Regular marijuana use is linked to advantageous indices related to diabetic control, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. The research found that current marijuana users had considerably lower fasting insulin and had a lower probability of being insulin resistant, even after excluding patients with diabetes mellitus. Show More Summary
Doctors are reluctant to give nurses more authority to treat patients, according to findings in a New England Journal of Medicine study released on Wednesday. But doctors’ skepticism about nurses having expanded roles isn’t based on the facts — and it ignores the reality that nurse practitioners must take on such responsibilities if health care [...]
Recently, an article by Kate Baicker and colleagues came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. Almost immediately, the article received widespread attention in the media where headlines claimed that giving people Medicaid coverage doesn’t improve their health. This is not exactly what the article said, but most journalists aren’t scientists, so we should [...]
This is a topic that comes up from time to time for often spirited discussion. The most recent example comes in a a couple of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine. One was a research paper; the other was a pro and con discussion. The research paper studied cardiac arrests that happened outside the [...]
Earlier this month, The New England Journal of Medicine published results of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, which followed over 10,000 Oregonians on Medicaid, and found that Medicaid improved enrollees’ health, relative to being uninsured. Show More Summary
Austin Frakt has done the heavy lifting, and presents the power calculations that, in an ideal world, should have been done and archived ex ante as part of the experimental design of Baicker et al.: [The Oregon Experiment — Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes](http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1212321). Show More Summary
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine testing omega-3 fatty acids — commonly found in fish oil — in patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease came up with a pretty wishy-washy conclusion. The take-home message from the study: Fish oil given at the dose used in the trial didn’t reduce cardiovascular [...]
Methinks human cloning is drawing very near. Elsewhere, I point to growing evidence of this concern. An advocacy article in the New England Journal of Medicine–always on the radical side of bioethical issues–argues for permission to buy and sell “made to order” human embryos. From my piece: But designing the embryo product line will not be easy. Show More Summary
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine testing omega-3 fatty acids -- commonly found in fish oil -- in patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease came up with a pretty wishy-washy conclusion. The take-home...Show More Summary
In new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause - a genetic mutation that occurs before birth - of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and port-wine stain birthmarks. Show More Summary
(Baltimore, MD) – In new findings published on May 8, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute reveal the discovery of the cause – a genetic mutation that occurs before birth – of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) and port-wine stain birthmarks. Show More Summary
Very high blood levels of vitamin D confer no additional benefit, researchers from Johns Hopkins reported in the American Journal of Medicine. In fact, when they combined the results of their present and previous studies, they found that raising vitamin D levels in "healthy people" with already normal levels may be potentially harmful...
Oregon has set the health policy world abuzz once again. A just-published study in the New England Journal of Medicine about the 2008 expansion of the Oregon Health Plan via a lottery system has generated a flurry of discussion about how expanding Medicaid impacts people’s health. Show More Summary
This week, a Danish study by Svanstrom and colleagues appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine that failed to show significant cardiovascular risk to azithromycin compared to other antibiotics in the Danish national health care system. This report was in direct contradiction to an earlier report from Ray, et al. Show More Summary
This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published a major study of Medicaid in Oregon which has rapidly emerged of a Rorschach test of sorts. That is, partisans on either side of the political divide tend to see what they want to see in its results. Show More Summary
Powerful data-sifting algorithms developed by computer scientists at Brown University are helping to untangle the profoundly complex genetics of cancer. In a study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Washington University in St. Show More Summary
The internet is aflame today with the story in the New England Journal Of Medicine about the Oregon Medicare study that essentially proves that public health is a difficult field, and that solving problems in it can take time and mo...
As you may have noticed, an internet brawl has broken out over a New England Journal of Medicine study of Oregon Medicaid recipients that has gotten caught up in the larger battle over Medicaid expansion in the states. Jonathan Cohn has already … Continue reading ?
A major new study of the effects of Medicaid published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday found that the provision of “Medicaid coverage generated no significant improvements in measured physical health outcomes in he first...Show More Summary
Having read Katherine Baicker et al. (2013), "The Oregon Experiment — Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes", New England Journal of Medicine, I conclude that the study was--as natural experiments are--significantly underpowered,Show More Summary