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

Should soccer exist in the United States?

Dear John: When will the US understand that the universal sport of soccer cannot exist in our country? It is a poor man’s sport where no equipment is needed, only a ball and a field in which to kick it.It cannot survive in the US for three reasons: Boring, boring,

Furious Prince Philip ‘launched into sweary rant at Tony Blair’s spin doctors when they told him Princes William and Harry must walk behind Diana’s coffin’

The Duke of Edinburgh told No 10 officials to "f*** off" after the young princes' involvement was suggested In Sky political commentator Adam Boulton’s book he wrote the Duke of Edinburgh shouted at No 10 officials to “f*** off” after the boy’s involvement was suggested.Prince William and Prince Harry

Boy, 6, who collapsed after complaining of illness died from lethal killer sepsis – after doctors repeatedly sent him home with Calpol

Connor Horridge shouted for his mum moments before he fatally collapsed from the lethal disease Little Connor Horridge, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, complained of ear ache and sickness for five days before he was rushed to the doctor’s surgery after his symptoms worsened.Connor Horridge collapsed shouting ‘mummy, my legs’ as

Pregnant doc puts birth on hold to help deliver woman’s baby

A pregnant doctor who was at a Kentucky hospital preparing to give birth got sidelined — to help deliver another woman’s child, which was in distress.OB-GYN Dr. Amanda Hess was at Frankfort Regional Hospital over the weekend — preparing to be induced — when she overheard nurses saying that another

Dermatologist gets restraining order against angry ex-patient

A Manhattan judge has barred a disgruntled former patient from protesting outside a skin doctor’s offices with a poster that calls him “The Butcher” and the ­“Madoff of dermatology.”Judge Erika Edwards issued the temporary restraining order Tuesday morning pending an Aug. 9 hearing on the matter.The judge made the ruling

Ex-patient’s protests getting under dermatologists’ skin

This Manhattan dermatologist can make blemishes disappear– but not an angry ex-patient who claims he botched her laser facial treatments.Dr. Eric Schweiger​ ​– who has 26 offices in the New York metro area​ ​– is suing to banish former client Bozena Ginalski from the city sidewalks near his Manhattan locations.The

Mom dies from flesh-eating disease after sex game gone wrong

A young mom died from a rare flesh-eating disease after being injured during a sex game with her boyfriend.Care assistant Katie Widdowson told medics she had hurt her wrist while being restrained in bed.But hospital doctors diagnosed a simple sprain and sent her home – missing warning signs that it

Iranian cancer researcher detained under travel ban

An Iranian cancer researcher coming to the US to help sick children has been detained at Logan International Airport in Boston in the wake of President Trump’s revised travel ban, according to reports.Dr. Mohsen Dehnav holds a visiting work visa that was issued in May and planned to work as

GOP senator: Ignore Trump’s tweets, focus on health care

A Louisiana senator on Sunday said the country needs to ignore President Trump’s tweets and focus more on the real worries faced by Americans’ families when discussing healthcare.“Our focus cannot be on the tweet. Our focus has to be on that kitchen table family paying $20,000, $30,000 and $40,000 for

Corruption ran rampant at Bronx hospital before shooting

It’s New York’s sickest hospital.Long before a deranged doctor opened fire inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, the place was under an ongoing federal corruption probe, mobsters controlled the construction of its new outpatient center, executives were enjoying million-dollar pay packages and fat bonuses, doctors were allegedly offered per-patient bounties to drum up

Doctor slain in hospital shooting was covering coworker’s shift

The doctor shot dead by a deranged former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital worker was covering someone else’s shift.Dr. Tracy Tam, of Queens, died in a reign of terror unleashed Friday by Henry Bello, who stormed onto the building’s 16th floor in a white lab coat, carrying an AM-15 rifle and jars of

Pediatrician acquitted of sexually assaulting infant patient’s mom

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania pediatrician has been acquitted of charges he indecently assaulted a woman while examining her infant.The Morning Call reports the Lehigh County jury deliberated for three hours Thursday before reaching a verdict.Seven women have accused in 43-year-old Dr. Jarret Patton of sexually assaulting them in the

Woman finds camera inside her body six months after surgery

A woman is suing doctors at an Atlanta hospital after she says they left a camera inside her body during an organ transplant — and wasn’t found for another six months.The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week in DeKalb County State Court, alleges doctors at Emory University Hospital were

Father of star LSU pitcher revives man with no pulse at CWS

OMAHA, Neb— It has been a busy College World Series for Dr. Jerry Poche’, the father of star LSU pitcher Jared Poche’.A family doctor who has been in private practice for 25 years, Poche’ has tended to four people during this year’s CWS: A 6-year-old boy who was hit in