Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker.

Doctors explain misconceptions about penicillin allergy

(Reuters Health) – Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic.

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out,.

U.S. substance abuse helpline largely unknown

(Reuters Health) – The U.S. government’s toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services.

Scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants saves money and lives

(Reuters Health) – Providing scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, rather than offering.

More U.S. adults may be trying to lose weight, after all

(Reuters Health) – – Researchers said last year that the proportion of overweight U.S. adults.

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

(Reuters Health) – – People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Patients often withhold relevant information from doctors

(Reuters Health) – – Patients commonly hold back information from doctors that could help in.

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea

(Reuters Health) – A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal.

Families often share potentially dangerous antibiotics: study

(Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of parents confessed to giving their children antibiotics that.