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# Doctor

All time
Dubs doctor: Kennelly and AFL trying to drag our young children over to Australia
David Hickey feels the doping scandal in Australian sport may hinder the AFL’s recruitment efforts.
# Mental Health
Young people mainly visit their GP for mental health issues
Depression, anxiety, family conflict, suicidal thoughts and ADHD were the most common issues cited by young people to GPs in the Mid-West.
# check-ups
General health check-ups may be a waste of time
New research shows that health check-ups do not reduce rates of disease or death.
# Vaccines
HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error
One mother said she was offered a choice of just two dates which meant her three-year-old had her repeat jabs on the first day of playschool.
# Vaccines
Over 200 children need repeat jabs after vaccination error
The HSE said the jabs may not have been prepared or administered in the correct way and have arranged “revaccination clinics” for the affected children.
# five a day
US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables
A non profit organisation in the US offers €1 dollar per day prescriptions to low income families so they can afford to buy their five a day.
Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors
Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.
# Doctors
Eight doctors struck off the register last year, 37 investigated
A total of 380 complaints about doctors were received by the Medical Council last year.
Column: Men need to go to the doctor. Here’s why.
Irish males are in the spotlight thanks to Euro 2012, writes Colin Fowler – but do we realise the bigger problems they face?
# Pakistan
Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'
Court documents obtained today debunk the view that Shakil Afridi was convicted for working with the CIA.
# Spain
Doctor ordered to pay child maintenance after failed abortion
A woman in Spain sued the doctor for damages after she believed she had a successful termination when she was eight weeks pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby in 2010.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Back and forth on the treaty debate, pregnant girl turned away from Munster school and a round up of the rest of the day’s news…
# Egypt
Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor
Just one doctor was brought to trial over forced “virginity tests” conducted on female protesters in Egypt. The verdict cannot be appealed.
# broken heart
"Broken hearts" could be healed with stem cells
A study by American doctors showed that scar tissue mass that occurred after a heart attack could be reduced after treatment with the patient’s own stem cells.
# Chile
Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed
The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.
# Doctors
Global index shows drop in Irish medical costs
The cost of common dental treatments is down by 21 per cent in some cases, as are elective medical procedures – but the cost of laser eye surgery is up by 21 per cent.
# Bomb Attack
Six arrested after 'Real IRA' bomb attempt on police doctor
It is believed to be the first time a PSNI medical officer has been targeted by sectarian terror groups in the North.
# World Youth Day
Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church
Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.
# Doctor
Doctor who 'could not take patient's pulse' fails to show at inquiry
The Medical Council is probing allegations that a doctor at Letterkenny Hospital engaged in professional misconduct and poor professional performance.
# Jacko
Michael Jackson's doctor asked at death bed if anyone knew CPR, court told
Pre-trial hearing of pop star’s physician hears evidence from bodyguard at the scene.