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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.

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

Toronto's Mayor Ford admitted to hospital for tumour

Toronto - Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to Humber River Hospital after doctors discovered a tumour. Ford had gone to the emergency room earlier Wednesday because of abdominal pain.

One day in hospital raises drug-resistant bacteria infection risk

If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, then each day of hospitalization increases the likelihood that the infection will be antibiotic resistant by one percent. This alarming finding comes from a new study.

Ashya King parents blocked from seeing cancer-stricken son

M - The father of British brain tumour patient Ashya King said Wednesday he was being prevented from visiting the five-year-old in hospital, despite the lifting of an extradition order against him and his wife.

Primary European MRSA strain originated in Africa

Copenhagen - The primary type of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, is derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, according to a new study.

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.
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Crusader hospital unearthed in Jerusalem
Crusader hospital unearthed in Jerusalem
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Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital  Hertfordshire  UK.
Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital, Hertfordshire, UK.
London Colney  breaking into the asylum: A scene from inside the derelict Napsbury Hospital. This wa...
London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A scene from inside the derelict Napsbury Hospital. This was probably some type of consulting room
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Light in a Hospital, Star in the Sky, Light in the Sky and a Star in the Hospital..
Jerri Ray  doctor and patient are seen here in the surgery waiting room in that collaboration and su...
Jerri Ray, doctor and patient are seen here in the surgery waiting room in that collaboration and support that takes place at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, a small town in the South rendering health care.
A view from the outside of Napsbury Hospital.
A view from the outside of Napsbury Hospital.
Emergency room after the treatement of a trauma
Emergency room after the treatement of a trauma
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Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid  w...
Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid, when a nude protester came prancing in.
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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St. Joseph s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was fined $22 000 by the New York Department of Heal...
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was fined $22,000 by the New York Department of Health over two incidents, one that included a 41-year-old woman who was mistakenly declared dead.
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St. Michael s Hospital in Toronto has some advanced architecture with some equally advanced devices ...
St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has some advanced architecture with some equally advanced devices inside.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
London Colney  breaking into the asylum:  A message written by the last person to leave? Or a sign t...
London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A message written by the last person to leave? Or a sign that other people have broken in since Napsbury Hospital was closed in 1998?
An injured child in a Gaza hospital
An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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Alain Carpentier  surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris  said on  December 21  ...
Alain Carpentier, surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, said on December 21, 2013, it had carried out its first implant of an artificial heart that can beat for up to five years, adding that the operation had gone smoothly
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Hospital Emergency Entrance
Hospital Emergency Entrance
A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
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Advocate Christ Medical Center
4400 West 95th St.  Oak Lawn  IL 60543
Advocate Christ Medical Center 4400 West 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60543
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Mexican hospital
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