Disease

Boy, 3, died 'waiting to see doctor' at Birmingham hospital

<b>The father of a three-year-old boy says his son died in his arms while waiting more than an hour to see a hospital doctor.</b><p>Basil Mohammed died in the A&E waiting area at Birmingham Children's Hospital last Wednesday.<p>He had a rare syndrome that can lead to kidney or liver failure and his father, …

Basil

Patients urged to 'stay at home' as winter norovirus season sets in

People have been urged to “stay at home” as winter norovirus season sets in.<p>The gastro-enteritis virus is rife during the winter months and causes …

Public Health

Read the memo to the hospital staff that treated JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963

Today (Nov. 22) is the 54th anniversary of US president John F. Kennedy’s assassination. While literally every second of Kennedy’s shooting in a Dallas motorcade has been analyzed in depth, the actions of the staff at Parkland Memorial Hospital who treated Kennedy—and then, two days later, his …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Indian hospital under fire after parents of girl, 7, who died of dengue charged enormous bill

The 20-page itemised hospital bill included charges for expensive medicines, 660 syringes and 2,700 gloves.<p>The family of a seven-year-old girl who …

Medicine

Merck will delay filing Ebola vaccine for approval until 2018, company confirms

Despite a frantic effort to rush Ebola vaccines through testing during a deadly epidemic, Merck & Co. will fall short of its goal to file its …

Merck & Co

'Every season is tick season': Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk

People have 'let their guard down' and aren't checking for ticks as weather cools, says zoologist<p>Laurenne Schiller loves taking her dog Cousteau for …

Son, 20, dies of flu while dad, in intensive care bed opposite him, survives

A devastated family has revealed how their son died of the flu while his dad fought for his life next to him in an intensive care unit.<p>Macauley …

Public Health

This rare exotic tick just surfaced in N.J.

The exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned or bush tick, was found on Nov. 9

New Jersey

Liberia:The Danger of Reverting to War, and the Prospect of Maintaining Peace and Stability in Liberia

[NEWS] Liberians from all walks of life are very better about returning to the ugly past of "war". Many have realized that the first Liberian Civil …

Vancouver firefighters respond to Hazmat call in the West End

Vancouver firefighters were called to a parkade in the West End area after initial reports said 25 people were not feeling well shortly after 4 …

Canadian News

Kenya: Mother and Baby Die of Cholera in Mombasa County

A mother and her baby died of cholera after the disease spread to slums in Mombasa County.<p>The county department of Health has also established …

Public Health

Witness tells Esidimeni hearing of sister’s rape at healthcare centre

A woman, whose sibling was among the Life Esidimeni patients transferred to various unlicensed NGOs where more than 100 died, on Wednesday told the …

News (South Africa)

They mailed a dog’s head for rabies testing months ago. It’s still lost in the mail, they say.

Losing a Christmas present or a paycheck in the mail is a headache.<p>Losing a potentially rabid dog head in the mail, though? That’s a nightmare that a …

Medicine

Lyme disease has stubborn hold in Pennsylvania, Northeast

In most states that have traditionally been hot spots for Lyme disease, the number of confirmed cases of the troublesome illness has stabilized or …

Philadelphia

Thousands of nurses needed in North West hospitals, figures reveal

<b>Hospitals across the North West are short of thousands of nurses and consultants, according to NHS figures.</b><p>Over 3,200 nurses and 500 consultants are needed by trusts in the area, Freedom of Information requests by BBC North West Tonight have revealed.<p>NHS bosses said trusts had to "help themselves …

Health Care

Patient steals gun, escapes hospital

A patient being treated at a hospital in the coastal city of Ashdod was arrested Tuesday morning after he stole a pistol from a hospital guard.<p>The …

Crime

Are Emergency Helplines In India As Responsive As 911 In USA? This Quora Answer Deserves A Read

The faith that most Indians have on government agencies is so less, that a doubt on responsiveness of emergency numbers is a given.To clear this …

Medicine

This is Netanyahu's dying Israel. Where the doctor is the disease

Even some of Israel's worst critics will grant that in medical research, cutting-edge trauma and emergency health care, in disaster relief and in a …

Israel

Outrage after India hospital charges bereaved parents $25,000

<b>Social media outrage over a $25,000 (£18,850) hospital bill charged to a family of a seven-year-old who died of dengue fever in September has prompted India's health minister to investigate.</b><p>The family says they were billed for more than 600 syringes and 1,500 pairs of gloves in a two week …

South-east Asia

Survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide face eviction from emergency shelters

Government help has been slow to reach hundreds of families displaced by the disaster in August, who fear they will have nowhere to go<p>The government of Sierra Leone has started closing down the emergency camps housing hundreds of families displaced by August’s deadly landslides, despite many people …

Sierra Leone

Southbridge commends emergency responders who aided nurse who was stabbed

SOUTHBRIDGE – Nine police officers, a dispatcher and three firefighters received accolades during Monday’s Town Council meeting for their quick work …

Crime

Passengers 'quarantined' at British airport over “infectious disease” fears after flight from Spain - Mirror Online

Passengers were "quarantined" at a British airport because of concerns over an “infectious disease” - but it turned out to be chicken pox.<p>A dad has …

Aviation

A&E ambulance delays 'wholly unacceptable'

<b>An ambulance boss has urged health chiefs to tackle "wholly unacceptable" delays at emergency departments.</b><p>Up to 57 crews waited more than an hour to hand over patients at one hospital over two days, Mark Docherty of West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said.<p>In a letter, he said the situation in …

Health Care

25 Investigates finds ambulance shortages at Boston EMS

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 20, 2017 - 11:06 PM<p>Loading...<p>Boston Emergency Medical Services is plagued by ambulance and staff shortages, long delays and an …

B.C. nurse offering helping hands to displaced in Bangledesh - Surrey Now-Leader

Driven to help the most vulnerable, Kalisse Barwich has found her calling halfway around the globe.<p>The 23-year-old registered nurse left for …

Mother Teresa

Hospital patient assaults medic, steals gun from cop

A patient at a hospital in southern Israel on Tuesday assaulted a medic and then stole the gun from a police officer at the scene before being …

Policing

Quebec ambulance workers demonstrate outside health minister’s office

A group of ambulance workers demonstrated outside Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s office in Quebec City Tuesday morning.<p>The ambulance …

Canadian News

Madagascar Plague: Mauritius, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Seychelles put on high alert by WHO

Patients in Madagascar who are infected with plague are escaping from hospitals fearing that needles are behind the spread of the disease. According …

India News

Stressed staff from Cornwall's ambulance service ask their boss to resign for 'losing interest' in chilling letter - Cornwall Live

Frontline staff working for Cornwall’s ambulance service are calling for their boss to resign, citing a series of damning failures in a chilling …

Chocolate can help reduce risk of heart disease - but only in overweight people

ES News Email<p>New research has revealed that eating chocolate five times a week can reduce an overweight person’s risk of having a heart attack.<p>The …

Diabetes