Friday, September 7, 2018

Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, has said that 'social prescribing' can be more beneficial than conventional medicine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7197378/doctors-social-prescribing-less-pills/

NHS should expand 'social prescribing', says health secretary

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/06/nhs-should-expand-social-prescribing-says-health-secretary

Overdiagnosis of open-angle glaucoma in the general population: The Thessaloniki Eye Study

https://www.mdlinx.com/journal-summaries/open-angle-glaucoma-worse-visual-acuity/2018/09/06/7543552/?spec=ophthalmology

Diclofenac - marketed under the brand name Voltarol or Voltaren in the US - can cause heart failure and irregular heartbeats, new findings show.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7177122/common-painkiller-diclofenac-heart-attack-stroke/

Changing the terminology used to describe small papillary thyroid cancers may reduce patient anxiety, help them consider nonsurgical options, and curtail overdiagnosis and overtreatment, Australian researchers say.

https://www.pharmacynews.com.au/news/whats-name-perhaps-anxiety-and-overtreatment

New cautions ranging from reducing unnecessary ultrasounds of pregnant women to being careful how health professionals talk about statistical risks and benefits have been released by the Choosing Wisely campaign.

https://healthcentral.nz/more-isnt-better-new-cautions-on-unnecessary-x-rays-scans-and-screening/

When the “Real” Doctor Won’t Prescribe Antibiotics

https://opmed.doximity.com/when-the-real-doctor-wont-prescribe-antibiotics-3c3936c2da7f

How to Choose Wisely: Researchers Confirm the Value of Clinical Decision Support

https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/ehr/how-choose-wisely-researchers-confirm-value-clinical-decision-support

The Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) reports a new study finds at least 30 percent of prescribed antibiotics — 47 million prescriptions in the U.S. — are unnecessary.

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/2YH--492457791.html

 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2518263

 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/309813.php

 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/30-of-prescribed-antibiotics-arent-necessary-study-finds/