Health

Cancer patients face ‘perfect storm’ as Covid piles pressure on NHS

Macmillan said ‘patients are entering a system that was on its knees even before the pandemic’. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Media The Guardian By Andrew Gregory Progress in clearing the NHS cancer treatment backlog in England has gone into reverse amid high Covid cases and staff shortages, analysis suggests. With rising coronavirus hospitalisations also now piling

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Prof Mohamed Abdille discovers herbal medicine to fight Covid-19

Prof Mohamed Hussein Abdille displays a herbal medicine called Cr7 at his home in Nakuru Town. By Daily Nation When the Covid-19 crisis hit the country last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta challenged Kenyan scientists, doctors, pharmacists and researchers to come up with an alternative way of dealing with the pandemic. One scientist and researcher who

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Nursing crisis sweeps wards as NHS battles to find recruits

One in five nursing posts on some wards are now unfilled. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA The Guardian By Jon Ungoed-Thomas Lack of EU staff adding to shortages: ‘There aren’t enough to deliver care we need’ Ministers are being warned of a mounting workforce crisis in England’s hospitals as they struggle to recruit staff for tens of

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Kenya: Alarm over ‘fake’ HIV test kits

A person taking an HIV test. By Daily Nation Alarm has been raised over unapproved HIV self-testing kits in the market. There are fears that a number of people could be accessing unapproved and substandard kits in some private health facilities. This presents the possibility of wrong HIV test results, which could compromise the management

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Ministers criticised for ‘haphazard’ Covid jab rollout for teenagers in England

Nadhim Zahawi, previously the vaccines minister, said on Thursday he had not yet seen the vaccination data. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA The Guardian By Sally Weale and Nicola Davis Parents raise the alarm as Nadhim Zahawi admits he has no idea how many 12- to 15-year-olds have been vaccinated Ministers have been accused of losing a

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Dutch court rules boy can receive coronavirus jab despite father’s objection

By Anadolu Agency Boy petitioned court to visit seriously ill grandmother after receiving vaccine A court in the Netherlands ruled in favor of a 12-year-old boy to get the coronavirus vaccine despite his father’s objections, according to a statement on Thursday. The statement on the decision in northern Groningen said the judge ruled in the

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UK’s Johnson hopes to avoid lockdown in winter virus roadmap

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson waits to welcome the President of Chile Sebastian Pinera to 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Associated Press By JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce how his government plans to control the coronavirus during the fall

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No vaccine passports: UK PM to set out winter COVID-19 plan

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, ahead of addressing lawmakers about Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, in London, Britain, September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville Reuters By Elizabeth Piper British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this week set out his plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap

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Kenya admits Covid-19 deaths data inaccurate

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache. By Business Daily Africa The government has admitted that its daily statistics on Covid-19 deaths may be inaccurate due to the lack of pathologists in the counties. Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache told a parliamentary committee that the ministry can only confirm deaths that occur within hospitals and post-mortem exams

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Thousands could have isolated for no reason due to Covid app error, says source

The disclosure means many thousands of people – those who had contact with symptomless people between five and three days before a positive test – were potentially asked to isolate unnecessarily. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA The Guardian By Rowena Mason and Mark Sweney Whitehall whistleblower says Matt Hancock was told of mistake where people were classed

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