Prince William laments the ‘unimaginable challenges’ faced by cancer patients

Prince William spoke yesterday of the ‘unimaginable challenges’ faced by cancer patients as a result of the virus. The Duke of Cambridge said the ‘knock-on effects’ of the crisis had been particularly acute for those who faced delayed treatments. It comes just days after the prince warned of a ‘mental health catastrophe’ if lockdowns prevented … Read more Prince William laments the ‘unimaginable challenges’ faced by cancer patients

Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

A new algorithm could be used in the NHS to help hospitals ‘share the load’ and ensure Covid-19 patients get access to an ICU bed when needed, a study has found.  Queen Mary University of London researchers, proposes a load balancing system that would see critical ICU patients transferred between hospitals as needed. This would involve an algorithm … Read more Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

Black coronavirus patients nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites, new study finds

African-Americans are more likely to test positive for – and be hospitalized with – the novel coronavirus than white people, a new study suggests. Researchers found that black adults in the US were three times more likely to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, compared to white adults. Additionally, black coronavirus … Read more Black coronavirus patients nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites, new study finds

Failing to quarantine infected patients is to blame for second Covid-19 wave, warns the WHO

A failure to quarantine enough coronavirus patients is to blame for the second wave rolling across Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. WHO emergencies director Dr Michael Ryan linked soaring transmission rates on the continent to failing contact tracing systems that were not catching and isolating enough close contacts of infected people. Dr Ryan … Read more Failing to quarantine infected patients is to blame for second Covid-19 wave, warns the WHO

Nearly two-thirds of hospitalised Covid-19 patients still have lung damage

Nearly two-thirds of coronavirus hospital patients are still suffering organ damage months after being discharged, a small study has warned. Oxford University experts found 60 per cent of patients had scarring or inflammation in their lungs three months after beating the virus. MRI scans showed 30 per cent had lasting damage to their kidney, 26 … Read more Nearly two-thirds of hospitalised Covid-19 patients still have lung damage

Nearly two-thirds of hospitalised Covid-19 patients still have lung damage

Nearly two-thirds of coronavirus hospital patients are still suffering organ damage months after being discharged, a small study has warned. Oxford University experts found 60 per cent of patients had scarring or inflammation in their lungs three months after beating the virus. MRI scans showed 30 per cent had lasting damage to their kidney, 26 … Read more Nearly two-thirds of hospitalised Covid-19 patients still have lung damage

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want 

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want Hospital bosses have been urged to abandon set meal times to help patientws Three patients die in the NHS every day as a result of malnutrition, it is claimed A report suggested patients should have an iPad to order their … Read more Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want 

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want 

Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want Hospital bosses have been urged to abandon set meal times to help patientws Three patients die in the NHS every day as a result of malnutrition, it is claimed A report suggested patients should have an iPad to order their … Read more Bake Off judge Prue Leith urges hospital bosses to let patients eat when they want 

COVID-19: antibodies in the blood of patients fade rapidly after symptoms subside, study finds

COVID-19 antibodies in the blood of patients fade rapidly after symptoms subside, study finds — leaving around a two-week window of opportunity for plasma transfusions By Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 11:00 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 11:00 BST, 16 October 2020 Antibodies made by the body to fight COVID-19 — the transfusion of … Read more COVID-19: antibodies in the blood of patients fade rapidly after symptoms subside, study finds

Less than 15% of patients with coronavirus are now passing away on wards

Fewer than 15 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 since the beginning of September have died from the disease. That figure is half the death rate in the pandemic’s first wave in the spring. Separate figures suggest the death rate for patients who needed intensive care has fallen even further – from … Read more Less than 15% of patients with coronavirus are now passing away on wards