Health

As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

File – Doctor Petruta Filip, right, and a colleague place an oxygen mask on a man in the COVID-19 section at the University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. In much of Eastern Europe, coronavirus deaths are high and vaccination rates are low, but politicians have hesitated to impose the measures curb

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Blow to jobless Kenyan nurses as UK halts recruitment

Ambulances outside the Royal London Hospital, in London, Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020. England Health Service figures show hospitals now have more Covid-19 patients than during April’s first-wave peak, with fears of increased figures because of a Christmas social spread. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) The British government has stopped the recruitment of jobless nurses from Kenya

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Germany reports daily high number of new coronavirus cases

In the Covid 19 ward, an area of the Operative Intensive Care Unit at Leipzig University Hospital, doctors and nurses care for patients in Leipzig, Germany, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. In the intensive care unit, the number of corona patients with severe courses has been growing for days, including more and more younger patients between

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Exposed: UK clinics still offering to ‘restore virginity’ before marriage

Credit to photo/Pinterest The Guardian By Hannah Summers Undercover reporters for ITV documentary find procedure widely available in London Dozens of clinics, private hospitals and pharmacies are offering controversial hymen repair surgery, an undercover investigation has revealed, as the government moves closer to banning the harmful practice. It has already pledged to outlaw virginity tests

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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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