‘Nursing took me to the South Pole’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ben Cooper at the South Pole On International Nurses’ Day, three nurses tell their surprising stories of how life has led them to places as far afield as Cambodia and the Antarctic. ‘Nursing has given me some incredible experiences’ Although Ben Cooper, 44, works as a nurse in Northern General […]

When Doctors Give Their Patients Gifts

When I was a medical student, I often found myself in the hospital gift shop. The gift shop was an oasis for me, not only because of the expansive candy selection that palliated my sugar cravings, but also because I could see gift-givers in cross-section. Loved ones came in and out, buying balloons for newborns […]

Dr. Davida Coady, Medical Missionary, Is Dead at 80

“At the time,” she added, “it was thought that many of these children died of low body temperature, because that’s part of malnutrition. We used to keep them warm, but she taught us that if you got enough calories into these kids early enough, you can combat hypothermia.” ImageDr. Coady in 2017. “For some of […]

I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum

At the end of maternal mental health awareness week, Alexandra Vanotti details her experience of post-natal anxiety and the help she received – which she describes as a godsend. My sister was on honeymoon in South Africa when my baby boy was born. It was almost a fortnight before she was due home and I […]

Trump Outlines Plan to Lower Drug Prices

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Friday to “derail the gravy train for special interests” as he outlined a strategy intended to lower the cost of prescription drugs by promoting tougher negotiation, more competition and measures to stop foreign countries from taking advantage of American industry. Mr. Trump said the current system has been corrupted […]

Minister wants accountability on cervical cancer scandal

Image copyright RTÉ/Oireachtas TV Image caption Simon Harris will be considering practical measures to help women Ireland’s health minister says he wants to get to the bottom of ‘who knew what, and when’ about the cervical cancer screening scandal. Simon Harris said he was ‘disgusted’ at what has emerged in health service memos. His comments […]

Alabama ‘miracle’ boy wakes before doctors pull plug

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrenton McKinley is now on a slow recovery process – half his skull must be re-connected A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley suffered severe brain trauma when he fell […]