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  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • Hospital waiting figures go up by 200,000 patients (UK NHS)

    07/13/2018 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Morning Star UK ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | LAMIAT SABIN
    The number of patients waiting longer than six months to start planned NHS hospital treatment has now topped 200,000, new figures revealed yesterday. NHS England referral-to-treatment statistics for May revealed the exact number of patients to be 211,324 — 48.4 per cent higher than at the same time last year. The total waiting list size is now estimated at 4.3 million. Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said newly appointed Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s first test was to “rapidly bring these waiting lists down.” Mr Hancock has replaced Jeremy Hunt who replaced Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary earlier this week...
  • Christian doctor fired in the UK for suggesting gender is biological.

    07/10/2018 10:22:29 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 36 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Thomas Williams
    A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed “unfit to work” after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex. Dr. David Mackereth, 55, began training in May to become a health and disability assessor for the government but ran into trouble when his Christian and scientific convictions ran afoul of department protocols. In his new job, Dr. Mackereth was to compile independent reports about the health of persons who were claiming disability benefits. His instructor told him that regardless of a patient or client’s biological sex, he must only...
  • Britain’s health service to reduce ‘unnecessary’ treatments

    06/30/2018 6:04:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2018 11:34 AM EDT
    Britain’s National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money and reduce “unnecessary or risky procedures.” National medical director Stephen Powis said the health agency could save an estimated Ł200 million ($264 million) a year by tightening the criteria for treatments where the risks could outweigh the benefits. The list of 17 treatments under consideration to be halted or reduced includes tonsil removals and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Authorities will discuss the proposals next week. The announcement came as demonstrators marched Saturday in...
  • Alfie Evans’ non-existent coroner’s inquest – what are they trying to hide?

    05/10/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    JohnAllman.UK ^ | May 9, 2018 | John Allman
    The very first post on this blog concerned a court case I had brought against a coroner, about an inquest into a death.  Since then, there has been a long, drawn-out court case against a council that occurred because a police officer took exception to some of the earlier posts on this blog, all of which are still here.  That case is presently in Strasbourg, awaiting a decision on admissibility. It looks as though I am not going to be able to escape from my duty, which seems now to be to bring another court case before long, this time against the...
  • US surgeons could save this little girl's leg... so why did the NHS only offer amputation?

    05/06/2018 7:10:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2018 | Anthea Gerrie and Sophie Goodchild
    A schoolgirl with one leg shorter than the other has been told by the NHS her only option is amputation. However, a leading US surgeon claims UK doctors have the training – but not the confidence – to save her limb by lengthening it, and that the NHS lacks the highly specialist rehabilitation services she needs after surgery. Dr Dror Paley has told the parents of seven-year-old Kyra Warrell, who was born with a rare condition affecting her thigh bone, that her treatment is straightforward.
  • Alfie Evans’ Death Illustrates The Monstrous Logic Of The Welfare State

    04/30/2018 8:57:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 30, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    Together with the death of Charlie Gard last year, whom British authorities would not allow to be taken to the United States for an experimental treatment, Evans’ death seems to confirm British policy in such matters: children belong to the state, and when the state decides that they should die, they will die. Extraordinary international efforts were undertaken to save the boy’s life. Italy, which granted Evans citizenship, kept a specially equipped plane from the Italian defense ministry on standby to transport the boy to a Vatican hospital in case the U.K. courts ordered his release. Pope Francis issued a...
  • Georgia Doctor Arrested...Threatening to Cut Off Employee's Head and 'Roll it Down a Hallway'

    04/29/2018 8:09:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    During her outburst, Patterson was also reported behaving aggressively towards her employees, grabbing one of them by the arm and refusing to let staffers leave the office. According to the documents, she also threw various items at employees including a reflex hammer and also pulled her “diploma off the wall, threw it on the floor and stomped on it.” Employees told Lowndes County officers Patterson may have been “under the influence” during the time of the incident. She is also suspected of arriving at her practice intoxicated on more than one occasion, documents said. Patterson’s medical license was suspended on...
  • Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies (ALFIE IS DEAD)

    04/27/2018 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 140 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/28/2018 | BBC
    Alfie Evans, the 23-month old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 2:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.....
  • Alder Hey: The little hospital of horrors

    04/28/2018 4:52:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Glenn Beck's Website ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    What’s the measure of human life? This should be a no-brainer — a gimme — but with the way we’ve become so desensitized to the sanctity of human life, does anyone even know anymore? Since 2009, the United States has been averaging over SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND abortions per year. We’re only 4 months into this year and we’ve already killed 298,000 babies. Just this morning, over 700 abortions have been committed. Think about those numbers, and then try and answer whether our country values human life. We’d better decide this RIGHT NOW, because what we’re seeing in the UK with...
  • Alfie Evans: Another Child Sacrifice on Britain's NHS Altar

    04/27/2018 7:51:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2018 | Joe Herring
    I admit, my reaction to the plight of young Alfie Evans is colored by my experience with my own grandson, Joseph, who suffers from a similar disorder. I see Joseph's innocence in Alfie's eyes, and I struggle with the marked physical resemblance between Alfie and Joseph at that age.  I also vividly recall the doctors counseling my daughter to abort her pregnancy, to save her child from suffering. "He will likely live 18 months, certainly no more than three years," they told us solemnly.  Joseph celebrated his 17th birthday in February of this year.
  • When Will Machine-like Thinking Prompt Moral Panic?

