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Palestinian, Israeli medics caught in turmoil of conflict

Burj El Baiyara - When a Palestinian doctor stopped to help a family of Israelis targeted in a West Bank shooting, it was hailed as a rare moment of compassion in a bitter conflict.

Brussels attack doctors treat 'war' wounds, 'shredded' bodies

Brussels - "Shredded" bodies, mangled limbs and charred flesh: the victims of the Brussels terror attacks were rushed to hospital suffering the type of wounds normally seen in combat zones, doctors said Wednesday.

List of largest medical fines revealed

The last couple of years have seen a slight lowering in the number of cases brought against medical companies; however, at the same time, there was an increase in the level of fines paid out.

From prison, Carlos the Jackal wins suit against his therapist

Paris - Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most-wanted men for his involvement in international terror in the 1970s and 80s, has won a case against a renowned French psychiatrist for breach of medical confidentiality.

Do medical doctors drink too much coffee?

Ever wondered about the coffee drinking habits of others and wanted to compare them to your own? If you do and medical profession comes to mind, you can read on to find out which doctors drink the most coffee.

Flint, Michigan: Lead-tainted water unsafe to drink, doctors say

Flint - Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.

Time to clamp down on 'soft touch' doctors?

London - Should doctors who indiscriminately administer antibiotics to appease patients where there is no clinical need to do so be fined? This is the call of a leading health expert.

High figures paid by pharma companies to doctors revealed

The latest figures for the amount of money spent by the pharmaceutical industry on the medical profession for the U.K. has been revealed — £41 million ($60 million). This is dwarfed by the amount spent in the U.S.

CA bill banning child vaccine exemptions gets go-ahead

Sacramento - After the severest measles outbreak in decades occurred earlier this year, California lawmakers approved a bill this week that would prevent most parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children enrolled in school.

Ebola-proof Android tablet helps aid workers in West Africa

Google has developed an Ebola-proof tablet for use by health workers in Sierra Leone. It can resist the storms and high humidity of West Africa and can be dipped into antibacterial chlorine after use.

Woman's seizure linked to licorice overdose, doctors believe

Dublin - A hankering for licorice landed a 56-year-old woman in the hospital after she suffered headaches, vision problems and a seizure. Doctors who treated her think the licorice habit is the cause of her problems, which were fortunately short-lived.

Nova Scotia offers tuition relief to new doctors

Halifax - A new program in Nova Scotia aims to keep or attract doctors to under served areas of the province by providing tuition relief.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.

Potato removed from woman's vagina

Honda - A woman from Colombia had a potato removed from her vagina, after she placed it inside of her in an attempt to use it as a form of birth control.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

Lund - A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Doctors' groups in Canada decline to join anti-pot campaign

The main groups that represent doctors in Canada announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming anti-drug campaign targetting young people.

Women receive $190 million for being secretly recorded by doctor

Baltimore - Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly recorded two women while working as their gynecologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Administrators will allegedly pay out $190 million in a settlement.

Review: New online tool seeks to find better doctors Special

Developers have produced an online and mobile service that is designed to make complex and previously unattainable U.S. government data on each doctor easily searchable in 10 seconds or less by anyone. Digital Journal took a look.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

'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.
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