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How a variety of foods help medics to train

Cafe au lait, port wine and anchovy sauce are among a strange mix of foods that help doctors diagnose disease. Descriptions of different foods run through any medical textbooks, helping trainee doctors to spot medical signs and symptoms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Fifty Shades of Grey leading to STD rise in older couples says MD

Dr. Charlotte Jones, chair of the British Medical Association’s GP Committee, said that the success of novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" could be giving older couples more sexual confidence but warned that there is a risk of failing to protect from STDs.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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

Seven eye health problems you didn’t know Special

Your eyes are a window into your overall health, and it’s important to get your eyes checked even if you don’t think you have vision problems, according to a lead eye specialist.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Healthcare wait times in Canada now cost $1 billion Special

Toronto - Canadians lost a combined $1.1 billion, or an average of $1,202 per patient, as a result of lengthy waits for medically necessary health care in 2013, according to a new study revealed to Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Cuba gives doctors big pay raise -- to $64 a month

Havana - Cuba's doctors got a big pay raise Friday -- to 64 dollars a month, the official Communist Party newspaper Granma said.The hike in pay from $25 a month was to reward health professionals for being the country's top source of hard currency export earni...
In the Media by AFP

Next step for smartphones? Keeping tabs on patients

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients’ hearts are racing or their blood pressure is on the rise, even if they’re sitting at home.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Potent new painkiller stokes alarm in US

Washington - A potent new painkiller hit the US market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.Zohydro ER can contain 10 times the amount of hydrocodone as the most popular pr...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Brazil doctors convicted in organ trafficking scheme

Rio De Janeiro - Two doctors have been sent to prison in Brazil for selling contraband organs to the United States as part of a suspected trafficking scheme, law enforcement officials said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

New 'armor' in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria Special

Orlando - Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers. Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'

What most people assumed were permanent advances in medicine may become anything but, as pathogens gradually build immunity to antibiotics.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 4 comments

Doctors sue ObamaCare insurer over dropped doctors

A group of New York doctors has sued an ObamaCare provider for booting more than 2,000 doctors from its Medicare Advantage network. Reportedly the doctors were dropped to avoid cost hikes under the new United States government healthcare law.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments

TopFinds: Black Friday descends on U.S., why doctors fist-bump

How did American shoppers deal with Black Friday madness? Find out why some doctors are bumping fists instead of shaking hands. The double suicide of an elderly French couple has provoked emotional debate across the world. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: Is the real Obama deceptive, out of touch, or just incompetent?

Washington - The show “To Tell the Truth” first aired in 1956 on CBS, five years before the birth of President Obama. The show was originally titled “Nothing but the Truth,” but CBS chose to change it to “To Tell the Truth” the night before its debut.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 31 comments

New York’s problem with prescription drugs

New York - Nationwide, overdose rates are increasing at an alarming rate. In some states, overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. As the death toll rises, many are asking what can be done to combat this trend.
In the Media by Matthew DeLuca - 1 comment

Study: Doctors are 'influenced' by pharma payments

Medics in the U.S. who receive free meals or money from pharmaceutical companies are more than twice as likely to prescribe their medicines compared to those who do not receive any incentives.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

China investigates drugs firm Sanofi for 'bribing doctors'

Authorities in China are looking into the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi's activities, following on from bribery accusations dating back to 2007.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Turkish doctors protest by striking Special

Istanbul - Today in Turkey, doctors walked off the job to protest the police violence against protesters and the arrest of doctors in Istanbul.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Medics call on UK government to address emergency care

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the U.K. government to work more closely with doctors in order to tackle the current pressures on front-line care.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Big Pharma pays record money to medical doctors

Spending by major pharmaceutical companies to U.S. doctors exceeded $1 billion in 2012, according to some newly released figures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Man, 46, dies after dancing Gangnam Style, doctors warn seniors

Darwen - Eamonn Kilbride, 46, collapsed and died from acute heart failure Saturday after he danced Psy's YouTube hit Gangnam Style. He died after he complained of chest pains following an energetic session of the horse-gallop dance at his office Christmas party.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Op-Ed: The fear of surgery — Surgical errors

Surgical errors have become far too common in hospitals today. With everything from operating on the wrong person, to infecting a healthy patient with non-sterile equipment, it is hard to trust our medical professionals in such an unstable environment.
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 3 comments

Doctors amazingly grow ear on a cancer victim

While medical science has performed miracles, the ingenuity of innovative medical practitioners can do wonders. This is the case of Sherrie Walter, who lost her ear to cancer two years ago.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 4 comments

Canada's doctors say it's time to change spanking laws

Ottawa - The Canadian Medical Association says it's time to change the Criminal Code's 120-year old so-called spanking law. Currently, the law gives parents and teachers the right to spank or hit children as a means of discipline.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 11 comments

Chinese doctors remove spider in woman's ear canal after 5 days

A woman who reported at China's Changsha Central Hospital, complaining about itching in the left ear, was terrifed when doctors told her that the cause of the itching was a spider that had been living in her ear canal for five days.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Microchip medicine destroys privacy

From pacemakers to artificial hips, people are getting more familiar with new technology placed in their bodies, but imbedding microchips still raises many privacy concerns.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 3 comments

Student with brain tumor told by doctors she was just 'homesick'

A UK student suffering from a life-threatening brain tumor was repeatedly turned away by doctors who insisted her crippling headaches were due to just being 'homesick.'
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Review: Battered burglars and battered fathers in next week's soaps Special

Had George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Britain, the case would have been handled very differently, if the daytime soap 'Doctors' is anything to go by.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Review: Only two murders in next week's leading soaps

A rapist is battered to death in 'Coronation Street', and a launderette lady in 'EastEnders', while in 'Doctors' there is domestic violence afoot. (Note: This article contains spoilers for those who haven't seen these soaps yet).
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Doctors recommend that nuns should take contraceptive pills

In a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, two Australian doctors have recommended regular doses of contraceptive pills for nuns. The doctors Kara Britt and Professor Roger Short, said that contraceptive pills will protect nuns from cancer.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 9 comments
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