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AstraZeneca boss calls for UK to provide new Covid-19 medicine to the vulnerable

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AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot has called on the government to provide access to its Covid-19 medicine Evusheld, saying it’s a “sad situation” that Britain is one of the few developed nations not to have ordered the d...

How Covid changed medicine for the future

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When Tom Pooley, 21, became the first person to receive an experimental vaccine against plague as part of a medical trial last summer after tests on mice, he was inspired by the thought that his involvement could help...

Race report delivers damning verdict on Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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A damning independent report into race equality at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has found racial discrimination against staff of colour and a dominant Eurocentric approach, and highlighted an absen...

‘We were made to feel like outcasts’: the psychiatrist who blew the whistle on racism in British medicine

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In 1980 a man called Steven Thompson was just one week from completing a six-year prison sentence at Gartree prison in Leicestershire. Then the prison guards cut his hair off. Thompson was a Rastafarian and his dreadl...

Structural racism at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, finds report

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An independent review has uncovered evidence of structural racism at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and found the institution’s colonial legacy continues to have a negative impact on stud...

Readers reply: which monarchs would have lived longer if modern medicine had been available?

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Which British monarchs would have survived their illness or wounding if today’s medical knowledge had existed then? (Bonus question: which monarchs would we have had but for illnesses that are now easily preventable?)...

Which monarchs would have lived longer if modern medicine had been available?

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Which British monarchs would have survived their illness or wounding if today’s medical knowledge had existed then? (Bonus question: which monarchs would we have had but for illnesses that are now easily preventable?)...

‘This is such an important moment’: how stem cell research is transforming medicine

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Ryan Custer was a freshman basketball player at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, when, in April 2017, he jumped into a pool at a house party and shattered his C5 vertebra. Paralyzed from the chest down, Custer...

Plant in traditional Samoa medicine could be as effective as ibuprofen, study shows

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Leaves from a plant which can be found “in back yards across Samoa” could be as effective as ibuprofen in lowering inflammation and could even be used to treat illnesses such as Parkinson’s and cancer, a new study has...

‘Spiritual medicine’: orchestra helps people with dementia write music

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On paper, it may seem like an odd pairing: the Manchester Camerata, one of Europe’s most renowned orchestras, and Gorton, the tough Manchester suburb where Shameless was filmed. Though a £100m regeneration project has...

Edinburgh theatre round-up: Medicine; Doppler; Screen 9; Burnt Out – review

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Edinburgh this August is a shadow of its past self. Streets usually thronging are almost empty. The atmosphere is changed, but the festivals are back, finding ways to keep going in this new Covid-normal, which doesn’t...

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...

Medicine review – Domhnall Gleeson despairs in absurdist institutional limbo

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Ever since One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, we’ve liked to imagine the staff who run an institution might be crazier than those in their care. That’s certainly the case in Enda Walsh’s premiere, which kicks off the th...

Pain aggravation: the human cost of medicine price hikes

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The UK’s competition watchdog has fined pharmaceutical company Advanz over £100m for inflating the price of its thyroid tablets by up to 6,000%. The exorbitant costs resulted in NHS clinical commissioning groups advis...

Black Medicine review – Antonia Campbell-Hughes is terrific in flatlining crime drama

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A car slowly winds its way to the rooftop of a dimly lit multi-storey car, where the blonde driver steps out into the open air. The mood is sombre and eerie, as she gazes over a nocturnal cityscape. Only one thought i...

Black Medicine review – crime drama left flatlining by a botched script

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A car slowly winds its way to the rooftop of a dimly lit multi-storey car, where the blonde driver steps out into the open air. The mood is sombre and eerie, as she gazes over a nocturnal cityscape. Only one thought i...

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