Coronavirus contact tracing staff are caught sharing patients’ confidential data

Coronavirus contact tracing staff are caught sharing patients’ confidential data on Facebook and Whatsapp Names, NHS numbers, contact details and case IDs of positive cases shared Staff sent the screenshots for each other when asking for help with system Department of Health said there was a system for tracers needing help  By Luke Andrews For … Read more Coronavirus contact tracing staff are caught sharing patients’ confidential data

Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

Ministers are facing calls to order an inquiry into a ‘primitive’ treatment for depression that involves passing electric currents through the brain. Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) has been used for almost a century to treat an array of psychiatric disorders including mania, catatonia and schizophrenia. But critics say evidence supporting its use is poor, while its … Read more Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

Scientists reveal dying patients CAN hear last words of family at bedside as they slip away

Goodbye, my love… scientists reveal dying patients CAN hear last words of family at bedside as they slip away Patients can still hear when transitioning from life to death, study finds  It’s not known whether they can understand what they’re hearing or just hear The study is the first to run tests into unconscious hearing … Read more Scientists reveal dying patients CAN hear last words of family at bedside as they slip away

Gilead study says remdesivir reduces the risk of death in severely ill coronavirus patients

Gilead study says remdesivir reduces the risk of death in severely ill coronavirus patients by 62% Gilead compared 312 severely ill coronavirus patients receiving remdesivir compared to 818 patients receiving standard of care  Nearly 75% of those treated with remdesivir recovered compared to 59% not given the drug Only 7.6% of remdesivir-treated patients died compared to … Read more Gilead study says remdesivir reduces the risk of death in severely ill coronavirus patients

NHS hospital in Bristol discharged 213 untested patients and 20 with Covid-19 into care homes

FEBRUARY – SAGE scientists warned Government ‘very early on’ about the risk to care homes Britain’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, revealed in April that he and other senior scientists warned politicians ‘very early on’ about the risk COVID-19 posed to care homes.    He said: ‘So very early on we looked at a number … Read more NHS hospital in Bristol discharged 213 untested patients and 20 with Covid-19 into care homes