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Medicine

Doctors 'traumatized' by health watchdog as suicide rates in profession increase
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.

20.12.2014 16:48

Mind over disability: Double amputee manages prosthetic arms by intuitive thought (VIDEO)
Mind-controlled robotic limbs have become a reality at America's John Hopkins University, after a double amputee Les Baugh managed his new prosthetic arms with completely intuitive thought control.

19.12.2014 20:04

Experimental Ebola drug helped critically ill doctor – study
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.

19.12.2014 13:50

Accident & Emergency ‘worst week ever’ as winter flu spreads
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.

19.12.2014 13:08

TTIP won’t lead to NHS privatization, Deputy PM claims
The controversial EU-US trade deal, TTIP, would not be backed by the British government unless national control of public services is guaranteed, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted.

18.12.2014 12:28

Cannabis for kids: Medicinal marijuana could treat children with epilepsy
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.

17.12.2014 14:18

​Mass HIV/AIDS outbreak spreads panic in Cambodia village
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.

17.12.2014 05:34

CIA medical professionals accused of committing war crimes
​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.

16.12.2014 16:33

French marijuana e-vaporizer to go on sale
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.

15.12.2014 19:13

Sleepy Hollow in Kazakhstan: Villagers suffer from unknown brain-affecting disease
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.

14.12.2014 21:27

Euthanasia one step closer? France to debate draft law
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.

12.12.2014 14:50

Patients ‘dying of hunger & cold’: WHO raises alarm over healthcare in Ukraine
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.”

11.12.2014 13:41