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  • GP vasectomy service halt 'a devastating blow' for families

    11/01/2023 2:14:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | Marie-Louise Connolly
    Stephen Camley, 44, has been on a hospital waiting list for a vasectomy since 2019. Fed up waiting, he contacted his local health trust, who told him the system was at a "standstill" and referred him to the community GP service. But several weeks ago, he was told that GPs are stopping carrying out vasectomies amid funding cuts - and one of his options was to go private. GPs are trained to perform vasectomies, to help tackle hospital waiting lists. They are angry they cannot provide this service, according to the chair of the Northern Ireland GP Committee, Dr Alan...
  • New “anti-CRISPR” discovered in viruses...It could be an “off” switch for gene editing and create better weapons against superbugs.

    10/26/2023 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    FreeThink ^ | October 25, 2023 | By Kristin Houser
    Anewly discovered “anti-CRISPR” system in viruses could help us control CRISPR gene-editing technologies and lead to better weapons against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The background: Your immune system has ways to remember viruses you’ve encountered before and help defend you if they appear again — and, amazingly, some single-celled bacteria do, too. These microbes evolved the CRISPR system to protect themselves from the viruses that infect bacteria, called phages. The bacteria will take a little bit of a virus’ DNA sequence and add it to their own genome, like a memory of past infections. They then create CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins containing copies...
  • ‘Gay Tax’ Barrier Facing UK Couples Starting a Family

    10/14/2023 3:12:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Euroweekly News ^ | 14 Oct 2023 | Graeme Hanna
    Same-sex couples have to pay thousands of pounds before they can access IVF fertility treatment through the NHS in contrast to the process for heterosexual couples which has been labelled as a “Gay Tax”, according to a report. As reported by the BBC, NHS England funds IVF for heterosexual couples who have been trying to conceive, unsuccessfully, for at least two years whilst other details such as age and weight status. However, campaigners are aggrieved that same-sex couples face a different process in that they need to prove their infertility before the NHS will commit to IVF but as part...
  • Hospital Waiting List Deaths Double in Five Years (NHS Socialized Medicine)

    08/31/2023 12:17:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/31 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of NHS patients dying while waiting for treatment has doubled in five years, new figures suggest. More than 120,000 people died while on waiting lists last year, according to an analysis of health service data. The total is even higher than it was in lockdown, with health leaders saying the pandemic and NHS strikes have made clearing backlogs more difficult. Waiting lists are at an all-time high despite Rishi Sunak’s pledge to cut them as one of his five priorities ahead of a general election. Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “These figures are...
  • Woman Without Womb Accuses NHS of Fertility Treatment Discrimination

    08/31/2023 12:14:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 August 2023 | Phil McDonald
    A woman who was born without a womb has described current fertility treatment guidelines as "full of inequality and discrimination" after she was unable to have her eggs frozen through the NHS.Taelor Shand, 27, has Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH). She has had a privately-funded egg collection procedure to facilitate future IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation). The Scottish government said guidance to standardise access to fertility preservation was expected next year.
  • Children as young as seven to get NHS (England) trans treatment

    08/04/2023 4:36:04 PM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 4 | By Hayley Dixon, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
    Children as young as seven will get transgender treatment on the NHS, according to plans seen by The Telegraph. In details of the new service to replace the controversial Tavistock clinic, NHS England has set out how it will limit the use of puberty blockers and ban activists and teachers from referring children for treatment. For the first time, it has set a minimum age of seven for referral to the gender identity clinics. These children will be offered psychological support and therapy that will focus on issues that may have led to their feelings about their gender. However, experts...
  • Children Waiting Over a Year in Pain for NHS Tooth Removal

    07/19/2023 11:59:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/19 | Ruth Green, Jonathan Fagg & Dominic Hughes
    Children in some areas of England are waiting up to 18 months on average for dental general-anaesthetic treatment and teeth extractions, an investigation reveals. Some have been left with prolonged dental pain, according to information shared with BBC News.The parents of one girl who has waited three years for extractions say the pain keeps her up at night. At the start of this year, more than 12,000 under-18s were on waiting lists for assessment or treatment at community dental service (CDS) providers, data obtained by the Liberal Democrats from the NHS Business Services Authority and shared with BBC News earlier...
  • NHS Director of End-of-Life “Care” confirms Doctors lied about COVID being Cause of Death to create illusion of a Pandemic

