Month: September 2019

Heart attack can be more lethal if symptoms are more gradual

Heart attack patients often take longer to seek help if they have gradual symptoms, which may put them at increased risk of death, researchers say. Gradual symptoms begin with mild discomfort that slowly worsens, while abrupt symptoms are sudden and severe pain, according to authors of a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.   …

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More evidence flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy

Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won’t harm their foetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104 000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009 and October 2010. Of those, 30% were born to mothers who received the H1N1 vaccine during their pregnancy. The children were followed …

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The Digital Difference: An Interview with @DrLeetheGP

Dr Claudine Lee is a GP with a diabetic and wellness care centre in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg. As one of last year’s winners at the ASAIPA National Medical Awards, Dr Lee was recognised for embracing technology to achieve better patient and business outcomes. Healthbridge sat down with her to talk about some of the ways she’s …

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