A BABY boy was left brain damaged after bungling doctors misdiagnosed meningitis — dismissing his symptoms as a chest infection, it's claimed. The parents of 11-month-old Freddie O'Driscoll rushed him to hospital after he was vomiting, wheezing and was very lethargic. Mum Rachel Henderson, 35, told doctors she feared her son may have meningitis. She says she even pointed to a poster in A&E which warned parents about the devastating disease in babies but was told she was "overreacting". Freddie was diagnosed with a chest infection and gastroenteritis and Rachel and her partner Tyler O'Driscoll, 31, were told to take him home. But hours later Rachel and Tyler, a carer, took their son back to hospital when his condition deteriorated and he was eventually diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. One doctor said it couldn't be meningitis because Freddie didn't have a rashMum Rachel Henderson Now Freddie’s parents, from Hockley, Tamworth, Staffs., are now taking legal action … [Read more...] about Baby boy left brain damaged after doctors ‘mistook meningitis for chest infection’
The death of a 5-year-old girl in England has prompted an inquest into the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis. (iStock) The death of a 5-year-old girl in England has prompted an inquest into the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis, as a doctor initially believed her appendicitis was a bout of viral gastroenteritis and allowed her parents to bring her home from the hospital. Elspeth Moore died several days after her she was first brought to the Southampton Children’s Hospital on in mid-2017, after suffering from diarrhea and telling medical workers her stomach “felt on fire.” She was also running a fever of over 100 degrees, and exhibited an increased heart rate, per The Sun. PHOTOS: BOY, 8, LEFT SCARRED BY HENNA TATTOO A doctor continued observing Moore, including her ability to keep fluids down, when her parents asked if they could bring her home and put her to bed. The doctor allowed Moore to leave, and reportedly advised her parents to continue to … [Read more...] about 5-year-old girl dies after doctors misdiagnose appendicitis as gastric infection
(CNN)When 7-year-old Bailey Sheehan arrived at a hospital in Oregon partially paralyzed, a doctor said the girl was faking her symptoms to get her parents' attention because she was jealous of her new baby sister. But that doctor was proved wrong when an MRI showed that the girl had acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a polio-like disease that's struck hundreds of children since 2014. After a mysterious illness paralyzed her son, this mom turned to polio survivors for answers Erin Olivera, mother of a child with AFM and founder of a private Facebook page for parents of 400 children with the disease, says Bailey's experience is hardly unique. She estimates that based on postings by parents, as many as 1 in 10 children were told that the paralysis was all in their heads when they first sought medical care. Experts who study the art and science of diagnosis say the problem goes beyond this one rare disease. They say that in general, when presented with a puzzling disease, … [Read more...] about Facing medical uncertainty, doctors tell patients it’s all in their heads
A University of Minnesota doctor is recommending reforms to medical education to address the problem of misdiagnosis — arguing that the existing apprenticeship approach isn’t preparing U.S. physicians for the tough calls they have to make. In an editorial published last week in the medical journal Diagnosis, the U’s Dr. Andrew Olson and colleagues called for cognitive training that helps current and future doctors avoid the psychological pitfalls that can lead them to incorrect conclusions about illnesses. That training is lacking in the current system, which loads up medical students with biological and clinical facts, and has them learn decisionmaking by watching and emulating their mentors, they wrote. “Trainees learn the basic steps of the diagnostic process and can arrive at a diagnosis but may have little or no appreciation for the underlying cognitive psychology, or on the many ways that the process can be degraded in the actual contexts of providing … [Read more...] about University of Minnesota doctor prescribes better education to halt misdiagnoses
Monday, September 03, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: bad doctors, bad genes, badhealth, badmedicine, blood thinners, cholesterol medications, Dangerous Medicine, genetic drugs, genetic lie, hereditary lies, medical advice, natural remedies, pharmaceuticals, plant-based, Prescription drugs, prescription drugs dangerous, side effects medications, statin, statin drugs (Natural News) Only in America is every single disease and disorder diagnosed by medical doctors as genetic, meaning inherited from your parents’ and grandparents’ genes, even though nearly all of the most popular chronic illnesses, like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s barely existed just one century ago. So how did human genes change so quickly in just a few generations? They didn’t. It’s all a scam. A hoax. It was all started by the American Medical Association in order to con … [Read more...] about All health problems are genetic according to most U.S. medical doctors – are you falling for the BIG LIE?