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Swedish Covid nurse to watch entire film festival alone in lighthouse

Swedish Covid nurse to watch entire film festival alone in lighthouse

Entertainment
Getty ImagesA Swedish nurse has won a competition to watch the entire 60-movie programme of the Goteborg Film Festival from a lighthouse on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden.Lisa Enroth beat 12,000 film fans from around the world who applied.The nurse, who has worked on Covid-19 wards during the pandemic, said she hoped to enjoy "being part of a totally different kind of reality for a week". Festival organisers were forced to curtail the festival by the pandemic.There will be no screenings in cinemas - instead, the entire programme will be streamed online. Organisers said they were searching for a genuine movie fan that was emotionally and psychologically up to the task, the BBC's Maddy Savage reports from Stockholm. Ms Enroth, who said she has been "drained of energy" due to the ...
German nurse says patient death charges are largely true

German nurse says patient death charges are largely true

World
A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany over a decade ago told a court as his trial opened Tuesday that the charges against him are largely accurate. Niels Hoegel, 41, is already serving a life sentence for murder. His trial in the northwestern city of Oldenburg began with a minute of silence for the patients. Asked by presiding judge Sebastian Buehrmann whether the charges against him are largely true, Hoegel replied "yes," news agency dpa reported. There are no formal pleas in the German legal system. The murder charges stem from Hoegel's time at a hospital in Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002 and at another hospital in nearby Delmenhorst from 2003 to 2005. The alleged victims were aged between 34 and 96. Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and ...
Gaza nurse killing: World 'should not stay silent'

Gaza nurse killing: World 'should not stay silent'

World
A senior medical official in Gaza has urged the international community "not to stay silent" and do more to protect civilians protesting at the border fence with Israel.  His plea comes after a 21-year old medic was shot dead by Israeli forces as she ran to treat injured protesters at the border fence, according to health workers at the scene. Israel says it is investigating.The funeral of Razan al Najar was held in the Gazan city of Khan Younes - with thousands of mourners attending.They came to retrieve her body from the hospital where she and her friends had cared for the injured of this increasingly bloody confrontation along the border between Israel and Gaza. Image: Mourners carry the body of Palestinian nurse Razan al Najar ...
The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

Health
A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat "fake news" online, which they say leaves patients "scared and at risk of bogus cures".Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet. One in eight of those went online because they didn't fully understand what their doctor had told them.Glaswegian nurse Ellen McPake, who landed the job, says she wants to correct the misinformation that exists. She said: "Once the doctor says 'cancer', people automatically then shut down and they don't take in the information that they're given."So they go home, speak to the family. And then they'll sit online that night and get themselves in a frenzy with what they're reading." She says people focus on the worst-case scenar...
Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Health
This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she's also a former patient there. Teacher snaps photo of cancer survivor on 1st and last day of school When she was 2 years old, Brown was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of childhood cancer of the connective tissue. She underwent chemotherapy for a year at the AFLAC Cancer Center. All the while, she said, her parents tried to help her have a normal life, watching movies while she was in the hospital. By the time, Brown reached high school, she had been active in competitive gymnastics and competitive cheerleading for years. The...