Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in seven medical diagnoses incorrect

The estimated 140,000 diagnostic errors made in Australia every year could be prevented by implementing key strategies, according to a perspective paper by a University of Queensland researcher.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Relatives in deep grief can be helped earlier

Many relatives who experience severe long-term grief reactions after bereavement have more frequent contact with their general practitioner already prior to bereavement, as well as a higher consumption of antidepressants ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID in care homes: Many are asymptomatic or have 'atypical' symptoms

Many care home residents who have COVID-19 infection are either asymptomatic or experience "atypical" symptoms—according to a new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and North Norfolk Primary Care, supported ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Trajectories of antidepressant medication use during pregnancy

In an analysis of women who started pregnancy when taking antidepressant medications, investigators identified three trajectories of antidepressant dispensing during pregnancy: more than half stopped their treatment, a quarter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multidisciplinary approach more effective for gut disorders

Patients with gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation have greater symptom relief and improved wellbeing when treated at multidisciplinary clinics, new research shows.

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