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Yemen children's hospital faces closure due to shortages: NGO

Sanaa - A major hospital in Yemen's rebel-held capital is on the verge of shutting down due to a supply shortage caused by a pro-government coalition blockade, Save the Children has warned.

Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital: Mother

New Delhi - A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby's mother alleged Thursday.

Pneumonia is a growing cause of hospitalization in U.S.

Washington - Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of hospitalization among adults in the U.S., to the extent that the medical costs exceeded $10 billion. It is also a major reason for death.

For Greece's ill, crisis a matter of life or death

Atenas - Greece's slide to the brink of financial collapse may be abstract to many outsiders, but for the country's chronically sick, it is a matter of life and death.

All-clear at top US military hospital after gunshot scare

Washington - Authorities gave the all-clear at a US military hospital complex outside Washington on Monday after reports of a gunshot prompted a lockdown -- the second such false alarm in a week in the capital area.

Promoting safety in U.K. hospitals

London - The U.K. government has recently launched a new health and safety initiative across the U.K. National Health Service. The new program is called “Sign Up to Safety.”

Infection rates running high in Spanish hospitals

Madrid - People at, or having recently left, hospitals in Spain have a 6 to 8 percent chance of contracting an infection, according to a new report. The issue is a further example of the rise in antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

Maimed in war, Ukraine rebels recover in Russia

Rostov-on-don - Former Ukrainian rebel fighter Valery glances down at where his right leg should be as he confronts life's new reality across the border in Russia.

72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: monitor

Birut - At least 72 fighters were killed in a single day as the Syrian army battled to relieve some 250 besieged regime loyalists under rebel assault, a monitoring group said Monday.

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.
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