Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThey say the situation has become a public health and primary care emergency.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe largest and longest running clinical trial of medical therapies for heavy periods has found that women can be greatly helped by having treatments just from their GP, with most avoiding hospital...
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTFive hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe Society for Endocrinology has today issued clinical guidance on the treatment of five life-threatening endocrine emergencies.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTToo many patients - particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds - are being diagnosed with cancer as medical emergencies, say researchers.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTFinancial difficulties can significantly impact a cancer patient's quality of life during treatment and may even increase their risk of death, according to the results of a pooled analysis...
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTForty per cent of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors' receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure...
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTUsing a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTHandgrip could be used for early detection of health problems that may lead to premature death, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, by IIASA researcher Nadia Steiber.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTPhysicians can help smokers reduce or quit smoking, and a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help them manage smoking cessation for their patients.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTAlmost half of doctors are looking to move overseas as their current experience of being a doctor is worse than they expected when they graduated, a new BMA study has found.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe proportion of people dying with a recorded dementia diagnosis has more than doubled since 2001.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTIn a new study, researchers have identified nine NSAIDs that - at certain doses - may increase the risk of hospital admission for heart failure.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTHearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTIn a study appearing in the September 20 issue of JAMA, Bradley D. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDTA series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew research has shown that doctors are frequently inaccurate when predicting how long those living with terminal illnesses will survive.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTAn in-depth review into the health outcomes of statin therapy suggests the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh the risks.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDTPatients with heart disease who met weekly guidelines for moderate to vigorous exercise saved on average more than $2,500 in annual healthcare costs.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDTThe nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTPatients who had access to GP surgeries with longer opening times in evenings and at weekend visited accident and emergence departments far fewer times than those who did not have similar access to...
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTKeeping primary care practices open for more hours on nights and weekends was linked to a reduction in patient-initiated emergency department visits for minor problems, according to a new study...
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTFor every hour physicians provide direct clinical face time to patients, nearly two additional hours is spent on electronic health records (EHR) and other clerical work within the clinic day.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTEaraches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Learn about different simple remedies here.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDTChildren prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.