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'No gloves, no masks': Romania medical workers fear for lives in virus fight

Bucharest - "We don't have gloves, masks, anything," says one of the medical team at southeastern Romania's Ramnicu Sarat hospital, one of those designated to treat COVID-19 patients.

Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fightback

Berlin - In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea whose success in slowing the outbreak has become the envy of the world.

Maintaining data security as hospitals partner with Big Tech Special

With hospitals increasingly partnering with big tech to both collect and analyze patient data the security environment of health data is transforming. This produces new risks for medical data, which need to be considered.

Hospital disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria

One of the key aspects for maintaining healthcare hygiene is the application of cleaning agents followed by disinfectants. This is part of the on-going battle against hospital acquired infections. But just how good are the disinfectants?

Russia bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours: report

Washington - Russian warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of just 12 hours earlier this year, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

How many pathogens are lurking in hospital washing machines?

Microbiologists have found that many washing machines in hospital setting as are reservoirs of multidrug-resistant bacteria. In one case study pathogens, were transmitted regularly to newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit at a children's hospital.

Chaos as machines fail, patients die, in Venezuela blackout

Caracas - Venezuela's nationwide blackout left large areas of the country in chaos on Friday, crippling day-to-day functioning of hospitals and other public services.

Air raids force hospitals to shut in south Syria: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria put three hospitals out of service overnight as the government pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake territory, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Air strikes force hospital closures in northwest Syria: MSF

Geneva - A surge in bombing raids has forced hospitals to close in northwestern Syria, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

Zara founder's cancer donation stirs controversy in Spain

Madrid - The billionaire founder of clothing giant Zara is donating 320 million euros ($361 million) in cutting-edge cancer-fighting equipment to hospitals in Spain, an act that has raised stinging criticism -- to the dismay and incredulity of patients.

Essential Science: Year-long survey tracks microbes in hospitals

Understanding the types of microorganisms found in a typical hospital and whether they are pathogens is an important part of good governance. Such investigations need to go further and understand changes over time.

Syrian hospital saves lives by going solar

Birut - Neo-natal wards and emergency rooms in a northern Syrian hospital will from Tuesday have uninterrupted electricity for the first time in years thanks to new solar panels, a charity said.

Hospitals in the U.K. to limit sales of sugary drinks

London - The major retailers who operate stores in Britain's biggest hospitals have agreed to 'scale back' (but not to stop completely) the sale of sugary drinks.

No more working hospitals in eastern Aleppo: UN

Geneva - There are no more functioning hospitals in the rebel-held eastern part of Syria's Aleppo, where more than 250,000 people are living under siege and many need urgent medical care, the UN has said.

New survey examines spread of hospital pathogens

The rooms in which patients are in, be they wards, waiting rooms, or operating theaters, are a source of pathogens, according to a new study. The findings could have implications for patient management.

New process aims for germ free computer keyboards

Some people are aghast at the idea of sharing computers, due to the risk of pathogenic germs being found on keyboards. A new treatment aims to render keyboards 99 percent bacteria free.

MSF evacuates staff from 6 Yemen hospitals after air strike

Paris - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday said it was evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen after 19 people were killed in an air strike on one of its facilities earlier this week.

Hospital shower hoses harbor potentially harmful bacteria

Atlanta - A study published on Friday describes the microbial communities living in shower hoses at a major metropolitan hospital in the U.S.

Syria ceasefire brings respite to overworked medics

Aleppo - In Syria's second city Aleppo, rescue workers have been taking advantage of the quiet to play football outside. For the first time in years, they have no one to save.

Israel helping wounded Syrians

As the carnage continues in Syria, Israel is taking in wounded along it's border. The humanitarian effort continues, regardless of the factions patients belong to.

Which are the safest hospitals in the U.S.?

Washington - We live in a world where decision making is dominated by league tables, from consumers goods to education. Rightly or wrongly, healthcare is no exception. A new study examines the U.S. hospital sector.

Sharna Burgess launches T-Shirt for children's hospitals networks

Professional dancer Sharna Burgess from the hit ABC reality dancing competition, "Dancing with the Stars" is lending a helping hand for a good cause.

'Increased strikes' kill 35 in Syria hospitals: MSF

Birut - A "significant increase" of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.

Aden's overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices

Aden - Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on.

Giving hospital gowns a makeover

There are many things about staying in hospital that are unpleasant for the patient, in addition to the procedure. These may include the environment, the food and even the gown. But one innovator wants to change what patients wear.

Increased hand washing is causing harm to healthcare workers

London - As part of the improvements in hospitals to minimize the rate of healthcare acquired infections affecting patients, healthcare workers have been told to frequently wash their hands. One downside is an increase in skin conditions.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Thousands sign up to Antibiotic Guardians

London - Across the U.K., over 8,100 healthcare professionals and some 3,600 members of the public have pledged to do their own part to help reduce antibiotic resistance by becoming “antibiotic guardians.”

Kaiser hospitals say they'll stay open if nurses strike

Oakland - Kaiser Permanente pledged Friday to keep all of its Northern California hospitals open next week when nurses walk off their jobs to demand greater safety precautions against the Ebola virus.

Fighting back against hospital superbugs

A new method has been proposed to fight superbugs. For this, researchers are targeting the specific genes that allow bacteria to survive antibiotic treatment.
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