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First woman Doctor Who wants to be a role model to all

NEW YORK — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who “a step in the right direction” when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn’t feel that she’s broken a glass ceiling because there’s more work to be done. Moments before the latest season of “Doctor Who” debuted in a global-wide telecast on Sunday, Whittaker was at New York Comic Con with showrunner Chris Chibnall, and Executive Producer Matt Strevens talking about the new season and the historical casting decision.

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women.

10 more ex-students sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor

Ten more former students are suing Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing the school of “institutional indifference” about students’ safety. The case filed Thursday is the third federal lawsuit by men alleging sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at Ohio State from 1978 to 1998. An independent investigation is ongoing, and Ohio State says it’s committed to learning the truth. All three lawsuits seek unspecified monetary damages.

Retired Idaho doctor denies fraud in insemination lawsuit

An eastern Idaho fertility doctor accused in a lawsuit of secretly using his own sperm to inseminate a patient nearly four decades ago says he did nothing wrong and doesn’t remember using his own sperm for the procedure.

Coaches and doctors sometimes differ on concussion protocol

As athletics continues to intensify in high school and youth sports, the importance of concussion protocol and training has heightened despite splintering opinions on both sides. Coaches, and the athletes themselves, typically want players back on the field or court as quickly as possible. Medical professionals want the athletes removed from contact until they are symptom free.

Uber starts offering rides to the doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.

Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor Larry Nassar to have a third person present during certain treatments.