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Language transforming medicine… for the worse

Senior medicos in the United States have launched a stinging attack on the use of business buzzwords in medicine, arguing that turning patients into clients is destroying medical humanism and demeaning both patients and health professionals. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say that reducing […]

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Doctors at Guantánamo Bay get cryptic ethical advice

Medical involvement with torture is prohibited by law and the fundamental tenets of the medical professional, and yet sometimes it is the right thing for doctors to do, argue two bioethicists in a controversial new paper published in the Hastings Center Report. The new paper is timely, in light of strong evidence – appearing last […]

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Prevalence Of Antibiotic Resistance Surprises

It’s widely accepted in the medical community that a high level of antibiotic use is related to antibiotic resistance, but only recently has the risk to the individual been assessed. The study, published in theJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy this month, and funded by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, has shown that patients who have […]

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