Health

First national study reveals primary care decline in America

Fewer Americans have primary care than ever before, according to the first national analysis of primary care use trends in the U.S. by Harvard Medical School researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess ...

Medications

Problem drinkers have higher 'benzo' use, study shows

Problem drinkers are more likely than teetotalers and moderate drinkers to take benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that are among the most commonly prescribed drugs—and the most abused. When taken by heavier drinkers, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic pain, a silent yet devastating disease in the workplace

In France, one person out of three suffers from chronic pain, including back, neck or neuropathic pain, sciatica and restless legs syndrome. According to academic research, 15 to 20% of the adult population suffers from mild ...

Health

UK health service 'lagging behind' other high income countries

The UK National Health Service (NHS) shows pockets of good performance, but spending, patient safety, and population health are all below average to average relative to ten other high income countries, according to a study ...

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