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Read how public health failures claimed millions of lives

The beginning of the 20th century saw some crucial advances in healthcare, including a better understanding of the origins of some common diseases, the use of X-rays and ether, and a better understanding of the importance of clean water and sanitation in reducing illness. However, there were also deadly pandemics and disease outbreaks, Governments lacked …

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Calls to streamline immigration process for health professionals to address ‘serious’ worker shortage

When United States nurse Joshua Gregory went back to university in 2018, his only goal was to work in Australia. Key points: Medical bodies say red tape and an overly complicated visa process is preventing talented workers from moving to Australia Low levels of migration and burnout in the healthcare sector during COVID-19 has left …

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This Biotech Flew High, Then Fell Hard When Its Cancer Drug Failed

Nektar Therapeutics was one of biotech’s highfliers, enjoying a generous, multibillion-dollar partnership with cancer powerhouse Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Then Nektar’s promise crered. After a series of disappointing study results, Bristol and Nektar terminated their partnership, Nektar’s market value is down 96% from its peak in 2018 and the biotech was forced last month to slash …

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Johnny Mercer raises Derriford Hospital concerns after spending 21 hours in ‘intense discomfort’

Last Thursday – the day of the local elections – Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer announced on Twitter that he was in hospital with a herniated disc in his neck. The message came alongside a photo of him on a hospital chair with a drip. One member of the public asked the Moor View MP how …

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Healthcare boss earns $700,000 in one day after abruptly quitting

A top executive at a leading Covid vaccine manufacturer earned $700,000 in just one day after he quit abruptly amid an investigation at his former employer. Jorge Gomez took over as chief financial officer at Moderna on Monday but stepped down from the post a day later after his previous employer, Dentsply Sirona, announced it …

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Experts urge caution as baby formula shortage continues

It’s hard for families across the US to find an infant formula, and the situation is so dire that even one of the children’s hospitals in the country is having trouble sourcing supplies for families in need. “There’s concerns across the board,” Nicole Meadow, a clinical dietician within Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Heart Institute, told …

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A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it’s normal to find yourself worrying about future events every now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety—a fear of unpredictable future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see in my …

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Doctors say pandemic side effects are becoming serious health problems

In September 2021, I collapsed from exhaustion. My vision went blurry. Then, my eyelids grew so heavy that I could barely keep them up for milliseconds at a time. Panicked, I stumbled approximately 50 yards toward a nearby friend, and slumped over her shoulders. She guided me to a shady spot under a tree, where …

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J&J Names Executives of Planned Tylenol, Band-Aid Company

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