Doctors on average interrupt their patients 11 seconds after the latter start to speak. Specialists are less likely to give ample time to their patients. What are the factors that contribute to this kind of encounters?
Public Health July 23, 2018
A new study has found that at least 3,574 doctors felt 'burnout', which has led to numerous medical errors. In addition to feeling burnt-out, some physicians felt depressed and have contemplated suicide.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2018
A new study has found that patients who visit the same doctor will live longer. The researchers of the study examined over 1.4 million patients from various countries and discovered they had a higher chance of dying if they switched doctors.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018
A homeopathic doctor who practices in the Bay Area is selling eRemedies, which are sound files that he claims can cure diseases such as diarrhea, Ebola, and malaria. The doctor is now in danger of losing his medical license.
Medicine May 27, 2018
A May 2018 study found that doctors who received more gifts from drug companies prescribed 9 percent more opioids to patients. The gifts included payments, speaking fees, and free meals.
Public Health May 14, 2018
Doctors in Quebec are protesting their own pay raises negotiated by their unions. They argue that other healthcare professionals are struggling and that the money should be used elsewhere it is needed.
Public Health March 8, 2018
A bucket list is an important list of goals one hopes to achieve before they leave Earth permanently. According to a new study, it’s better if your doctor knows what’s in your list.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2018
A fake doctor in India infected dozens of people with HIV by using the same syringe on multiple patients. He was arrested by the authorities and is set to face several charges in court.
Public Health February 8, 2018
Presenters at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association shed light into the negative effects of fat-shaming in doctor's clinics. Such acts could lead to serious psychological and physical harm to a patient.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 5, 2017
Restrictions governing pharmaceutical companies' practice of 'detailing' have translated to reduced brand-name prescriptions, according to a new study. This means keeping med reps away from doctors may lead to more generic drug prescriptions, too.
Medicine May 3, 2017
More than a dozen medical professionals were charged in an alleged California health scam that got doctors getting kickbacks over unnecessary prescriptions and tests. Learn more about the suspected $40 million health scam.
Public Health April 21, 2017
According to Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report for 2017, male primary care doctors earn more than their female counterparts. The gender pay gap in medicine is also seen in those with specializations and among ethnic groups.
Business Tech April 6, 2017
Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.
Public Health March 16, 2017
Rookie physicians are allowed to work for as long as 28 hours under the new rules released by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The revised rules have sparked renewed concern over the safety of physicians and patients.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2017
The new travel ban signed by President Donald Trump on March 6 might affect the nation’s health care system in ways that haven't been thoroughly considered. The regions that most stand to lose are rural areas facing an unresolved shortage of doctors.
Public Health March 9, 2017
A new study suggests the frequency of opioid prescriptions by doctors is linked to higher chances of long-term opioid use in patients. Researchers say much stricter guidelines on opioid prescriptions are needed.
Medicine February 16, 2017
Where your doctor graduated from might now also be a factor in the kind of care you get. According to researchers, doctors who went to medical schools abroad offer better care than those trained in the United States.
Public Health February 6, 2017
Elderly patients treated by female doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted, a study has found. This highlighted an interest in how female doctors treat in an effort to offer better outcomes to all patients.
Public Health December 22, 2016
About 22 percent of patients who visit emergency room hospitals within their health insurance network still receive expensive medical bills, a new study revealed. Researchers propose that a new law would help in addressing the issue of surprise bills.
Public Health November 17, 2016
Having to deal with electronic health records may be contributing to the burnout and stress that most doctors experience, new research suggests. They spend more time on clerical tasks than their peers.
Public Health June 30, 2016
Drug prescription behaviors can change with free meals for doctors that cost $20 or less, reports a new study. The research is another look at how gifts from drug companies affect the rate of prescriptions for branded drugs.
Medicine June 28, 2016
Doctors and nurses may not be spared from the so-called 'Hawthorne Effect' and are potentially unmindful of hand hygiene when someone isn't looking. How is hand hygiene compliance in hospitals faring?
