News tagged with family doctors
Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromy ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Routine screening and counselling for partner violence in health-care settings does not improve women's quality of life
New research published Online First in The Lancet confirms that routine intimate partner violence screening and counselling in primary-care settings does not improve women's quality of life, but does help reduce depressive sympto ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 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
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
(Medical Xpress)—Over 80 per cent of cancer patients' close friends and family think that doctors should give their cancer patients lifestyle advice on eating habits, weight-loss and exercise, according to a new stud* published ...
Cancer Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More than half of lower-back MRIs ordered at two Canadian hospitals were either inappropriate or of questionable value for patients. And family doctors were more apt to order these unnecessary tests compared to other specialists, ...
Other Mar 25, 2013 | 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
The majority of family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines when visited by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. ...
Medications Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Female doctors' patients do not use health-care services more or die less frequently than patients treated by male doctors, a prospective, observational study by researchers at UC Davis Health System has found.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—More than two-thirds of family doctors now use electronic health records, and the percentage doing so doubled between 2005 and 2011, a new study finds.
Health Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A decision by a federal appeals court this week could have a dramatic impact on the marketing of prescription drugs in America, potentially affecting patient care and everything from TV drug advertising to future government ...
Medications Dec 06, 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
A simple finger prick test during routine eye examinations at high street opticians could help to identify millions of people with previously undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The first study to estimate rates of traumatic brain injury, without relying on official figures, suggests the worldwide incidence of TBI could be six times higher than previously estimated.
Neuroscience Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0