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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

$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.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Usman Sharafi (AFP) - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

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.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Sixteen people die due to hospital 'superbug'

Manchester - Sixteen people have died in the Manchester area over the past four years from a highly resistant "superbug" that has spread across North West England.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

US aims to follow Britain's lead in fighting superbugs

Washington - Some $30 million proposed by President Barack Obama could help hospitals fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance much the way Britain has, US health authorities said Tuesday.The extra funds for fiscal year 2015, if approved by Congress, woul...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Mistakes may be common in prescribing antibiotics in US

Washington - More than one third of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals might be unnecessary and could be fueling drug resistance, US health authorities said Tuesday.The latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms earlier re...
In the Media by AFP

NY carbon monoxide leak kills one, injures 27

New York - One person was killed and 27 rushed to hospital following a carbon monoxide leak at a New York restaurant, officials said on Sunday.The fatality was the manager of a sea food restaurant in a mall in the Long Island town of Huntington Station, Suffolk C...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. hospitals fall short in preventing infections

Many U.S. hospitals fail to rules designed to protect patients from preventable and potentially deadly infections, a new study shows.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Marijuana birthday cake sends 11 Madrid students to hospital

Madrid - Eleven students from Madrid’s Alfonso X University ended up in hospital on Saturday night after eating a birthday cake baked with marijuana. One student is still in a serious condition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 23 comments

Many hospital water taps contaminated with pathogens Special

A study into hospital hygiene has found higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. This means that poor practices are causing contamination around the taps.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Payout for girl brain damaged by hospital glue injection

London - A famous London's children hospital has agreed to pay out £2.8 million ($4.6 million, 3.4 million euros) to a girl who was left brain damaged when glue was accidently injected into her brain.
In the Media by AFP
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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?
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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.
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Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital  Hertfordshire  UK.
Photograph taken from the abandoned Shenley Hospital, Hertfordshire, UK.
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Borders General Hospital
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Borders General Hospital
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Queen Sofia was awaiting the arrival of King Juan Carlos at Quirón University hospital in Madrid  w...
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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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Mexican hospital
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Mexican hospital
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Acquapendente  where it’s not advisable to become sick
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Acquapendente, where it’s not advisable to become sick
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Natchitoches General Hospital emergency waiting room on a late night.
Natchitoches General Hospital emergency waiting room on a late night.
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A view from the outside of Napsbury Hospital.
A view from the outside of Napsbury Hospital.
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Napsbury Hospital  inside the crumbling building.
Napsbury Hospital, inside the crumbling building.
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
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A patient awaiting a blood transfusion
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Emergency Room entrance.
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Emergency Room entrance.
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Alain Carpentier  surgeon at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris  said on  December 21  ...
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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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Photo of an perating theater
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Photo of an perating theater
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medical chart
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medical chart
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A cast on a broken arm
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A cast on a broken arm
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St. Joseph s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was fined $22 000 by the New York Department of Heal...
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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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A view from inside Napsbury Hospital.
A view from inside Napsbury Hospital.
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