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New Zealand to consolidate health care into national service

Apr. 21, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Wednesday it will consolidate its fragmented health care system into a national service similar to the one revered by many in Britain. New Zealand's government-run system is currently divided into 20 district health...

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

Apr. 20, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours as it tried unsuccessfully to find an open bed at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later. ...

Colorado bill aims to improve maternal health care

Apr. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the U.S. recognizes Black Maternal Health Week. About 700 women across the country die annually from complications during...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

Apr. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care. ...

Chicago opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic at errant hospital

Apr. 16, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago announced plans Friday to open a COVID-19 vaccination program at a hospital where vaccine shipments were paused after reports the hospital acted with favoritism in dispensing the treatment. Officials say the Department of Public...

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Apr. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer...

US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and poor, struggle with stubbornly high infection rates and...

Virus is 'runaway train' at Michigan hospital system

Apr. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest hospital system is dealing with a “runaway train” as it confronts a crush of COVID-19 patients in suburban Detroit, even turning to outdoor evaluations as people show up for care, a doctor said Thursday. Beaumont Health, which has...

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer...

Germany sees record vaccinations amid hospital warning

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. ...