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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‘I don’t want it to be a secret’: Wife of Brisbane doctor writes letter about his suicide

suicide

Dr, George Hatoum recommends to read it The wife of a Brisbane doctor who took his own life this month has written a letter to make others aware of how quickly depression can take hold of someone’s life. Dr Andrew Bryant, a gastroenterologist, husband and father to four children, died in his office last Thursday after battling depression. His wife ...

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Homeopathic teething products investigated over links to baby deaths sold in Australia

Homeopathic teething

Dr, George Hatoum recommends to read it Homeopathic teething products investigated over links to 10 baby deaths in America are being sold in Australian pharmacies, including one at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. The US Food and Drug Administration warned last month that Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets contained inconsistent amounts of the “toxic” substance belladonna and posed a risk to children.] It urged ...

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A brief history of antioxidants

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Dr, George Hatoum in Bankstown Medical centre recommends to read this Article Antioxidants are now an iconic example of premature hype making its way into marketing and the public consciousness long before the science is adequately understood. There are multiple lessons to be learned in this story, and a new study just emphasizes those lessons further. Antioxidants are better-acquired through ...

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What Is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects about one percent of the population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation. However, when these symptoms are ...

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What is psychosomatic

psychosomatic

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to be made worse by mental factors such as ...

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Paranoia and Delusional Disorders

Paranoia and Delusional Disorders

Doctor George Hatoum , Medical Center in Bankstown City Plaza recommends to read this article and Email him to have a medical advices What is Paranoia? Paranoia involves intense anxious or fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy. Paranoia occurs in many mental disorders, but is most often present in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can become delusions, ...

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