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Women doctors published fewer studies during stay-at-home orders, study finds — ScienceDaily

As people transitioned to working from home at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, journal submissions from academics increased across the board. But a new study from Northwestern University found as men’s scholarly productivity increased, women physicians were submitting less. The research reflects wider trends in academic publishing and is the first study to find […]

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Better Work Conditions Bringing Better Mental Health to Resident Doctors: Study

Latest Mental Health News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) Medical training may be taking less of a mental health toll on young doctors than it used to, but depression remains common, a new study suggests. Medical residency — the training that new doctors undergo at hospitals or […]

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Do doctors treat pain differently based on their patients’ race? Study shows physicians dispensed opioids for back pain more frequently to their white patients than to their patients of color — ScienceDaily

Physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients who complained of new-onset low back pain than to their Black, Asian and Hispanic patients during the early days of the national opioid crisis, when prescriptions for these powerful painkillers were surging but their dangers were not fully apparent, according to a UCLA study. The findings […]

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Inpatient Psychiatric Stays From a Doctor’s Perspective

We’ve all heard scary inpatient stories from the psychiatric hospital. Perhaps you have a personal experience that you’d rather forget. In today’s podcast, Gabe asks a psychologist with 25 years of hospital experience the tough questions surrounding psych wards: Why do so many psychiatric inpatients seem to have such unpleasant — or even traumatizing — […]