Egypt presses ahead with ridiculed medical device

June 29, 2014 3:19 AM

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Egypt presses ahead with ridiculed medical device

Cairo: Egypt's military has pressed ahead with promotion of a fanciful device it claims can diagnose and cure AIDS and hepatitis, announcing that it would be tested in the next six months on larger numbers of patients in army hospitals.

The military's supposedly miraculous medical device - a metal gizmo that has been described as resembling a kitchen hand mixer - drew wide ridicule when it was unveiled in February as the invention of an army general. Even a science adviser to the then-interim president, Adly Mansour, said the claim...

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