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Overdiagnosis of medical conditions is causing more harm than good: experts

Five prominent Australian healthcare organisations are calling for a national plan to stop overdiagnosis and overtreatment. They issued a statement outlining how some medical conditions are being diagnosed too often, and that the practice is causing harm. Overdiagnosis occurs when people are diagnosed with conditions that would not harm them, leading to unnecessary treatments that can cause more harm than ...

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The five most commonly over-diagnosed health problems in Australia

Today five influential Australian health-care organisations – representing professionals, the public and policy makers – have released a statement outlining that some medical conditions are being diagnosed too often, and calling for action to tackle over-diagnosis and the over-treatment it produces. Over-diagnosis occurs when someone is diagnosed with a disease that wouldn’t harm them, or when treatment does more harm ...

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Headache definition and facts

Headache definition and facts

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices The head is one of the most common sites of pain in the body. Headache or head pain sometimes can be difficult to describe, but some common symptoms include throbbing, squeezing, constant, unrelenting or intermittent. The location ...

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Brain Tumor Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Brain Tumor Symptoms Causes and Treatments

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices What are the symptoms of brain tumors, how are they diagnosed, and how are they treated? Brain Tumors – Malignant (Cancerous) and Benign Brain tumors are the result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the brain. ...

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Ear problems

Ear problems

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices There are many different types of ear problems. For example, ear pain may be caused by infections of the tonsils, jaw or sinuses. Chronic infection, for example, glue ear, can cause hearing loss that can affect learning ...

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Defining chronic kidney disease

kidney disease

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices When discussing kidney disease, doctors often need to use complex terms and formulae. The information here may help you become more familiar with some of the words and their meanings. You can also find them in our ...

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Flu Symptoms and Complications

Flu Symptoms and Complications

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices Influenza Symptoms Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a ...

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10 Heart Attack Signs: How to Know if You’re Having a Heart Attack

10 Heart Attack Signs

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America—with approximately 460,000 related deaths due to a sudden and unforeseen heart attack. Of those who die, almost half suffer an attack so suddenly ...

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Cancer begins in your cells

Cancer begins in your cells

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even ...

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Measles outbreak in Sydney worsens, more expected after Blue Mountains Hospital case

Measles outbreak

Dr, George Hatoum Shared this blog on facebook Health authorities say the measles outbreak in western Sydney has worsened, with 16 cases so far, and more likely. It brings the number of measles cases across New South Wales to 22 so far this year. In the latest case in the city’s west, a man who was infected by an earlier ...

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