27 dead as airstrikes hit hospital in Syria

Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria’s Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city’s last pediatrician, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. The al-Quds hospital was supported by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which said it was destroyed after being… Read More 27 dead as airstrikes hit hospital in Syria

Several dead as airstrike hits hospitals and school in Syria

Two hospitals and a school building in northern Syria were struck on Monday morning, leaving at least 22 people dead, and eight others are missing and presumed dead, according to reports. Fifteen people were killed when a hospital and a school building that was housing displaced people were struck in Azaz, in Syria’s Aleppo province,… Read More Several dead as airstrike hits hospitals and school in Syria

Swiss hospital separates youngest conjoined babies

Doctors in Switzerland say they have separated eight-day-old conjoined twin girls, believed to be the youngest conjoined babies to be successfully separated. The twins were born in December fused at the liver and chest. Swiss media say doctors had originally planned to separate them when they were several months old but brought the operation forward… Read More Swiss hospital separates youngest conjoined babies

Israeli undercover forces raid hospital; kill Palestinian

Undercover Israeli authorities shot and killed a Palestinian man inside a West Bank hospital on Thursday, the Palestinian health minister said. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that members of the military, the Israel Securities Authority and the Israeli police conducted a joint operation overnight at the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron to arrest… Read More Israeli undercover forces raid hospital; kill Palestinian

Worst dengue fever, in five years, hits India’s capital

India’s capital is combating its worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, with the tropical mosquito-borne disease posing a momentous challenge to the city’s creaky health infrastructure. State-run hospitals in New Delhi are overrun with feverish patients, municipal spokesman Y.S. Mann said. “There is a sense of panic. People insist on hospitalization even if… Read More Worst dengue fever, in five years, hits India’s capital