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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads

China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year.Another 15 deaths in the Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday.Health officials are struggling to contain the outbreak as millions of people travel for the Chinese new year, one of the most important events. Many festivities have been cancelled.There are now more than 1,200 confirmed cases in China.The virus has also spread to Europe, with three cases confirmed in France. The UK is investigating a number of suspected cases, with officials trying to trace around 2,000 people who have recently flown to the UK from Hubei province.Australia has also confirmed several cases in Me...
East Kent hospitals: Care watchdog inspects trust after baby death apology

East Kent hospitals: Care watchdog inspects trust after baby death apology

Health
England's care watchdog has carried out a no-notice inspection of an NHS trust at the centre of concerns over the possible preventable deaths of babies.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is investigating East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust but has not yet decided whether to prosecute.At least seven preventable baby deaths may have occurred at the trust since 2016, a BBC investigation found.The trust apologised and said it had made "significant changes".It comes as the trust is likely to be heavily criticised on Friday at an inquest into the death of baby Harry Richford. East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust consists of five hospitals and community clinics and almost 7,000 babies are b...
Sperm donation after death is ‘morally permissible’

Sperm donation after death is ‘morally permissible’

Technology
Sperm should be added to the list of human tissue that can be donated after death, academics say.There is currently a UK-wide gap in supply, with samples imported from foreign sperm banks in order to keep up with demand, according to the experts. "It is both feasible and morally permissible for men to volunteer their sperm to be donated to strangers after death in order to ensure sufficient quantities of sperm with desired qualities," say Dr Nathan Hodson of the College of Life Sciences at University of Leicester, and Joshua Parker of the Department of Education and Research at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the authors argue it is important to secure a reliable source of sperm, given "the immense value of having the ability to reproduce".While...
Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

Watch: Dwayne Johnson thanks fans for support after dad Rocky’s death

Entertainment
Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Film star and former pro wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to social media Sunday to thank well-wishers for their support in the days following his dad Rocky's death. "Hard to express how deeply grateful I am for all your love, mana & support My family and I thank you. Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can. I love you. DJ #ripsoulman," Johnson posted alongside an outdoor Instagram video of him expressing similar sentiments. "You have lifted my spirits," he told his fans in the 8-minute clip, which has already gotten nearly 8 million views. "As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago. I lost him just like that," Johnson said, snapping his fingers. "I didn't get to say goodbye to him. I would give anything right now to give him a big, old hug and a ...
Susan Warby death: Whistleblower letter to husband ‘revealed blunders’

Susan Warby death: Whistleblower letter to husband ‘revealed blunders’

Health
A former police officer whose wife died five weeks after bowel surgery said he was "knocked sideways completely" when he received an anonymous letter highlighting blunders in her treatment.Susan Warby, 57, died at the West Suffolk Hospital on 30 August, 2018.During an inquest into her death, it was heard she had been given glucose instead of saline via an arterial line.The hospital reportedly asked doctors for fingerprints and handwriting samples to identify the whistleblower.In a statement, the Doctors' Association described the attempt by the hospital to find the letter writer as a "witch hunt". Jon Warby said he received the letter two months after his wife's death.He...