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Arson likely in deadly Iraq maternity ward fire, govt says

Baghdad - A fire that killed 13 children in an Iraqi maternity ward was apparently started intentionally, the health ministry's spokesman said on Sunday.

Baghdad hospital blaze leaves 12 newborns dead

Baghdad - A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad's largest hospitals Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.

Air raids kill 10 near Syria hospital: monitor

Birut - A barrage of air strikes on Saturday near a hospital in northwestern Syria killed at least 10 civilians, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 100 staff at Ankara hospital

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 100 staff, including doctors, at the main military hospital in Ankara as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup, a Turkish official and reports said.

Read how hospitals are using virtual reality technology

A leading U.S. hospital - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - has teamed up with a technology company called AppliedVR, to develop virtual reality to be used with patients in the hospital's orthopedic, spine, and surgery centers.

Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed

Birut - A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, causing casualties and damage, the Britain-based charity said.

Patient kills doctor, commits suicide at Berlin hospital

Berlin - A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack.

Which county has the best health service?

Amsterdam - Which country has the best healthcare system configured to meet the demands of future health needs? This question has been answered by Philips through the Future Health Index, and the answers are surprising.

Veggie juice used for medical examinations

Studying the intestines of people is a critical part of the medical exam. The means to do this, using dyes, are not always the most efficient for a complete diagnostic. To improve this, researchers have looked at a pigment from spinach.

German nurse likely killed at least 33: Investigators

Berlin - A German nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients is now a suspect in at least 33 more deaths, investigators said Wednesday, adding that he has admitted to have killed even more.The man, identified only as Niels H.

Unwed Indian women targeted in 'black-market baby scam'

Gwalior - In an intensive care unit, a nurse soothes a crying baby rescued in a raid on a private Indian hospital that police suspect was selling abandoned newborns on the black market.

U.K. health services make a stand against obesity

One third of hospital trusts in the U.K. are refusing to treat people who are classified as obese for routine surgical procedures. Those classed as obese are told to come back when they have lost weight.

'3 dead, 17 wounded by rebel fire' on hospital in Syria's Aleppo

Damascus - Rebel fire on a hospital in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's second city Aleppo killed three women and wounded another 17 people on Tuesday, state media reported.

Survivors call for U.S. troops to face trial over Afghan hospital air strike

Kunduz - Survivors of a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan have called for those responsible to go on trial and dismissed an American military investigation that said the bombardment did not amount to a war crime.

No war crimes charges for US troops who bombed Afghan hospital

Kunduz - The US personnel who bombarded a hospital in the Afghan city Kunduz last year and killed 42 people will not face war crimes charges, their commander said Friday.

German lethal injection nurse a suspect in 24 more deaths

Berlin - A German male nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients with a potent heart drug is a suspect in at least 24 more deaths, police said Wednesday.The man, identified only as Niels H.

Maryland hospital hacked with ransomware, FBI suspects inside job

Baltimore - A Samsam ransomware virus infected the MedStar Web server of the Baltimore's Union Memorial Hospital, in Maryland. The malware has been launched from within, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports.

Disgraced celebrity surgeon's spoiled dreams of fame

Stockholm - Dreams of fame and fortune turned into a nightmare for a once-renowned Italian surgeon who compared himself to Doctor Frankenstein and now stands accused of using patients as guinea pigs.

One in four seniors carries a superbug in hospital

New research suggests that one in four people entering hospital in the U.S. is carrying a so-called "superbug" (an antimicrobial resistant bacterium.) In addition, seniors seem to pick up higher numbers of these organisms during their stay.

Tibetan schoolboy who set himself alight dies in India

New Delhi - A Tibetan schoolboy living in India has died four days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule, the hospital treating him said Friday.

Police probe possible US military hospital shooting

San Diego - An "active shooter" was reported at a San Diego military hospital Tuesday, but an initial sweep of the building in southern California found no evidence a shooting had occurred, officials said.

Swedish tourist hurt in Egypt hotel attack leaves hospital

Hurgada - A Swedish tourist wounded in an attack on an Egyptian Red Sea resort hotel has been released from hospital, medical officials said Sunday.

Chinese hospital demolished with patient still inside

Bejing - Workers partially demolished a Chinese hospital with several doctors and a patient still inside, media reported Saturday, burying bodies stored in its morgue under rubble and prompting an investigation.

Rio governor declares health sector emergency ahead of Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - The governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a health sector emergency after public hospitals began limiting services due to funding shortfalls amid wider state budget woes.

MSF delivers petition to White House over hospital strike

Washington - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) delivered a petition signed by 547,000 people to the White House demanding an independent investigation into a deadly US strike on one of its hospitals in Afghanistan.

Heat grows on US for independent probe into MSF hospital strike

Kabul - Pressure was growing Thursday for an international inquiry into a catastrophic US strike on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan, after the military detailed "tragic but avoidable" errors but refused to say if there would be an independent investigation.

MSF hospital strike was 'human error': US general

Kabul - A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, promising disciplinary action as he detailed a US investigation into the catastrophic attack.

Doctors relive Paris attacks

Paris - The medics treating the scores of victims in the Paris terror attacks came back without their belts -- so great was the need in the field for tourniquets, medical personnel said Tuesday.

Indian doctor arrested over baby decapitated at birth

New Delhi - Police have arrested a doctor and nurse in northern India over allegations they decapitated an infant by being too forceful during delivery, officials said Wednesday.

Paris hospitals see 'scenes of war' after attacks

Paris - The injuries of Paris attack survivors resemble war wounds and many are in deep shock, hospital doctors treating the victims said on Sunday.
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