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Fire Guts Psych Hospital in Russia, Killing 37

Authorities had warned about dangerous building

(Newser) - A fire at a psychiatric hospital in central Russia has killed 37 people, according to the country's top investigators. Though 60 were inside the now-decimated facility when the blaze began, 23 were evacuated, officials say. Among the dead was a nurse trying to rescue patients, the New York Times... More »

Barton: Tooth Surgery Led to Breakdown

Mischa talks The Beautiful Life and rumors of drug abuse—sort of

(Newser) - Mischa Barton is speaking out for the first time about last month’s “involuntary psychiatric hold,” and the troubled actress pins much of the blame on wisdom tooth surgery. “It was a nightmare," she tells Time Out New York. "I’ve never had surgery before—... More »

After 14 Years, NJ Alzheimer's Patient Identified

Can now be moved to nursing home from psychiatric hospital

(Newser) - A long-unidentified woman with Alzheimer’s who has spent the past 14 years in New Jersey psychiatric hospitals finally has a name—and may now be moved to a nursing home, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. A suspected illegal immigrant before she was identified, Elba Leonor Diaz Soccaras, 74, was ineligible... More »

Belgian Daycare Suspect Admits Guilt to Lawyer

De Gelder had history of depression; cops rule out Ledger tie

(Newser) - Belgian murder suspect Kim De Gelder has admitted guilt in the slaying of two infants and a daycare worker, the Telegraph reports. “He understands that he did something inhuman. I think that he feels regrets,” the 20-year-old’s lawyer said. “But it would be going too far... More »

Elisabeth Fritzl, Children Leave Hospital

(Newser) - Elisabeth Fritzl was released today from the psychiatric institution where she has been hospitalized since being discovered in April, the Guardian reports. Recuperating with her at the hospital, and also released today, were the six surviving children fathered by Josef Fritzl, who is imprisoned awaiting trial on charges of rape... More »

Blood Clots Killed Woman in Waiting Room

Camera caught fallen patient left ignored on NYC hospital floor

(Newser) - The death of a woman on the floor of a Brooklyn hospital was caused by blood clots from extended inactivity, CNN reports. Chronic deep vein thrombosis formed clots in her legs that eventually reached her lungs. The case has drawn international attention after security-camera footage showed the woman falling to... More »

Family Wants $25M Over Hospital Death

Woman left to die on floor 'killed twice' by staff at NY facility

(Newser) - The family of the woman who died on the waiting-room floor in a Brooklyn hospital plans to sue for $25 million, CNN reports. Esmin Green’s relatives are also pushing for criminal charges against the hospital staff, who they say ignored her and falsified records to say she was up... More »

Woman Dies, Ignored, on Waiting Room Floor

Brooklyn hospital staff overlooks ER patient for over an hour

(Newser) - Recently uncovered surveillance footage shows a woman collapsing in a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital, then lying on the floor for more than an hour while hospital staff ignored her. Esmin Green, 49, had been waiting for treatment for almost 24 hours when she collapsed at 5:32am and lay convulsing on... More »

Police Piece Together Shooter's Trail

Kazmierczak spent two days in motel room before shooting

(Newser) - Before his shooting rampage at NIU, Steven Kazmierczak spent two days in a motel, taking cold medicine and drinking Red Bull, the Chicago Tribune reports. He left behind no note, only a sealed duffel bag filled with gun ammo. Kazmierczak, who had stopped taking medication for anxiety, also sent his... More »

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