Doctors may be prescribing antibotics for longer than needed

For most infections, the long-standing advice is to take a full course of antibiotics. The rationale for not simply stopping antibiotics as soon as you start to feel better is that antibiotics don’t kill the bacteria instantly. If stopped too early, the remaining bacteria, which are exposed to low concentrations of antibiotics, tend to be more resistant. These can then […]

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NHS is ‘dysfunctional’ with doctors ‘like headless chickens’

The health service is ‘dysfunctional’ with doctors ‘running around like headless chickens’ trying to reach targets, chairman of NHS England says Lord Prior of Brampton said ‘top-down, target-driven culture’ has ‘riven the NHS’ He added that desperation to meet targets was ultimately risking patient safety In January, just 84.4 per cent of patients were treated or admitted in four hours […]

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Doctors call for low-calorie diet study on teenagers to be abandoned

Local and international health experts have called for an adolescent weight-loss study being run at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney to be abandoned, claiming it poses unacceptable risks to children’s health. The "Fast Track to Health" study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, will see children as young as 13 […]

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24 hours in the emergency room: The difficulty of the everyday life of Doctors and nurses

In emergency rooms the patient numbers are increasing – an increasing burden for the staff. FOCUS-Online-editor Anika, Jonas accompanied the everyday life in a Munich emergency room. There showed, what is the real challenge for Doctors and nurses – and why it is a good sign, when a Patient has to wait longer. Monday, 20.29 PM: At the reception of […]

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Doctors and molecular engineers working to enlist the immune system to fight cancer

When telling the story of immunotherapy and cancer and how the two battle it out, it’s awfully challenging not to pull out the old A Tale of Two Cities cliché. Because everyone agrees: It is the best of times in cancer research and treatment. Over the past five years, the standard of care for treatment of many cancers has made […]

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We are losing the ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance

The depressing ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance: Doctors share image to show germs no longer respond to the drugs that worked a decade ago Antibiotic resistance kills at least 23,000 Americans every year  The World Health Organization considers it a top public health threat  Since 2007, resistant infection rates have doubled in Europe As the ‘#10yearchallenge’ photo trend takes social […]

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Study: Technology and doctors combine to detect patients who don’t take their pills

Almost everyone does it at some point—skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars a year. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify […]

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11 signs of an incompetent doctor, from whom better to stay away

If any of the following and you will hear, look for another specialist.Shouldn’t you got hurt! Pain need to give a warning signal: “Hey, here disorder, pay attention!”. If it were not for pain we would climb into the fire and suffered burns, broken limbs, and not paying attention, would run on — no pain. With the words of the […]

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The case of Kaliningrad in the hospital provoked a new wave of hatred against the doctors

One of the resonant Russian news health last week was the death of the newborn in the Kaliningrad hospital № 4. Many news sources, not waiting to be aware of all the circumstances, the headings sharply accused the chief physician of the medical institution. Following this, a large number of posts of hate to the doctors on the part of […]

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How Can I Find the Best Psychiatrist?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness.(Getty Images) The brain is an intricate organ, and with that complexity comes the possibility for things to go wrong. Although neurologists take care of certain aspects of the brain and diseases that begin there, there’s more to having a healthy brain […]

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