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Norwegian doctor in Gaza sends impassioned plea to world leaders

Gaza - A letter has been published, written by Doctor Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor working in a Gaza hospital. In the letter, he gives an on-the-ground, eyewitness account of what is happening on a day-to-day basis in the hospital, and it is heartbreaking.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Court reduces sentence of doctor who helped find bin Laden

Peshawar - A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday reduced by 10 years the sentence of a doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, after he was jailed for ties to militants. Shakeel Afridi was convicted of treason under the country's tribal justice system.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Chinese doctor admits to trafficking in newborns

China has recently relaxed its one-child per family rule in an effort to cut down on the number of children being trafficked illegally. The one-child rule and the favoring of male infants has led to an increase in the selling of baby girls and women.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 10 comments

Former E.R. doctor sentenced for raping, killing pregnant woman

Delaware - Delaware County prosecutors in Ohio contend a former emergency room doctor violated his oath when he murdered a woman and her unborn child.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Mom sues hospital for forcibly ejecting her dying son

A North Carolina mother is accusing hospital security guards of forcibly ejecting her son, despite the fact that he was dying.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 3 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. doctor warns medical marijuana is harmful and addictive

Medical marijuana is constantly in news and more positive views about its “harmless” nature seem to be attempting to win public opinion. But is it really safe? One experienced doctor rejects all safety claims of medical cannabis.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 37 comments

A new healthy trend: Doctors fist bumping patients and colleagues

Morgantown - It has long been held that handshaking is a vector for the transfer of disease-causing bacteria from one individual to the next. But an on-the-rise greeting trend could be a step in the right direction for reducing the spread of disease.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

Grandfather mistakenly takes wrong girl from school to doctor

Kent - A British grandfather showed up at a school to pick up his granddaughter to take her to a doctor's appointment. The school mistakenly released another girl with the same last name as his granddaughter who was then erroneously taken to the doctor.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

Doctor uses Google Glass to live stream surgery

Ohio - It seems Google Glass can do more than take videos of cats and talk to friends, as one doctor from Ohio State University has shown.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 2 comments

Russian doctor beats heart surgery patient to death

A highly-regarded anesthesiologist in Russia was recently fired after he brutally beat a heart surgery patient, who later died.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 7 comments

Brazilian doctor may have killed hundreds

A doctor in Brazil could prove to be one of history's worst serial killers of mankind, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.
In the Media by Edwin Gudzević - 1 comment

Brazilian doc allegedly killed 300 patients to free up bed space

Virginia Soares de Souza is being investigated by the Brazilian health authorities on suspicion of intentionally killing close to 300 patients to free up hospital beds at the Hospital Evangelico in Curitiba, south Brazil.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Toronto doctor accused of sexually assaulting young patient Special

Toronto - A beloved Toronto doctor from the Little Italy area has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of one of his young patients.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 19 comments

Kim Kardashian pregnancy miscarriage scare, rushed to doctor

Los Angeles - Reports say that reality TV star Kim Kardashian, expecting a baby with her boyfriend Kanye West, was rushed to the doctors on Tuesday night fearing she was having a miscarriage.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Doctor gives dildo to woman complaining of sore shoulder

A woman in central Sweden went to the doctor because she had a sore shoulder but instead of receiving care she ended up being invited to the doctor's home and was given a sex toy as a gift.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Vodka IV saves puppy from renal failure

Melbourne - A bottle of vodka turned out to be a puppy's best friend after the inquisitive pup drank antifreeze and began to go into kidney failure.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Egyptian hospital staff arrested for baby selling operation

Cairo - Egyptian police officials have announced the arrest of five individuals who were involved in a baby selling operation at a Cairo hospital.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Men who can't see their penis while standing risk early death

A health website has launched a campaign, "The Big Check," a new test of obesity for men: take off your clothes, stand upright naked and look down at your penis. If you can't see it, then you are obese and at risk of losing up to nine years of lifespan.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

GOP Congressman, pro-lifer, tells mistress 'get an abortion'

South Pittsburg - Scott DesJarlais, a republican anti-abortion rights physician elected to the US House of representatives in 2010, has admitted to having an affair with one of his patients and then pressuring her to have an abortion when she became pregnant.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Senate hopeful blasts Obamacare

A video going viral is that of a Illinois senate hopeful, Dr. Barbara Bellar, offering a frank statement of her opinion of Obamacare.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 13 comments

Brit medical students told not to act 'too gay' to pass exams

Britain's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an inquiry after a senior GP advised would-be family doctors to act "less overtly gay" if they want to pass their exams.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Dr. Emily Gibson calls for an end to 'war on pubic hair'

Dr. Emily Gibson, a physician, has challenged the "war on pubic hair." The doctor advises against pubic hair removal, saying hair removal often leads to genital boils, abscesses and infections.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Doctor, 21, youngest M.D. in Chicago school's history

A 21-year-old man from Chicago received an M.D. from the University of Chicago, making him the youngest person ever to receive the award from the university.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Fake doctor 'diagnosed' cancer & offered women perverted 'cures'

A 77-year-old man was jailed for 8 years yesterday for acting as a doctor, falsely diagnosing cancer and offering perverted cures to women.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Video: Gynecologist breaks down and completely smashes auto shop

Moscow - In a case of "off road rage" a Russian gynecologist had a nervous breakdown and drove his car into the auto shop, smashing vehicles as he went.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Former doctor dumps abortion files in recycling bin

Topeka - While the former Kansas abortion provider is not likely to face criminal charges for discarding patients' private records in a recycling bin, there are worries about potential violations of patient privacy laws.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

U.S. concerned as Osama bin Laden informant faces treason charges

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he is concerned about a Pakistani doctor who provided the key information to find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

'Doctor' injected cement and super glue to enhance woman's butt

A Miami Gardens woman who wanted a "ghetto booty" got a "flat-tire fix" operation instead. A "doctor" injected a deadly concoction of cement, oil, tyre sealant, and sealed her up with super-glue in what was supposed to be a buttocks enhancement surgery.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Canadian dentist buys John Lennon's tooth for $31,000

Stockport - A tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon, described as 'gruesome, yellowy-brown, with a cavity,' was purchased by a Canadian dentist for a record £19,500 (US $31,000) at an auction Saturday in the U.K.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments
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