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Covid-19: Vaccines are highly effective in preventing deaths from delta variant, study indicates

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 18:16
The first countrywide study of deaths caused by the delta variant of covid-19 has found that vaccination is 90% effective in preventing people from dying.The research was carried out in Scotland and...

Covid-19: Government is “wilfully negligent” in not acting on rising numbers, says BMA

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 17:51
The BMA has accused the UK government of being “wilfully negligent” by not immediately implementing additional precautionary measures to reduce the spread of covid-19.At a Downing Street briefing on...

Covid-19: Bolsonaro should face criminal charges over Brazil’s failed response, recommends inquiry

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 17:26
A Brazilian Senate inquiry into the pandemic has recommended charging the country’s far right president Jair Bolsonaro with nine crimes, including crimes against humanity, for his role in the...

Covid-19: Gun violence in US increased 30% during pandemic

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 17:21
Gun violence in the United States increased by 30% during 2020-21 from pre-pandemic levels, researchers have reported in Scientific Reports,1 describing the situation as a public health emergency.The...

England’s stalled cancer progress: the enduring effect of the covid-19 pandemic

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 14:06
The questions being asked by the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select committee in its inquiry into cancer services are timely.1 Much of the evidence that has been presented so far covers...

Why healthcare needs rebels

Jue, 21/10/2021 - 13:36
Members of the Independent Scientific and Advisory Group for Emergencies may be surprised to find themselves portrayed as rebel scientists (doi:10.1136/bmj.n2504),1 and critics may see this as yet...

Seven days in medicine: 22-28 September 2021

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 07:30
Covid-19Youngest are least willing to have vaccineA survey in EClinicalMedicine of over 27 000 schoolchildren aged 9-18 in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Merseyside found that only 36%...

Our drug laws are racist, and doctors must speak out—an essay by Simon Woolley

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 02:01
UK drug policy is a mess. As Carol Black’s review showed in detail, the UK’s consumption of illegal drugs is growing across all sectors of society and our treatment system is near collapse.1 Our drug...

Use of menopausal hormone therapy and risk of dementia: nested case-control studies using QResearch and CPRD databases

Jue, 30/09/2021 - 02:00
AbstractObjectiveTo assess the risks of developing dementia associated with different types and durations of menopausal hormone therapy.DesignTwo nested case-control studies.SettingUK general...

DR Congo: WHO staff abused women and girls in Ebola outbreak, says “harrowing” independent report

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 18:06
Sexual exploitation and abuse, including rape and demands of sex in return for jobs, were committed by World Health Organization employees during the 2018-20 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic...

Afghanistan’s health system nears collapse as donors withdraw support

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 13:01
Afghanistan’s health system is collapsing and will cause an imminent humanitarian crisis if not tackled by international donors, say World Health Organization officials and medical non-governmental...

Long waits for NHS treatment are forcing patients to go private, warns Labour

Mié, 29/09/2021 - 10:56
Growing waiting lists for NHS treatment are forcing more people to pay thousands of pounds for private treatment and creating a two tier health system, the Labour Party has warned.In a keynote speech...