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Black children in the US more likely to die from surgery complications

By Jason Arunn Murugesu Black people in the US are known to have worse surgical outcomes than white peopleER Productions Limited/Getty Images Black children in the US are twice as likely to die from certain emergency surgeries as white children. Brittany Willer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her colleagues looked at US… Read More »

Boy, 4, dies after virus delays surgery

A Melbourne mother has shared her heartbreaking story of losing her child after the coronavirus pandemic stopped the family travelling to Poland for life saving surgery. Rebecca Marsh, 41, was scheduled to take her son Jahleel to Poland for surgery for gene replacement therapy to treat his Amino Acid Decarboxylase Deficiency (AADC). Jahleel was diagnosed… Read More »