The hospital pressured the family to immediately cremate Huang’s mother, but they refused, asking for more information. Eventually they relented and workers from a funeral home, also in protective clothing, retrieved, cremated and buried her within a few hours, leaving the family no time to say goodbye. Afterwards, the staff disinfected the van they had travelled in and threw away their hamzat suits. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Chinese hospitals not testing patients, say relatives
Ealing hospital blood test
But it seems the police are not backing down. Or at least the NSW Minister for Police isn’t. Asked to respond to data sourced by the Redfern Legal Centre – which found that 122 underage girls had been strip searched in the state since 2016 – David Elliott said, “I’ve got young children and if I thought the police felt they were at risk of doing something wrong, I’d want them strip-searched.” … [Read more...] about Does the future of music festivals rely on pill testing?
6 December: The RHC said work to resolve problems with bacteria in the water in two cancer wards had been completed. Four child cancer patients were moved to an adult ward in the adjoining QEUH when the problems were discovered. The other 18 patients from ward 2A and the outpatients who attended ward 2B were switched to another ward in the QEUH. It followed several new cases of patients being affected by bacteraemia. … [Read more...] about Timeline: The trials of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital complex
Over time, ICU admissions for opioids rose: from 367 kids for the years 2004-2007, to 643 between 2012 and 2015. Most were teenagers, but about one-third were children younger than 6 -- who would have accidentally gotten their hands on someone's medication, Kane said. … [Read more...] about More kids landing in the hospital after opioid overdoses
Escherichia coli - better known as E. coli. It's a bacteria found in the intestines of humans and animals. It can be spread through contaminated food, touching animals or poor hygiene. Some strains such as E. coli O157 produce toxins that can make people very ill but most people get better without medical treatment. There are nearly 400 cases a month reported at Scottish hospitals. Clostridioides difficile - previously known as Clostridium difficile and abbreviated to C. diff. A very common type of bacteria, particularly prevalent in the soil which can cause a bowel infection and diarrhoea. It can particularly affect people who have been treated with antibiotics or who have been in hospital for a long time. Nearly 350 cases are reported a month on average at Scottish hospitals.What about MRSA? It's a variant of Staphylococcus aureus that has become resistant to several widely-used antibiotics - MRSA actually stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The media sometimes … [Read more...] about Why do patients get ill with hospital-acquired infections?
Family, friends and classmates gather under a street light so the family Matthew Carter can watch the vigil from the hospital window at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, La., Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Carter was critically shot on Saturday. … [Read more...] about ‘Well-rounded’ Louisiana teen injured in armed robbery; community gathers at hospital window to pray
Gokulnath Shetty, a former banker and key conspirator in the multi-crore PNB scam in which diamond merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are prime accused, on Wednesday declined to give his consent for undergoing polygraph and narco-analysis tests. Earlier this month, the CBI had moved a plea before a special court here, seeking it's permission to conduct polygraph and narco-analysis tests on Shetty, a former deputy manager at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai. While seeking nod for the scientific tests, the central agency had said it needs to know about the "pecuniary benefits" received by the accused. In his application submitted before special CBI judge V C Barde, Shetty declined to give his consent to undergo the tests and rejected the charge of receiving pecuniary gains from the scam. Shetty is alleged to have played a key role in the Rs 13,700-crore loan fraud while working at PNB's Brady House branch in south Mumbai. He was arrested in March last year, weeks after the mega … [Read more...] about Ex-PNB executive declines to undergo polygraph, narco tests
In brief: The trials of Scotland's super hospital Last month, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was placed in "special measures" following issues over infection prevention, management and control at the hospitals. In January it emerged that two patients at the QEUH had died after contracting a fungal infection linked to pigeon droppings. In November it came to light that two children who had died in 2017 at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC), which is part of the complex, were treated on a ward affected by water contamination. That year it was also announced that cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower would be replaced, at a cost to the taxpayer of £6m. In 2018 a panel fell from the 10th floor of the QEUH, shattering near the front entrance. No-one was injured, but safety netting was erected around the hospital. Reports claimed panels had fallen from the building on at least three occasions since it opened. The health board said an investigation into what caused the … [Read more...] about Glasgow health board to take legal action over hospital contractor
Police investigate three-year-old's hospital death Health Secretary refuses to rule out 'special measures' option 'I was let down and lied to over Milly's death' Ms Freeman told MSPs on Holyrood's health committee the ongoing review into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus, which includes the Royal Hospital for Children, had taken evidence on water contamination. … [Read more...] about Glasgow hospital review has examined water contamination
Passengers on three direct flights from Wuhan to Sydney each week will be handed information pamphlets in English and Mandarin outlining the symptoms and asking them to identify themselves at the border if they have a fever or suspect they may have the virus. … [Read more...] about Brisbane man in isolation and undergoing tests as deadly virus from China goes global