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Doctor Now Studying Rare Disease That Nearly Killed Him

David Fajgenbaum's last rites were read to him in 2010

(Newser) - When David Fajgenbaum's mother died of brain cancer, the Georgetown University student founded Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers in 2007 to cope. Now a doctor who's been diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease, he's founded another organization, the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network , where he works... More »

Cops: Fertility Doctor Secretly Used Own Sperm at Clinic

'It's a little bit creepy'

(Newser) - If the allegations are true, dozens of people in their 30s around Indianapolis might bear a striking resemblance to each other for good reason: They share the same biological father. That man is allegedly Dr. Donald Cline, a 77-year-old retired fertility doctor, reports NBC News . Cline is now facing charges... More »

Doc Who Hit Uber Driver Is Out of a Job

Miami hospital fires Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon months after video went viral

(Newser) - A doctor has been fired from a Miami hospital three months after a video surfaced on YouTube showing her hitting and screaming profanities at an Uber driver, reports the AP . The Miami Herald reports that Jackson Health System officials released a statement Friday saying that fourth-year neurology resident Anjali Ramkissoon... More »

DA: Doc Masturbated on Patient, Sexually Assaulted 3 Others

He wrote a book on doctor-patient relations

(Newser) - A prominent former New York City emergency room doctor already charged with sexually assaulting two women in his care has been indicted on additional charges of sex abuse for assaulting two more women he treated, the AP reports. David Newman, who wrote a book on the patient-doctor relationship and claims... More »

No One Wants This $267K Job With 3 Months of Vacation

Maybe because it's a grueling gig in the middle of rural New Zealand

(Newser) - Dr. Alan Kenny is offering a fellow doctor a $267,000 annual salary, three months of vacation, and a half-share of his New Zealand practice, the Guardian reports. And with 6,000 patients, his business in rural Tokoroa is booming, to the point where Kenny can't take time off.... More »

Cops: Fake Teen Doctor Opened Own Office

He moved into fake private practice after medical center bust

(Newser) - Visitors to the New Birth New Life Medical Center and Urgent Care offices in West Palm Beach, Fla., may have noticed that Dr. Malachi Love-Robinson looked a little young to be a doctor. That's because he's only 18 years old—and he isn't a doctor. Police say... More »

Doc Sentenced for Murdering 3 Patients by Drug Overdose

Hsiu-Ying 'Lisa' Tseng gets 30 years to life for recklessly prescribing meds

(Newser) - On Friday, Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng, convicted of murdering three of her patients by drug overdose, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, making her the only US doctor ever convicted of murder for recklessly prescribing meds, the lead prosecutor said. Although her defense team portrayed the Southern... More »

Female Miami Doctor Suspended After Uber Confrontation

Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon could face termination after video goes viral

(Newser) - A Miami doctor is in hot water after video surfaced showing her in an altercation with an Uber driver on Sunday night. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System, has been placed on administrative leave, per a statement, and an internal investigation "will determine if... More »

Patient in Russian Hospital Dies After Punch by Doctor

The doctor was fired and faces prison time

(Newser) - A Russian doctor may go from scrubs to a prison jumpsuit for punching a patient who later died, CNN reports. Video from security cameras at the hospital in Belgorod captured the Dec. 29 attack by a doctor identified as Ilya Zelendinov, reports the BBC . An autopsy of the patient—identified... More »

After 20 Years, 'Dead' Doctor Found Living as Hermit

But the man, IDed as a Spaniard holed up in the woods of Tuscany, is gone again

(Newser) - For years, locals had reported seeing a "silent stranger" in the forests of Tuscany, Italy, per ITV News . His identity may finally have come to light after two mushroom pickers say they found the camp of a man with a "dirty face and large beard" in a heavily... More »

Doctor Delivers Baby on Intercontinental Flight

Nice work, doctor

(Newser) - A Los Angeles doctor returning from her honeymoon ended up delivering a baby on an overseas flight when a fellow passenger went into early labor. Dr. Angelica Zen, a resident physician at UCLA, says she didn't have much obstetrics training but didn't hesitate to help during the Air... More »

Remains of Jews Experimented On by Nazi Doc Found in Lab

SS captain August Hirt performed grisly experiments on 86 gas chamber victims

(Newser) - A researcher who stumbled across a World War II-era letter from the director of a French medical facility made a grisly discovery based on that letter: the remains of Jewish gas-chamber victims who had been experimented on by Nazi anatomist August Hirt, the AP reports. Historian Raphael Toledano rediscovered the... More »

Ebola Doctor in Africa Dies as Drug Arrives

Leading Sierra Leone physician was about to get medicine from Canada

(Newser) - A physician described as Sierra Leone's leading Ebola doctor is dead after contracting the illness, reports the Guardian . If the news sounds familiar, it might be because of this depressing stat: Victor Willoughby, 67, is the 11th Sierra Leone doctor to die of the virus. His death has a... More »

Obstetrician Faces Crazy Accusations

Accused of drinking on job, skipping baby's delivery for sex...

(Newser) - Dr. Christopher S. Driskill, one of the few OB/GYNs in Hobbs, New Mexico, was appreciated by many of his patients and admired by his colleagues. But the New York Times reports that Driskill now faces serious allegations, from drinking on the job to failing to show up at a delivery... More »

How an American Patient Changed Ebola Treatment

Despite ordeal, Dr. Ian Crozier plans to return to West Africa

(Newser) - Doctors feared an American colleague flown to Atlanta for Ebola treatment would die—and he nearly did. But Ian Crozier, a Rhodesia-born doctor who treated patients in Sierra Leone, has lived to tell his tale to the New York Times , which reports that his treatment in Atlanta has helped change... More »

Leading Ebola Doctor Contracts the Disease

Sierra Leone virologist being treated by Doctors Without Borders

(Newser) - A doctor hailed as a "national hero" for his leading role in treating the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone now needs treatment himself, reports UPI . Dr. Sheik Umar Khan caught the disease—which kills about 90% of those infected—and was being treated at a facility run by Doctors... More »

After Tragedy, Dad's Joy for 'Rainbow Baby' Goes Viral

Andrew Hanson knew joy of birth could quickly turn tragic

(Newser) - When Andrew Hanson heard his son, Karson, cry for the first time, "it was like he knew that we needed to hear him," he tells the Today Show . The new father grabbed the man who’d just delivered his son safely, Dr. Bryan Hodges, and both men dissolved... More »

For $250, This Nurse Will Help Cure Your Hangover

Service operates in New York, the Hamptons, and soon, Chicago

(Newser) - If there's one thing everyone who's ever had a hangover can probably admit to, it's that they'll try just about anything to minimize the anguish. Now, thanks to The "IV Doctor," a service started in December by New York urologist Dr. Elliot Nadelson and... More »

Senate Hopeful's Photos Feature Corpses, Jokes

Dr. Milton Wolf of Kansas mocks x-rays of gunshot victims

(Newser) - A Kansas candidate for US Senate is acknowledging a "mistake" following reports he posted grisly X-rays on Facebook and joked about them. The now-removed images allegedly posted by radiologist Milton Wolf featured gun victims, one of whom suffered decapitation, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. "One of my all-time favorites,... More »

Down With Annual Checkups!

Brian Palmer thinks people should go to the doctor when they're actually sick

(Newser) - Here's some simple advice that will save you time and money: "If you're not sick, don't go to the doctor," writes Brian Palmer at Slate . Around 45 million healthy people spend 17 million hours a year completing their annual checkups, costing the health care system... More »

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