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Doctor App Babylon Health Offers Quick Appointments, But Grapples With Follow-Up Care For Mental Health

Babylon Health founder and CEO, Ali ParsaPHOTO BY LEVON BLISS FOR FORBES On a winter day in February 2018, a British woman with a history of depression had one of her first ever video chats with a doctor. At first the call was a revelation. She couldn’t afford private healthcare and was used to waiting weeks to see a doctor through Britain’s free National Health Service (NHS). Now she could see an NHS doctor within hours. Since November 2017 the NHS has paid Babylon Health to replace local doctor visits for…

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Women More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack If Treating Doctor Is Male: Study

Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study Monday. The study was based on more than 500,000 patients admitted to hospital emergency departments for acute myocardial infarction — a medical term for heart attack — in Florida between 1991 and 2010. Researchers at Harvard University found a “stark” difference in survival according to whether the patient’s and doctor’s gender matched. Health coach Luke Coutinho talks about how many young…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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10 Magical Benefits of Onions That Keep the Doctor Away

I was born in Delhi and spent most of my childhood here. It was only in college that I left for Ahmedabad and later worked for a few years in Mumbai. As a food enthusiast, I realised early on in life that there is so much variety in India, that you can spend a lifetime sampling it and yet not end up trying everything. Every state, or rather each district, has its own unique cuisine, love for certain ingredients and traditions around food. The one thing that I noticed most…

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