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27 Jul, 2018
July Issue 2018
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Travel alert for Pakistan issued by the US due to ongoing outbreak of typhoid superbug – In further news about antimicrobial resistance, the United States has issued a travel alert for Pakistan in light of the ongoing outbreak of an extremely drug-resistant new strain of typhoid fever which is resistant to five different antibiotics. The strain was first identified in November 2016, and since then, it has spread throughout the country, with 800 people infected and at least 4 dead.
29 Jun, 2018
June Issue 2018
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New measures to be introduced in the UK to protect doctors – Following the case of Dr. Bawa-Garba, who was struck off the medical register after being found guilty of mistakes in the death of a 6 year old boy, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that there will be new measures introduced to protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made. An important new measure is that the UK General Medical Council will no longer be able to appeal the results of doctors’ disciplinary hearings, as it did in the case of Dr. Bawa-Garba...
25 May, 2018
May Issue 2018
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Doctor found guilty of misconduct by Medical Council – A doctor was found guilty of misconduct and banned from practicing medicine for a period of 6 months after a medical blunder involving a patient who underwent a permanent tracheostomy. A piece of gauze, taped on all sides, was found blocking the opening in the patient’s throat, which ultimately led to his death. The Medical Council ruled that the doctor had failed to prevent the nurses’ mismanagement of the patient’s tracheostoma.
27 Apr, 2018
April Issue 2018
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CMEL April Events – CMEL had a very eventful April this year, with the introduction of our Continuing Medical Education series, our twin symposiums on ‘Policy and Regulatory Responses to New Genomic and Reproductive Technologies’ and ‘Privacy, Data Protection and Data-Sharing in Biomedical Research’, and lectures by Dr. Jeff Skopek and Mr. James Badenoch QC. A very big thank you to all our speakers, panelists and to all our participants for your support. Please stay tuned for a conference report on what was discussed at the symposiums...
30 Mar, 2018
March Issue 2018
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A 15 year old girl paralysed after alleged medical negligence – A 15 year old girl was paralysed after a procedure last November at United Christian Hospital that was meant to treat her acute transverse myelitis. In a press conference held recently, the girl’s family accused hospital staff of committing a series of medical errors, including the wrongful damaging of the girl’s artery while inserting a catheter into the vein, causing the girl to suffer a stroke...
23 Feb, 2018
February Issue 2018
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First human eggs grown in laboratory – Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have grown human eggs in a laboratory for the first time. This new technique is both an opportunity to explore the development of human eggs, as well as a possible door to new methods of preserving fertility for children who undergo cancer treatment. The technique requires further work in the future, however, with only 10% of eggs reaching maturity. It also remains unclear how viable the eggs are, given they have not yet been fertilized...

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