Healthcare services continued to be hampered for the second consecutive day at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC&H) in Shimla on Tuesday as resident doctors continued their strike over manhandling of a colleague earlier this week by outsiders who had come to take medical reports.
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A new British study out in the journal PLOS ONE is stirring up a lot of debate, as it gives some estimates on the number of doctors who are giving patients placebo to treat their various conditions. It finds that a resounding 97% of the 783 doctors surveyed admitted to giving patients some sort of placebo in their practice. But it would be misleading to say that doctors are...
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As doctors prepare for an influx of new patients, PingMD, a newly-relaunched mobile app, wants to help doctors more efficiently communicate with patients and peers.
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Are doctors nicer to patients who aren’t fat? A provocative new study suggests that they are - that thin patients are treated with more warmth and empathy than those who are overweight or obese.
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Before patients can become savvy consumers of healthcare, they need information about their healthcare choices. Too often, such information is nearly impossible to get, especially when it requires doctors to give patients useful statistics about things like treatment side effects.
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Doctors should not "friend" patients on Facebook, should text them with "extreme caution" and should use e-mail only with patients who understand the risks of lost privacy, says the latest set of guidelines to help doctors navigate the online world.
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Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, U.S., found that doctors are more empathetic towards patients who are slim.
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There's a group of doctors in Denver that specializes in treating extremities at risk. That can include attaching a metal frame to save deformed or severely injured legs. It can be a long and painful process, but the doctors make sure patients have the support of other patients.
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Transcripts of patient visits show a striking difference in the way doctors talk to their obese patients and those of normal weight, Johns Hopkins researchers found.
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The General Medical Council has issued the new advice to doctors but say they are still banned from 'sexual' or 'improper' relationships with current patients.
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