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More Rape Charges Against Reality Show Doctor, Girlfriend

October 17, 2018 |

A California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged Wednesday with crimes against five additional victims in addition to two women they were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting. Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31, were charged with rape by use of drugs, kidnapping with the…
Newser

New Doctor Who Barbie Doll Is Groundbreaking —and Confusing

October 9, 2018 |

Jodie Whittaker is the 13th person to play the Doctor in Doctor Who , and the first woman, and that first has prompted yet another. Boing Boing reports on a limited-edition Barbie based on the iconic character, an offering coinciding with Sunday’s premiere of the 11th season of the BBC science-fiction…
Newser

Guilty Doctor Walks Free in ‘Stolen Baby’ Case

October 9, 2018 |

Fascism’s shadow hung over Spain Monday as a former doctor was found guilty of stealing newborns for infertile couples—but still went unpunished, the BBC reports. A Madrid court ruled that gynecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had taken newborn Ines Madrigal from her biological mother in 1969 and gave her to…
Newser

Doctor, Former ISIS Captive Win Nobel Peace Prize

October 5, 2018 |

The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of ISIS for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the AP reports. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to…
Newser

TMZ

Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pills Days Before His Death

August 24, 2018 |

Prince’s family is going after the doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, claiming he failed to properly treat him for opioid addiction so he’s to blame for his death … according to a new suit. The family claims Dr. Michael…

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Sentence for Doctor Guilty of Raping Patient Stuns Lawyers

August 20, 2018 |

A former doctor in Houston found guilty of raping a sedated patient receiving treatment for a severe asthma attack doesn’t have to serve a day in prison, a jury decided Friday. Shafeeq Sheikh was instead sentenced to 10 years’ probation for the 2013 assault at Ben Taub hospital, the Houston…
Newser

Killing of Bush’s Doctor Likely an Act of Revenge: Cops

August 1, 2018 |

A man suspected of killing one of former President George HW Bush’s doctors may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor’s operating table more than 20 years ago, authorities said Wednesday. Joseph James Pappas, 62, should be considered armed, dangerous, and possibly suicidal, Houston police…
Newser

Photos Show Bush’s Doctor Moments Before He Was Killed

July 23, 2018 |

Houston police released a composite sketch Sunday of the man who allegedly shot and killed George HW Bush’s former cardiologist, ABC News reports. Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the suspect were both biking Friday morning when the suspect, described as a “thin but fit” clean-shaven white or Hispanic male in his…
Newser

100 Ohio State Students Report Sex Misconduct by Doctor

July 21, 2018 |

More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been interviewed so far by independent investigators reviewing allegations against…
Newser

Supermodel Elle Macpherson linked to controversial anti-vaccine doctor

July 19, 2018 |

Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson is reportedly dating controversial doctor Andrew Wakefield who came under scrutiny for link vaccines to autism.
FOX News