Kidney stones in children and adolescents used to be unusual. Over the last 30 years, they’ve become much more common. Experts discuss why this may be occurring, why doctors still sometimes miss the diagnosis, and how kidney stones are treated in children.
Gluten free diets have taken the world by storm and some experts say for people who do not have celiac disease, the diets can do much more harm than good. One such expert explains which kinds of people would find the diet appropriate and the pitfalls to avoid.
Doctors are attempting suicide in high numbers, and are much more likely than the general population to complete it. Experts discuss the coverup of doctor suicides, the reasons behind depression in doctors, and why doctors who are depressed are less likely than normal to get help.
Increasing recalls for food contamination have scared many Americans. A noted expert discusses why contamination scares are becoming more common, what government and producers are doing to protect us, and what we can do in our own kitchens to make foods safer.
When doctors can take advantage of massive amounts of data on patient outcomes, lives will be saved. We look at one of the first efforts, an attempt to associate dangerous drug interactions, and the difficulty in convincing other doctors that “crunching numbers” can provide adequate proof. A researcher and reporter involved in the case explain.