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Ex-Model Takes Plea in Killing of Psychiatrist, 71

Prosecutors say victim Thomas Burchard cut off money he had been giving to Kelsey Turner

(Newser) - A former model has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a 71-year-old psychiatrist, reports USA Today . Kelsey Turner, 29, took what's known as an Alford plea in the 2019 slaying of Thomas Burchard, meaning she maintained her innocence while pleading guilty to the murder charge....

Doctor Who First Helped Diana in Crash: I Didn't Recognize Her

As 25th anniversary approaches, Frederic Mailliez speaks about the night of the fatal 1997 accident

(Newser) - The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on...

Doctor Convicted of Abusing Patients Found Dead at Rikers

Ricardo Cruciani faced life sentence and another trial next year

(Newser) - A New York neurologist awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting his patients was found dead Monday at the Rikers Island jail. A New York City jury had convicted Dr. Ricardo Cruciani of two counts of rape, seven of criminal sexual acts, one of predatory sexual assault, and one of attempted rape,...

Doctor Tied to Ohio Girl's Abortion Gets Notice From AG

Dr. Caitlin Bernard was informed Tuesday that she is under investigation

(Newser) - The Indiana doctor who helped a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio abort her pregnancy has received official notice that she is under investigation by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita. The notice arrived Tuesday, Dr. Caitlin Bernard's lawyer tells CNN and CBS News . "It's unclear to us what...

Ind. AG Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From OB-GYN

Warning sent by attorney for Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who performed abortion on 10-year-old rape victim

(Newser) - The doctor at the center of a story about a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who had to travel to Indiana in order to get an abortion has sent the Indiana state attorney general a cease-and-desist letter, for remarks that the doctor's lawyer is calling defamatory. "Please immediately...

Hitler Feared Getting Sick, per Newly Revealed Letters

'If there is something bad, I absolutely have to know,' Nazi dictator said to doctor

(Newser) - Screaming at Nazi rallies apparently does a number on your voice, and it seems to have spurred Adolf Hitler to see an ear, throat, and nose specialist for at least a decade. Now, details on letters written by that doctor about the World War II-era dictator have been released. Per...

Doctor Who Hawked COVID 'Miracle Cure' Gets Jail Time

Jennings Ryan Staley of San Diego sentenced to 30 days over hydroxychloroquine scheme

(Newser) - In the early days of the pandemic, a San Diego doctor offered a beacon of hope—more specifically what he called a "miracle cure" for COVID. Now, however, Dr. Jennings Ryan Staley is going to prison for 30 days over his purported remedy , reports Fox 5 . Staley attempted to...

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Humanitarian Doctor 'Didn't Take No for an Answer'

Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, who helped impoverished people worldwide, dies at 62

(Newser) - Dr. Paul Farmer, a US physician, humanitarian, and author renowned for providing health care to millions of impoverished people worldwide, and who co-founded the global nonprofit Partners in Health, has died. He was 62. The Boston-based organization confirmed Farmer's death on Monday, calling it "devastating" and noting he...

Plastic Surgeon Charged After Young Patient's Death

Emmalyn Nguyen suffered cardiac arrest during surgery, died 14 months later

(Newser) - Update: A plastic surgeon has been arrested in Colorado after an 18-year-old patient died following breast augmentation surgery. Emmalyn Nguyen died 14 months after the August 2019 surgery left her in a vegetative state. After a "lengthy criminal investigation," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said it issued...

After Health Official's Vaccination Email, Fla. DOH Takes Action

Dr. Raul Pino, Orange County's health chief, put on leave after encouraging staffers to get vaccinated

(Newser) - Throughout the pandemic, Florida's Dr. Raul Pino has been the public face for Orange County's Department of Health, appearing during news briefings to offer updates on case numbers and vaccinations. The county health director may not be on camera for a while, though: The state DOH announced Pino...

Surgeon Loses License for Act of 'Professional Arrogance'

UK's Simon Bramhall had burned his initials into livers of 2 patients in 2013

(Newser) - Update: A British surgeon who burned his initials into the livers of two patients no longer has a medical license. On Monday, the UK's Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found Simon Bramhall, 57, had broken trust with his patients through his actions during the 2013 surgeries, and that the branding...

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

Doctor to Unvaccinated: Find Another Physican

Alabama's Jason Valentine works in the state with lowest vaccination rate

(Newser) - An Alabama doctor sick of seeing unvaccinated people die of COVID-19 says he will soon turn them away. Dr. Jason Valentine, a physician at Diagnostic and Medical Clinic Infirmary Health in Mobile, this week shared a photo of himself posing next to a sign in his office that explains, as...

Woman Allegedly Failed Exam, Faked Being a Doctor

27-year-old was 'immediately' relieved of her duties at Sydney hospital on Monday

(Newser) - It's not quite as extreme as this man who famously faked being a doctor (among other things), but it's close. An Australian woman is accused of working at Sydney's Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital as a junior doctor for 7 months—though she reportedly was no doctor. 7 News reports...

In Sperm Donor 'Case Without Precedent,' a $10.7M Deal

Fertility doc accused of impregnating women with his own sperm agrees to settlement

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor who lost his medical license in 2019 after being accused of impregnating multiple women with the wrong sperm—sometimes his own—has now agreed to fork over millions in a "groundbreaking" settlement. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the $10.7 million offer from Norman Barwin...

Doctor Who Died of COVID Leaves Behind 'Paper Babies' Worth $20M

Thomas Newman's sports card and memorabilia collection is set to go to auction

(Newser) - During his life, neurologist Thomas Newman enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family, and acquiring some of the rarest and most valuable sports cards on Earth. Sadly, the doctor from Tampa, Fla., died of COVID in January at the age of 73, his wife, Nancy, tells CNN , but he...

DA: Doctor Stole Vial of COVID Vaccine for Personal Use

Texas health officials say Dr. Hasan Gokal gave doses to friends, family

(Newser) - Plenty of people want to make sure their loved ones get vaccinated against COVID-19, but one Texas doctor may have gone too far. The Dallas Morning News reports that 48-year-old Dr. Hasan Gokal is now out of a job and facing criminal charges after he allegedly swiped a vial of...

Critics: Hospital CEO's Response to Black Doctor's Death 'Ridiculous'

Dennis Murphy cites a 'complex picture' leading to death of Dr. Susan Moore, but others push back

(Newser) - The head of an Indiana hospital has addressed the allegations of Dr. Susan Moore, a Black medical doctor who died last month from coronavirus complications after accusing a doctor and other hospital staff of being biased in their treatment of her—but his comments have only fueled the controversy. In...

ER Doctor: My Honesty About COVID Got Me Fired

Cleavon Gilman tweeted about what he saw in Arizona

(Newser) - An Arizona ER doctor says he got fired after tweeting his frustration over hospital conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guardian reports. "Just got to work and was notified there are no more ICU beds in the state of Arizona," Cleavon Gilman tweeted in November about the Yuma...

'Hottest Doctor' Gets in Hot Water Over Party Pics

Mikhail Varshavski has urged the public to wear face coverings during the pandemic

(Newser) - The "hottest doctor" on Instagram might have a little explaining to do. Mikhail Varshavski, also known as Dr. Mike, was caught maskless on a party boat with bikini-clad women—after months of urging people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Post reports. Photos published by...

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