Hospitals

Nurse charged with being drunk while assisting in surgery

An eastern Pennsylvania nurse has been charged with crimes related to allegedly being drunk while assisting during a surgery.Nurse Richard J. Pieri, 59, of Drums, admitted to having between four and five beers at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino on the night of Feb. 4, Allentown'sMorning Call reported. He...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:54pm

Man threatens to 'blow up' hospital, arrested for assault

Brockton police have charged a man claiming to be a Saudi Arabian with assault and making threats to “blow up” Signature Heathcare Brockton Hospital.A Saturday night incident in which Saud Alonize allegedly assaulted a hospital worker and made threats against Signature Healthcare Brockton ended...

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:58pm

Man jumps to his death, causes hospital oxygen leak, street closures

A man who apparently jumped to his death landed on a hospital oxygen line, affecting ER operations and prompting nearby street closures.Workers have stopped the oxygen leak at Mount Sinai West Hospital, NBC reported, but portable oxygen tanks were expected to be used until permanent repairs could...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:51am

Firefighter receives ‘most extensive face transplant’

A volunteer firefighter who was injured in the line of duty underwent “the most extensive face transplant to date,” NYU Langone Medical Center revealed on Monday.The surgery — the first of its kind performed in the state — began the morning of Aug. 14, 2015 and concluded 26 hours later on the...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 1:53am

Oliver Platt checks into Chicago Med

Before there was Shonda Rhimes or Ryan Murphy, there was Dick Wolf, whose TV empire at this point stretches back several decades. Wolf got his start on “Hill Street Blues” before moving on to “Miami Vice” and creating the “Law and Order” universe. These days, he’s focused on the city of Chicago,...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 4:30pm

Top US commander: We accidentally attacked hospital

Last weekend, U.S. forces accidentally attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday, according to a report from the New York Post.Gen. John F. Campbell told a Senate committee that Afghan forces...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:54am

Bronx man found dead after four days locked in hospital bathroom

Bronx hospital worker Anthony Iuso was found dead inside a locked bathroom four days after a finger injury prompted him to visit the Montefiore Medical Center emergency room, NBC New York reported.Thomas Iuso said his 44-year-old brother cleaned in the Montefiore operating room on the hospital’s...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:48am

Manhole cover rips through floor of an MTA bus, injures woman

A manhole cover tore through the floor of an MTA bus in the Bronx Tuesday, injuring a woman in the seat above it, according to reports.About half of the plate, weighing as much as 300 pounds, broke through the floor, ripping through plywood and rubber, the Daily News reports.As the driver was...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 1:18pm

Fourth person died as result of Legionnaires' outbreak

A fourth person has died as a result of theLegionnaires’ outbreak in the Bronx. All the deceased individuals were older adults and had additional underlying medical problems, officials said.As od Sunday, a total of 65 people have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Department of...

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:04am

Robotic exoskeleton helps man walk again at Boston hospital

In another era, Cory Cook almost definitely would have spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair.A diving accident in 2012 damaged the New Hampshire man’s spinal cord and left himparalyzed from the chest down.After nine months of training at an area hospital, though, Cook this week was looking...

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 2:33am

Study links hospitalizations to rise of fracking

An increase in natural gas drilling through the method known as fracking led to an increase in hospitalizations, according to a new study published this week in the medical journal PLOS ONE.Researchers from the University Pennsylvania and Columbia Universitylooked at hospitalization rates between...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 8:53am

Mother and child killed in car crash on Wednesday

A mother and child were killed and four others were injured in a car crash in Bayside, Queens on Wednesday, CBS New York reported.A silver sedan and a white sport-utility vehicle collided at 210th Street near the Horace Harding Expressway a little after 6 p.m. The disfigured automobiles ended up on...

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:30am

South Korea PM postpones U.S. trip as two more die in MERS outbreak

Reuters –South Korean President Park Geun-hye postponed a U.S. visit on Wednesday to supervise the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as two more people died and 13 new cases were reported, lifting the total number of patients to 108.Park had been due to leave for...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:18pm

Six die as South Korea tackles outbreak of deadly MERS virus

Bloomberg –South Korea reported its sixth death from the Middle East respiratory syndrome, with the total number of cases rising to 87, including the first teenager to be infected with the virus.An 80-year-old man suffering from pneumonia at a hospital in Daejeon in central South Korea died Monday...

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:52pm

U.S. army sent live anthrax to bases in potentially deadly mistake

Reuters –The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:45am

Ecstasy could be used to ease anxiety of terminally ill

Reuters –California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial's principal funder said on Tuesday.At least a dozen subjects with life-threatening diseases like cancer, and who are...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 4:30am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningAirlines rushed to introduce a two-crew cockpit rule as serious depression was investigated astheAlps crash pilot's motivation.Apple'sTim Cook said he'llgive away his fortune, while theWhite House declared it would spend a fortune on itswar on superbugs. Meanwhile,Willie Nelson declared...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:47pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook to give away his $785m fortune before he dies

Reuters -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:38pm

$1.2bn fund to stamp out superbugs and fight antibiotics resistance

Reuters –The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report...

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:50pm

Angelina Jolie in early menopause after surgery to remove ovaries

Reuters – Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at the age of 56.The announcement in a New York Times column printed on Tuesday came nearly two years after the rights...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:56pm