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The first few months of pregnancy are a nervy and anxious time especially for first-time mothers and for women with a history of miscarriage. Once the embryo develops and becomes a fetus, many mothers feel a sense of relief. But what happens if the baby is small  more...

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Exercising, keeping fit, staying healthy as you age – modern lifestyle goals pursued by many. Another buzzword related to this lifestyle is work-life balance. But how can you maintain this balance if your job makes it impossible to stay healthy? If stress and  more...

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Our radiology competition "X-up & win!" has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who has participated and uploaded their best X-rays! Now it is up to you, the DocCheck Community, to decide who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Take a look at the three final pictures  more...

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Pneumonia is the most frequent respiratory disease in children and can even cause death. That is why it is extremely important to make an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible. If this requires imaging tests, normally X-rays are taken. But there is an alternative:  more...

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I walked into a patient’s room and noticed the hospital has supplied a fold up stool hung on the wall labeled “For Physicians.” I shrug. I take down the stool and open it up and seat it next to the patient’s bed. more...

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An African American female physician was prevented from providing help to a passenger in distress on a Delta airlines flight because she didn’t fit the flight attendant’s image of what a doctor looked like. The racial and gender issues that this event highlight are  more...

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Recently, scientists from California (USA) revealed the role of gut bacteria in the progress of Parkinson's disease. Antibiotic treatment of mice overexpressing α-Synuclein ameliorated pathophysiology in adult animals, conceivably provides a new approach to treating  more...

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Skin diseases may have complications that can change a person's life. Patients need to know and to watch for these complications and check in at least once or twice a year with their doctors. more...

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Have you ever wondered why babies crawl so easily while it usually hurts when you do it as an adult? Babies also quickly recover, sometimes even with a smile, when they fall. Do babies have kneecaps? The answer to this simple question is actually quite  more...

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Pre-disclaimer: While I think there are probably more female doctors than male doctors (and apparently the former are more effective than the latter) and the patient population is probably split 50%, the English language requires me to use a pronoun - i.e. either "he"  more...

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