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‘It’s terrible’: NSW Covid-19 patients share stories from hospital in Sydney, Australia – video

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Covid-19 patients from Sydney's Concord hospital have shared their experience of the Delta variant's symptoms and pleaded for Sydneysiders to get vaccinated. Lung specialist Lucy Morgan shared the stories of 50-year-o...

‘High-risk activity’: Ardern advises hospital visitors against sex with patients during Covid

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New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern may have kept her cool through a global pandemic, but a question about a patient and a visitor having sex at an Auckland hospital had the typically unflappable leader strugg...

‘I advise everyone to get it’: Covid patients tell of regrets over refusing jab

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For some people, the moment the ambulance arrives is the time they start expressing regrets about not receiving a coronavirus vaccine. For others, it’s the death of a loved one. Healthcare workers and Covid patients h...

‘I advise everyone to get it’: UK Covid patients tell of regrets over refusing jab

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For some people, the moment the ambulance arrives is the time they start expressing regrets about not receiving a coronavirus vaccine. For others, it’s the death of a loved one. Healthcare workers and Covid patients h...

‘It’s too late’: US doctor says dying patients begging for Covid vaccine

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What the US government is calling “the pandemic of the unvaccinated” is playing out in painful ways as some realize too late that they wish they had had the shot, while others hold out even as they suffer in hospital ...

‘No one judges you out here’: fishing prescribed for NHS patients

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They talk with almost mythic reverence about the 24lb common carp. It is the prize fish in this quiet Manchester fishing pond, where the catch below the surface is a much-needed distraction from the troubles on land. ...

‘Shocking’: cystic fibrosis patients should not have to pay for drugs that keep them alive, says MP

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MPs will be asked this week to end the “shocking” practice of making cystic fibrosis patients in England pay prescription charges for the drugs that they need to stay alive. The condition is the nation’s most common i...

‘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...

30,000 cancer patients waiting for treatment in England

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Tens of thousands of patients are still waiting to start cancer treatment in England due to disruption during the pandemic, according to NHS figures, as medical charities called on the government to tackle chronic sta...

340,000 cancer patients face late diagnosis due to NHS staff shortages

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Hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in England face being diagnosed late in the coming years, MPs have warned, as they condemned the government’s failure to tackle the NHS staffing shortages that risk survival ra...

A&E crisis leaves patients waiting in ambulances outside hospitals for 11 hours

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Doctors are warning that accident and emergency departments are on the “edge of a precipice”, with patients forced to wait in ambulances for up to 11 hours outside hospitals. Paramedics across Britain have reported up...

After 30 years in obstetrics, Covid vaccination has made me reassess my advice to pregnant patients

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Pregnant women try to do the best for their baby’s health and development, yet, when something is new – such as Covid-19 vaccinations – it can be hard to make decisions for yourself, let alone for your unborn child. I...

AI tool accurately predicts tumour regrowth in cancer patients

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Doctors and scientists have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can accurately predict how likely tumours are to grow back in cancer patients after they have undergone treatment. The breakthrough, described...

Almost 124,000 patients waiting more than three months for NHS tests in England

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NHS patients are waiting more than three months for tests including MRIs, colonoscopies and heart scans, with overall waiting lists doubling in some parts of England. The number of people waiting more than three month...

Almost third of UK Covid hospital patients readmitted within four months

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Nearly a third of people who have been in hospital suffering from Covid-19 are readmitted for further treatment within four months of being discharged, and one in eight of patients dies in the same period, doctors hav...

Annastacia Palaszczuk says doctor at Brisbane hospital treated patients with UK coronavirus strain

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The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says contact tracing is underway after a Brisbane doctor tested positive to coronavirus, triggering a snap lockdown of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra hospital. The premier...

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