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Russia's top coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive

Moscow - The head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital who met with President Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader's health was fine.

First French hospital doctor dies of coronavirus

Paris - A French doctor caring for coronavirus patients has died of the illness, authorities said Sunday, the first such death in the country that is grappling with the mushrooming outbreak.

First French doctor dies as virus death toll rockets

Paris - The first French doctor battling the coronavirus has died as the death toll in the country spiralled to 674 Sunday.

Hong Kong doctor battles fear and separation on virus 'dirty team'

Fpo - After gruelling shifts treating coronavirus patients, Hong Kong doctor Alfred Wong often finds himself alone in a hotel room eating takeaway, battling the pain of being separated from his pregnant wife.

Death of Chinese doctor fuels anger, demands for change

Bejing - The death of a whistleblowing doctor whose early warnings about China's new coronavirus outbreak were suppressed by the police has unleashed a wave of anger at the government's handling of the crisis -- and bold demands for more freedom.

'I'm more useful here': French doctor stays put in virus-hit Wuhan

Wuhan - France is preparing to airlift hundreds of its citizens from the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, but one Frenchman is staying put.

Could a machine replace a doctor?

Whether an artificial intelligence could replace a medical doctor is both a matter for future conjecture and a hotly contested subject. According to one scientist, technology may have the potential to be more accurate than doctors at making diagnoses.

Bush doctor's killer commits suicide: US police

Chicago - A Texas manhunt for a retired cop who killed the former doctor of ex-president George H.W. Bush in broad daylight ended on Friday with the suicide of the suspect.

Dozens injured in police clashes at Nepal healthcare protest

Kathmandu - Dozens of protesters in Nepal have been injured in clashes with police at a demonstration in support of a hunger-striking doctor seeking better healthcare in the impoverished Himalayan country.

Four startups disrupting healthcare for doctors and patients

Healthcare-focused startups are continuously producing technological developments for both healthcare professionals and patients to help improve quality of life and quality of care. Here are four startups applying new technologies to the industry.

Trump 'dictated' his own glowing health report: doctor

New York - As a presidential candidate Donald Trump quoted a letter from his former personal doctor gushing about his apparently excellent health -- a note the physician now says the president "dictated" himself.

White House doctor withdraws bid for US cabinet job

Washington - US President Donald Trump's doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, following allegations he improperly handed out drugs and was drunk at work.

Liu Xiaobo's family by his side when he died: doctors

Shenyang - The family of China's Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was by his side when he died on Thursday after his condition abruptly deteriorated days earlier, his doctors said.

Computer-generated doctor successful in trial

Will the virtual world extend to computer generated medics offering advice to patients? The technology and supporting medical science has taken a step closer. In a trial a computer-generated physician has explained test results to patients.

Russia mourns doctor killed in Syria-bound plane crash

Moscow - Russia's shock over the military plane crash that killed 92 people became all the more acute when Yelizaveta Glinka, a renowned doctor and charity worker, was on the doomed flight's passenger list.

Fake doctor busted for prescribing dirt as cancer treatment

Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old fake doctor, was arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bags of dirt as cancer treatment.

Doctor removes wrong eye from infant cancer patient

Sonora - A few weeks ago, a doctor in Sonora, Mexico performed surgery on a 14-month-old cancer patient, but he ended up removing the wrong eye, according to a health official.

Pakistan allows relatives to visit 'Bin Laden doctor'

Peshawar - A Pakistani high court Wednesday ordered authorities to allow family visits for a doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Surgeon says first head transplant could be only 2 years away

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero predicts that he will be ready to carry out the first head transplant in just two years from now. He says the various medical techniques already exist and he only has to bring them together to succeed.

Neurosurgeon finds out the hard way — No bomb jokes when flying

A Venezuelan neurosurgeon has learned the hard way that it's not nice to joke about bombs in an airport, ever. Dr. Manuel Alvarado has agreed to pay more than $89,000 for joking about a bomb in his luggage in October.

S. Leone doctor with Ebola dies at US hospital

Omaha - A surgeon who was infected with Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone has died, becoming the second patient in the United States to succumb to the hemorrhagic virus, officials said Monday.

S. Leone doctor with Ebola dies at U.S hospital

Omaha - A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola at a U.S. hospital has died, the Nebraska Medical Center said Monday."We are extremely sorry to announce that the third patient we've cared for with the Ebola virus, Dr.

Last U.S. Ebola patient cured, released from hospital

New York - The last known Ebola patient in the United States, a New York doctor who contracted the virus while treating infected people in West Africa, was released from the hospital after being declared cured.

New York doctor declared free of Ebola leaves hospital today

New York City - A US doctor with Ebola has been cured two and a half weeks after being admitted to hospital in New York. Health authorities have announced he will be going home today.

Condition of U.S. doctor with Ebola improving: Wife

Washington - An American doctor who caught the Ebola virus while working in a Liberian maternity ward is showing signs of improvement, relatives said.

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

Atlanta - Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

Woman sues doctor over 'cocaine nose' pictures

Chicago - Calling published pictures of her nose before and after reconstructive surgery, photos of a "cocaine nose," a woman has sued her Chicago plastic surgeon. She claims the doctor did not have permission to publish the photos.

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.

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.
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