British medical patients suffering exceptionally long waits

British National Health Service statistics reveal that waits of more than 18 weeks for patients to receive treatment increased 26 percent in the last year. And the number of patients who waited longer than six months jumped 43 percent. Despite rising demand for health care caused by Britain’s increasingly elderly population, the NHS treated 16,201 fewer inpatients than last year. Doctors blamed the delays on financial shortfalls, staffing freezes and pressure to ration lower-priority surgical procedures.

FOG Fair, 50,000-square-foot cornucopia of contemporary art and design, returns to Fort Mason

Eighth edition features 45 fine art galleries, dealers and design firms from around the globe

Exxon aims to leverage Texas courts to silence San Francisco and CA climate critics

Oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by First Amendment