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Lottery like no other offers a cutting-edge medicine — with lives on the line – STAT

The lottery that began this week was not about money, or about choosing a school, or about obtaining a visa. It was about a child’s life. In this case, the children selected would receive a drug that otherwise was not available. Jamie Clarkson, an electrician in Queensland, Australia, entered his 18-month-old daughter, Wynter. “We applied… Read More »

When physicians fear for their lives

The receptionist interrupted me in the middle of my dictation. “There’s a woman and her husband at the front desk. She’s already been seen by Dr. Kim for chest pain, but refuses to leave, and her husband seems really agitated. They’re demanding to speak with you.” I didn’t take the time to look up the… Read More »

Flu continues to claim lives in aged-care

Health authorities are pleading with people who have the flu to stay away from aged-care facilities as the virus claimed the lives of another 11 people aged over 60. NSW Health data released on Friday reveals there were 24 confirmed influenza outbreaks in aged-care facilities in the most recent reporting week, bringing the total number… Read More »