Carmel Sparke

Carmel Sparke

Carmel is news editor of 6minutes.

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US experts have called for the wider use of 'stool banks' for patients to store faecal matter from their younger, healthier…
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Doctors on long night-shifts prescribe fewer painkillers than their daytime colleagues — and depleted empathy reserves…
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Another GP practice has begun banning abusive patients and directing reception staff to hang up on rude callers, as…
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Patients with a ‘glass half full’ outlook appear to live about half a decade longer than their gloomier peers, US findings…
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A patient was treated to a “spine tingling” performance of Schubert’s Ave Maria, when a cellist turned medical registrar…
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A leading GP has described Australia's current COVID-19 situation as "like a frog being boiled slowly". The AMA's Vice…
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Adult patients who struggle to balance on one leg for 10 seconds are almost twice as likely to die within the next decade…
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