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Vatican claims condoms don't stop HIV--A BBC1 Panorama programme showed how the Catholic church tells people in countries where AIDS is epidemic not to use condoms. The Vatican claims that condoms do not stop the passage of HIV, despite scientific evidence that proves otherwise. The World Health Organization said, “These incorrect statements about condoms and HIV are dangerous when we are facing a global pandemic.”
Pioneers of MRI awarded Nobel prize--The 2003 Nobel prize for physiology and medicine has been awarded jointly to Sir Peter Mansfield, of Nottingham University, and Paul Lauterbur for their discoveries related to magnetic resonance imaging in the 1970s.
Austrian medical faculties to become independent universities--Medical faculties of Austrian universities will become universities in their own right after a new law was passed. Under the new arrangements student fees will go straight to the medical universities giving the medical deans more control.
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