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Violent Attacks on Health Care Facilities Increased in 2016, Report Finds

The loss of the Aleppo facilities — which had been handling more than 1,500 major surgeries each month — was just one hit in a series of escalating attacks on health care ... report. In 2016, there were 302 violent attacks, which is about an 18% ... read more

World Medical Association highlights attacks on Indian doctors: Report

A World Health Organization (WHO) report has said nearly 600 violent incidents against health facilities in 19 countries took place in 2014 and 2015. In the first three-quarters of 2016, 198 such incidents against health care were reported. My Medical ... read more

Cuts to Louisiana hospital staffing leaves workers 'vulnerable' as attacks by patients increase

The number of attacks on staffers by the facility’s clientele has nearly quadrupled from 142 instances in 2012 to 522 in 2016 ... report increased violence directed at them by patients they serve. The state’s efforts to privatize and economize health c ... read more

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Quelling a storm of violence in healthcare settings

Violence in healthcare settings has ... assisted-living facilities have lately reported increased violence against employees, said Dr. David Gifford, senior vice president for quality and regulatory affairs at the American Health Care Association/National ... read more

Nurses seek legislation to protect against workplace violence

A 2016 AFL-CIO report ... violence increased 64 percent; • Rates for hospitals increased 110 percent and 102 percent in psychiatric hospitals; • Since 2005, rates increased 50 percent in nursing and residential care facilities; 130 percent in home ... read more

Got food allergies? Add milk to the worries for your meal

He carries an EpiPen to thwart a severe attack if he inadvertently eats a milk product. New research on food allergies finds ... From 2007 to 2016, medical services related to food allergies listed on private health insurance claims increased by 76 ... read more

A brief history of anti-abortion violence

That's according to independent RAND researchers who issued a 2010 report for the National Bureau of Economic Research. For years, anti-abortion extremists have been targeting Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health care, sex education to ... read more

Across the Middle East, Doctors Are Being Killed Like Never Before

Their plight has burst into public view in recent months following a series of gruesome attacks on facilities ... people were victims of violence against health care, 1,633 of whom were patients,” according to a background report published in December. read more

Liberals press Dems to act on immigration, shutdown or no

Indeed, immigration is becoming a political litmus test for Democrats, supplanting health care ... Facility with no bond. “This case again proves that you never know what is going on behind closed doors,” Staly said. “Often, domestic violence is ... read more

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