New Zealand coronavirus patient escapes quarantine

New Zealand today announced it will press charges against a coronavirus patient who absconded from quarantine to go to a supermarket last night.  The 32-year-old man – who was ordered into isolation after arriving in the country from India on July 3 – escaped through a fence at his Auckland hotel before browsing the aisles … Read more New Zealand coronavirus patient escapes quarantine

Princess Eugenie is praised for showing her scar by cancer patient

Princess Eugenie has been praised by a young woman disfigured by cancer surgery, for having the courage to proudly expose her back scar on her wedding day. Darcy Shaw, 21, from Manchester, was left with marks on her neck and chest after surgery for skin cancer and told the Queen’s granddaughter, 30, how it was … Read more Princess Eugenie is praised for showing her scar by cancer patient

Thousands of test and trace callers failed to find a SINGLE contact of a coronavirus patient

Thousands of test and trace callers failed to find a SINGLE contact of a coronavirus patient, investigation reveals Government said new contact tracing system has been a success so far One call handler said they’ve had zero cases and done two to three shifts a week Test and trace system has been unable to contact … Read more Thousands of test and trace callers failed to find a SINGLE contact of a coronavirus patient

First patient to use CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease says the technology is alleviating symptoms

A mother-of-four, who is the first American patient to have her genes edited with the controversial CRISPR technology to treat her sickle cell disease, says the technology is working. Victoria Gray, 34, of Forest, Mississippi, has suffered from the debilitating blood disorder her entire life.   She was in so much pain at one point that she … Read more First patient to use CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease says the technology is alleviating symptoms

Indian suspected Covid-19 patient dies after relatives unplug ventilator to plug in air cooler

Suspected Covid-19 patient dies after his relatives unplug ventilator so they could plug in an air cooler at Indian hospital Incident took place last Monday in the Maharao Bhimsingh Hospital in Rajasthan The patient, 40, had breathing difficulties and was put on a ventilator His family brought their own air cooler because temperatures were high … Read more Indian suspected Covid-19 patient dies after relatives unplug ventilator to plug in air cooler

Covid-19 patient survives 10 days on a ventilator having been given a 50/50 chance of life

Rolling over on to his left side, Hugh Mullally wondered where his bedside table had gone. Come to think of it, his duvet had been replaced by a white sheet too. How odd. Was his mind playing tricks? Had he been dreaming? Then came a nervous twitch in the pit of his stomach. Suddenly, in fragments, … Read more Covid-19 patient survives 10 days on a ventilator having been given a 50/50 chance of life

Have YOU suffered a Joe Wicks injury? Osteopath claims patient numbers have tripled in lockdown

Have YOU suffered a Joe Wicks injury? Osteopath claims home workouts have caused number of people complaining of sprained ankles and twisted knees to TRIPLE during lockdown – due to poor technique and failing to stretch Millions across UK have replaced their usual gym routine with a home workout Bad habits like failing to stretch … Read more Have YOU suffered a Joe Wicks injury? Osteopath claims patient numbers have tripled in lockdown

Patient, 34, dies after judge ruled he had right to refuse permanent stoma bag 

Patient, 34, dies after judge ruled he had right to refuse operation because he did not want to live with a permanent stoma bag A 34-year-old man made it clear he did not want to live with a permanent stoma  Mr Justice Hayden ruled the man should be able to die because of this evidence  … Read more Patient, 34, dies after judge ruled he had right to refuse permanent stoma bag 

Doctors had to surgically remove a dead fish from the rectum of a male patient

Man, 30, has a whole fish stuck in his rectum after ‘sitting on it by accident’ The 30-year-old went to a hospital in China after having abdominal pain Doctors were shocked to find a fish inside his body during an X-ray scan  The man said the fish slipped into his backside after ‘he sat on … Read more Doctors had to surgically remove a dead fish from the rectum of a male patient

Heartwarming moment Tennessee chemotherapy patient and nurse sing duet of O Holy Night

A heartwarming video of a chemotherapy patient and his nurse singing a Christmas carol has gone viral. Penn Pennington, 67, a veteran musician, is currently battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, for the second time. Earlier this month, he was admitted to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial in … Read more Heartwarming moment Tennessee chemotherapy patient and nurse sing duet of O Holy Night