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When Patients Kill Doctors: The Horrifying Murder Of Michael Davidson

In China, doctors live in fear of their patients.<p>They’re stabbed. They’re beaten by crowds. They’re threatened if anything goes wrong — or at least, if the patient <i>thinks</i> something is going wrong.<p>The violence is mostly in the rural provinces, but the danger is everywhere: There were nearly 30 …

Popular medical students 'should get flu jab first'

<b>Prioritising medical students with lots of friends for flu jabs could help increase the number of healthcare workers protected against the virus, say Lancaster University researchers.</b><p>In a study in The Lancet, they calculated that vaccination rates would rise if people with large social networks …

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Teenager pretended to be doctor in U.S. hospital – and wasn’t found out for a month

A teenager armed himself with a white coat, a name badge and a stethoscope – and that was enough for him to pass himself off as a doctor inside a …

Hibernating Animals Might Provide Clues For Fighting Alzheimer's

What does animal hibernation have to do with Alzheimer's? More than you might think. According to new research, the way that critters wake up from a long winter's rest could help scientists devise new treatments for dementia.<p>Research from Leicester University have isolated a cold-activated protein, …

Too much sitting could be deadly, study says | The Star

Sitting on one’s butt for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run — even with a regimen of daily exercise, researchers say.<p>In an …

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die<p>“Cancer is the best way to die,” declared Dr Richard Smith in an article in the BMJ last month. And what’s more, we should “stop wasting …

The Most Misdiagnosed, Misunderstood Medical Condition In The United States

It’s the focus of a new movie: <i>Cake</i>, starring Jennifer Anniston as a woman struggling with chronic pain, and is scheduled for release Jan. 23.<p>And it’s …