Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Mar 6, 2015

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of Monrovia ...

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Feb 11, 2015

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly €2 million in compensation on Tuesday. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the center of the mix-up in the French Riviera city ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt policeman kills hospitalized Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested ...

Jan 24, 2015

Hospital 'targeted' in Sudan government air raid: MSF

A Sudanese warplane deliberately targeted one of the few hospitals operating in South Kordofan state, where ethnic minority rebels have been fighting government troops, an international medical charity charged Friday. Two people were wounded in the Tuesday raid in Frandala in the Nuba Mountains, ...

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

Jan 21, 2015

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

A doctor was critically injured when a man opened fire Tuesday at a hospital in Boston, police in the city said, adding the suspected shooter then killed himself. The incident occurred shortly before noon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the situation was now ...

Dec 31, 2014

George H.W. Bush released from hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. The 90-year-old Bush left Houston’s Methodist Hospital, was resting at home and is “grateful to the doctors and nurses ...

Scottish hospital makes first Ebola diagnosis in Britain

Dec 30, 2014

Scottish hospital makes first Ebola diagnosis in Britain

A health care worker recently back from Sierra Leone was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday by doctors in Scotland’s largest city, the first diagnosis of the deadly virus in Britain during the current outbreak. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the patient was ...

Nov 28, 2014

Emergency rooms struggling to treat people with dementia

Hospitals with emergency departments are having difficulty caring for people with dementia, a survey led by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology says. About 94 percent of the hospitals that replied said it was difficult to provide care to people with dementia when ...

Nov 27, 2014

Suspect in Tokyo hospital arson attack turns himself in

Police have arrested a man who turned himself in following an arson attack on the Tokai University Hachioji Hospital in Tokyo. Shigeyuki Soga, 47, is suspected of pouring flammable liquid down hallways on several floors of the hospital and setting it alight. The attack ...

Nov 24, 2014

Thai king meets PM, ministers easing health concerns

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej met the country’s prime minister and two other ministers on Sunday, helping to ease concern over his health after he was admitted to a hospital last month. Bhumibol, 86, attended an official ceremony at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he is ...