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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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New drug claims steep drop in bad cholesterol; boosts good cholestrol

CHICAGO: An experimental drug boosted good cholesterol so high and dropped bad cholesterol so low in a study that doctors were stunned and voiced renewed hopes for an entirely new way of preventing heart attacks and strokes.