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Most Americans don’t know that primary care physicians can prescribe addiction treatment

Written by | 23 Jun 2024

Results from a national survey indicate that many Americans, 61%, are unaware that primary care physicians can prescribe medications for opioid use disorder, and 13% incorrectly believed that they could… read more.

One in 5 adults in Canada without access to primary care

Written by | 28 May 2024

More than 1 in 5 adults in Canada did not have access to primary care, with large regional gaps in access, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.231372…. read more.

Most smokers in England wrongly believe vaping is at least as harmful as smoking

Written by | 8 Mar 2024

More than half of smokers in England wrongly believe that vaping is more harmful or as harmful as smoking, according to a new study led by UCL (University… read more.

Year-end survey spotlights food safety, age-related consumer behavior, out-of-stock trends

Written by | 22 Jan 2024

Building off the previous month’s survey, the December 2023 Consumer Food Insights Report digs deeper into the relationships between food-date labels and the decision to discard food. The report also… read more.

Survey finds many Americans are letting their guard down during respiratory illness season

Written by | 12 Nov 2023

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning this year will be potentially dangerous for respiratory illnesses, a third of Americans are not concerned about the threat,… read more.

34,000 healthcare professionals surveyed indicate they have higher bias against transgender people

Written by | 8 Nov 2023

By analyzing data from the Harvard Implicit Association Test—a widely accepted measure of a person’s attitudes toward people based on characteristics like race, gender, and sexuality—researchers find that… read more.

Survey finds education is needed to identify lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer

Written by | 27 Oct 2023

An overwhelming majority of adults (93%) recognize a lump as a symptom of breast cancer, but less than half recognize other common symptoms associated with the disease, according… read more.

Navigating telemedicine implementation: exploring experiences of primary care clinicians early in the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 30 Jul 2023

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Case Western Reserve University conducted weekly and monthly surveys of primary care clinicians to examine the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19… read more.

Survey finds patients value immediate access to test results

Written by | 27 Mar 2023

A survey sent to more than 43,000 patients living in several states around the country finds that 96% of patients who use patient web portals prefer immediate online… read more.

Latest UK data shows rising age, rates of obesity and comorbidity in surgical patients requiring anaesthesia, increasing the pressure on the already overloaded NHS

Written by | 5 Mar 2023

Snapshot survey data from the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP7) published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) reveals an extremely worrying picture… read more.

Frequent visits to green space linked to lower use of certain prescription meds

Written by | 19 Jan 2023

Frequent visits to urban green spaces, such as parks and community gardens in Finland, rather than the amount, or views of them from home, may be linked to… read more.

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