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Ghana gets its first emergency medicine training program

In a new initiative seeking to improve healthcare in the country, Ghana has begun its first emergency medicine training program. Nurses are being trained and despatched to regions across the country and new recruits are busily signing up.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.

Inside the doctor shortage, and how it’s being solved Commissioned

One of the largest challenges facing healthcare today is the difficulties that certain communities are experiencing in their quest to find individuals willing to work in the field.

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.

One in five seniors take medications that work against each other

Over 75 percent of older Americans have multiple health problems, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with medications that actually work against each other. This therapeutic competition is putting many seniors at risk.

Study: Rate of children poisoned by medicine rising dramatically

Atlanta - A new study has found the number of children under 18 seen in emergency rooms due to an accidental overdose of prescription or over-the-counter medication has risen dramatically, with over 70,000 visits to hospitals occurring each year.

Octomom fertility doctor Michael Kamrava medical license revoked

Los Angeles - Michael Kamrava, the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who gained notoriety after impregnating Nadya Suleman with a dozen embryo's resulting in the birth of octuplets, will have his medical license revoked, announced California's Medical Board.

Study: Number of physicians up in Canada

A new study released on Thursday shows that the number of physicians in Canada has increased by 8 per cent and the physician-to-patient ratio went up by 195 for every 100,000 Canadians.

Canadian Physicians Donate a Day to Africa

If you are a Canadian physician with a strong desire to help solve some problems in rural Africa, 7th April is your day. More than 30 Canadian physicians have pledged to ‘Donate a day for Africa’ supporting World Health Day in April.

Growing Medical Crisis Now is Wait Time for Doctors

Sit in a doctor’s office in many places at any time of the day and watch the crowd begin to grow. Look at the doctor’s appointment schedule and see 6 or 8 people signed for the same appointment time

Pharmaceutical group adopts moratorium on gifts to doctors

New guidelines banning purely promotion gifts to physicians were adopted by pharmaceutical and biotech companies and took effect January 1. Will it make a difference?

Canada: Health Care Access Depends Upon Where You Live

A national survey of physicians reveals Canadian doctors are concerned about inadequate access to health care services for their patients, and the situation in provinces such as Prince Edward Island is worse than in others.

U.S. Physicians Who Are Religious No More Likely to Treat The Poor

Doctors who are religious in the United States are no more likely to treat the poor than doctors who ar secular. Dr. Farr Curlin, of the University of Chicago, did a study and was somewhat surprised by the results.
 

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