Today during clinical medicine session we had a case of HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia). A female, single (unmarried) patient of 46 years old from Mosul presented with Epistaxis (nosebleeds), Hematemesis (vomiting of blood), Melena (black stool) and anemia. She had been suffering from this condition for three years with a family history of the same condition. HHT is a hereditary condition transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion, and occurs in one in 5,000 people. It is also called Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and often in organs such as the lungs, liver and brain. Treatment focuses on reducing bleeding from blood vessel lesions, and sometimes surgery or other targeted interventions to remove arteriovenous malformations in organs.

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iOS 5 logoToday apple announced the long-waited iPhone 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet. The most important new features are:
* Dual-core A5 chip
* All-new 8MP camera and optics
* iOS 5 and iCloud
* Also introducing Siri
The looks and feels are just like the iPhone 4. It comes in both black and white flavors. The processor however is two times faster than that of the iPhone 4 and four times faster than that of the iPhone 3GS with 7x faster graphics. The new camera is just amazing with the ability to record 1080p HD videos. The new iOS contains more than 200 new features including the notification center which I like very much, iMessages, twitter integration and to-do lists. Now with iCloud, you can store your contents and push them wirelessly to all your other devices. Siri is a new aritifical-intelligence-like app that uses your voice to send messages, set reminders, search for information, and more. This new iPhone will be available to order on October 14th with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory starting at 199$.