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1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

1st images emerge of Thai boys in hospital after being rescued from flooded cave

World
The first video has emerged showing some of the 12 boys receiving treatment in a hospital after surviving more than two weeks inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand. The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks. They wave to the camera, give the peace sign and press their hands together in prayer to show gratitude. All 12 boys were recently evacuated from Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand’s longest cave, where they had been trapped inside with their soccer coach since June 23. The extensive search-and-rescue operation, which included more than 1,000 people from various nations, has now switched to a treatment process. The boys and their coach remain quarantined at Chiangr...
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further 200 patients may have suffered a similar fate.The report found there was a "disregard for human life" of a large number of patients from 1989 to 2000.It said Dr Jane Barton oversaw the practice of prescribing on the wards.There was an "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering "dangerous" amounts of a medication not clinically justified at the Hampshire hospital, the report said.Prime Minister Theresa May described events at Gosport as "deeply troubling" and apologised to fami...
Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Health
Families of hundreds of people who died at a scandal-hit hospital hope a report published later could end a decades-long wait for the truth.The report follows several inquiries into the prescribing of sedatives at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.A fresh review, led by former Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, spoke to more than 100 families and analysed 800 death certificates.Relatives said they hoped it would end their "harrowing" wait for answers. Bishop Jones chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel whose work in examining documents and evidence led to the new inquests into the deaths at the 1989 disaster.He said the Gosport Independent Panel's report, which was commiss...
Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Bill Russell: Basketball icon spends night in Seattle hospital

Sports
May 19 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell stayed overnight in a Seattle, Wash. hospital after suffering from dehydration. He was released on Saturday. The 12-time All-Star, 11-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer responded to concerns voiced on social media on Saturday with a Twitter statement. "Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts," Russell tweeted. "Yes I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don't drink enough. On my way home and as most my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble." Russell, 84, lives in Seattle. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that an ambulance was rushed to the home and took him to a nearby hospital on Friday night.Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as...
Ex-England captain Wilkins in critical condition in hospital

Ex-England captain Wilkins in critical condition in hospital

Sports
Former England and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins is in a critical condition in a London hospital.St George's Hospital told BBC Sport that the 61-year-old is a patient and "his family have asked for privacy".His wife Jackie is quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying he had a cardiac arrest and the situation is "very bad".Wilkins, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, has been working as a pundit for Sky Sports and Talksport.Former Chelsea captain Frank Lampard wrote on Instagram: "All thoughts and strength with this man and his family tonight. An absolute gentleman."Lampard's ex-Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba posted: "Just found out about the news, be strong Ray Wilkins and family. We blue army are sending you our prayers on this religious day."Former England stri...