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Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today
  • Sticking to one doctor is 'a matter of life and death'
    A new systematic review — the first of its kind — shows just how important it is for patients to build a relationship with their doctors over time.

  • How do you know if you have a cracked tooth?
    Cracks in teeth vary in severity. Some are mild and invisible, while others are significant and cause a lot of pain. Dentists judge the extent of damage by inspecting the tooth and taking X-rays. Here, we describe how to tell if a tooth is cracked and when one needs removing. We also explore other treatment options.

  • What causes bleeding into the skin?
    Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Could mindfulness prevent major depression?
    A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.

  • Physicians: Five extraordinary hobbies to keep burnout at bay
    For physicians, the risk of burnout is at an all time high. Find out how five doctors' hobbies help them to keep burnout at arm's length.

  • Mild cognitive impairment 'treatable' with regular exercise, say experts
    Updated American Academy of Neurology guidelines say that regular exercise may improve memory and thinking in people with mild cognitive impairment.

  • Is this the formula for reversing type 2 diabetes?
    A study shows that almost half of those taking part in a weight loss program delivered through primary care reversed their type 2 diabetes in 1 year.

  • How to get rid of a bruise: Home remedies
    Bruises happen when an injury causes damage to blood vessels below the skin. They usually heal without treatment, but home remedies for bruises may be able to speed up the process, minimize their appearance, and prevent them from appearing in the first place. Learn about the options available, and when to see a doctor.

  • Breakthrough pain: Causes and medications
    Breakthrough pain is a type of pain that may occur in those who experience chronic pain. A sudden, intense spike of pain can happen after a sudden movement, coughing, or other activities. Some drugs can help control it, but they bring risks of their own. Find out more about coping with breakthrough pain.

  • Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk
    People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts.