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Documenting death: The man who counts the bodies in Gaza

Gaza - Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.
In the Media by Adel Zaanoun (AFP) - 1 comment

More than 100 dead in Gaza, medical facilities overwhelmed

Gaza - Four days of Israeli airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip have left more than 100 people dead, and overwhelmed hospitals.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

Paris - Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday.Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countrie...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: To sue or not to sue? The case of Mexican gynaecology units

In the western world, seemingly outrageous lawsuits are always making headlines and leaving the people questioning whether or not something should be done with the law to make suing more difficult. But what would things be like if we did so?
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Doctors ditch ties and lab coats to thwart spreading infections Special

Doctors and health care workers that come in direct contact with patients have a new set of general guidelines for attire when working with patients in a non-surgical setting — an effort to control the spread of infections in health care settings.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Hospitals to face reduction in Medicare payments over flu shots

There are always two sides to a story or an argument, and I am not above playing the devil's advocate when it comes to taking sides over whether or not a person should get a flu shot. But there comes a time when even I have to say, "enough, already."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: 4 On Your Side investigates how traffic stop became a nightmare

Deming - Recently, 4 On Your Side reported an incident which took place at Luna and Grant County. It's been described as "a science fiction film" but sadly, it's real.
In the Media by Joie Maccarone

Over 18,000 cancer records 'missing' from UK hospitals

Around 18,000 cancer patients have their medical files lost every year in hospitals. This impacts on the treatment and quality of care, according to a leading cancer charity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Japanese man dies after 25 hospitals turned him away 36 times

Kuki - A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused 36 times to admit him to their emergency room in two hours. The hospitals rejected the man because they did not have enough bed-space or because there were no doctors to treat him.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Jimmy Savile's lone visits to morgue

Stoke Mandeville Hospital is investigating Jimmy Savile's lone visits to its morgue. The hospital, where Savile is alleged to have sexually assaulted children, is conducting a probe into concerns that he may have "interacted inappropriately" with corpses.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 5 comments

Woman has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Lancaster - A teenager on a night out in Lancaster, UK required a life-saving operation to have her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail which contained liquid nitrogen at a local night spot popular with teenagers.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

UK targets overseas expansion for state-funded hospitals

The British health care system may soon be available in foreign countries with the setting up of a body called Healthcare U.K. to help hospitals organize overseas branches.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: Unbearable cost of the dark night rises

Their faces still haunt us from our paper and cyber pages, even as the days turn into weeks since that awful night at the movies. Most of us probably do not know their names; we probably could not pick them out of a list.
In the Media by John David Powell

Creator of 'House' to be honored

Beverly Hills - When "The Emmy Awards" are handed out in September, the name "House" will not heard, as far as winning any of the coveted TV prizes. But, it will be heard when another annual ceremony takes place that month in Beverly Hills, CA.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

ATM scamming going on at area hospitals in Toronto

Toronto - Today Toronto Police alerted the public about criminals targeting hospital ATM's for scamming. Since November 8 hospitals in the GTA including Sick Kids, Scarborough General, North York General, West Toronto General and East Toronto General have been hit.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

U.K. hospital wards close as cases of winter norovirus soar

Hospital wards are being forced to close down in Britain in effort to contain spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cases of the infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea are spreading and have been reported in more than a dozen hospitals.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Report: CEO's in Ontario hospitals overpaid

Ontario pays hospital CEO's some of the highest salaries in the business, according to reports, up to 6 times more than their American counterparts
In the Media by Daniel Lick - 2 comments

Study: Rate of children poisoned by medicine rising dramatically

Atlanta - A new study has found the number of children under 18 seen in emergency rooms due to an accidental overdose of prescription or over-the-counter medication has risen dramatically, with over 70,000 visits to hospitals occurring each year.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

3 in hospital, suspicious package at Scott Air Force Base

Mascoutah - Three people are in hospital with rashes after a package arrived at the mail center at Scott Air Force Base this morning at 9:26 a.m. The patients have no other symptoms.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Price gougers selling drugs to US hospitals at huge markups

If you buy a rock concert ticket and sell it to a member of the public outside the gig, it is highly likely you will feel the long arm of the law. Reselling life-saving drugs and medication at substantially inflated prices to hospitals is also thriving.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Tim Hortons to stop serving baked goods in Nova Scotia hospitals

Nova Scotia's Capital Health program is banning some Tim Hortons baked goods starting this October. According to Capital Health’s healthy food guidelines some of the Canadian coffee chain's donuts and muffins aren't up to snuff.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Neglect triggers protest against hospital's administration Special

Hangu - Yet another incident of inattention to a victim of violence has triggered a public protest against the administration of the government hospital in Hangu, Pakistan.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 1 comment

Death rates from accidental death higher in Northern Canada

When it comes to accidental death the odds are stacked higher for Northern Canadians than for their neighbours in the southern area of the nation. The types of accidents are the same in Canada but those in the north tend to die more often from them.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Japanese hospitals running out of food

A hospital in Japan is struggling to feed patients as the lack of food becomes a crisis. Elderly patients are at the most risk with some already weakened dying in the aftermath.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Claim: Injured protestors turned away from London hospitals

It’s being claimed that London ambulance personnel are told to discriminate between protestors and police who were injured in the recent demonstrations against university tuition fees.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The reason why French hospitals are depressing

My visit to a French hospital resulted in acute feelings of unease and depression. People had warned me about how depressing French hospitals can be, and now I know why.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 17 comments

U.S. Health-care Fraud: Everyone's doing it costing us millions

The induction of the new U.S. Health-care Act brings no relief from the fraudulent acts of doctors, suppliers, and hospitals.
In the Media by Christopher Wager - 1 comment

Explosive super rockets recalled, July 4th fireworks safety tips

Charleston - Super lightning rocket fireworks have been recalled. Thousands of injuries are expected from sparklers, firecrackers, and aerials this year. Consumers are urged to put safety over stupidity when using, lighting and launching fireworks at home.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 7 comments

Ambulances for the Obese are Ready to Roll in Winnipeg

As part of a nation-wide trend, Winnipeg paramedics now have a new tool to assist in emergency cases involving obese individuals.
In the Media by Derek Leschasin
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