Category: Hospital

Malaysia’s King Discharged From Hospital: State News Agency | World News

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah was discharged from hospital on Friday after treatment for food poisoning and sports injuries, state news agency Bernama reported.

The king has recovered and will continue resting at the palace, Bernama reported, citing the palace comptroller Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

The king’s return to the palace could result in some movement in a power struggle over the country’s premiership, after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sought a meeting with him to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister.

Anwar said last week that he had secured a “strong, formidable” majority from lawmakers in parliament to

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Admissions still low among Hispanic neighborhoods and for respiratory diseases — ScienceDaily

While declines in U.S. hospital admissions during the onset of COVID-19 has been well-documented, little is known about how admissions during the rebound varied by age, insurance coverage and socioeconomic groups. The decline in non-COVID-19 admissions was similar across all demographic subgroups but the partial rebound that followed shows that non-COVID-19 admissions for residents from Hispanic neighborhoods was significantly lower than for other groups. The findings are reported in a new study in Health Affairs (released as a Fast Track Ahead of Print article) conducted by a research team from Sound Physicians, Dartmouth College, and the Dartmouth Institute for Health … Read More

Pacific Union College and Adventist Health St. Helena Evacuated

Pacific Union College and Adventist Health St. Helena have announced they are under mandatory evacuation due to the Lightning Complex Fires in Napa County.

The PUC announcement was posted to its website and social media channels on August 19, 2020 and states:

PUC is currently under a mandatory evacuation with the surrounding Angwin community in response to the Lightning Complex Fires in Napa County.

There is currently no immediate threat to the campus, and all faculty, staff, and students are safe and accounted for at this time.

Please join us in praying for our PUC family, our Angwin community, and

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Major hospital system hit with cyberattack, potentially largest in U.S. history

A major hospital chain has been hit by what appears to be one of the largest medical cyberattacks in United States history.

Computer systems for Universal Health Services, which has more than 400 locations, primarily in the U.S., began to fail over the weekend, and some hospitals have had to resort to filing patient information with pen and paper, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

Universal Health Services did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but posted a statement to its website that its company-wide network “is currently offline, due to an IT security issue. One

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Severe Mental Illnesses Often Overlooked at Hospital Admission: Study | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Severe mental illness diagnoses often get missed in patients hospitalized for physical health problems, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,800 U.K. adults who were diagnosed with severe mental illness, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, between 2006 and 2017 and who had more than 45,700 emergency hospital admissions over the period.

Over that time, mental illnesses were recorded at admission 70% of the time. The rate rose from 48% in 2006 to 75% in 2017, according to the University College London study published

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