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Doctors demand humanitarian aid be allowed into Venezuela

Doctors demand humanitarian aid be allowed into VenezuelaCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan doctors protested Sunday at the entrance to a bridge blocked by their nation's military to demand that humanitarian aid be allowed to enter, as opposition leader Juan Guaido acknowledged the conflict over the food and medical supplies could lead to clashes.



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Second migrant child's death in custody raises alarm for doctors as Nielsen tours border

Second migrant child's death in custody raises alarm for doctors as Nielsen tours borderThe death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan immigrant in custody on Christmas Eve is a sign that U.S. officials need to make dramatic improvements to health and sanitation conditions at the border, says a physician familiar with medical issues faced by migrants.



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Doctors Say Using Tear Gas On Migrant Children Can Have Severe, Long-Lasting Effects

Doctors Say Using Tear Gas On Migrant Children Can Have Severe, Long-Lasting EffectsU.S. border agents fired tear gas Sunday at a group of Central American



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'This Is Our Lane': Doctors Slam NRA After Chicago Hospital Shooting

'This Is Our Lane': Doctors Slam NRA After Chicago Hospital ShootingLess than two weeks after the National Rifle Association launched an attack on



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NRA Tweets Warning To Anti-Gun Doctors: 'Stay In Your Lane'

NRA Tweets Warning To Anti-Gun Doctors: 'Stay In Your Lane'Physicians who treat bullet wounds and deal with gun-related deaths were



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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensiveMore than 300 doctors and nurses rallied Sunday in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, urging the international community to protect them against an expected offensive by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Brandishing roses and wearing white coats and blue surgical uniforms, the demonstrators gathered in front of the hospital in Atme, near the border with Turkey, an AFP correspondent reported. Backed by its ally Russia, the Syrian regime has targeted several areas of Idlib with artillery and air strikes, sometimes hitting hospitals and rescue centres in the country’s last major opposition stronghold.



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Separating Breastfeeding Babies From Moms Could Affect ‘Health For A Lifetime': Doctors

Separating Breastfeeding Babies From Moms Could Affect ‘Health For A Lifetime': DoctorsAn international group of physicians condemned the Trump administration on



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'They Are Coming With Little to Nothing.' How New York City Doctors Are Treating Migrant Children

'They Are Coming With Little to Nothing.' How New York City Doctors Are Treating Migrant ChildrenThe children are often sad, confused and lack medical records



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Doctors who treated Skripals uncertain about their long-term health

Doctors who treated Skripals uncertain about their long-term healthThe doctors who treated a Russian former spy and his daughter after they were poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain say they don’t know what the pair’s long term health outlook is – and initially feared the incident could have been much worse. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia’s military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain, and daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a public bench in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4. Staff at Salisbury hospital, where they were treated, told the BBC that some started to wonder whether they too would fall victim to the nerve agent.



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Salisbury doctors did not believe Skripals would survive Novichok poisoning  

Salisbury doctors did not believe Skripals would survive Novichok poisoning  The doctors who treated the Skripals following the Salisbury Novichok attack did not believe the former Russian spy and his daughter would survive, they have revealed.  Medics at Salisbury District Hospital said that the prognosis for Sergei and Yulia Skripal was not good when they first arrived in the Accident and Emergency department on March 4 after collapsing on a park bench in the city.  Dr Stephen Jukes, Intensive Care consultant, told BBC Newsnight: "When we first were aware this was a nerve agent we were expecting them not to survive. We would try all our therapies. We would ensure the best clinical care. But all the evidence was there that they would not survive." He added that the medical team initially thought the pair had succumbed to an opioid overdose, but the diagnosis quickly changed  to nerve agent poisoning.  They were heavily sedated and given large doses of drugs designed to help their bodies produce a key protective enzyme.  Russian spy poisoning | Read more Staff were concerned that the illness could spread, particularly after PC Nick Bailey, a police officer who became unwell after visiting Mr Skripal's home, was also brought in for treatment.   Lorna Wilkinson, the Director of Nursing at the hospital, said: " “I suppose the key marker for me was when the PC [Nick Bailey] was admitted with symptoms – there was a real concern as to how big could this get.” She said she remembered thinking: “‘have we just gone from having two index patients [to] having something that actually could become all-consuming and involve many casualties?’ because we really didn't know at that point.”  Sergei and Yulia Skripal photographed having a meal while fit and healthy Credit: supplied by pixel8000 Medical staff also said they had no idea of the future prognosis for any of those affected by the nerve agent.  Dr Christine Blanshard, medical director at the hospital, told the programme, “the honest answer is we don't know”. The medical team at the hospital had also been helped by their proximity to Porton Down laboratory, they revealed, as it offered to carry out testing and give advice on the best therapies.  Dr Duncan Murray, head of the intensive care department, said “international experts” had helped the three to recover, alongside the "excellent teamwork by the doctors, fantastic care and dedication by our nurses".  Members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits afix a tent over the bench on which the Skripals were found Credit: BEN STANSALL /AFP All three have now been discharged, with Mr Skripal leaving hospital the most recently, on May 18, after 10 weeks of treatment. In her first appearance since leaving hospital, Ms Skripal spoke to the news agency Reuters at a secret London location last week.  She said she felt she and her father were "lucky to both have survived this attempted assassination". She added: "I don’t want to describe the details, but the physical treatment was invasive, painful and depressing.” The British government has accused Russia of being behind the attack, expelling 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation.  It has denied any involvement and expelled British diplomats from Moscow, as well as questioning the legitimacy of Ms Skripal's statement.  In a statement, it said: "The UK is obliged to give us the opportunity to speak to Yulia directly in order to make sure that she is not held against her own will and is not speaking under pressure."



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