Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

Troops have been deployed to London hospitals. Health care workers infected with COVID-19 are treating patients in France. The Netherlands is under a lockdown, and tented field hospitals have gone up in Sicily.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospitals run low on nurses as they get swamped with COVID

The rapidly escalating surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients and are ...

Cardiology

When chest pain hits, it's best to call an ambulance

The value of calling an ambulance when chest pain strikes, rather than arranging your own transport, has been confirmed by new research published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Paramedics also need care, study shows

Australia's paramedics attend more than 1.3 million call-outs each year, of which 20% are mental health issues related most commonly to anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol and/or psychosis.

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Ambulance

An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation of sick or injured people to, from or between places of treatment for an illness or injury, and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient. The word is often associated with road going emergency ambulances which form part of an emergency medical service, administering emergency care to those with acute medical problems.

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