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Significant proportion of patients with sudden loss of consciousness need pre-hospital critical care

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) in partnership with the University of Surrey has shown the benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with a sudden, unexplained LOC of medical origin and a high prevalence of acute neurological pathology. The study—which is believed to be the first published about HEMS dispatch to […]

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Deep learning helps predict occult peritoneal metastasis in stomach cancer

Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a common gastrointestinal malignancy. Peritoneal metastasis occurs in a majority of patients with advanced stomach cancer and is considered as an aggressive disease with poor outcomes. Patients with peritoneal metastasis are typically not eligible for curative surgery. Therefore, preoperative detection and diagnosis of peritoneal metastasis are critical to inform […]

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It was as if life started again’: terror attack survivors find new hope

For most of the world, 2020 was a year of disease and death. For Christine Delcros and Sebastien Besatti, survivors of separate terror attacks in London and Paris, it brought love and a desire for life – feelings they thought they had lost forever. “We know 2020 has been an annus horribilis for most people, […]

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How we met: ‘She stood right next to me. I assumed she fancied my PhD student’

Although Chris Moulin and Céline Souchay met at a scientific conference in France in 1999, they didn’t make a lasting impression on each other at the time. “I remember that Chris had long ginger hair,” says Céline. “I asked him some questions about a presentation he gave, but couldn’t understand his response, because my English […]

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Never too late: how a retired teacher’s ‘fungi hobby’ led to her finding 20 new species

My first career was a long and happy one. I was a high school teacher. I started teaching back in 1962 at a lovely school in London. It was a wonderful introduction into teaching. Then I married and went up to Birmingham and I taught senior level biology and general science at a high school […]

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Why can’t my son get the benefit money that he is entitled to?

My son fell ill in September and was put into an induced coma. He was in hospital for two weeks and, as he was unable to work or start his planned masters degree, he applied for universal credit. A fortnight later, he asked if the payment could be backdated to the day of his hospital […]

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The nobody-nose job: how the pandemic led to a rise in plastic surgery

When Kaafiya Abdulle gave birth to her son in April 2017, she chose to breastfeed. A year later, she switched to baby formula, hyper-vigilant of the effects nursing had on her breasts. Unhappy with the sagging and shrinking that had occurred, she began to research breast lifts – a procedure she desperately wanted but never […]