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  • Socialised Healthcare: Cancer Waiting Time Targets Missed in 98% of NHS England Areas

    04/06/2022 5:20:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2022 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The socialised healtchare system in England failed to meet its own cancer waiting time target in 98 per cent of areas, analysis has revealed. Only two of the 107 areas in England covered by the National Health System (NHS) met the cancer waiting time target set out by NHS ENgland, which states that no more than fifteen per cent of people who revieced an urgent warning should have to wait more than two months to begin treatment. The analysis of government figures, conducted by Sky News, found that only Bolton and Calderdale, both in West Yorkshire, actually met the target,...
  • Mother of baby with Down's syndrome claims she was left suicidal after feeling 'pressured' into terminating her pregnancy and being told her daughter 'wouldn't live' before her condition was even confirmed

    02/28/2022 11:10:49 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 28 February 2022 | Monica Greep for Mail Online
    The mother of a baby with Down's syndrome claims she was 'pressured' into terminating her pregnancy after being told her daughter was 'not going to live'. Hetty Blakey, from Lincolnshire, says she was left feeling suicidal after staff at Lincoln County hospital 'handed her an abortion leaflet' before even confirming her daughter's condition. After seeking a second opinion privately, Hetty was told her daughter had Down's syndrome - however doctors felt no need to terminate the pregnancy for medical reasons.
  • Wisconsin Judge Amazingly Rules 7 Health Care Workers Cannot Switch Jobs

    01/22/2022 6:04:23 PM PST · by Brookhaven · 91 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 1-22-22 | Mish
    Telling people they cannot quit for a better opportunity is blatantly unconstitutional. But that just happened in Wisconsin. The Appleton, Wisconsin Post-Crescent reports Fox Valley Health Care Workers Now Playing Out in Court. The seven workers quit ThedaCare, applied for positions at Ascension, and received job offers. The seven did not have contracts or obligations at ThedaCare nor did Ascension recruit those workers. Nonetheless, ThedaCare filed a lawsuit seeking to block the move. Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Mark McGinnis granted ThedaCare's request and until at least Monday. In the complaint, lawyers for ThedaCare wrote that Ascension had "shockingly" chosen...
  • Great-grandfather who died of cardiac arrest the morning after his 80th birthday dinner would have survived if he had not had to wait two hours for ambulance, widow says

    12/20/2021 12:16:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 12/03/2021 | Jacob Thorburn
    A great-grandfather died the day after his 80th birthday while waiting for an ambulance that should have come within 18 minutes but took two hours to arrive. Sharon Day, 79, lost her husband Ian, after he experienced excruciating chest pains at their home in the quaint village of Sturry, near Canterbury, Kent. The 999 call at just before 1am was classed as category 2, meaning the ambulance service aimed to reach him within 18 minutes. But paramedics did not get to the address in Sturry, near Canterbury, until 2.55am, after Sharon had to call them back. By the time he...
  • New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

    11/22/2021 2:10:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | James Melley & Michael Buchanan
    The doctor performed Caesareans on both the women in 2018. The families, who were told there were no connections between the deaths, are calling for inquests to be opened. The East Kent Hospitals Trust says it could not identify the source of the infection, and the surgeon had no history of the virus. Deaths caused by HSV-1 - one of two strains of the herpes simplex virus - are almost unheard of in healthy people. It is a common infection that can cause sores around the mouth or genitals. Yet, in May and July 2018, two young mothers died from...
  • HPV vaccine is making cervical cancer a 'thing of the past': Jabs prevent up to 90% of cases of the disease, major study finds

    11/03/2021 6:25:55 PM PDT · by algore · 26 replies
    Cervical cancer has been virtually eradicated in young women because of the HPV vaccine's 'remarkable' success, a major study has found. Cases of the disease have plummeted by 87 per cent as a result of the NHS vaccine programme. Among women now in their twenties — the first generation to get the jab — cases have now dropped from about 50 per year to just five. Today's 'historic' findings by King's College London represent the first evidence the HPV vaccine is saving lives in the UK. The HPV vaccine prevents infection from human papillomavirus, a common group of viruses that...
  • Breast cancer waiting times released for Cambridgeshire hospital trusts

