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Crazy week of PR & news on studies should teach us how/what to ignore

August 6, 2020 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Getty Images On Tuesday, it was excitement over vaccine news in 12 monkeys. (Journalism example.) On Wednesday, it was excitement over… Read More »

DIY dentistry – BBC News

Like many patients, Debroy Parrington has been unable to get dental treatment during lockdown. Toothache had left him in so much agony he decided to pull out one of his own teeth using a pair of pliers. Currently, any patient with an emergency dental problem is supposed to be referred to an Urgent Dental Care… Read More »

Bad News For Smokers

There is no question in our minds about smoking. We advise our patients to not smoke and if they already are smokers we advise them to quit. Unfortunately even if you were to quit today the after effects will linger. Heavy smoking increases your risk of having a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, heart failure or… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »