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US woman left traumatised after Malta hospital refuses life-saving abortion

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Doctors have denied an American woman on holiday in Malta a potentially life-saving abortion, despite saying her baby had a “zero chance” of survival after she was admitted to hospital with severe bleeding in her 16th...

Trump officials and meat industry blocked life-saving Covid controls, investigation finds

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Trump officials “collaborated” with the meatpacking industry to downplay the threat of Covid to plant workers and block public health measures which could have saved lives, a damning new investigation has found. Inter...

People at greatest risk of Covid death being prevented from accessing life-saving antivirals, RACGP says

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Those most at risk of dying with Covid are being prevented from accessing potentially life-saving treatments, Australia’s peak body for GPs said. Deaths from Covid-19 in Australia remain consistently high, with Queens...

Fundraise or die: how Fijians are crowdfunding lifesaving kidney treatment

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Ten years ago, at the age of 21, Sashi Kumari was admitted to hospital and told her kidneys were failing. She was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), which requires four-hour dialysis twice every week and ...

Flee review – fantastically moving story of a refugee’s life-saving secret

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This animated documentary from Danish film-maker Jonas Poher Rasmussen is an irresistibly moving and engrossing story, whose emotional implications we can see being absorbed into the minds of the director and his subj...

How not being able to cuddle my sick baby led to a life-saving invention

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Caitlin Shorricks will never forget the agony of seeing her three-month-old baby, Theía, being treated for cancer last year. She was scared to pick up her daughter for fear of accidentally pulling out the tube running...

Plasma from blood donors in England to be used for life-saving medicine

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Blood donors in England are now able to contribute to potentially life-saving plasma medicine. The ban on using plasma from UK donors – brought in to protect against vCJD, the human form of “mad cow disease” – has bee...

‘It is life-saving’: Elliot Page reveals happiness at having had top surgery

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Actor Elliot Page has revealed how much happier he feels after having top surgery, and described transitioning as “life-saving”. “I want people to know that not only has it been life-changing for me, I do believe it i...