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Isle of Man medical director faced ‘disgraceful’ bullying, tribunal finds

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The chief minister of the Isle of Man has expressed his “deep discomfort” after a tribunal found that the island’s medical director had been forced out of her job and suffered “disgraceful” bullying for whistleblowing...

Contentious Croatian abortion goes ahead after medical officials step in

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A Croatian woman who was denied an abortion although her foetus had serious health issues has undergone the procedure, it was revealed on Wednesday. The case sparked nationwide outrage in the EU country where Catholic...

Erling Haaland set to join Manchester City after passing medical

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Erling Haaland is poised to become a Manchester City player this week after passing a medical and the Premier League champions telling Borussia Dortmund they will activate the 21-year-old’s release clause. The fee is ...

‘Absolutely disgraceful’ school toilets causing medical issues for NSW students, inquiry hears

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Disgusting toilets and overcrowded, demountable classrooms are pushing more parents to send their children to private schools, an inquiry into New South Wales public school infrastructure has been told. A state parlia...

‘Medical tourists’ are travelling the world in search of the elixir of life

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Every year millions of people cross borders to undergo medical treatments that are either unavailable in their home country or too expensive. For many, this is a last resort to ease the pain of a debilitating disease ...

US pediatricians’ group moves to ban race-based medical guidance

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is attempting to ban race-based medical guidance which the organization attributes to long-standing inequities in healthcare. In a statement on Monday, the AAP said: “Race is a histo...

Alabama passes bill criminalizing medical care for transgender youth

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Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that would criminalize healthcare providers offering gender-affirming care to transgender youth, described as the first legislation of its kind in the US. The bill would make it a ...

Sri Lanka faces medical emergency as economic crisis hits drug supplies

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Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has deteriorated into a medical crisis, with the top medical union declaring a national health emergency over a life-threatening shortage of drugs. On Tuesday the country’s most powerful t...

New law means future medical scandals could be missed, says NHS watchdog

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New laws allowing health workers involved in medical blunders in England to give evidence in secret mean future maternity scandals may be missed, the NHS ombudsman has warned, as he says the “shocking” baby deaths in ...

791 medical graduates could miss out on NHS junior doctor training

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Almost 800 medical graduates could be denied the chance to train as doctors in the NHS this year, despite the health service’s crippling shortage of medics. A total of 791 medical undergraduates who have applied to st...

Idaho bill that criminalizes medical trans youth treatments passes house

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Idaho’s house of representatives has passed a bill that would criminalize gender-affirming medical procedures for transgender youth and make it a felony punishable by life imprisonment for anyone who helps a child tra...

NFL legend Deion Sanders has two toes amputated after medical setback

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Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated due to blood clots stemming from a previous surgery. The Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer revealed the severity of his foot injury in an episode of h...

Women outperform men in Japanese medical school entrance exams, years after testing scandal

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Japanese women have outperformed men in medical school entrance exams for the first time since universities admitted they had deliberately failed female applicants to inflate the number of male doctors. According to n...

Covid antivirals an option for the Queen under care of medical household

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With the Queen approaching her 96th birthday in April, there was always going to be concern about her contracting Covid, but the monarch has tested positive against a radically different backdrop from when the virus a...

Arkansas jail’s ivermectin experiments recall historical medical abuse of imprisoned minorities

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In late August last year, four inmates at the Washington county detention center in north-west Arkansas contracted Covid-19. In the days that followed, the four men were relocated to a quarantine block in the prison. ...

Increased Covid risk a ‘trade-off’ in reopening schools, Australian chief medical officer says

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Australia’s chief medical officer has conceded that children returning to school could create an increased risk of Covid transmission to their families, saying there would be “trade-offs” to getting students back in c...

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