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China races against the clock to build virus hospitals

Wuhan - Hundreds of workers are toiling around the clock at the site of a field hospital that China is racing to build within days to treat a rapidly growing number of patients stricken by a deadly virus.

'See the doctor': fever-hit patients fret in China outbreak city

Wuhan - Trapped in a Chinese city at the centre of a deadly viral outbreak, residents who should have been celebrating Lunar New Year lined up to have their temperatures taken by medical staff wearing full-body protective suits.

Newborn mauled to death by dogs at India hospital

Indian police have sealed a private hospital and charged staff for manslaughter after a newborn baby was mauled to death by dogs inside an operating theatre, an investigator said Tuesday.

Gunman kills himself after deadly Czech hospital rampage

Prague - A gunman killed himself Tuesday after shooting dead six patients at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, in what the premier has called "an immense tragedy".

S.Africa's Tutu hospitalised for 'infection'

Johanesburg - South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town "for treatment of a stubborn infection", his office said on Wednesday.

X-rays of broken bones lay bare domestic violence in Italy

Milan - The X-rays speak louder than words. Especially since the women whose shattered bones are visible in the sterile black and white images rarely speak out.

Hospital clean-up actually increased microbial contamination

Edinburgh - A new study into the clean-up of a hospital in response to bacterial contamination reveals that the remediation process actually made matters worse, dislodging more contamination than there actually was to start with.

In Syria hospital, Kurdish fighters determined despite burns

Tanriverdi - In a hospital in northeastern Syria, a nurse tends to a Kurdish fighter recovering from burns to his face sustained in battle against advancing Turkish troops.

Best hospital cities of 2019 revealed

A new survey shows the 100 leading hospital cities globally, drawn from data relating to infrastructure, the medical workforce, education, quality of care, satisfaction, treatment efficiency, citizen accessibility, and other factors.

Turkish offensive stretches Syria hospital to limit

- Writhing in pain on a hospital stretcher, Fatima al-Issa bit on a purple handkerchief as a medical team tended to wounds she suffered in Turkish bombardment of northeast Syria.

US rejects Iran FM hospital visit unless American freed

Washington - The State Department said Saturday that it would only allow Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit the country's ambassador in a US hospital if Tehran releases a detained American citizen.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze.

German nurse under investigation for murdering patients

Berlin - German prosecutors are investigating a male nurse suspected of murdering numerous patients in a case reminiscent of one of the country's worst serial killers, it emerged Friday.

Microsoft helps to develop the ‘high-tech’ hospital of the future

Microsoft is working with a U.S.-based healthcare network to develop the hospital of the future. The technology firm has paired up with Providence St Joseph to develop a health-space in the Seattle area.

UN asks Russia for answers about bombed Syria hospitals

New York - The UN aid chief said Tuesday he had asked Russia to explain how it uses data on the location of Syrian hospitals and clinics following a string of attacks on health facilities.

German serial killer nurse appeals life term for 85 murders

Berlin - Germany's most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history has appealed his life sentence for 85 murders, a district court said Tuesday.

Q&A: Hand-held alternative to the blood test in development Special

Emerging and sophisticated technology now enables people to use their smartphone and a single tiny drop of body fluids (i.e. blood, saliva, urine, and/or sweat) to deliver clinical lab-quality. Steven Chou from Essenlix explains more.

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

Berlin - The man believed to be post-war Germany's worst serial killer was known to colleagues as a "nice guy" who did little to arouse suspicion until well into his murder spree.

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

Oldenburg - A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care.Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel's killing spree "incomprehensible".

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

Oldenburg - A German court Thursday handed a life sentence to a nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history, for the "unfathomable" crime of murdering 85 patients in his care.

The German killer nurse who took himself for God

Berlin - The man accused of being post-war Germany's most prolific serial killer was known to colleagues as a "nice guy" who did little to arouse suspicion until well into his murder spree.

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Oldenburg - A German court on Thursday will deliver its verdict in the case of nurse Niels Hoegel, suspected of killing around 100 patients in his care.

Killer Italian nurse jailed for life

Rome - A serial killer Italian nurse was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for killing four patients although police suspect she could have been responsible for as many as 10 fatalities.

Q&A: Preventing hospital outbreaks with surveillance technology Special

Misdiagnosis of infection strains in hospitals is leading to a public health crisis, as doctors treat these infections unnecessarily and ineffectively with antibiotics. To tackle this, new precision medicine solutions are being tested.

Mozambique's second biggest hospital shattered after cyclone

Beira - Wet beds stand empty in water-logged wards, workers slosh through the corridors in rubber boots and a nauseating smell permeates the air: Beira's main hospital is stricken, just when it is needed most.

Q&A: Deploying telemedicine to cut hospitalizations Special

All nursing homes are dealing with the challenge of trying to care for higher acuity patients on tight budgets. To assist with cost control and as a means of lowering hospitalization rates, telemedicine can assist as Central Island Healthcare explain.
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