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Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in ‘greatest need’

Thousands more NHS patients and visitors will be able to access free hospital car parking, the government says. From April, all 206 hospital trusts in England will be expected to begin offering the concession in line with the government’s manifesto promise. Those with the “greatest need” will benefit. That includes groups such as people with… Read More »

Purdue inks multibillion-dollar opioid deal with thousands of local governments, 23 states: reports

Purdue Pharma has entered the first major opioid settlement. The company, whose OxyContin played a role in the opioid epidemic, plans to file for bankruptcy imminently and restructure under an agreement with 23 states and nearly 2,300 cities, counties and tribes, according to the New York Times.   Under the deal, Purdue’s founding family—the Sacklers—will pay plaintiffs $ 3… Read More »

TB discovery could save tens thousands of lives

Between 2000 and 2016, around 45 million lives were saved due to effective treatment of pulmonary TB worldwide and 1.6–3.5 million of these would subsequently have developed aspergillosis. The research published today in the prestigious European Respiratory Journal, also found the complication in those with and without HIV infection. CPA Symptoms, persisting for 3 months, include coughing,… Read More »

Thousands of women 'dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men'

Thousands of women ‘are dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men’, claims study Poor treatment contributed to deaths of more than 8,200 women over ten years  Women diagnosed with heart attack treated slower than men and not given tests Female patients twice as likely as men to die within a month… Read More »