Public Health June 11, 2016
A new report suggests that doctors should counsel or ask patients regarding gun safety and other firearm-related issues. This is part of efforts to prevent gun-related violence in the United States.
Public Health May 17, 2016
The CMS launched a new payment scheme to give doctors more flexibility and patients, better care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus aims to achieve improved health care delivery by paying doctors based on the value of their services.
Life April 17, 2016
Doctors are unsure about discussing end-of-life care to their patients, a new poll has found. Doctors are unsure of what to say, with some admitting that having these discussions were not part of their formal training.
Life April 16, 2016
Doctors in India were offered a tempting job opportunity. The United Kingdom is in need of more general practitioners to address the country's staffing crisis.
Life April 9, 2016
With 100,000 doctors in its network, HealthTap is stronger than ever before. Leading the virtual care movement, it aims to make healthcare personal again by tapping into conveniences and improvements offered by technology.
Life March 30, 2016
A new analysis by an investigative journalism group revealed that doctors who take money from drug companies give out more brand-name prescriptions to patients than those who don't. The report provides evidence of the link between prescribed drugs and the incentives doctors get from pharmaceuticals.
Life March 18, 2016
'Difficult' patient behavior increases the risk of doctors making a wrong diagnosis, according to two new studies. The quality of health care is inevitably affected when problematic attitudes distract doctors from the task at hand.
Life March 15, 2016
Doctors found that patients prefer using iPads in learning about upcoming procedures than direct consultation. This offers an opportunity for patients to understand procedures before going through them.
Life March 15, 2016
The National Health Service will provide a £600 million fund to hospitals so staff can take fitness classes to boost their well-being. The initiative is part of the agency's measures against obesity.
Life March 7, 2016
New CDC vaccination schedules now recommend the HPV vaccine for children ages 9 and 10 if they have a history of sexual abuse. Experts highlighted the need to protect the child victims from a higher HPV infection risk.
Life February 2, 2016
Europe relies on foreign health workers, a new report said. India is Europe's largest exporter of doctors and nurses.
Life January 1, 2016
Canadian doctors sought to tackle poverty as a health issue due to mounting evidence linking poverty with increased rates of chronic disease. The Poverty Tool offers a three-step approach to assist health care providers in tackling poverty.
Life December 16, 2015
Resident physicians are faced with highly-challenging demands every day. In a study, depression was found to be prevalent among new doctors, with 29 percent of the population exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Life December 9, 2015
Examination room computers may hinder doctor-patient relationships. A study found that doctors who spend more time using the computer during a consultation are less likely to be rated excellent in terms of patient care.
Life December 4, 2015
A new study found that the outcomes of daytime operations are not affected whether the performing surgeon worked the night before or not. Deaths, readmissions and complications between the two groups of patients did not exhibit any significant differences.
Life August 27, 2015
Lack of diversity in medical specialties may be causing inequalities in U.S. health care, researchers suggest. Women and minorities remain underrepresented in many fields, they find.
Life August 25, 2015
Many healthcare workers, doctors in particular, still go to work even when they are sick regardless that their condition poses threat to their patients.
Life July 7, 2015
Medical marijuana will be available in Minnesota in July but patients opting for the alternative treatment face hurdles when seeking certification from their doctors.
Life June 1, 2015
China pledges to overcome its critical shortage of doctors and improve health care in both cities and rural areas. The government has set a target date of 2020 to implement measures.
Life March 31, 2015
Why can't all doctors be this good? This pediatrician makes getting an injection as fun as going to the playground. And you're going to love the kid's reaction.
Internet Culture March 7, 2015
For various reasons, parents are requesting to spread vaccination schedules, and doctors are conceding, says a study, putting children at high risk of getting sick from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Life March 2, 2015
Reduce your wait time and get all your questions answered by using the best health apps for when you are in need of a doctor.
Feature January 28, 2015
Information is crucial to making the right choice, more so when it's your health at stake. Unfortunately, when it comes to doctors, states don't offer much, according to a report.
Life December 18, 2014