    04/27/2018 6:05:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    In Frank Herbert's "Dune" series (my favorite-science fiction books), he made a bold writerly decision. In a genre famous for robots and computers (particularly in the 1960s), Herbert imagined a futuristic universe with neither. In his telling, some 10,000 years prior to the story of the book, there was galactic revolt called the Butlerian Jihad. This is where I first learned the word "Jihad" -- the Arabic term for Islamic holy war. It can all get fairly nerdy, but the gist is that artificially intelligent computers and androids were banned. In one explanation, the Butlerian Jihad was named after a...
  • This Is The Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans To Italy

    04/26/2018 12:21:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2018 | Kira Davis
    In recent weeks many people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken from the hands of his parents by the National Health Service (NHS) and the courts ... Alfie was forcibly removed from his breathing devices but continues to breathe on his own. The NHS and the courts would not even allow Alfie to go home with his parents, and when the nation of Italy offered to fly him to a Rome hospital for experimental treatment (at...
  • Alfie Evans is not ‘dying’ or ‘brain-dead,’ he’s been misdiagnosed: Polish doctor

    04/26/2018 9:17:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 26, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case, click here. POLAND, April 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Polish doctor has stated that UK toddler Alfie Evans is not “dying” and is certainly not “brain-dead.” Dr. Izabela Pałgan, a pediatrician and children’s oncologist from Bydgoszcz in Poland, told Radio Wnet April 25 that in her professional opinion, doctors at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool where Alfie is being kept are misdiagnosing the boy. “Doctors at the hospital in Liverpool asked the court to agree to the separation of the infant from life-support, on the grounds that it would be in the 'best interests'...
  • Top German doctor finds outcome of Alfie Evans case incomprehensible

    04/26/2018 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 11 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 26/4/2018 | CG
    Senior paediatric doctor at Munich University Hospital who has examined Alfie Evans speaks out.
  • [UK] Court of Appeal Rejects Bid to Fly Alfie Evans to Rome

    04/25/2018 5:12:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/25/18 | Staff Reporter
    Appeal judges upheld Tuesday's High Court rulingThe parents of Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal to have the seriously ill 23-month-old child taken to Italy for continued treatment. Lawyers for Tom Evans and Kate James made another attempt to undo a High Court ruling preventing them flying their son to the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome. However, the court of appeal upheld the High Court’s verdict, rejecting all grounds raised by the parents. Paul Diamond, representing Tom Evans, told the court the parents were not seeking a “miracle cure” but were “simply seeking the palliative care that is...
  • Let Alfie Evans Go to Rome!

    04/26/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2018 | The Editors
    Alfie Evans, 23 months old, is hospitalized with a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Against his parents’ wishes, his doctors at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool removed him from life support on Monday evening, maintaining that further treatment would be futile. Bambino Gesů Pediatric Hospital in Rome has offered to treat him and arranged for his medical transport, which is on standby. The Italian government has granted him citizenship, clearing legal and administrative hurdles in advance. Doctors in Liverpool forbid the child to be removed from their watch, however, and British courts have backed them up, holding out the possibility that at...
  • 3 things you can do to help Alfie Evans right now

    04/25/2018 6:35:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steve Jalsevac
    The LifeSite petition in support of Alfie Evans has been signed by just over 47,000 persons as of the time of writing. Today, LifeSite sent an urgent message to all signers with action items that might potentially save Alfie's life at this very critical time. Following is the text of the email: LifeSiteNews will continue to bring you updates on Alfie as they become available. You can follow the stories here. Simply refresh your browser for timely updates. Please consider yourselves now part of Alfie’s Army. In addition to praying (and fasting) for him and his family, there are a...
  • Alfie Evans’ Mom Shares Touching Photo of Him and Father Asleep: “Don’t Believe What You Read,...

    04/25/2018 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Alfie Evans’ Mom Shares Touching Photo of Him and Father Asleep: “Don’t Believe What You Read, Alfie is Doing Great” After a disheartening appeals court ruling preventing Alfie Evans’ parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome, Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him, Alfie’s mother has posted a new photo of him. The touching photo shows Alfie asleep and his father sleeping on a couch behind him. His mother Kate James also added that Alfie is doing well and she cautions people not...
  • Hospital Misleads Appeals Court: We Never Said Alfie Evans Would Die Soon. Told Court in February...

    04/25/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Hospital Misleads Appeals Court: We Never Said Alfie Evans Would Die Soon. Told Court in February He’d Die “in Minutes” Testifying at the appeals court today in the battle over Alfie Evans, doctors representing Alder Hey Children’s Hospital appear to have mislead the court. According to a tweet from a journalist in the courtroom today, hospital doctors say they never told Alfie Evans’ family that he would die soon after removal of his life support. However representatives of the hospital told the court back in February that Alfie would die within minutes and that he probably would “suddenly”...