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Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today
  • Weight loss: 'Telling someone to improve their diet doesn't work'
    Many doctors often only offer their patients generic advice about weight loss strategies. New research, however, shows that this approach is unsuccessful.

  • CPR steps: A visual guide
    Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use.

  • Why does my ankle hurt?
    Many things can cause a person's ankle to hurt, including injuries and medical conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for ankle pain.

  • What to know about fever in babies
    Fever in a baby is a sign that their body is fighting off infection. In this article, we look at how to identify fever in a baby, common causes, and how to care for a baby with a fever.

  • Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?
    Though medical systems have come very far, unequal care-giving remains an issue. In this Spotlight, we look at the top underdiagnosed conditions in women.

  • Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol?
    Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.

  • How to stop gums from bleeding
    People can usually treat minor gum bleeding at home using good oral hygiene and natural remedies. In this article, we look at 12 ways to stop gums from bleeding, prevent it developing in the future, and promote overall oral health.

  • What to know about enlarged adenoids
    Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments.

  • What are the stages of asthma?
    There are four main stages of asthma. The symptoms of each vary in severity, and the treatments at each stage are different. Learn more here.

  • What is an OB-GYN?
    An OB-GYN is a doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health). In this article, we discuss what an OB-GYN is, the procedures they can perform, and their specialisms.