of symptoms of depression, in comparison with people who did not consume low-fat dairy product. The researchers said that the results of this study imply that a greater frequency of low carb dairy intake could be correlated with a lower incidence of depressive symptoms.

Low-fat milk  retains 1 percent milk fat. This kind of milk comprises proteins, vitamins and minerals. It can also reduce the danger of diseases like obesity. Low-fat milk can improve glucose levels, maintain lean muscle mass, reduce the danger of heart disease and reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol.

Meanwhile,  is constructed of milk fermented with lactic bacteria like the Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles. These are put into homogenized, heated and pasteurized milk that is incubated at a certain temperature. The bacteria then transform the milk sugar to lactic acid that thickens the milk and leaves it into a tangy flavor of yogurt. This fermented milk can prevent gastrointestinal conditions like constipation, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, nausea, colon cancer and also H. pylori infection. It might also enhance the immune system.

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Jesse Lee was writhing in pain in his wheelchair while he waited. Another man, also in apparent distress, lay close by on the ground.

The heart-wrenching sight inside the waiting room of the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina was captured on a phone camera and submitted on Facebook Saturday by the wife of a Marine also there to see a physician, based on the Huffington Post.

Lee, identified by the Huffington Post as a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran, told the media outlet that he ended up waiting for 5 hours to be seen by clinical staff.

“It was the strangest thing to ever happen in my life,” Lee explained. “It turned out really, very awful. I waited about 2 hours and moved up to the nurse’s desk to find out if there was something that they could do since I could no longer endure the pain, it was making me ill in my stomach. Nevertheless, they advised me to go sit back down into the waiting room. Then after about one hour I inquired if there was something that they could do.”

Officials of the veterans hospital do not deny the accounts by Lee and Hanna McMenamin, who took the photographs and place them on Facebook.

Sharonda Pearson, a public affairs officer in the health care center, said it is investigating the accounts and ought to be carried out with the inquiry by March 10. She said Saturday was unusually busy from the emergency department, which managed more than 100 people daily, the Post explained.

“All of the allegations will be investigated,” she explained.

On its website, the hospital claims that since 1953, it has been “improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our country.”

“We consider it our privilege to serve your healthcare requirements in almost any way we could.”

Durham VA Medical Center