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‘They are going to come after you’: a doctor’s advice on rugby’s battle over brain injuries

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Alix Popham, 41, played for Newport, Leeds, Llanelli Scarlets and Brive, and won 33 Wales caps between 2003 and 2008. He is one of a group of retired rugby players who have been diagnosed with probable chronic traumat...

‘A severe chilling effect’: abortion bans will inhibit doctors’ advice to patients, experts fear

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The end of a federal right to abortion in the US would have profound and detrimental impacts on medical education, the freedom to practice medicine and patients’ ability to seek medical advice without fear of prosecut...

‘Health systems should be prepared’: doctors brace for tsunami of long Covid

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When his throat first started hurting, John Brown didn’t think much of it. It was March 2020 and the 48-year-old was onboard the Voyager of the Seas, a cruise travelling through the Pacific Islands. “There were peopl...

‘Like living in a horror film’: UK doctors raise Covid funds for India

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The streets of Delhi are known for their noise, crowds, and bustle, but Meenal Vis, a UK doctor, says that when her family there listen out of their windows there is “pin-drop silence”. “It is almost like living in a ...

‘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...

‘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...

‘Quite dangerous’: Australia’s slowing Covid booster rollout worries doctors

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The messaging around the severity of the Omicron Covid variant and a degree of pandemic fatigue is slowing Australia’s booster rollout, as some Australians shun the third dose. Clinton, who asked for his last name not...

‘They knew we weren’t giving oxygen’: a Delhi doctor’s week of horror

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During the past week when oxygen was periodically running out at Ganga Ram hospital, one thing Dr Chahat Verma found unbearable was the look on the faces of patients when the oxygen saturation levels of another patien...

‘Unnecessary suffering and death’: doctors fear for patients’ lives in a post-Roe world

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Dr Herman Miller didn’t learn the news until he turned on MSNBC on Tuesday morning. According to a draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the supreme court was ready to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling th...

‘We will lose more doctors’: Sudan’s health workers plead for Covid jabs

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More than 200 Sudanese doctors, nurses and medical workers have died from Covid-19, according to sources close to the health ministry – more than three times the official figure. Like other countries across sub-Sahar...

A doctor’s view: Does LeBron James’s ankle injury put his season in jeopardy?

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Indefinitely. That is the word athletes hate to hear when they have an injury. Usually they just want to know, Can I play through it? Otherwise, when can I be back? Indefinitely is not a good word. On Saturday, LeBron...

Afghanistan’s doctors braced for rapid spread of India Covid variant

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Doctors in Afghanistan have expressed fears that the Covid-19 variant first discovered in India could now be spreading quickly in the country. At Kabul’s main Covid hospital, where all 100 beds are occupied, doctors s...

Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal

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Doctors’ clinics are being inundated with calls from confused patients after Thursday’s vaccine announcement, and at least one has warned his clinic is considering withdrawing from the rollout due to delivery failures...

Australians travelling overseas should be forced to have Covid vaccine, doctors say

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A controversial national cabinet decision to fast track vaccines for Australians approved to travel overseas should be strengthened to make vaccination mandatory prior to departure, the Australian Medical Association ...

California considers allowing nurse practitioners to perform abortions without doctors

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California has introduced a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to provide abortion care without the supervision of a physician. The San Diego senator Toni Atkins, who introduced the bill, said the expansion of ...

Coronavirus live news: doctors call for England to keep some restrictions after 19 July; Indonesia in partial lockdown

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BMA chair says easing restrictions not an ‘all or nothing decision’; Indonesia locks down Bali and Java in effort to curb surging infections

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