News tagged with family doctors
Veteran British scientist John Gurdon, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, is often described as the "godfather of cloning" for his work on stem cell research but was once told by his teacher not to pursue ...
Other Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
GPs are not always using the most comprehensive and reliable online resources to support them in treating patients with the debilitating hearing condition tinnitus, researchers have found.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A program delivering collaborative maternity care resulted in fewer cesarean deliveries, shorter average hospital stays and higher breast-feeding rates for mothers, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Associati ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It has recently been suggested that patients should be kept alive using elective ventilation to facilitate the harvesting of organs for donation. But David Shaw, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen believes there ...
Other Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
If doctors want to develop a strong rapport with parents of overweight children, it would be best if physicians used terms like "large" or "gaining too much weight" as opposed to the term "obese." These were findings recently ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In Turkey, the land of kebabs and sweet lokum, expanding waistlines are the target of a new anti-obesity campaign by the government to help one million Turks slim down over the next year.
Overweight and Obesity Jul 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Fewer people died or needed expensive long-term care when their physicians focused on the top risk factors for stroke and dementia, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). ...
Cardiology Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Father's Day brings to mind one of the most important things about being a good dad - staying healthy for his children's sake.
Health Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A major study of GP prescribing, led by The University of Nottingham, has found that while the vast majority of prescriptions written by family doctors are appropriate and effectively monitored, around ...
Medications May 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Men are significantly more likely than women to need urgent hospital care, including readmission, within a month of being discharged, finds research in the online only journal BMJ Open.
Health Apr 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than three quarters (77%) of cancer patients who first present to their family doctors (GPs) with suspicious symptoms are referred to hospital after only one or two consultations, a new study has found. However, the ...
Cancer Feb 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
According to a state survey, fewer than 6 percent of doctors fully follow national guidelines for assessing sudden cardiac death risk during high school sports physicals, researchers said at the American Heart Association's ...
Cardiology Nov 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
India is facing a twin epidemic of diabetes and high blood pressure, doctors have warned, after the results of a countrywide study suggested that one in five people had both conditions.
Health Nov 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, ...
Health Oct 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A total of 606 Canadian physicians were disciplined by their provincial medical licensing authorities between 2000 and 2009, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital found.
Health Oct 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0