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Study: Nearly half of US doctors struggle with burnout

NEW YORK: Job burnout strikes doctors more often than it does other employed people in the United States, according to a national survey that included more than 7,000 doctors.


Disgusting maybe, but doctors transplanting stools to fight off super bug

WASHINGTON: A superbug named C-diff is on the rise, a germ that so ravages some people's intestines that repeated tries of the strongest, most expensive antibiotic can't conquer their disabling diarrhea. Now a small but growing number of doctors are trying a last-ditch treatment: Using good bacteria to fight off the bad by transplanting stool from a healthy person into the sick person's colon.


More incentives to retain doctors

The Health Ministry is providing 'hard and soft rewards' to retain doctors in government service, deputy director-general of Health (Medical) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.


Do athletes make better doctors?

NEW YORK: It may not be the first quality that most medical residency programs evaluate in their applicants, but a new study suggests past success in team sports could be the best indicator of how well a doctor-in-training will do as a resident.


Harvard doctors backed by Li Ka-shing try a fix for cancer care

SHANGHAI: A pair of Harvard-trained American oncologists, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, are attempting to harness technology to revamp cancer care. They’re taking some of their earliest steps in China – cancer’s ground zero.


Past medical testing on humans in US revealed

ATLANTA: Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatit


New drugs trying to carve out niche as treatments for alcoholism

BOSTON (AP) - Above all else, John Bauhs credits a drug for helping him stop drinking - a story line some alcoholics, doctors and drug companies hope will become more common as new treatment options emerge.