LA REPUBBLICA (Italy)

ROME – Doctors of the Bambino Gesù Hospital announced that they have successfully transplanted what is believed to be the lightest-ever artificial heart, La Repubblica reports.

The titanium heart, weighing 11 grams (0.39 ounces), was transplanted in a 16-month baby last month. The average adult heart weighs 300 grams.H

The baby is doing well now, thanks to the American-made device, which had to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as the Italian Ministry of Health before being used.

The operation was the only way that the child could survive, as he suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM.

The child's new heart weighs the same as five one-cent coins.

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Colombian Gen Z Wins Battle For The Right To Have Blue Hair At Graduation

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BUCARAMANGA — It may not be remembered alongside same-sex marriage or racial justice, but count it as another small (and shiny) victory in the battle for civil rights: an 18-year-old Colombian student whose hair is dyed a neon shade of blue has secured the right to participate in her high school graduation, despite the school's attempt to ban her from the ceremony because of the color of her hair.

Leidy Cacua, an aspiring model in the northeastern town of Bucaramanga, launched a public battle for her right to graduate with her classmates after the school said her hair violated its social and communal norms, the Bogota-based daily El Espectador reported.

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