    09/28/2021 11:51:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    CambridgeshireLive ^ | 26 SEP 2021 | Clara Murray & Ruth Ovens
    The new figures come after the tragic death of Girls Aloud star Sarah HardingThree weeks after Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding’s death, new figures have revealed how long people in Cambridgeshire are waiting for breast cancer treatment. NHS targets say most people urgently referred by their GP for suspected breast cancer should see a specialist within 14 days. Once they have been diagnosed, patients should start treatment within two months (62 days) of being referred. However, many people in England with suspected breast cancer are not being assessed and treated within these timescales – with chances of being seen quickly...
  • Australia proves why socialized medicine is so dangerous

    09/07/2021 7:15:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 Sep, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    It's bad medicine at the best of times, but the real problem arises when the government wants to bully you. Australia didn't slowly turn into a totalitarian nation. It became one overnight, thanks to the people's willingness to accept their governments' hysterical reaction to COVID. We've all watched in horror as a once free country now confines people to their homes, forces injections on their children, turns unmasked people into "most wanted" outlaws, shoots dogs, and prepares to track people's every movement with apps backed by police power. The latest craziness in Victoria is to deny health care to people...
  • NHS England Orders GPs to Stop All Blood Tests Not ‘Clinically Urgent’ Until 17 September

    08/29/2021 1:16:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Pulse ^ | 26 August 2021 | Costanza Pearce
    NHS England has instructed GPs to cancel all tests except those that are ‘clinically urgent’ until mid-September, while warning the shortage of blood test tubes is due to worsen over the coming weeks. Earlier this month, GPs were told to suspend non-essential blood tests amid a worsening shortage of test tubes sparked by soaring demand and ‘UK border challenges’. But in a letter sent to GPs today, NHS England clarified its guidance on reducing test tube demand, saying that practices must stop all blood tests until 17 September unless ‘clinically urgent’. Tests that can go ahead include those required for...
  • My Hospital Stay Showed We're Careening toward Socialized Medicine

    08/12/2021 3:33:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American ^ | August 12, 2021 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    As a retiree from high school teaching in NYC, we have Medicare (80%) and supplemental insurance (20%). Effective Jan. 1, our insurance will be NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan and will be administered by Emblem Health and by Blue Shield, not by the troika of Medicare, Emblem Health, and Blue Shield as is presently the case. All medical bills will go to the new plan. The plan in turn will pay the doctors and hospital. There is a $253 deductible for each person and a $300 deductible for hospital admission. My experience is that we are already moving toward Medicare...
  • Liberal Outlets Push Preprint Study to Whine About Alcohol

    05/28/2021 8:31:56 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/28/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal outlets are trying to scare readers again about alcohol consumption. They are pushing a study that hasn’t been peer-reviewed to claim any alcohol consumption will damage the brain. The sensational anti-alcohol headlines based on the preprint study plagued the internet. CNN’s story on the matter was headlined: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” The Guardian’s headline was no less blaring: “Any amount of alcohol consumption harmful to the brain, finds study.” Yahoo! News also hopped on the anti-alcohol train: “Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain, study finds.” People magazine...
  • 'I've had to sell my car and wedding ring to pay for my brain surgery'

    04/02/2021 12:33:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | Mark Smith
    Mum Kate McGinley, 35, has a condition which is causing her brain to be pulled down into her spinal cordWhen she was a child, Kate McGinley had a party trick which would make all her friends and family squirm. Her ability to stretch and extend her body like a contortionist meant that she could dislocate her shoulders, hips and fingers on command. But little did she know that her unusual talent was being caused by a rare, life-threatening disease which would later cause her years of pain and suffering. Kate was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS), a condition which...
  • Baby died two days after mum repeatedly turned away from hospital during labour, inquest told

    03/20/2021 2:15:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 18 MAR 2021 | Marcus Hughes
    An inquest heard vital life-saving equipment was missing from a resuscitation room at Ystrad Fawr Birth Centre when Zak-Ezra Carter was taken there shortly after his birthWarning: This article contains an image and details which some readers might find upsetting A young mother whose baby died following childbirth was turned away from hospital three times while in pain from labour, an inquest has heard. Zak-Ezra Carter died at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport two days after his birth at Ystrad Fawr Birth Centre in Ystrad Mynach at about 7.15pm on July 20, 2018. The baby’s mother, Adele Thomas, said...
  • Boy, 10, rushed to hospital 'like a bag of bones' after condition missed during pandemic

