House staff in India are assaulted by relatives after a patient dies. "Dr. Prashant (24), a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at LTMG Hospital, Sion was beaten up yesterday evening by relatives of a patient who died of renal failure at the hospital.

Admitted on Thursday evening, Suresh Devulkar, 55, was suffering from chronic renal failure and succumbed a day later. Even as patient's relatives were coming to terms with ...

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A cardiac arrest at Foxwood's poker room - three doctors respond. "An hour and 20 minutes into this tournament, one player suddenly clutched his throat, gasping for air. Turning deep red, he toppled unconscious to the floor. Three doctors dropped their cards and rushed to his aid - a neurosurgeon, a pediatrician and a 72-year-old retired vascular surgeon from Thompson, Pa., by the name of Will Noyes. The patient was ...

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Rugby fan castrates self. "A rugby fan who cut out his testicles with wire cutters to mark a Wales victory is at a loss to explain why he did it.

Geoffrey Huish, 31, performed the impromptu self-surgery in February when his beloved Wales beat world champions England.

After performing the deed, Mr Huish put his severed anatomy in a bag and took them to his local social ...

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Medical tourism is causing a marked disparity in India's health care system. "Dr Nundy and Dr Sengupta said the conditions seen by the poorest were seeking care were very different.

'Each harassed doctor may have to see more than 100 patients in a single outpatient session. 'Some of these doctors advise patients, legally or illegally, to 'meet them privately' if they want more personalised care,' they said.


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A pregnant woman has chicken pox leading to pneumonia. She is now suing because more aggressive treatment was not offered:

Riddle was diagnosed by physician's assistant Victor Dunn, a member of the Emergency Physicians Health Group at the time, as having chicken pox, according to court documents.

After consulting with her obstetrician, Randall King, the decision was made to send Riddle home without any testing or medication, but ...

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Ants eat away patient's eye in Indian hospital - nurses ignored cries of pain, saying it was normal after operation.

A doctor stabs and kills a nurse in the hospital's recovery room. "A nurse killed Saturday in a Southwestern Ontario hospital's recovery room may have saved her accused killer's life earlier this year, according to court documents obtained by the Windsor Star.

'Lori Dupont literally saved [ Marc Daniel's] life by giving him rescue breathing and contacting emergency rescue services,' says a statement of defence filed in July in ...

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The fight against MRSA continues - hospitals in the UK will be graded on cleanliness:

Under the new compulsory hygiene alert system, hospitals will be given a "red card" if they comply with less than 70% of the national cleanliness standards, amber if they achieve between 70% and 90% and green for higher compliance.

A liver transplant program shuts down. People on the waiting list are starting the sue:

Three people sued a hospital on Monday, just days after the federal government found that more than 30 people died there over the past two years while waiting for liver transplants.

The lawsuit alleges that hospital officials didn't tell patients that the University of California, Irvine Medical Center hadn't had a resident liver ...

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MedGadget points us to a service called EKGuard:

When a customer signs up for EKGuard, the company sends a handheld EKG monitor. They also take a customer's medical history, contact his or her doctor and cardiologist, and explain how they should take a baseline EKG, for reference by cardiac specialists.

The portable monitor has three wires; placed in the right spots on the body, they record data from 12 ...

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