Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack If Treating Doctor Is Male: Study

Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack If Treating Doctor Is Male: Study

Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study Monday. The study was based on more than 500,000 patients admitted to hospital emergency departments for acute myocardial infarction — a medical term for heart attack — in Florida between 1991 and 2010. Researchers at Harvard University found a “stark” difference in survival according to whether the patient’s and doctor’s gender matched. Health coach Luke Coutinho talks about how many young…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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Work-life imbalance ‘afflicts’ doctor couples too

Work-life imbalance ‘afflicts’ doctor couples too

Psychiatrists report increasing number of couples who are in need of help. Doctors too don’t seem to be immune to the disease called ‘occupational hazard’. Hyderabad-based psychiatrists are reporting increased incidence of old mates from medical college approaching them for help in dealing with work-life crises. And these happen to practising doctor couples in particular.   While mostly such `patients’ turn up pretending to seek treatment for their children’s behavioural problems, but a little probing by psychiatrists often brings to surface the marital discord in their own lives which is…

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Complete vision after pellet injury in eye unlikely: Doctor

Complete vision after pellet injury in eye unlikely: Doctor

Thirty-four-year-old Rauf (full name withheld on request) was crossing N M Road in downtown Srinagar to buy milk for his family on August 31 when a pellet shot to quell protestors nearby punctured his right eye. His week-long pain–“the feeling of pins and needles”, as he puts it–will hopefully end on Thursday when he undergoes pellet-removal surgery in Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Wadala. What troubles Rauf and his cousins Irshad and Zuhaib is the long list of pellet-injury patients waiting for treatment in Srinagar. “At Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital…

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10 Magical Benefits of Onions That Keep the Doctor Away

10 Magical Benefits of Onions That Keep the Doctor Away

I was born in Delhi and spent most of my childhood here. It was only in college that I left for Ahmedabad and later worked for a few years in Mumbai. As a food enthusiast, I realised early on in life that there is so much variety in India, that you can spend a lifetime sampling it and yet not end up trying everything. Every state, or rather each district, has its own unique cuisine, love for certain ingredients and traditions around food. The one thing that I noticed most…

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