Disease

Men in nurse uniform cash redirected after Ludlow Hospital rejected money

<b>A £2,500 donation from men dressed as nurses that was turned down by a hospital is to be used to train community first responders.</b><p>The men raised money for Ludlow Hospital in Shropshire by pushing a bed around the town.<p>The hospital said the outfits were "demeaning" and refused the money.<p>The …

Mum's "nightmare" 10-HOUR wait to be seen by doctor when baby son was struck with meningitis

A mum has told of her "nightmare" 10-hour wait for her baby son to see a doctor when he was struck down with meningitis.<p>Desperate Jessica Mustafa …

Babies

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Debbie Gibson Has Lyme Disease, Which Turns Dance Floor Into Minefield

Debbie Gibson recently revealed that Lyme disease had made her a recluse because the disease is so painful. Lyme disease makes her ultra-sensitive to …

Entertainment

Isha Johansen to stand for re-election as president of Sierra Leone's Football Association

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sierra Leone's Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people."<p>Johansen is the only female football president in Africa and one of only two females to have ever held the role as …

FIFA

Ambulance Staff Took 80,000 Sick Days Due To Stress In A Single Year

Union says government will be to blame if patients lose their lives.<p>Frazzled paramedics and ambulance staff had to take 80,000 days off sick due to stress last year, their union has revealed.<p>GMB says a total of 2,468 workers - or one in eight - had to miss shifts and says Theresa May’s government …

Theresa May

How Debbie Gibson's Lyme Disease Affects Her DWTS Rehearsals: 'We Take It Day by Day,' Partner Alan Bersten Says

Debbie Gibson and her <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> partner Alan Bersten are doing their best to go with the flow.<p>The pop icon suffers from Lyme disease (a …

Celebrity Gossip

Liberia: Could a Former Winner of the Ballon d'Or Become Liberia's Next President?

[African Arguments] George Weah was the presidential runner-up in 2005. Ahead of the October vote, he is drawing huge crowds again and hopes to do …

Elections

San Diego's hepatitis outbreak may last six more months, officials say

The hepatitis A outbreak plaguing San Diego has already taken the lives of 16 individuals, with an additional 2 deaths that are under investigation. …

San Diego

Sierra Leone: Schools reopen after mudslide disaster

Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as …

World News

New mother fights for her life against the flu, unaware she has given birth

The horror flu epidemic has left a new mother fighting for her life in a Melbourne hospital, unaware she has given birth.

Flu

One person airlifted to hospital after transport truck rollover in Brampton

One person has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a transport truck rollover on Hwy. 407 in Brampton.<p>It happened near Hurontario …

D-day looms for campaigners battling to save Rothbury hospital ward

Anxious campaigners are begging health bosses to save a Northumberland hospital ward from closure as a decision over its future looms.<p>The 12-bed …

Health Care

Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease 'A Human Rights Concern'

Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to …

Fibromyalgia

How This Doctor Finally Diagnosed His Lyme Disease

In the early 1970s, a cluster of 39 children who lived and played in heavily wooded areas of Lyme, Connecticut, experienced inexplicable symptoms of …

Medicine

Parents Are Putting Faith in School Nurses Who Don’t Exist

The Center for Disease Control recommends that there be at least one nurse for every 750 students. That's not happening.<p>The presence of nurses in …

Education

Liberia: Lofa Endorses Weah

[New Dawn] Thousands of residents in Lofa County have welcomed opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) presidential candidate Senator George …

Elections

Kenya and Sierra Leone media share experience on how to avoid the trap of tribalism

European News

'With Sirleaf's Help or Not' Liberians Support VP Boakai

'With Sirleaf's Help or Not' Liberians Support VP BoakaiA mammoth crowd gathered in Monrovia over the weekend to grace the launch of the ruling Unity …

MS sufferers in Rutherglen and Cambuslang welcome news that new specialist nurses will be appointed

The previous nurse for the area had left in the spring of this year<p>Local MS sufferers have welcomed the news that two new specialist nurses are to be …

Medicine

Sierra Leone refugee community raises thousands for mudslide victims

When a mudslide swept through the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown last month, the tragedy was keenly felt more than 17,000 kilometres …

Sierra Leone

Unions call for action on asbestos contamination after closure at NT hospital

The closure of a pathology laboratory at Alice Springs Hospital after health authorities detected asbestos there has led to renewed calls for better …

Northern Territory

Liberia: 'Ellen or Not, We Will Vote Boakai'

Partisans waving their Boakai-Nuquay banners.<p>Monrovia and its outskirts experienced a virtual lockdown when partisans and supporters of the governing …

Elections

Hobart hospital overloaded, staff under 'intense pressure', union says

A psychiatric patient has been waiting in the Royal Hobart Hospital's (RHH) emergency department for a bed in the mental health ward for six days, …

Health Care

Disguised Uganda minister catches corrupt hospital workers

Uganda's health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services. Photo: …

News (South Africa)

Would a GW helipad help people — or put them in danger?

I thoroughly agree with the argument that George Washington University Hospital should have the right to use helicopters to bring in patients and land on a helipad when the hospital does not have enough empty ambulances for critical patients [“An old debate takes off again,” Metro, Sept. 14]. When …

Opinion

More ambulances coming to Cleveland in effort to cut down response times

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland announced Monday that it added three new ambulance bases to its EMS operations as officials continue their efforts to …

Cleveland

Patients left waiting as Wellington nurses and midwives struggle under pressure

NZNO delegate and Wellington nurse Erin Kennedy at a recent protest about underfunding and resourcing of the health workforce. (File photo)<p>Tears and …

New Zealand News

Contact with unknown substance at Calgary Correctional Centre sends five to hospital

Four people have been sent to hospital after being exposed to an unknown substance at the Calgary Correctional Centre late Saturday afternoon.

Canadian News

When Hurricane Irma took out the A/C at a nursing home, the storm’s grimmest tragedy soon unfolded

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn’t sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal …

Canadian News

Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn has been discharged from hospital

Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn is out of hospital after undergoing treatment for a lung condition.<p>Cleo is hiding a secret from Joel as they plan …