    06/23/2023 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 6/22/23 | The Exposé
    Before Covid, four types of pneumonia added together were the highest cause of death in the UK. In a newly implemented Medical Examiner System to certify deaths, the Medical Examiner was certifying all types of pneumonia deaths as covid-19 deaths, a former Director of End-of-Life Care has said. On Saturday, Sai, a former NHS Director of End-of-Life Care, wrote a Twitter thread which, amongst other things, gave a personal account of the changes to the system of reporting deaths implemented in the NHS: “When four different diseases [are] grouped and now being called covid-19, you will inevitably see covid-19 with...
  • On Dangerous Puberty Blockers, It’s Time To Follow Britain’s Lead

    06/21/2023 7:54:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/21/2023 | Mary Vought
    Britain’s National Health Service recently made a landmark decision that the United States should copy. True, the country’s system of socialized medicine continues to ration treatments deemed too expensive by government bureaucrats. Importing the NHS to the United States would exacerbate the problems in our health care system. But at least the NHS is listening when it comes to protecting young children from dangerous and experimental treatments. That’s the takeaway from the recent news that the health system has officially recommended limiting access to puberty-suppressing drugs: “outside of a research setting, puberty-suppressing hormones should not be routinely commissioned for children...
  • UK's National Health Service to stop routinely prescribing puberty blockers to children

    06/11/2023 7:49:47 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 2 replies ^ | 6/10/2023 | Kurt Zindulka
    Britain’s National Health Service will no longer routinely prescribe puberty blockers to children amid concerns over a lack of evidence on the impact of the so-called gender-affirming drugs. In what is being described as a historical moment, the UK’s state healthcare provider will no longer be prescribing children with life-altering puberty blockers except in exceptional cases or in the context of clinical research. According to a report from the BBC, the decision followed a report which admitted that there were “gaps” in evidence surrounding the use of the controversial drugs on children believed to be experiencing gender dysphoria. The change...
  • BREAKING: NHS Director confirms Doctors lied about Cause of Death to create the Illusion of a COVID-19 Pandemic

    05/17/2023 6:04:59 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 5/16/23 | The Exposé
    Before Covid arrived on the scene, there were four types of pneumonia which when added together amounted to the highest cause of death in the UK. And according to a Director of End-of-Life Care, the newly implemented Medical Examiner System to certify deaths during the alleged pandemic meant Medical Examiners were falsely certifying these pneumonia deaths as Covid-19 deaths. And by doing so they were creating the illusion of a deadly pandemic in the public eye.
  • 'Hi, your daughter is now a boy... just letting you know': A school's casual phone call to a mother shopping in Waterstones that left her in turmoil – and is a warning to every parent

    04/02/2023 2:03:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 1, 2023 | Sanchez Manning
    Rarely did Olivia give her parents cause for concern. An above-average pupil and fond of the outdoors, she was, says her mother, 'a carefree and fairly typical little girl'. But it all changed when she started secondary school. Suddenly life was complicated. She joined as many school clubs and societies as possible, including, at the instigation of a friend, an LGBT discussion group. In the space of months, Olivia, not her real name, solemnly announced to her parents in a series of updates that she was, first, a lesbian, then non-binary, then finally a boy. Her last incarnation followed influence...
  • Transgender tide may be turning

    03/15/2023 5:15:58 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies ^ | 3/15/2023 | Michael Cook
    Experts are urging caution in the use of life-changing medical treatment for children and adolescents In 2013, the number of children treated annually at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital gender clinic at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland was 16. In 2021, the number was 724 – a rise of about 4500 percent. This is far from unusual. Across the United States and Europe, the number of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria is exploding. No one really knows why. But many specialised gender clinics are offering them life-changing medical treatment – puberty blockers, sex change hormones, and even “gender...
  • The collapse of Britain's National Health Service, the crown jewel of socialized healthcare