    03/20/2021 2:12:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 18 MAR 2021 | Abbie Wightwick
    “It was frightening, he was white as a sheet, floppy and also had shortness of breath. We were so worried"A mother says her son could have died because “Covid confusion” led to late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Fynn Hannify started feeling ill in November last year. The usually fit and active 10 year-old from Neath Port Talbot, began losing weight rapidly, felt tired and thirsty. His parents Nicola and David and teachers noticed he was not his usual self but Nicola said she could not get a face to face appointment for him at the GP. “He looked like...
  • Is Europe seeking herd immunity, or just culling the herd?

    02/25/2021 8:50:05 AM PST · by rescueglenn · 21 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | 02/25/2021 | Glenn K Beaton
    "Massacre" is not too strong to describe what happened in Italy's nursing homes. Was it deliberate, or just incompetence and uncaring?
  • Joe Biden’s HHS Nominee Plans To Make You Pay The Health Bills For Open Borders

    02/24/2021 6:17:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    Xavier Becerra has had one health-care cause near and dear to his heart during his three decades in public life: making taxpayers pay for health coverage to illegally present foreign workers.At his confirmation hearings this week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Senate Finance Committees, Secretary of Health and Human Services-designee Xavier Becerra will talk about many subjects. Press reports prior to the hearings indicate he will highlight his claimed efforts as a member of Congress “to strengthen and modernize Medicare and how we finance it”—ironic claims from someone who voted for an Obamacare law that raided...
  • New Evidence Implicates FBI Higher-Ups in Dishonesty of Anti-Trump Lawyer

    01/25/2021 12:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | By Paul Sperry | January 25, 2021
    For the past year, defenders of the FBI have consistently downplayed the significance of an FBI staff lawyer falsifying evidence in the government’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. They argue Kevin Clinesmith’s crime of altering a CIA document to obscure the fact that former Trump campaign aide Carter Page worked for U.S., not Russian, intelligence was a rare lapse in judgment by an overworked bureaucrat. It was not, his apologists say, part of any broader conspiracy to conceal exculpatory information from surveillance court judges, who never learned of Page’s history with the CIA before approving FBI warrants to...
  • Woman Arrested For Exposing Empty Hospital In ‘Covid Hotspot’

    01/05/2021 8:08:11 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 33 replies
    A woman was arrested by police in the UK after she filmed a video inside an almost completely empty hospital and posted it online. The clip shows the woman walking through virtually empty corridors and filming empty wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. “This is a disgrace…it is so dead…all the people in our country desperately waiting for treatment, cancer treatment heart disease, honestly this is making me so angry,” she states as she films a row of empty waiting chairs.
  • The Worst Argument Ever

    01/04/2021 6:19:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 4, 2020 | Rob Jenkins
    As a professional rhetorician and teacher of rhetoric—the art of persuasion—for over 35 years, I have seen a lot of bad arguments. And not all of them have come from my college students. Not by a long shot. But in all that time, the worst argument I have ever heard, by far, is this one: “If it only saves one life….” It’s a line big-government types love to trot out whenever they want good-hearted, well-meaning people to accept some sketchy, illogical, oppressive measure because, you know, it just might save one person’s life. An example is socialized medicine, which would...
  • Susan Rice warns COVID-19 'is not the big one,' future pandemic could be worse

    12/19/2020 5:00:23 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 91 replies
    Just the News ^ | December 18, 2020 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, slated to become the Domestic Policy Council chief if Joe Biden assumes the White House next month, is warning that COVID-19 outbreak “is not the big one” and that a future pandemic could be worse. “In the Obama administration, as I said, we had the 2009 swine flu; we had the Ebola epidemic that could have been a global pandemic; we had the Zika virus, as you'll remember, so we were very prime to this risk. We knew that we hadn't had the big one,” Rice said during a virtual event organized by Stevenson...