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Several Family Doctors Admit To Giving Patients Placebo Drugs


A recent poll relayed that at least 97% of family doctors in the UK admit to giving their patients placebo drugs at some point. 783 GPs took part in the poll and PLOS (Public Library of Science) One study authors said that it is not something doctors do to be deceptive rather to help their patients.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Medicine

England Experiencing Midwife Crisis


Several hospitals in England are said to be turning away mothers in labor due to a shortage of midwives. The current number of midwives is said to be too low to handle the high number of births, which is said to be the highest England has experienced in the last 40 years.

  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Medicine

Parents Place 11 Year Old Autistic Son On Liquid Marijuana


Oregon couple Jeremy and Karen Echols had to make a heartbreaking decision to send their son to a group home, when behavioral therapy and medication failed to work. Their son, Alex, was 8 at that time and now 11 he was approved into a medical marijuana program which has improved his condition.
  • Written by Bernadette
  • Category: Medicine

Sixteen people died after drinking cough syrup

Sixteen people from Pakistan, who were suspected of being drug addicts, died after drinking a specific brand of cough syrup. The cough syrup has some ingredients that make it toxic. Police made the case public this Monday after three people died in the hospital.

  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Medicine

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