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Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter

Health
Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congos Ebola outbreak and killed a dear colleague, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. We are outraged, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said after the attack Friday in Butembo, a city in eastern Congo. The worlds response to the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has been hampered by a series of deadly attacks on health centers in Butembo and elsewhere that have disrupted medical care and vaccination efforts, leading to a rise in new Ebola cases in the sprawling African nation. The health worker killed was Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist, a WHO statement said. A Congo health ministry staffer...
Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

Sports
fundraiser A Roma supporter was jailed earlier this year for his attack on Mr Cox that left the Dunboyne man with catastrophic head injuries Sean Cox, the Liverpool supporter who suffered catastrophic head injuries in an attack by Roma fans last April, will leave hospital for the first time to attend a charity match organised to raise funds for his treatment. Mr Cox was assaulted before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final match at Anfield 12 months ago. Mr Cox has been under care since the assault last April The Dunboyne man suffered a bleed on his brain after impact injuries to his head, and he required emergency surgery. Mr Cox spent months receiving specialist neurological care at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, before being transferred to

Police in Arizona kick in door to bring sick boy to hospital

Health
Officers wielding pistols and ballistic shields kicked in the door of a suburban Phoenix home in the middle of the night to bring a sick 2-year-old boy to a hospital after his mother refused a doctor's advice to get him to an emergency room for what was thought to be a potentially life-threatening illness. The doctor called child-welfare authorities on Feb. 25 after the mother didn't show up at the agreed-upon emergency room, leading police in Chandler to knock on their family's door to check on the condition of the boy, who earlier in the day had a fever of 105 degrees (41 Celsius) and was suspected to have meningitis. The parents, who said the boy was improving after his fever broke, refused repeated requests by officers to open the door, so authorities got a court order allowing them t...
Study: Hospital sanitation system cuts infections by 52 percent

Study: Hospital sanitation system cuts infections by 52 percent

Health
March 1 (UPI) -- A new sanitation system could make hospitals cleaner and safer for patients. The Probiotic Cleaning Hygiene System method eliminated 52 percent of all healthcare-associated infections, which usually have a higher resistance to antibiotics than other types of infection, according to new findings published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE. That reduction brought a more than 60 percent decrease in use of drugs to combat those infections, and a 75 percent decrease in overall associated costs. "The results suggest that the introduction of probiotic-based sanitation methods can be considered as a useful component of infection prevention strategies," said Rosanna Tarricone, a researcher at Bocconi University and study co-author, in a news release. "Money savings are only a part...
Hospital charges thousands to man who fainted

Hospital charges thousands to man who fainted

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. But after suffering a nasty bout of the virus last winter, he decided to get vaccinated at his Charlotte, N.C., workplace in October. “It was super easy and free,” said Gleason, 39, a sales operations analyst. That is, until Gleason fainted five minutes after getting the shot. Though he came to quickly and had a history of fainting, his colleague called 911. And when the paramedics sat him up, he began vomiting. That symptom worried him enough to agree to go to the hospital in an ambulance. He spent the next eight hours at a nearby hospital — mostly in the emergency room waiting area. He had one consult with a doctor via teleconference as he was getting an electroca...