Notable surgeon who treated Bono found dead at home: NYPD

A notable Manhattan surgeon who treated U2 singer Bono after a serious bicycle accident was found dead in his Upper East Side apartment — with a knife sticking in his chest, officials said Sunday. Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter lying face up on the

Doc who ran plastic surgery scam uses skin cancer defense

A doctor arrested for allegedly running an illegal Upper East Side plastic-surgery practice that left a woman’s breasts disfigured asked for his bail to be reduced — because he has skin cancer. see also Nicholas Sewell, 74, was jailed last month when he was accused along with unlicensed plastic surgeon

Brain abnormalities identified in Cuba ‘attack’ victims

WASHINGTON — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that

Neurologist accused of sexually abusing patients

Seventeen women from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are accusing a prominent neurologist of using his sought-after treatments as leverage to extract sexual favors. The women claim that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 63, former chairman of the neurology department at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, has abused his patients going

Robot doctor passes his medical exams

A robot doctor – one of the first in the world – has passed its medical exams with flying colors. Xiao Yi “mastered” all required medical skills, scoring 465 out of 600 points in China’s National Medical Licensing Examination. Researchers from Tsinghua University, Beijing spent the last 12 months inputting

Professor claims doctors successfully performed human head transplant

The world’s first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China, according to a controversial Italian doctor who said Friday that scientists are now ready to perform the surgery on a living person. Professor Sergio Canavero, chief of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, said the

Widow blames nurse for provoking ex-husband’s suicide

The ex-wife of a prominent Upper East Side oncologist who committed suicide blasted his thieving nurse Thursday for hastening his untimely end. “You must know that your theft contributed to his demise,” said a weeping Catherine Gaynor at the Manhattan Supreme Court sentencing of Jacqueline Camaro. Camaro admitted stealing more

First digital pill approved lets doctors track patients’ meds

A pill that can be digitally tracked through the body has been approved for the first time in the US. Abilify MyCite aripiprazole pills, which are used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes, have an ingestible sensor inside them that records when they are taken. The drug was first approved

First digital pill approved lets doctors track patients’ meds

A pill that can be digitally tracked through the body has been approved for the first time in the US. Abilify MyCite aripiprazole pills, which are used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes, have an ingestible sensor inside them that records when they are taken. The drug was first approved

Ten-minute GP appointments aren’t good enough, Jeremy Hunt admits

GP appointments that last only ten minutes are no longer fit for purpose, Jeremy Hunt admits. The Health Secretary said the complex needs of an ageing population require consultations of up to an hour. He declared GPs who know patients and families personally are the best thing about the health

Menendez called in favor to help doctor pal solve Medicare dispute

A week after a wealthy doctor pal of Sen. Robert Menendez received an $8.9 million Medicare bill, the Garden State lawmaker sent an e-mail to his chief of staff saying they needed to figure out “who has the best juice” to help with the billing dispute. Menendez sent the e-mail on Aug.

Creep doctor hit with new charges over child-sex ring

The sicko doctor who allegedly plotted to impregnate women so he could have sex with their children was hit with dozens of new child sex abuse charges, according to reports. James Kohut — a former California brain surgeon who was arrested for raping kids in May — now stands accused of

Photos in Menendez bribery trial show Senator was living large

What a life! Photos just released in Sen. Robert Menendez’s bribery trial show him living large with his wealthy eye doctor pal Salomon Melgen, including lounge-time by the pool, weekends in the Caribbean with his lady friend, and access to golf courses with ocean views. The photos are evidence in the Newark