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Hospital News

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.

Most raw chicken in hospitals contains pathogenic bacteria

More than 80% of raw chicken samples tested in a hospital kitchen tested positive for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.

One in 25 patients infected in U.S. hospitals

New federal data has revealed that one in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while residing in the hospital.

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

London - A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.

New surface kills bacteria, even in the dark

A research group has developed a first light-activated antimicrobial surface that can kill pathogenic bacteria even in the dark. It is hoped that the use of the surface will reduce hospital acquired infections.

Future of Long Island College Hospital uncertain

Brooklyn - Proposals have come from five bidders who wish to keep Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn functioning as a hospital, but not one has a license to run a hospital in New York at this point.

Canadian man tests negative for Ebola

Early Tuesday, it was revealed that a Canadian man, widely feared to be suffering from Ebola, tested negative for the virus.

Aborted babies used as heating source in United Kingdom

Thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated and used to heat at least two hospitals in the United Kingdom according to an investigation.
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A former ward in the now closed Shenley Hospital, U.K.
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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Natchitoches General Hospital emergency waiting room on a late night.
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Photo of an perating theater
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Beth Israel Hospital in New York, NY where Huguette Clark died at the age of 104.
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