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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.

Man walks to hospital after getting shot in the head

Mount Vernon - A man was driving a Dodge Challenger in Mount Vernon, New York, when he was shot in the head and ended up crashing into a house.

Giving birth under fire in a Donetsk hospital cellar

Donetsk - Just a pink cap was visible as Larisa held her daughter Yeva swathed in a blanket on Sunday, sitting in the cellar of Donetsk's largest maternity hospital, where she gave birth days ago amid heavy shelling.

American woman with Ebola arrives at US hospital

Washington - An American woman who was infected with the dangerous Ebola virus arrived Tuesday in the United States for treatment, days after a US doctor was evacuated from West Africa.

Martina McBride and The Bacon Brothers surprise hospital children

Nashville - Team Martina, Martina McBride's charitable organization, threw an impromptu, surprise party to critically ill children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville.

15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.

Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine tablets mislabelled

American Health Packaging (AHP) has recalled Ibuprofen tablets because they may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine tablets. This warning comes via the U.S. FDA.

Norwegian doctor in Gaza sends impassioned plea to world leaders

Gaza - A letter has been published, written by Doctor Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor working in a Gaza hospital. In the letter, he gives an on-the-ground, eyewitness account of what is happening on a day-to-day basis in the hospital, and it is heartbreaking.

Breaking into the asylum Special

London Colney - Can a derelict building, neglected for 20 years, be interesting? Digital Journal paid a visit to the ruins of one of London's former mental health hospitals.

Three babies dead from contaminated nutrient feed

London - Three babies have died and 19 are ill with blood poisoning after being given a contaminated batch of liquid food. The liquid feed was manufactured by a U.K. company called ITH Pharma.

Anonymous' Operation Syria Aid attempts to save Syrian hospital

Aleppo - The hacktivist group Anonymous is turning to Twitter and other social media outlets in an attempt to save a hospital just outside the war torn city of Aleppo which is scheduled to close within the next few weeks.

What is being done about antibiotic resistance? Special

London Colney - Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics. The implications of this are that life expectancy could fall due to people dying from diseases that are readily treatable today. This is the warning issued in a new paper by Tim Sandle.

E. coli evolves antibiotic tolerance

Jerusalem - Subject to repeated exposure to the antibiotic ampicillin, populations of Escherichia coli quickly evolve tolerance for the drug, springing back to life once antibiotic treatment has stopped, according to a new study.

Risks from hospital visits rise across Europe

The safety of patients receiving healthcare, including the probability of contracting healthcare-associated infections, is a serious concern for the European Union and numbers of cases are rising according to a new report.

Bone implants used to protect body from germs

A research team has developed bone implants that control microorganisms and which could prevent infection after an operation.

Two new antibiotics developed

Reversing the long period where no new antibiotics have been developed, two new drugs could be available within a matter of months.

Antimicrobial copper leads to patient safety

The U.K. health service have concluded that the use of products containing copper, which is an antimicrobial metal, is of benefit and enhances patient safety through minimizing hospital acquired infections.

$350,000 of human skin grafts stolen from Philly hospital

Wallingford - A Delaware County resident was arrested for allegedly stealing over $350,000 worth of human skin from a Philadelphia hospital over the course of the last few years.

Ukraine rebels besiege hospital demanding 'prisoner swap'

Donetsk - Armed rebels were besieging a hospital in their eastern Ukraine stronghold on Saturday in an apparent bid to seize wounded foes after a deadly firefight, an AFP correspondent said.

Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

Kabul - An Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans including a doctor, in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city.

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
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A view from inside Napsbury Hospital.
A view from inside Napsbury Hospital.
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A cast on a broken arm
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Light in a Hospital, Star in the Sky, Light in the Sky and a Star in the Hospital..
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Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital  Hertfordshire  UK.
Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital, Hertfordshire, UK.
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A hospital room
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Mexican hospital
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid  w...
Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid, when a nude protester came prancing in.
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Alain Carpentier  surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris  said on  December 21  ...
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London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A scene from inside the derelict Napsbury Hospital. This was probably some type of consulting room
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Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center
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London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A message written by the last person to leave? Or a sign that other people have broken in since Napsbury Hospital was closed in 1998?
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A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
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Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid  w...
Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid, when a nude protester came prancing in.
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Main entrance to Selly Oak hospital on Raddlebarn Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
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Actor training might include learning to play comedy for performers who otherwise consider themselves to be dramatic performers. Developing range never hurts and makes the actor more employable.
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Napsbury Hospital  inside the crumbling building.
Napsbury Hospital, inside the crumbling building.
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"St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care hospital located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Natchitoches General Hospital emergency waiting room on a late night.
Natchitoches General Hospital emergency waiting room on a late night.
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St. Joseph s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was fined $22 000 by the New York Department of Heal...
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was fined $22,000 by the New York Department of Health over two incidents, one that included a 41-year-old woman who was mistakenly declared dead.
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