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Emergency dementia admissions to hospitals up 35% in five years
The number of people with dementia being admitted to hospital as a medical emergency has risen by more than a third in five years, figures have shown, with a lack of social care blamed for the increase.
Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’
Tijani Muhammad-Bande was addressing the International Organization for Renewable Energy High-Level meeting on the particular threat faced by Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, and their partners in development.
Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic
Samoa has lifted a six-week state of emergency, which was put in place amid a measles epidemic that killed 81 people and infected more than 5,600.
Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency'
Australia's biggest city is facing a "public health emergency" over the bushfire smoke that has choked Sydney for weeks, leading doctors warned on Monday after hospitals reported a dramatic spike in casualty department visits.
Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.
Chile death toll rises to 11, president extends emergency
Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities say, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country was "at war."
Hong Kong emergency law bans masked protests
Hong Kong's leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy the new law.
Brazilian president sends army to put out huge blaze as G7 leaders hold emergency talks
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has bowed to international pressure and sent in the military to battle huge blazes sweeping across the Amazon, after G7 leaders meeting in Biarritz threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America.
Greenland residents traumatized by climate emergency
The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland, a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life.
Researchers say pioneering emergency eye care trial leads to quicker treatment times
A trial virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers.
French National Assembly expected to declare 'climate emergency'
France’s National Assembly will start discussing its carbon emissions objectives this week. Under the new proposals, the country will set a 2050 target to be carbon neutral.
NHS waste deal shows climate emergency in Scotland is ‘gimmick’, Tory insists
Hospital waste is being sent from Scotland to Wales for disposal, following the collapse of scandal hit firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).
Irish parliament declares climate emergency
Ireland’s parliament has become the second after Britain’s to declare a climate emergency, a decision hailed by the Swedish teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg as ‘great news’.
Two-thirds of Britons agree planet is in a climate emergency
Two thirds of people in the UK recognize that there is a climate emergency and 76 percent say that they would cast their vote differently to protect the planet.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

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