Gym doctor’s 332 victims to share $667m

MICHIGAN State University has reached a $ US500 million ($ 667 million) settlement with the hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually abused by sports doctor Larry Nassar. The New York Post reports the settlement was announced by the university — where the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor was on staff as a physician […]

Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay

An essay in the British Medical Journal urges doctors and patients to start thinking differently about what it means to be returned to health. It envisages medicine that doesn’t stop at the hospital door, but also sets conditions for a healthy life even among people who live with chronic conditions.

In first, doctors treat rare genetic disorder with an injection in utero

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Andrew Matthews) Three babies with a rare genetic disorder have been spared the worst effects of their condition thanks to an experimental injection they received in utero, researchers report this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. The success marks the first time a genetic disorder has been partially reversed by such […]

1,200 patients ‘high and dry’ after two Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences

A pair of Chilliwack doctors have been stopped from practicing medicine after six years because they failed Canadian qualifying exams, leaving their patients wondering about their diagnoses and scrambling to find new doctors in a community already facing a shortage.