Tag Archives: Case

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

AAFP makes the case for upholding privacy with substance abuse data

Family physicians must balance treatment of patients with chronic pain against challenges faced by patients who have substance abuse issues. In both cases, patient privacy must be paramount to facilitate the free flow of information between patient and provider, the American Academy of Family Physicians recently told federal regulators. In a letter to Elinore McCance-Katz,… Read More »

Index Case: ‘Moment we were dreading’

This week, the ebola contagion reached crisis point. A five-year-old boy, who became the first confirmed ebola case outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the current outbreak, died in Uganda on Tuesday night. With the World Health Organisation warning there is a very high risk of the disease spreading regionally, agencies including World… Read More »