Tag: Doctors

Research reduces barriers for doctors treating children with autism

While autism specialists are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism, primary care providers are very often the first to care for children with autism spectrum disorder. Two new studies reveal a range of barriers these clinicians face in recognizing and treating autism symptoms, as well as evidence that an innovative tele-mentoring

Doctors told to consider coughing as symptom of LUNG CANCER

Doctors told to consider shortness of breath and coughing as symptoms of LUNG CANCER because they are the earliest signs of the killer disease Researchers examined 27,795 records of patients from across the country They had been diagnosed with lung cancer between year 2000 and 2017 Rate of coughs and shortness of breath increased as

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