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Houston doctor suspended from hospital for spreading Covid misinformation

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A doctor was suspended by a Houston hospital for spreading misinformation about Covid-19. Houston Methodist hospital said Dr Mary Bowden, an ear, throat, and nose specialist, spread “dangerous misinformation” about Co...

New species of big-nosed dinosaur discovered by retired doctor

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A new species of dinosaur with an extremely large nose has been identified by a retired GP who spent lockdown rummaging through boxes of ancient bones. Jeremy Lockwood, who is studying for a PhD at the University of P...

As a Melbourne emergency doctor during the Delta wave, I can only function in survival mode for so long

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It wasn’t a surprise that working as a junior doctor in a Melbourne hospital emergency department during a pandemic comes with challenges. Covid-19 will be one of the biggest challenges of our generation, but despite ...

DeSantis names doctor opposed to masks and vaccine mandates as Florida’s surgeon general

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A medical professor who is opposed to mask and vaccine mandates, attacked concern over the pandemic as “Covid mania” and likened the eating of fruit and vegetables to the benefits of vaccination has been named as Flor...

Texas doctor protests abortion law by admitting he carried out procedure

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Protesting a Texas law which outlaws abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and empowers citizens to sue providers and anyone who helps them, a San Antonio doctor said he had provided an abortion beyond the new legal l...

Oklahoma hospitals deluged by ivermectin overdoses, doctor says

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An Oklahoma doctor has said overdoses of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which many believe without evidence can prevent or cure Covid-19, are helping cause delays and problems for rural hospitals and ambulance se...

Has Doctor Strange turned evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

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Disney+’s animated What If …? series might at first glance seem like something of a work of superhero whimsy, a place for Marvel’s animators to realise wacky ideas that would never make it into the Marvel Cinematic Un...

Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor

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Sophia is the story of Scotland’s first female doctor and her pioneering campaign against a hostile, all-male medical establishment. It not only draws our eye to forgotten women’s histories but interrogates the biogra...

Jodie Whittaker will leave Doctor Who, BBC confirms

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Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will leave the programme in 2022, the BBC has confirmed. Whittaker, 39, was the 13th actor and the first woman to regularly play the main character in the ...

Syrian doctor charged in Germany with crimes against humanity

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A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The ...

If a doctor barely knows who a patient is, the consequences can be profound

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As a clinical neuropsychologist I make mistakes, and I am not alone. Researchers interested in clinical decision-making estimate that across all medical fields diagnosis is wrong 10–15% of the time. In many instances ...

Life lessons: what a doctor learned from death and dying in Covid wards

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We’re playing a song for you,” Dr Luis Seija said softly, gazing at his patient. His voice, muffled by two masks and a face shield, fought to be heard above the noise of the hospital room. There were monitors beeping,...

Exterminate! Exterminate! Why it’s time for Doctor Who to die

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Three series is the usual tenure for an actor playing Doctor Who, so rumours are rife that Jodie Whittaker is about to step down. Michaela Coel, Olly Alexander and Richard Ayoade are among those tipped for the role. B...

Olly Alexander tipped to be the next Doctor Who

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Olly Alexander, the pop singer and actor who this year shone brightly in the Russell T Davies drama It’s a Sin, is reportedly to be the next Doctor Who. On Sunday the Sun said Alexander was thrashing out final details...

Doctor Who: Time Fracture review – a close encounter with cosmic anarchy

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“It’s been a frantic day,” says Leonardo da Vinci with a sigh. He is leaning on a scattered collection of sketches, the top drawing of which, we’ve just learnt from a gun-slinging Gallifreyan, is an invention that cou...

‘He was gone’: Christian Eriksen had cardiac arrest, Denmark doctor says

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Christian Eriksen had a cardiac arrest and “was gone” before being swiftly resuscitated on the pitch, Denmark’s the team doctor, Morten Boesen, revealed on Sunday. “He was gone,” Boesen said. “We started the resuscita...

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