A UK independent report has found over 20 doctors committed suicide between 2005 and 2013. All of them were under investigation for malpractice. Many of those who killed themselves were suffering from alcohol problems or depression.
An anti-Ebola prototype drug has helped a critically ill doctor from Sierra Leone, according to the latest study. The medic, who was flown to a German hospital in September with severe Ebola symptoms and discharged a month later, fully recovered.
Emergency rooms in UK hospitals experienced an unprecedented crisis this week, failing to meet a record number of their targets, with patients waiting hours for treatment. Nearly half of people in a recent survey think NHS care is deteriorating.
Children with a severe form of epilepsy could be treated with a new drug derived from the cannabis plant. The element of the plant used is non-psychoactive, meaning patients would not receive the usual cannabis high.
More than 80 people, including elderly, women and children, have tested positive for HIV/AIDS infection in a small village in Cambodia, authorities confirmed. The infection may have been caused by medics re-using needles during treatment.
Federal investigators in the United States should considering weighing whether or not health workers involved in the interrogation tactics highlighted in the recent CIA torture port should be charged with war crimes, a group said this week.
Electronic cigarettes with cannabis extracts are set to go on sale this month. The French makers claim their product is legal, as it lacks the chemicals that cause the mind-altering effects of marijuana. French law is firmly against the use of cannabis.
Every tenth villager of Kazakhstan's Kalachi has unexpectedly fallen asleep in broad daylight – some unable to wake up for several days. Despite numerous attempts to find the cause of the inexplicable disorder, the Sleepy Hollow riddle remains unsolved.
The French parliament is set to debate draft legislation allowing doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death. The bill is supported by President Francois Hollande, who included the controversial euthanasia issue on his election agenda.
The lack of doctors and medicines in the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone is putting lives at risk says a new World Health Organization report, which describes the situation on the ground as “not just a humanitarian crisis.”