‘Why did they leave it unlocked?’ Woman steals ambulance from medics doing CPR, leads wild chase

An Oregon woman hijacked an ambulance while the paramedics were performing CPR on a patient, then switched on the siren lights and went on a wild 30-mile joyride, chased by a host of police vehicles. When the law enforcers finally stopped her by puncturing the tires of the ambulance with spike strips, Christy Lynn Woods […]

Medics warn of dangerous ‘kissing bug’ disease as 300,000 Americans already infected

Health experts are warning that the potentially lethal parasitic disease spread by ‘kissing bugs’ has taken hold in the US, with more than 300,000 Americans contracting it. The Chagas disease, which used to be contained in Central and South America (infecting at least eight million people) has reached the US, infecting hundreds of thousands across […]

UK medics treated Skripals for opioid overdose until Porton Down tests showed nerve agent poisoning

The medical team at Sainsbury Hospital were treating the Skripals for opioid overdose without any extra precautions, until UK chemical weapon experts “confirmed” nerve agent poisoning and “advised” them on treatment, BBC reports. Staff at Salisbury District Hospital say that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who were found unconscious on a […]

Medics may slow biological time to save soldiers’ lives

Battlefield medics frequently only have a brief window of opportunity to treat an injury before it’s fatal or causes permanent disabilities, and it’s frequently so fleeting that there’s not much they can do. DARPA is exploring an unusual solution to that problem: slow the biological processes to give medics more room to breathe. Its new […]

Suspected Palestinian attacker opens fire in town near Jerusalem, medics say at least 4 wounded

Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 05:14 Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 05:24 At least three people are in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, 10km from Jerusalem, medics say. Local media report the assailant was a Palestinian and the three wounded succumbed to their injuries. The […]

Meningitis B warning – teenage girl died after medics ‘underestimated’ her illness

Isabel Gentry, 16, died from meningitis B less than 48 hours after medics discharged her from hospital.  The teenager, known to friends as Izzy, was taken to Bristol Royal infirmary (BRI) in the early hours of May 18 last year after complaining of a headache, vomiting and fainting.  An inquest heard that she was discharged […]

Meningitis B warning – teenage girl died after medics ‘underestimated’ her illness

MENINGITIS is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, and can be serious when left untreated. Yesterday, a coroner ruled that a teenager died from the illness following a “gross failure” in her medical care. Daily Express :: Health Feed