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2012-12-11 15:14:54

Increased competition for academic positions may disproportionately disadvantage young women scientists One common idea about why there are fewer women professors in the sciences than men is that women are less willing to work the long hours needed to succeed. Writing in the January Issue of BioScience, Shelley Adamo of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, rejects this argument. She points out that women physicians work longer hours than most scientists, under arguably more stressful...

2011-11-30 18:19:24

Student BMJ: Is medicine a woman's world? In the UK, women doctors are set to outnumber their male counterparts by 2017. The press has dubbed the rise "worrying" and "bad for medicine" but in an editorial published by Student BMJ today, Maham Khan asks is medicine becoming overfeminized and is having too many female doctors bad practice? Jane Dacre, Medical School Director at University College London, believes feminization is a fact, but disagrees that medicine is becoming...

2008-09-24 15:00:17

By JUDY SIEGEL Fewer Israeli mothers are boasting about "my son/daughter, the doctor," according to a Health Ministry report released for publication on Monday. The reduction of aliya from the former Soviet Union, increasing retirement, a failure to expand Israeli medical schools, and the rise in women doctors, who may prefer part-time jobs have decreased the number of working physicians and doctors in certain specialties, according to the report. There are now only 3.5 working...

2008-08-14 18:00:44

WESTFIELD, N.J., Aug. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Gloria O. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is celebrating her 60th anniversary as a physician with a trip to the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany. Her autobiography, "Medicine, Matzoh Balls and Motherhood: The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor", will be featured at the fair, which is one of the largest and most prestigious book fairs in the world, attracting...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Gardner, Dave The face of American medicine is changing, bringing with it a mixture of challenges and blessings. According to reports in the national media, simply finding a doctor in the years ahead may become difficult. BusinessWeek magazine is predicting a shortfall of 50,000 to 100,000 physicians relative to national demand by 2020. A federal advisory board known as the Institute of Medicine is predicting that within three years senior citizens may have to cope with a smaller...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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