Feb 22, 2015

Suicide bomber kills four in Assad clan's hometown

A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed four people Sunday in an unprecedented attack on a hospital that took Syria’s civil war to the ruling Assad clan’s hometown for the first time, a monitoring group said. The attack came as the Syrian Observatory for ...

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Feb 22, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Singapore’s first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state’s economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the office said. “His condition has stabilized and he remains ...

Negligent drug use killed our son: parents

Feb 20, 2015

Negligent drug use killed our son: parents

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died a year ago after being sedated with the drug propofol are accusing the hospital staff of malpractice. The boy, who underwent surgery at Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward to remove a lymphangioma, died ...

Jan 16, 2015

Laparoscopy death rate at Gunma hospital quadruple nationwide average

Laparoscopic surgery patients who have their livers removed at Gunma University Hospital are dying at quadruple the national average, three medical societies said in a recent report. The Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery and the National Clinical Database said fatalities ...

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

Dec 22, 2014

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

by Kisaku Seno

Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here. “They gave us the power to tackle our sense of stagnation,” Sayaka Fujita, a 41-year-old nurse at Sodegaura Satsukidai Hospital in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, said of ...

Dec 3, 2014

U.S. officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the United States as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington ...