Oct 21, 2014

Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again

A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the ...

Oct 20, 2014

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas’ top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh ...

Oct 4, 2014

Pakistan detects record number of polio cases

A health official in Pakistan said Saturday that authorities already have detected a record number of polio cases this year, blaming militants for the outbreak. Rana Mohammad Safdar, a senior official at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, said doctors have discovered 202 ...

Sep 25, 2014

Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards

A person’s medical information can be worth 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said ...

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

Sep 5, 2014

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

The parents of Ashya King fought for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care for the five-year-old with brain cancer. A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where ...

Aug 15, 2014

Aussie hospital declares 200 patients dead instead of discharged

An Australian hospital has apologized “unreservedly” after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died, instead of being discharged. Thursday’s error by Austin Hospital in Melbourne was spotted within hours and the doctors were contacted, but ...

Aug 12, 2014

Mexico doctors remove woman's 130-pound tumor

Mexican doctors say they have removed a 130-pound (60-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 51-year-old woman who had been unable to leave her home for two years. Dr. Gilberto Inzulza says a team of surgeons needed four hours to remove the giant tumor ...