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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

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.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Eric Morales

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.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 3 comments

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

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.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 7 comments
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