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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

Antibiotic ‘smart bomb’ hits out at pathogens

Microbiologists have developed an antibiotic "smart bomb" that can identify specific strains of bacteria and sever their DNA, eliminating the infection. This could help to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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

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 kidney transplant safety test

A simple test that can reveal whether a kidney transplant recipient is at imminent risk of organ rejection has been developed. The test checks urine levels of an immune protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dr. Gupta's sudden change of heart on medical marijuana

The chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reversed his long-standing opposition to medical marijuana on Thursday.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 1 comment

New ‘smoking’ tool helps with cancer surgery

A new tool has been developed which can inform surgeons within seconds whether they are slicing through cancerous or healthy tissue. This can happen through detecting traces of smoke produced from cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Three person IVF being considered

The U.K. has moved a step closer to becoming the first country to approve a new type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that creates babies with DNA from three parents
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

U.K. cautious about spending more to tackle global malaria

A number of world governments have announced an increase funding globally for the fight against malaria. However, the U.K. is more cautious, arguing that countries in receipt of aid need to reform before more money is given.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New method for growing liver cells

A new way of successfully growing liver cells outside the body has been developed by scientists. The technique could offer an alternative to conventional liver transplants.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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