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At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital

Kabul - At least 35 people were killed when the Taliban attacked a hospital in central Ghor province over the weekend, a presidential spokesman said Monday.

Vatican fraud trial over cardinal's luxury pad kicks off

Vatican City - A trial against two former members of a Vatican foundation charged with embezzling charity money to refurbish the luxury apartment of a cardinal opened Tuesday.

Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's health deteriorates

Bejing - Fears about the health of China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo rose on Thursday as the hospital treating him said the liver function of the country's most prominent democracy advocate had deteriorated.

Chinese activist Liu's liver function deteriorates: hospital

Bejing - The liver function of China's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo "has deteriorated", the hospital treating him said Thursday, raising fears about the cancer-stricken activist's future.

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as IS hits back in Mosul

Mosul - Iraqi forces are facing increasingly difficult fighting and a rising number of suicide attacks, including some by female bombers, in the final stages of the battle for Mosul, commanders said Monday.

Iraq forces retake hospital near Mosul's Old City

Mosul - Iraqi forces have recaptured a hospital and other medical facilities in west Mosul, further isolating Islamic State group holdouts in the Old City, officers said.

Going to hospital? Data breaches are an added concern

When you’re in hospital thinking about data breaches and cyber security may not be your top concerns. However a new study has found some 1,800 occurrences of data breaches in patient information have occurred in the past seven years.

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

Kabul - Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked 12 army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular intelligence failure.

In Iraq's Mosul, a school becomes a field hospital

Mosul - Fifteen-year-old Mohammed enthusiastically helps the staff of a makeshift hospital set up in the bullet-scarred school in west Mosul where he himself studied before jihadists seized Iraq's second city.

Afghan military rejects claims insiders aided hospital attack

Kabul - Afghanistan's defense ministry Wednesday shrugged off allegations that insiders were involved in a catastrophic insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, as it faces scathing public criticism over the assault.

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Kabul - Insiders including two interns were among the attackers who launched a gun-and-grenade assault this week on Afghanistan's largest military hospital, killing more than 100 people, multiple surviving staff and security sources told AFP.

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Kabul - Insiders including two interns were among the attackers who launched a gun-and-grenade assault this week on Afghanistan's largest military hospital, killing more than 100 people, multiple surviving staff and security sources told AFP.

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Kabul - Insiders including two interns were among the attackers who launched a gun-and-grenade assault this week on Afghanistan's largest military hospital, killing more than 100 people, multiple surviving staff and security sources told AFP.

'It was a massacre': Survivors recount Kabul hospital attack

Kabul - With his voice trembling, nurse Abdul Qadeer recalled the horror of coming face-to-face with one of the gunmen who stormed Kabul's main military hospital, as his terrified colleagues leapt out of high-floor windows to save themselves.

Gunmen dressed as doctors attack Kabul military hospital

Kabul - Gunmen dressed as doctors stormed Afghanistan's largest military hospital on Wednesday, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group as it makes inroads into the war-battered country.

Dirty dozen: The 12 most dangerous bacteria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the top dozen of bacteria that pose the greatest risk to humanity. The United Nations health agency also warns that medics are running out of options to treat the diseases.

Italy hospital staff held over mass absenteeism scam

Rome - Nearly 100 staff at a hospital in southern Italy have been questioned in connection with a widespread absenteeism scandal, including a doctor who skived off to play tennis, police said Friday.

Hospital infections impact negatively on spinal cord patients

A new study heqaded by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has identified hospital-acquired pneumonia and wound infections negatively affect the clinical long-term outcome after acute traumatic spinal cord injury.

Children pay the price of Afghan conflict

Kabul - A bullet struck four-year-old Ezadullah in the stomach. Maysam, 12, was wounded in the leg. Both are collateral damage in a war that last year killed or wounded nearly 11,500 Afghan civilians, according to the United Nations.

Ontario to help critically ill kids affected by Trump travel ban

Toronto - Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins announced the province is working to bring extremely ill children to the province. These children were scheduled to receive life-saving treatment in the U.S. but are now barred from entry due to the travel ban.

Project underway to map hospital infection zones

Chicago - To better understand the infection risks to patients a plan has been drawn up to map the microbiome of hospitals. This is on the premise that each hospital carries its own, unique microbial signature.

Role of the environment in C. diff transmission

San Josecito - A new review of how readily the hospital associated pathogen Clostridium difficile has been published. The review adds further evidence to the importance of contamination control in the hospital setting.

Battle with super-bugs moves onto tackle E. coli

London - With success achieved in reducing incidences of MRSA, the British government has moved its focus towards reducing the number of cases of the bacterium Escherichia coli in hospitals.

India hospital fire toll rises to 20, staff suspended

New Delhi - Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said on Tuesday, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20.

Japan police on the hunt for hospital poisoner

Toukyo - Japanese police are hunting for a killer after two elderly men were poisoned at a hospital near Tokyo, local media reported Tuesday.

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome hospitals

Rome - Pope Francis made surprise visits to two Rome hospitals on Friday, the Vatican said, continuing his monthly series of unannounced trips.

Italy gives details of planned Libya military hospital

Rome - Italy is to build a 50-bed military field hospital to treat injured Libyan government forces in the conflict-wracked north of the country, ministers said Tuesday.

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.
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