Coronavirus UK: Early ventilator treatment may have INCREASED deaths

The rush to put Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilators at the start of the pandemic may have raised the death rate, a senior medic has said.   At the start of the pandemic, just 66 per cent of people in hospital with coronavirus survived, compared to 84 per cent in August. Dr Alison Pittard, dean of … Read more Coronavirus UK: Early ventilator treatment may have INCREASED deaths

Judges will be told what constitutes ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’ in deportation cases

Judges who use human rights laws to block deportations of failed asylum seekers and foreign criminals will be told what counts as ‘inhuman or degrading treatment.’  Home Secretary Priti Patel is considering the move to try to restrict the ability of judges to make ‘subjective’ decisions about what form of conditions deportees would face in … Read more Judges will be told what constitutes ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’ in deportation cases

Finance firms tempting couples into fertility treatment with the promise of a refund if it fails

Little Teddy Lee turns one next week and his mum can’t believe it’s a year since she fulfilled her dream of having a family. ‘It’s absolutely flown by,’ says Leila Lee, a 38-year-old civil servant who is married to Sam, 37, a stairlift engineer. ‘He’s the happiest little boy, such a ray of sunshine. We’ve … Read more Finance firms tempting couples into fertility treatment with the promise of a refund if it fails

Trials for EIi Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment paused

President Trump has been given at least three potent drugs since announcing he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night: Regeneron’s cocktail of lab-made antibodies, the antiviral remdesivir, and the steroid dexamethasone.  Two of those medications are still experimental for treating COVID-19, and have given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  … Read more Trials for EIi Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment paused

Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

A 45-minute hospital procedure could enable those with type 2 diabetes to stop using insulin. A small hot water-filled balloon is put down the throat to heat up the lining of the duodenum – the upper part of the small intestine – so some of its surface cells are burned away and replaced. These cells … Read more Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

A 45-minute hospital procedure could enable those with type 2 diabetes to stop using insulin. A small hot water-filled balloon is put down the throat to heat up the lining of the duodenum – the upper part of the small intestine – so some of its surface cells are burned away and replaced. These cells … Read more Simple treatment that could free diabetics from insulin

Breakthrough in treatment of cancer which killed Inspector Morse star John Thaw

A breakthrough drug for oesophageal cancer can give more than two years of life to some patients who would otherwise have just months to live, a landmark trial has found. Experts have hailed the treatment the biggest advance in decades for this cancer type, which affects the tube that connects the throat and the stomach. … Read more Breakthrough in treatment of cancer which killed Inspector Morse star John Thaw

Trump claims he is ‘cured’ in first interview since COVID hospital treatment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would lead a discussion on Friday about invoking the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office amid fears the medication he is taking for his COVID treatment are affecting his mental health. ‘Come here tomorrow,’ she told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday. ‘We’re going to be talking about … Read more Trump claims he is ‘cured’ in first interview since COVID hospital treatment

Trump claims he is ‘cured’ in first interview since COVID hospital treatment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would lead a discussion on Friday about invoking the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office amid fears the medication he is taking for his COVID treatment are affecting his mental health. ‘Come here tomorrow,’ she told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday. ‘We’re going to be talking about … Read more Trump claims he is ‘cured’ in first interview since COVID hospital treatment

Long Covid sufferers will be offered treatment at new specialist NHS clinics under new plans

Thousands of patients suffering with ‘long-covid’ will be offered specialist help at rehabilitation clinics across England, the head of the NHS has announced. Sir Simon Stevens said £10m would be invested this year in setting up the one-stop shop services for physical and mental health issues caused by coronavirus. He estimated ‘hundreds of thousands’ of … Read more Long Covid sufferers will be offered treatment at new specialist NHS clinics under new plans