Recent News Headlines : Physician

OTTAWA FAMILY PHYSICIAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT


The Ottawa Police sexual assault and child abuse unit began the investigation in 2016 and said some reported incidents date back to 2012... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 169

SURGEONS CALL FOR REVIEW OF SAFETY STANDARDS IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS


In particular there is a question about the data available from private hospitals, the letter states... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 515

SA HEALTH WITHHELD INFORMATION RELATING TO STROKE DEATHS


SA Health withheld information relating to stroke deaths at Royal Adelaide Hospital, coroner says... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 211

GP RECRUITMENT CRISIS INTENSIFIES AS VACANCIES SOAR TO 12.2%


Pulse said some practices were having to hire non-GPs to fill the gaps, while others had closed after failing to recruit a GP partner... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 381

DOCTORS AT DELHI HOSPITAL GET MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING AFTER ATTACKS ON STAFF


It is lobbying for a national criminal law dealing specifically with attacks on doctors and other health professionals... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 376

GENERIC DRUGS PUSH CONCERNING FOR ETHNIC COMMUNITIES


Doctors are concerned a rumoured government plan to have patients prescribed cheaper generic drugs over brand names could pose health risks for ethnically-diverse communities... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 76

PARENT OF DRUG-ADDICTED TEEN PUSHES FOR EASIER ACCESS TO SUBOXONE


Sean O'Leary said Suboxone has enabled his 16-year-old daughter Paige fight her addiction to counterfeit Percocet... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 132

HUNDREDS OF PRIVATE PATIENTS SEEK COMPENSATION FROM ROGUE SURGEON


Around 350 patients who underwent treatment privately take civil action against Ian Paterson, who carried out needless breast operations... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 232

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UNITS FORCED TO CLOSE TO NEW PATIENTS DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGES


Lack of paediatric doctors and nurses across the UK also means care children receive is at risk, says the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health... READ MORE

27th April, 2017 7185

HOW ARE ROTA GAPS AFFECTING YOUR HOSPITAL


It comes after The Royal College of Physicians annual census of British consultants showed the pressure NHS staff were under... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 132

UNITED AIRLINES CEO ISSUES APOLOGY, CALLS PASSENGER REMOVAL FROM FLIGHT 'HORRIFIC'


The 69-year-old passenger, Dr. David Dao, had refused to be bumped from the overbooked flight... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 144

UNITED AIRLINES CEO CALLS PASSENGER REMOVAL 'TRULY HORRIFIC' AS BACKLASH GROWS


The incident risks a backlash against United from passengers who could boycott the airline as the busy summer travel season is about to begin... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 560

GHANAIAN IS FIRST BLACK FEMALE NEUROSURGEON AT TOP U.S. HOSPITAL


After leaving Ghana at age 15, 26-year-old Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is now the first black female neurosurgeon resident at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 240

MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS IN SOMALILAND RACE TO TREAT CHILDREN AS FAMINE NEARS


Kirsty Johansen travelled to Somaliland with the Australian Red Cross as part of their East Africa Food Crisis Appeal ... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 162

INDIA POLICE SEARCH FOR PARENTS OF GIRL 'LIVING WITH MONKEYS'


The little girl, aged between eight and 10, was found a few weeks ago in a forest in Uttar Pradesh... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 3889

RECORD NUMBER OF GP CLOSURES FORCE 265,000 TO FIND NEW DOCTORS


NHS England data showed nearly a hundred practices closed in 2016, a 114 percent increase in GP closures compared with figures from 2014... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 2143

STOLEN IDENTITY SHAM DOCTOR FINED $30,000


It is important in medical research that people who are properly qualified are carrying out the work ....... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 131

DOCTOR WAS 'DISHONEST' IN SCREENING NURSE WHO HAD EBOLA, TRIBUNAL FINDS


Panel finds Dr Hannah Ryan, who worked in Sierra Leone with Pauline Cafferkey in Ebola outbreak, misled screening staff... READ MORE

28th March, 2017 115

BABY BORN WITH 4 LEGS IS RECOVERING AFTER RARE SURGERY IN CHICAGO


The hospital announced Tuesday that 10-month-old Dominique from Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire, in West Africa, is recovering well from the March 8 surgery... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 20

RURAL AREAS BRACE FOR SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AFTER CHANGES IN VISA POLICY


Martin said Benefis Health was also recruiting other foreign physicians who could end up in the same situation as Marineci... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 710

THE IMMIGRATION HEALTH CARE CONNECTION COLUMN


The doctors must use Premium Processing to have any shot at starting on time without it, training programs across the country will be disrupted... READ MORE

