Tag: Doctor

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's time the NHS took insomnia seriously

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Insomnia destroys lives – it’s time the NHS took it seriously There is a condition that affects millions of people, ruining their ability to work and to form relationships, while dramatically shortening their life expectancy. Yet despite it being so common and so debilitating, most sufferers seeking help from their

Vaccine myths: 9 facts about vaccines everyone should know

It’s a daily routine for pediatricians: Promise a lollipop or sticker to a 4-year-old child in return for giving them a shot. Then, watch as they melt down and their parents chase them around the clinic. Even if the child doesn’t want it, the aforementioned scenario is not usually one that stops parents from vaccinating

Postcode lottery… for seeing your doctor!

The postcode lottery of seeing your GP: Shocking map reveals the 10 areas of England where most patients are waiting over TWO weeks for an appointment More than a quarter of patients in Swindon CCG waited two weeks to see a GP  In contrast, the figure was just 7.55% in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley CCG

Explaining Trump’s talk of ‘late-term abortions’

President Donald Trump brought up “late-term abortions” during the 2019 State of the Union, and it’s left doctors scratching their heads. Interested in Donald Trump? “As a board-certified Ob-Gyn, I wish people understood that the term ‘late-term abortion’ is not remotely a medical term. In fact, even Ob-Gyns don’t know what people are referring to

Spots on tongue: Causes and when to see a doctor

In this article, we look at what healthy spots on the tongue do, and the causes of unusual spots. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and prevention tips. Healthy tongue spots There are four kinds of healthy spots or bumps that typically appear on the tongue. The medical term for these spots is papillae. Fungiform papillae

The robot doctor will see you now

Can’t imagine telling your symptoms to a robot doctor and then following its advice? Britain’s National Health Service is trialling a chatbot that gives advice on how urgent your condition might be. If the chatbot decides you’re sick enough, it might put you through to a virtual doctor via your smartphone video. Wait time only

Women with heart problems less likely to die under female doctor

Women suffering heart problems are less likely to die if they see a female doctor, study finds Male doctors are more likely to miss danger signs in women who are admitted Women have harder-to-interpret heart attack symptoms compared to men  More women died under male doctors than they did with under female  Women who have heart attacks