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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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