16th March, 2017 651

RATIONING RULES RESTRICTING SURGERY TO THOSE IN MOST PAIN MUST BE AXED, NHS OFFICIALS RULEA


Patients are left wondering about the validity of restrictions to other types of surgery and NHS treatment, she said... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 530

ROOKIE DOCTORS IN U.S. CAN WORK LONGER, 24-HOUR SHIFTS UNDER NEW RULES


A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates has voted to eliminate a 16-hour cap for first-year residents... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 14

100M FOR GPS IN AE TO WEED OUT THOSE NOT SERIOUSLY ILL ANNOUNCED IN BUDGET


But the British Medical Association expressed scepticism over the proposal and warned that placing GPs in hospitals could in fact end up attracting more patients... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 180

NHS ENGLAND CHIEF BRINGS IN NEW RULES ON WARD BED CLOSURES


Stevens is introducing tough rules for hospitals concerning bed closures from April to ensure that patient care does not suffer... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 614

IRANIAN BABY WITH HEART DEFECT IMPACTED BY TRUMP TRAVEL BAN MAKING GOOD PROGRESS


Fatemeh underwent a series of diagnostic studies since being admitted to the hospital on February 7 in preparation for her surgery... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 0

NHS ACCUSED OF COVERING UP HUGE DATA LOSS THAT PUT THOUSANDS AT RISK


NHS England has quietly launched an inquiry to discover how many patients have been affected... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 5365

GIRL, FIVE, DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACK AFTER GP TURNED HER AWAY


Ellie-May Clark and her mother, from Newport, were told to return the next morning by Dr Joanne Rowe, a specialist in safeguarding children... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 598

GPS ARE FAILING PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS, SAYS CHARITY


It comes amid growing concern about eating disorder services in general and the help available for patients once they are referred... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 413

HEAL THYSELF: MEET THE DOCTORS LIVING WITH THE CONDITIONS THEY TREAT


Almost all my patients come to me with a diagnosis in advanced lung cancer... READ MORE

26th February, 2017 2543

Trending News Headlines : Physician

FROM GUY'S MOUTH, DOC PULLS LONGEST TAPEWORM HE'S EVER SEEN


During a colonoscopy, doctors discovered a segment of a pork tapeworm, a common sign that a larger tapeworm is hiding elsewhere in the body... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 10921

MAY'S SCAPEGOAT ATTEMPT COULD SPARK MASS RESIGNATIONS, SAYS TOP GP


Dr Kailash Chand says GPs are rightly angry at government effort to shift blame for NHS crisis on to them with seven-day threat... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 8632

FEARS OF 'TWO-TIER NHS' AS GPS ALLOW FEE-PAYING PATIENTS TO JUMP THE QUEUE


MPs claim Dorset Private GP service, at up to ?145 per appointment, will mean NHS patients without money will wait even longer for care... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 7438

BLACK DOCTOR SAYS DELTA AIRLINES STAFF REFUSED TO BELIEVE SHE WAS A MEDIC DURING MID-FLIGHT EMERGENCY


Black doctor says Delta Airlines staff refused to believe she was a medic during mid-flight emergency... READ MORE

22nd December, 2016 6978

A BLACK DOCTOR WANTED TO HELP ON A FLIGHT -- BUT HAD TO PROVE SHE WAS AN 'ACTUAL PHYSICIAN'


But the incredulous flight attendant asked if she was an actual physician, according to Cross, and requested to see her medical credentials... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 6150

NHS INTENSIVE CARE 'AT ITS LIMITS' BECAUSE OF STAFF SHORTAGES


Fifty-two nhs hospitals sent patients elsewhere in busiest week yet... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 5645

ALEPPO HOSPITAL RAID: EX-ASSAD CLASSMATE SPEAKS OUT


Moments after the news of the aerial bombardment of rebel-held Aleppo's largest hospital got to him, Dr Zaher Sahloul reached for his phone... READ MORE

2nd October, 2016 5268

WOMAN WHO RECEIVED WORLD'S 1ST FACE TRANSPLANT DIES AT 49


A French woman who received the worlds first partial face transplant after being mauled by her dog, died several months ago, at age 49.A... READ MORE

7th September, 2016 4355

'ALARMINGLY HIGH': STUDY FINDS 1 IN 4 MEDICAL STUDENTS EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION


Medical students face 'alarmingly high' rate of depression, study finds... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 3722

SERIOUS MISTAKES IN NHS PATIENT CARE ARE ON THE RISE, FIGURES REVEAL


We have long warned that underfunding and staff shortages within the NHS will impact on patient safety... READ MORE

