Tag: Doctors

Schoolgirl beat bone cancer after doctors reattached leg BACKWARDS

Girl, nine, who beat bone cancer after doctors amputated and reattached her leg BACKWARDS now enjoys cycling, dancing and roller-skating Amelia Eldred, from Staffordshire, diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August 2017  Had a rotationplasty, in which doctors amputated her knee and part of her leg They then re-attached foot and heel joints back to front, to

Rural practice linked to junior doctors being more satisfied

A comprehensive study has found junior doctors in regional and rural Australia are more likely to be satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts. Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia are more likely to be satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, with better work-life balance and more varied work the main positive factors at play, new research

Teenager with TWO vaginas says it took doctors eight years to spot

Teenager with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes says it took doctors eight years to spot her unusual anatomy after they repeatedly dismissed her excruciating period pains Molly-Rose Taylor, 19, from Gillingham, was diagnosed with uterus didelphys  For years medics failed to spot the 2cm-thick wall of tissue dividing her vagina  Two periods caused the nanny excruciating period

Doctors unclear on legal obligations in caring for patients with disability

(HealthDay)—Practicing physicians might not understand their legal responsibilities when caring for people with disability, which may contribute to inequalities in their care, according to a study published online April 1 in Health Affairs. Nicole D. Agaronnik, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues interviewed 20 practicing physicians across five specialties to examine the knowledge

As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide

Treating America’s Pain: Unintended Victims of the Opioid Crackdown, Part 1 – The Suicides The national opioid crisis propelled a crackdown on prescription painkillers, causing hundreds of doctors to abruptly reduce or completely cut off their patients’ prescriptions, leaving many among the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from daily debilitating chronic pain to consider

In California, some doctors sell ‘medical exemptions’ for kids’ vaccinations

(HealthDay)—A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims. In 2015, California passed a law eliminating personal belief exemptions for vaccinations that kids must receive before they can attend public school. In the years since, there’s been

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure as millions of Britons are at risk of devastating permanent side effect as a result of over-prescribing Some 2,500 Britons a year are killed as a result of antibiotic resistant super bugs  Some patients suffer devastating side effects using common antibiotics Patients can suffer ruptured tendons

Canadian doctors to start prescribing museum visits

A group of Canadian doctors are to begin prescribing trips to an art gallery to help patients suffering a range of ailments become a picture of health. A partnership between the Francophone Association of Doctors in Canada (MFdC) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will allow patients suffering from a number of physical

COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing