Field hospital for COVID-19 patients set up in Central Park
Samaritan's Purse, a US-based Christian global relief agency, is building a field hospital on Central Park's East Meadow lawn, from one of the facilities in the Mount Sinai hospital group. "It's very surreal to be here in New York," says Christine Dirks, a nurse more used to operating on abroad fields. The NGO already has a similar facility in Italy where they are helping with the coronavirus outbreak. The Central Park field hospital will have a 68 beds capacity, including ICU beds, and will be ready to take care of patients on Tuesday morning.
Thieves steal thousands of facemasks from Cologne hospital
Items which normally have a value measured in cents now apparently have value to criminals. Hospitals across Germany have reported thefts of protective gear.
Violinist plays while getting tumour removed from brain to maintain musical skills
A British woman, Dagmar Turner, 53, went under the knife at King’s College Hospital in London to have a dangerous tumour removed from her brain. The complicated brain surgery saw her play her beloved violin through part of the operation, as requested by the doctors to preserve her kills.
Eleven dead, 300 hospitalized after drinking poisonous coconut wine
Hundreds of Filipino travelers were rushed to hospitals after consuming the traditional holiday drink called "lambanog". Some were comatose, while others complained of stomach aches, vomiting and numbness.
'Afghanistan Papers' reveal how US officials lied to public about winning the war
The Washington Post's Afghanistan Papers leak reveals in shocking detail just how consecutive US administrations lied to the public about winning the war. Also, we look at reactions to the World Cup and Olympic doping ban on Russia. Boris Johnson sparks anger over his bizarre reaction to a picture of a sick boy lying on a hospital floor while waiting for a bed. Finally, we discover the Golden Globe nominations and a study showing the things people will swipe from hot.
Jimmy Carter hospitalized for blood on the brain
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to an Atlanta hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement.
Doctor consultation without a doctor's visit: Here's an app for that
Like most of us, when we fall ill, the only way we know how to see a doctor is by going to the hospital and wait on the line. Well, one application has been created to make it easier to request for an appointment with a doctor online.
Stained glass technique kills deadly hospital bacteria
A new kind of glass can eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours using a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making.