Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New PACK training tackles common diseases in developing countries

An educational outreach training package has shown to be effective for improving management of respiratory diseases in Brazil, raising hopes it could be rolled out to treat other common, severe diseases in low- and middle-income ...

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, ...

Health

U.S. primary care doctors face challenges in coordinating care

Physicians from the United States and other high-income countries report difficulties with care coordination, with a substantial proportion of U.S. physicians not receiving timely notification or the information needed from ...

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