Patients with privacy concerns three times as likely to withhold details from their doctors

Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds you’re not alone, and that could have negative implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with CATALYST—the Center for the Advancement of […]

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France aims for paracetamol production within three years

France will produce the painkiller paracetamol on home soil within three years as part of the government’s pledge to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers for key treatments and equipment in future health crises, officials said Thursday. The announcement by the health and finance ministries came two days after President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of measures to bolster domestic […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Woman's bladder almost EXPLODES and has to be drained of three litres

Woman’s bladder almost EXPLODED and had to be drained of three litres of urine because of a rare condition that has left her unable to go to the toilet for five years Pollyanna Love, 23, has had near-constant bladder infections since age four At 18, she suddenly realised she couldn’t remember the last time she urinated  At A&E, doctors drained her […]

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Three teams fail to replicate results of 2016 HIV study that claimed ‘cure’ in monkeys

Three separate and independent teams of researchers have attempted to replicate the results of a team which, back in 2016, claimed to have cured monkeys of an HIV-like infection. All three have published their work and findings in the journal Science. Notably, the original paper was published in the same journal. After questions arose regarding the work done by the […]

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Opioid use and misuse three months after ED visit for acute pain

Opioid use at the three-month follow-up in emergency department patients discharged with an opioid prescription for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily synonymous with opioid misuse. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the August 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The lead […]

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These three women had a second chance at life. This what they did with it

If you had the chance to live your life all over again, what would you do differently? Would you continue with the status quo? Or take the bull by the horns and flip things around until your new life was virtually unrecognisable from the old? Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait, clinical psychologist at Northern Sydney Psychology Clinic, says it’s a question that […]

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UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than previous estimates

New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates suggest, and might top 8000 in 2019, based on these figures, concludes research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Lyme disease is a bacterial (Borrelia) infection passed on through the bite of an infected tick. It has become the most common tick-borne […]

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Dr Michael Mosley reveals his top 5:2 recipes for one person

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY’S 5:2 recipes for one person: Lose two stone in just three months with these delicious meals by sticking to 800 calories on two fast days per week Seven years ago, almost to the day, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Rather than take medication, I chose to tackle the problem myself by experimenting with my diet, […]

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