    03/15/2023 12:16:35 PM PDT · by Robwin · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2023 | Katherine Doyle
    Great Britain's National Health Service, which is meant to provide “free” universal healthcare , is collapsing under the strain of long wait times, hidden data, and excess deaths.Long held up as the crown jewel of “ socialized healthcare,” the world’s largest government-run system is unraveling.The crisis has led to a surge in excess deaths that has outlasted the coronavirus pandemic, with ambulance and emergency room delays linked to hundreds of deaths each week, leaked internal data suggest . Hospitals already near capacity last fall could not keep pace as the winter flu season took hold.After waiting hours for medical attention,...
  • NHS Crisis Causing Continued Higher-Than-Normal Levels of Death

    03/09/2023 1:38:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 9 Mar 2023 | Carmen Aguilar García and Michael Goodier
    Deaths in England and Wales have remained above average post-Covid lockdowns, with NHS delays likely to ‘have had substantial impact’The crisis in the NHS is leading to continued higher-than-usual death levels in England and Wales, experts have said. Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that almost 170,000 more people than normal died in England and Wales between March 2020, when coronavirus was declared a pandemic, and the end of 2022 – 11% higher than the five-year average. However, the new data also shows that the number of excess deaths has continued, even as the virus’s fatality rate has...
  • Grieving Parents of 20-Year-Old Amateur Northampton Footballer Who Died Suddenly of 'Infection' Demand Answers From NHS

    02/17/2023 11:22:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Northampton Chronicle & Echo ^ | 14th Feb 2023 | Logan MacLeod
    "We're grieving parents. I don't want to see any more grieving parents"The grieving parents of a 20-year-old Northampton amateur footballer have questioned health authorities about the sudden death of their son - and they want answers. Luke Abrahams, from East Hunsbury, died on the operating table at Northampton General Hospital on Sunday, January 23 after first complaining about a sore throat a week before. The former Abbeyfield School student was well-known in the Northants football community, playing for Blisworth FC and Hunsbury Hawks FC and also having associations with AFC Spinney. Dad Richard Abrahams and mum Julie Needham said: "We...
  • Young Mum Died Days After 11-Hour Wait for Ambulance (NHS U.K. Socialized Medicine)

    01/08/2023 11:56:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 7 JAN 2023 | Milica Cosic, Matt Jackson
    Hannah Marie's heartbroken fiancé had only 10 minutes to say goodbye to herTributes have been paid to an 'amazing' mum-of-three who died just three days before Christmas. Hannah Marie had to wait 11 hours for an ambulance just days before her death. Now her heartbroken fiancé is calling for government intervention before more people lose their lives in the NHS health crisis. Hannah, 36, started to feel unwell on December 18, so partner James Jackman called for an ambulance at 7.20pm. The Mirror reports the ambulance would not arrive at their address until the following morning at 6.15am after it...
  • ‘Transient Phase’: England Moves To Restrict Transgender Procedures For Kids As Biden Doubles Down

    12/13/2022 10:38:00 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | October 24, 2022 | LAUREL DUGGAN
    England’s National Health Service (NHS) banned puberty blockers for minors outside strict clinical trials and advised against social transitions for kids, arguing that most children who think they’re transgender are going through a phase they will outgrow, according to The Telegraph. The NHS is developing plans to restrict cross-sex medical treatments for children due to “scarce and inconclusive evidence to support clinical decision-making,” according to The Telegraph. As England moves to limit transgender medical interventions for children, the Biden administration has been championing child sex changes and publicly criticizing state level efforts to restrict those procedures as harmful to transgender...
  • Homeland Security Admits It Tried to Manufacture Fake Terrorists for Trump

    11/06/2022 8:19:07 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 59 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security launched a failed operation that ensnared hundreds, if not thousands, of U.S. protesters in what new documents show was as a sweeping, power-hungry effort before the 2020 election to bolster President Donald Trump’s spurious claims about a “terrorist organization” he accused his Democratic rivals of supporting.
  • Revealed: At least 15 under-FOURS were referred to NHS Tavistock clinic to undergo gender care services

    10/21/2022 10:20:50 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 28 replies
    At least 15 children under the age of four were directed to the NHS's transgender health service in England in the past two years. A similar number of five-year-olds were referred between 2021-2022 to the highly-controversial Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock clinic, the country's only gender identity service for children. NHS documents state that, in total, over 5,000 children were referred to Tavistock's service in the past two years, over concerns they were suffering from their gender identity not matching their biological sex.