Posts tagged "medicine"

Over 1,500 Doctors Agree: Dr. Oz Needs To Go, Take His Snake Oil With Him

In a recent study of over 2,000 U.S. surgeons conducted by SERMO, a social network for doctors, 81 percent of those surveyed said they felt that television snake-oil purveyor Dr. Oz should resign from his faculty position as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Columbia, have his license revoked, or both.

According to the survey:

57…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 28, 2015

Debate This: Should This 17-Year-Old Have The Right To Refuse Cancer Treatment?

When 17-year-old Connecticut teen Cassandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she refused chemotherapy treatments, arguing that she didn’t want to poison her body. After several missed appointments and arguments with doctors over her diagnosis, the state removed Cassandra from her mother’s care in December. She’s currently in the custody of child welfare services and staying…

By: Claire Hannum / January 8, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Florida Hospital Tried To Force C-Section On A Mom

A Florida mother gave birth to her fourth baby this past Friday amidst a hell of a controversy. Jennifer Goodall, who has had three previous C-sections, had been hoping to attempt a vaginal birth with her fourth delivery. However, her providers at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte were not on board with her wishes and went…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2014

Dude Suffers Terrifying Seven-Week Erection After Biking Accident

After a mountain biking crash, a 22-year-old Irish man found himself with an erection that lasted for seven weeks. When he slammed into his handle bars during the crash, he was left with a hard-on that just wouldn’t quit. He kept the result of his “irregular bloodflow” to himself for five weeks (how he managed that…

By: Claire Hannum / January 14, 2014

Frisky Rant: Why Highly Qualified Veteran Nurses Are Being Sent Back To School

What would you do if your employer told you that you had to go back to school for more training in your profession — even after years, maybe decades, working in a field you’ve already excelled in? Ask a nurse.

New recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit group that advises the…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 4, 2013

Most Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence By Their Doctors

A whopping 76 percent of women have never been asked about domestic violence during a medical exam, according to a shocking new study from More magazine and the Verizon Foundation.  My gyno always asks me about how my partners treat me and yours should, too — let them know you feel this way. [Feministing]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Howard University Med Students Petition Bravo To Cancel “Married To Medicine”

Med students from Howard University College Of Medicine started a Change.org petition to urge Bravo to cancel a new reality show, “Married To Medicine.” The reality TV program set to debut on March 24 portrays the ups-and-downs for black women doctors and doctors’ wives/socialites in Atlanta.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

What You Need To Know About Your Prescriptions

Last week was rough on my poor nose. After excessive bleeding (ewwwwww) my sadistic doctor thought the best way to help me out and become my BFF was to shove lots of random things up my nasal passage. Don’t worry, it’s not you, this tale does sound like a bad prison porno. Well, my doc…

By: Ali Jawin / June 30, 2009

Blood Suckers & Flesh Eaters: Medieval Medical Practices Are Back With A Vengance

I am completely traumatized. This morning I went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, expecting to just have the big shot doc shine a light up my nose and then merrily skip off to work. Oh, how wrong I was. After sticking something scary looking up my nose, my doctor declared, “Yep, we…

By: Ali Jawin / June 24, 2009

Women Are Being Put To The Test

We’ve all taken risks — tried things and people we weren’t sure of and chalked it up to experimentation. It’s all part of being a liberated woman. But sadly we’re are missing out on some of the most important testing that is actually guaranteed to give us what we need: clinical trials. Research has show…

By: Simcha / May 29, 2008

University Publishes Steamy Student Sex Survey

The smarty-pants at the University of Cambridge conducted a study to find out where all the sluts were hiding at their school. Researchers, through an online survey, asked 1,000 of their students about their sex lives and found that the more students performed in bed, the worse they performed in their classes. Beyond making the…

By: Simcha / January 28, 2008