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Colorado school shooting victim dies: hospital

A 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the face by a teenage gunman died Saturday after eight days on life support, a local hospital said.

Colorado school shooting victim dies: hospital
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'Time to die,' German clock told hospital patient

Doctors at a British hospital were startled when an upset patient told them that the clock in his ward had announced his time was up, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported on Thursday.

'Time to die,' German clock told hospital patient
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Japanese switched at birth would like to 'roll back clock'

A 60-year-old Japanese man switched at birth says he would like to "roll back the clock", days after winning a lawsuit against the hospital that mistakenly cast him into a life of poverty.

Japanese switched at birth would like to 'roll back clock'
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Baby born to brain dead mother in Hungary

A healthy baby boy was born in eastern Hungary after his brain dead mother was kept alive for about three months to bring him to term, a hospital said Wednesday.

Baby born to brain dead mother in Hungary
Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood
Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood

A Chinese hospital's request for blood from healthy female virgins for use in medical research has been condemned as insulting to women.

Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power

Large parts of Johannesburg -- including the suburb where Nelson Mandela is recuperating following his hospital release -- were without electricity.

Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
Prayers for Mandela as family urged to 'let him go'
Prayers for Mandela as family urged to 'let him go'

Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid hero, spent a third night in hospital after South Africa prayed for him on Sunday amid calls for his family and nation to "let him go".

Prayers for Mandela as family urged to 'let him go'
Britain's Prince Philip turns 92 in hospital
Britain's Prince Philip turns 92 in hospital

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip will on Monday celebrate his 92nd birthday in the London hospital where is recovering from exploratory abdominal surgery.

Britain's Prince Philip turns 92 in hospital
Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition
Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition

Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital early on Saturday with a renewed lung infection and was in "serious but stable condition".

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition
Britain's Prince Philip set for 'exploratory' surgery
Britain's Prince Philip set for 'exploratory' surgery

Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will on Friday undergo "exploratory" surgery at a London hospital.

Britain's Prince Philip set for 'exploratory' surgery
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Jackson daughter hospitalized after suicide bid

Late pop icon Michael Jackson's daughter Paris was rushed to a California hospital Wednesday after trying to commit suicide.

Jackson daughter hospitalized after suicide bid
China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report
China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report

A mother whose newborn baby was rescued from a toilet pipe in China is in hospital after nearing "mental collapse" while the alleged father has requested a DNA test.

China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report
Kuwait bars expats from morning treatment at hospitals
Kuwait bars expats from morning treatment at hospitals

Kuwait is to bar foreigners from attending public hospitals in the mornings, local media reported on Thursday, in a decision activists labelled as "racist".

Kuwait bars expats from morning treatment at hospitals
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China bans forced mental hospital detentions: media

A new law has taken effect prohibiting Chinese from being committed to mental hospitals without their consent in an attempt to prevent "forced detentions".

China bans forced mental hospital detentions: media
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Fire at Russia psychiatric hospital kills 38

Thirty-eight people, mostly psychiatric patients, were killed in a fire that raged Friday at a psychiatric hospital in the Moscow region, trapping the inmates inside behind barred windows.

Fire at Russia psychiatric hospital kills 38
US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong

US hospitals face a disincentive to improve care because they make drastically more money when surgery goes wrong than when a patient is discharged with no complications.

US hospitals make more money when surgery goes wrong
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Almaty opens clinic, five more to go

Besides, around 20 old hospitals will be demolished and new buildings will be erected to replace them.

Almaty opens clinic, five more to go
Kazakhstan National Medical Holding to open clinics for foreigners
Kazakhstan National Medical Holding to open clinics for foreigners

We would like to inform everyone that we have the centers ready to render services to foreign patients: chairman.

Kazakhstan National Medical Holding to open clinics for foreigners
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Costs of Kazakhstan medical services will be made equal to those of foreign hospitals

The cost for treatment will be raised in Kazakhstan hospitals to the level of foreign medical facilities.

Costs of Kazakhstan medical services will be made equal to those of foreign hospitals
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In Argentina, tango soothes mentally ill

As the sound of tango filled the room, the students chose partners, held them close and gingerly launched into the intricate steps of Argentina's famous ballroom dance.

In Argentina, tango soothes mentally ill