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US doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

By ethan / October 17, 2018

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) after doctors recorded […]


Families and doctors can end vegetative patients’ lives, UK Supreme Court rules

By ethan / July 31, 2018

Families and doctors will be able to terminate the lives of patients in long-term vegetative states without having to seek legal permission, the Supreme Court has ruled. Lady Black, from the UK’s highest court, upheld an order by the High Court declaring it unnecessary that families go before a judge to obtain permission to terminate […]


Musical surgery: Flutist plays Bach & Mozart as doctors cut out her brain tumor

By ethan / June 30, 2018

Surgery to remove a brain tumor is terrifying at best, but one patient decided to make the process a little more bearable, by playing the flute during the operation, providing surgeons with a recital in the most unusual of places. Sofia Pinaeva, 28, underwent the surgery at University Hospital in Graz, Austria. She opted to […]


Saudi-led coalition strikes newly built Doctors Without Borders facility in Yemen

By ethan / June 13, 2018

A newly built cholera care center, run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Abs, has been hit by Saudi-led coalition planes in yet another airstrike on the medical charity’s facilities in war-ravaged Yemen. The attack has rendered the center “non-functional,” MSF said in a statement, with photos from the scene showing that […]


Antibiotic apocalypse: Warning over ‘return to dark ages’ as patients make demands on doctors

By ethan / January 29, 2018

Antibiotics are becoming resistant to fatal diseases in a frightening trend which could spark a post-antibiotic apocalypse, top scientists are warning. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, has urged UK patients to stop demanding treatment with antibiotics, or risk condemning the planet to an age of death by preventable disease. Writing for […]


Opioid crisis: ‘Drug companies lobbying contributed to demand among doctors’

By ethan / December 29, 2017

Culture is contributing to the opioid crisis in the US; drug companies ease supply, and lobbying raised the demand from doctors, while they and patients were misled about the risks, law professor Richard Ausness told RT. Life expectancy in America has declined for the second year in a row, and figures show that powerful painkillers […]


Doctors spend minutes trying to revive MMA fighter after brutal KO (VIDEO)

By ethan / December 25, 2017

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 13:32 There were worrying scenes when America’s Cory Hendricks brutally knocked out Russia’s Konstantin Erokhin early in their fight at ACB 77 in Moscow on Saturday, with doctors spending minutes trying to revive the Russian fighter. Hendricks, a 29-year-old Las Vegas native, might not be the most established name for […]

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