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10 patients die after explosion in Turkish hospital’s COVID-19 wing

10 patients die after explosion in Turkish hospital’s COVID-19 wing

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Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ten people were killed after an oxygen ventilator exploded at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Turkey on Saturday. The intensive care unit of Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, caught fire, killing nine patients between the age of 56 and 85. Advertisement Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted later Saturday that another individual had died after being transferred to another hospital, bringing the number of deaths to 10. More than 50 people were affected by the fire, including doctors, medical personnel and security guards, according to the hospital. Ten staff members were in oxygen therapy at another hospital, and 11 patients have been transferred to other hospitals. Investigators were working to determine the cause of the explosion, which to...
Hospital fire kills 8 COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

Hospital fire kills 8 COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

Health
Turkish media say eight people have been killed in a fire at an intensive care unit treating COVID-19 patientsByThe Associated PressDecember 19, 2020, 9:32 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleANKARA, Turkey -- A fire broke out Saturday at an intensive care unit treating COVID-19 patients in southern Turkey after an oxygen cylinder exploded, killing eight people, state-run media reported.The Anadolu news agency said the fire took place at the privately-run Sanko University Hospital unit in Gaziantep. It cited a hospital statement identifying the victims as being between 56 and 85. The fire was quickly brought under control.The statement said 14 patients undergoing intensive care treatment were transferred to other hospitals. An investigation was underway.The pro
Long Covid: Hospital patients to get checks at six weeks

Long Covid: Hospital patients to get checks at six weeks

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Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

Technology
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Study: Blood test identifies melanoma patients who will benefit most from immunotherapy

Study: Blood test identifies melanoma patients who will benefit most from immunotherapy

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Cancer patients with high levels of cancer cells in their blood may benefit from receiving more aggressive drug treatment for melanoma, a study published Friday by Clinical Cancer Research found. The cancer cells, called circulating tumor DNA, could be used as a biomarker -- an indicator of bodily processes -- to help select the most effective treatment for melanoma, the researchers, from Edith Cowan University in Australia, said. Advertisement "Selecting the right course of drugs and therapies to treat melanoma is extremely complex and relies on a number of factors, including the characteristics of the tumor and how it has spread throughout the body," study co-author Elin Gray, an assistant professor at the school, said in a statement. The discovery could improve melan...