Male doctors at higher risk of legal action; 25M American adults suffer from chronic pain;

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> Male doctors have nearly two and half times increased odds of having medico-legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, according to new research published in BMC Medicine. Research article

> Amid a spike in hospital visits for suspected synthetic drug overdoses, hospitals in the District of Columbia will conduct blood and urine tests on anyone who appears to have taken the dangerous drugs, NBC4 Washington reports. Article

> An estimated 25.3 million adults in the U.S. suffer from daily pain, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health's analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Report

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> Access to online educational content specific to medical issues and Web-based tools that enhance communication between patients and providers can help users gain a deeper understanding of care and boost patient satisfaction, reveals a new Brigham and Women's Hospital study. Article

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> A Department of Veteran Affairs' computer glitch has led to nearly 35,000 combat veterans being denied the ability to sign up for health insurance. Article

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