10 May '11, 12am

In Pictures: Texas man shows off the first full face transplant in the US

In Pictures: Texas man shows off the first full face transplant in the US

Face transplant recipient Dallas Wiens, of Fort Worth, Texas, takes questions from members of hte media during a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston. -- PHOTO: AP BOSTON (Massachusetts) - A YOUNG father who was terribly disfigured in an electrical accident showed off his new look on Monday alongside doctors who performed the United States' first full face transplant. Visibly moved as he described how his young daughter called him 'handsome' and how the first whiff of hospital food was so tantalising, 26-year-old Dallas Wiens said there were no words to thank the anonymous donor and his family. 'I can never express what has been done, what I have been given,' said Mr Wiens at a press conference with doctors who performed the operation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the north-eastern city of Boston. The world's first full face transplant was unveil...

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New Hougang MP holds first Meet-the-People session

New Hougang MP holds first Meet-the-People session

channelnewsasia.com 11 May '11, 3pm

SINGAPORE: Hougang's new MP from the Workers' Party, Yaw Shin Leong held his first Meet-the-People session on Wednesday. I...