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One in four NHS doctors tired to the point of impairment, survey finds

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One in four doctors in the NHS are so tired that their ability to treat patients has become impaired, according to the first survey to reveal the impact of sleep deprivation on medics during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

‘Menace to public health’: 270 doctors criticize Spotify over Joe Rogan’s podcast

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A total of 270 US doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals and professors have written an open letter to streaming company Spotify, expressing concern about medical misinformation on The Joe Rogan Experience podc...

Maryland doctors transplant pig’s heart into human patient in medical first

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In a medical first, doctors in Maryland have transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life. Doctors at the University of Maryland medical center said Mond...

New York: doctors battle for lives of dozens gravely hurt in Bronx fire

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Doctors worked on Monday to save the lives of several people gravely injured when smoke from a fire knocked them out or trapped them in their apartments in a New York City high-rise. Nineteen people, including nine ch...

Give FFP3 masks to NHS staff during Omicron, doctors say

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NHS staff treating Covid patients should be given much more protective facewear than thin surgical masks to help them avoid getting infected during the Omicron rise, doctors say. The British Medical Association (BMA),...

Keep Christmas plans small to help NHS fight Omicron, doctors plead

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Doctors have made an urgent plea to keep Christmas celebrations small as scientists said mounting evidence that the Omicron variant of coronavirus is milder may not be enough to stop the NHS being overwhelmed. In the ...

Voices of Covid doctors: ‘It was always about trying to save you’ – video

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Healthcare workers around the world have been on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic for almost two years, which put them through the darkest days of their careers. Five doctors who have worked in hospitals in U...

Overdose prevention centres will save lives, say UK senior doctors

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Drug addicts should be allowed to use illicit substances in “supervised injecting facilities” with medical staff on hand to ensure no one dies, health groups are urging ministers. Senior doctors, public health special...

Doctors report 13,000 cancelled operations in UK over two months

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UK hospitals have cancelled at least 13,000 operations over the last two months as they struggle to cope with record demand for NHS care and people sick with Covid-19. Figures collected by A&E doctors showed that ...

Seven doctors contract Covid after attending Florida anti-vaccine summit

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Seven anti-vaccine doctors fell sick after gathering earlier this month for a Florida “summit” at which alternative treatments for Covid-19 were discussed. “I have been on ivermectin for 16 months, my wife and I,” Dr...

‘Patients hid under beds’: Sudan doctors refuse to hand injured protesters to soldiers

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At the Royal Care hospital in Khartoum, close to the military headquarters in the centre of Sudan’s capital, the beds are full of dozens of injured, all of them wounded in the protests against Monday’s coup. There are...

Doctors call on NHS to offer women more help after first miscarriage

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Women who lose a baby during pregnancy should be offered help after having one miscarriage rather than the three currently needed to trigger NHS support, doctors say. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologi...

Stop demonising England’s family doctors – we are on our knees

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I am losing hope. I know my patients are too. Many of them are on the phone for hours trying to get through, and many feel aggrieved when they wait so long to see us. I can see why the government has asked us to iden...

Doctor’s ‘brilliant’ new first aid technique can stem blood loss after shark attack

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An emergency department doctor says he has developed a simple new way to help save the lives of shark attack victims in the crucial moments after a bite. The technique is described in a paper published today in the jo...

Doctors treating unvaccinated Covid patients are succumbing to compassion fatigue

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Last February, Dr Bryce Meck, 30, would lock herself in the bathroom to cry for five minutes when her patients, whom she had watched over for weeks in the medical intensive care unit, were dying from Covid-19. They be...

Doctors warn NSW emergency departments face five times the number of Covid patients as ICUs

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Doctors are warning that hospital emergency departments in New South Wales will face almost five times the number of Covid patients than intensive care wards, as the sector calls for a coordinated approach to manage s...

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