1st January, 2017 2183

CHARGES PROPOSED FOR OUT-OF-HOURS GP APPOINTMENTS IN ENGLAND


LMCs are made up of NHS GPs and represent their interests locally and nationally, and work with the British Medical Association's BMA general practitioners committee GPC ... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 2028

3D GLASSES CAN GIVE YOUR DOCTOR A COMPLETE VIEW OF YOUR INSIDES


Age 40 Title Founder of EchoPixel, a four-year-old, 18-employee medical-imaging startup in Mountain View, Calif... READ MORE

3rd December, 2016 1548

MILLIONS OF PATIENTS PUTTING STRAIN ON NHS WITH MINOR AILMENTS


Council leaders are advising patients affected by such ailments to visit a pharmacy or seek treatment advice from the NHS Choices website instead... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 1203

LENGTHY WAITS TO SEE GPS MAY POSE SERIOUS RISK TO PATIENTS, SAYS TOP DOCTOR


People with non-urgent conditions may be neglected amid long waiting times, leading to acute problems, warns head of GPs' body... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 1170

LABOUR DEFENDS JUNIOR DOCTORS AGAINST 'MILITANT AND OVERPAID' PORTRAYAL


Junior doctors planning five-day strikes are not unreasonable, militant or overpaid, despite what government propaganda suggests, Labour has said... READ MORE

2nd September, 2016 1160


The NHS is an extraordinary melting pot of nationalities, and all the richer for it... READ MORE

30th June, 2016 1019

'OH NO SWEETIE, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ACTUAL PHYSICIANS'


She flight attendant said 'Oh wow you're an actual physician?'... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 1019

ALEPPO'S HOSPITALS ARE RUNNING OUT OF MEDICINE FOR 100,000 CHILDREN TRAPPED BY SYRIAN REGIME SIEGEA


Physicians appealed this week for the West to airdrop food and medical supplies to prevent a complete collapse of the healthcare system... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 969

DOCTORS CARING FOR DYING PATIENTS NEED MORE SUPPORT, BMA SAYS


British Medical Association's call comes as poll highlights impact treating patients at end of their life has on doctors... READ MORE

5th December, 2016 933

BANGLADESHI GIRL THOUGHT TO BE FIRST FEMALE EVER WITH 'TREE MAN SYNDROME'


He took her to Dhaka, where doctors have concluded she could have the same, incredibly rare, condition that has afflicted just four other people... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 900

KENYANS URGED TO END MEDICAL STRIKE AFTER PATIENTS DIE


President Uhuru Kenyatta urges medical workers to return to job, saying nearly 20 patients have died in three days... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 874

DAVID STEPHAN GETS JAIL TIME, COLLET STEPHAN GETS HOUSE ARREST IN SON'S MENINGITIS DEATH


CORRECTION A previous version of this story stated Collet Stephan had been sentenced to three months in jail... READ MORE

25th June, 2016 785

CANCER PATIENT SINGS BEAUTIFUL SONG FOR THE POPE


At Federico Gomez Pediatric Hospital in Mexico City, Pope Francis prayed, hugged and even doled out medicine to a little boy... READ MORE

16th February, 2016 769

WHY MODERN MEDICINE NEEDS TO CHANGE


Fundamentally, chronic problems need a different approach to acute ones... READ MORE

29th April, 2016 708

GERMAN CARPENTER INVENTS ON-OFF CONTRACEPTION SWITCH FOR SPERM


They are surgically implanted on the vas deferens, the ducts which carry sperm from the testicles, in a simple half-hour operation... READ MORE

7th January, 2016 678

HOW DOCTORS HELP SOME OF INDIA'S POOREST FROM A UNIQUELY OUTFITTED HOSPITAL TRAIN


Jordi Pizzaro There is a different kind of train that you might see traveling deep into India's rural areas... READ MORE

14th November, 2016 666

NHS 'PAYS ?7.5M A YEAR FOR 20 MOST EXPENSIVE AGENCY DOCTORS'


The NHS is paying agency doctors millions of pounds every year - with one having charged ?363 an hour, according to a health watchdog... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 625

?190,000-PER-YEAR JOB WITH THREE MONTHS' HOLIDAY IS ON OFFER IN NEW ZEALAND, BUT NOBODY WANTS IT


Six doctors work at the practice but the only New Zealander is Dr Sarah Kenny, Dr Kenny's daughter... READ MORE

23rd February, 2016 615

'CYBER-BULLIES, OBESITY AND STRESS ... THIS IS A SCARY WORLD' SAYS THE NEW TOP GP


' This is a scary world, says Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, the new leader of the UK's 49,439 GPs... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 568

GPS OFFERED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS TO GIVE PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS VIA APP


The cash is being offered by the firm Babylon to GPs who want to work flexibly ... READ MORE

7th October, 2016 556


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