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Journalists start royal baby countdown in Britain

London - The world's media started counting down Thursday to the arrival of Britain's royal baby when a press pen was erected outside the hospital where Prince William's wife Kate is due to give birth.

Disabled Ukraine fighters hanker for return to front

Donetsk - Parts of their bodies burnt to a putrid pulp, separatist rebels mutilated in a year of conflict between pro- and anti-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine lie in their hospital beds still hankering to return to the front.

'General Hospital' grabs 28 Daytime Emmy nominations

It was a big day for "General Hospital" as it landed 28 Daytime Emmy nominations. "Young and the Restless" followed with 25 nods while "Bold and the Beautiful" nabbed 19.

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to donate his wealth to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he plans to give much of his vast fortune away to charity in the near future, joining a list of tech executives including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who enjoy sharing their wealth with others.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Medical equipment and the risks of spreading pathogens

Evidence suggests that drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, probably from contaminated endoscopes.

Mexico eyes homicide charges in maternity blast

- A Mexican gas company could face homicide charges and a $2.9 million fine over a tanker truck explosion that destroyed a maternity hospital, killing two babies and three adults, officials said Monday.

Facebook founder Zuckerberg, wife give $75 million to SF hospital

San Francisco - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his physician wife have donated $75 million to pay for equipment at San Francisco's largest public hospital, which is being rebuilt.

Mexico maternity blast's death toll rises to five

- The death toll from a gas explosion that leveled a Mexico City maternity hospital rose to five on Friday after a stretcher-bearer who saved several babies succumbed to his injuries."I lament the death of stretcher-bearer Jose Luis Tinoco.

Mexico maternity blast death toll rises to four

- A nurse who was injured while saving several babies after a gas explosion destroyed a Mexican maternity hospital last week has died, raising the death toll to four, officials said Wednesday.

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive

Roswell - Police in Roswell, Georgia were called to the home of the late singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, Saturday after she was found unresponsive in her bath tub.

Scramble to treat wounded at last Ukraine frontline hospital

Art - A constant stream of ambulances, lorries and civilian cars screeches to a halt outside the last working hospital in this area of the Ukrainian frontline, delivering a growing number of those wounded in intense clashes.

Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

- A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them.

Liberia closes Ebola centre at epicentre of outbreak

Monrovia - Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.

German court hears nurse admitted more than 30 'boredom' killings

Berlin - A German court heard Thursday that a former male nurse had admitted killing more than 30 patients at a hospital where he worked, allegedly out of boredom.

Mixed results for hospital acquired infections in England

London - The number of cases of hospital acquired infection in English hospitals has slowed down, meaning fewer people are contracting pathogens like MRSA from the clinical setting. However, rates of C. diff are up.

San Francisco to pay nearly $3 million to family of lost patient

San Francisco has agreed to pay nearly all of a $3 million legal settlement with the family of a woman who was found dead 17 days after disappearing from a room at the city's main hospital last year.

Mob of doctors torture, kill suspected thief in India: Police

Kolkata - A mob of doctors killed a suspected thief at an Indian medical college in a gruesome case of vigilante justice, tying him up and slashing his penis with a razor, police said Monday.

Hospital bacteria traced back to farm animals

Edinburgh - Some types of hospital superbugs, notably MRSA, isolated from U.K. hospitals, have been linked back to bacteria detected in farm animals. Several of the isolates are antibiotic resistant.

Mummified corpse of missing patient turns up three years later

Modena - Three years ago, a 65-year-old patient simply up and disappeared from the ward of a hospital in Modena, northern Italy. Relatives never gave up on him, and finally a mummified body, believed to be his, has been found.

Nepal's former king suffers heart attack

Kathmandu - Nepal's last king, Gyanendra Shah, was in a stable condition in a Kathmandu hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, his doctor said.Gyanendra, 67, was rushed to Kathmandu's Norvic Hospital late Saturday after he complained of chest pain.

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

Toronto's Mayor Ford admitted to hospital for tumour

Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to Humber River Hospital after doctors discovered a tumour. Ford had gone to the emergency room earlier Wednesday because of abdominal pain.

One day in hospital raises drug-resistant bacteria infection risk

If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, then each day of hospitalization increases the likelihood that the infection will be antibiotic resistant by one percent. This alarming finding comes from a new study.

Ashya King parents blocked from seeing cancer-stricken son

M - The father of British brain tumour patient Ashya King said Wednesday he was being prevented from visiting the five-year-old in hospital, despite the lifting of an extradition order against him and his wife.

Primary European MRSA strain originated in Africa

Copenhagen - The primary type of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, is derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, according to a new study.

Natural proteins kill hospital ‘superbugs’

Belfast - Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. Researchers have developed an innovative antibacterial gel that can break down the thick jelly-like coating (biofilms) which cover bacteria.

Wounded flood trauma centre as Taliban attack Afghan city

Kunduz - The rotors of attack helicopters and artillery fire echo across the Kunduz plain in northern Afghanistan.On the outskirts of the provincial capital Kunduz, government forces attempt to repel Taliban assaults and the city's trauma centre is always full....

MRSA control measures in hospitals are not working

MRSA "superbug" control measures "lack evidence" that they are effective at reducing hospital acquired infections. This is according to a new report published in The Lancet.
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