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One third of antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts. read more

Dr. Gordon Weir, Co-Head of Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin, to Receive the Albert Renold Award for his Significant Impact as a Mentor from the American Diabetes Association

- Gordon Weir, M.D., Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Chair, Co-Head of Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2016 Albert Renold Award.

BIDMC Scientist Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Awarded Banting Medal from American Diabetes Association

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism whose research has identified fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance...Show More Summary

AMA, IDEA Labs To Support Medical Technology Development for Young Entrepreneurs

The American Medical Association (AMA) has teamed up with IDEA Labs, a student-run biotechnology incubator to support medical technology development from the next generation of young entrepreneurs studying at Washington University in St. Show More Summary

Insulin Prices Skyrocket: Putting Pressure on Pharma to Explain

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a new study which highlights an alarming fact about diabetes management: the cost of insulin has beyond tripled between 2002 and 2013. The cost per year, per patient has risen from an average of $231 to $736. A milliliter of insulin rose 197% from $4.34 to $12.92 […]

America's wealth gap has created an ever-increasing longevity gap

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, economists from Stanford, MIT and Harvard analyzed 1.4 million US tax records to see how income correlated with lifespan. (more…)

JAMA Looks to SCCA Physicians to Address Future of Immunotherapy

The April 19, 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an editorial by two Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) medical oncologists who specialize in melanoma: Dr. Shailender Bhatia and Dr. John Thompson. Their editorial addresses the state of immunotherapy drugs, specifically PD-1 blockade, in the treatment of melanoma.

AMA Launches Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the launch of the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge to help physicians and medical students bring their cutting-edge health care ideas to reality.  The AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge invites all U.S. Show More Summary

Renowned Scientist and Administrative Leader at NYU Langone Elected to Board of National Cancer Research Organization

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has announced that Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, senior vice president and vice dean for science and chief scientific officer at NYU Langone Medical Center, has been named to its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Worst U.S. City for Walking Takes Steps for Improvement

Oklahoma City ranked dead last for walkability in a 2009 study of 500 communities by Prevention magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association, earning the title of "worst U.S. walking city." "Bleak" is how Jeff Speck, urban planner and author of Walkable City, describes walking in Oklahoma City seven years ago. Show More Summary

New Findings Suggest That the Rich Live Longer and Longevity for the Poor Is Determined by Geography

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) brings more nuance to our understanding of life expectancy among rich and poor Americans. Read more...

How Big Pharma used sexist advertising to hawk drugs to women

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) boasted slick, Mad Men–style ads in which women clearly “knew their place” and stayed in it. This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships...

Results of world's first study on new treatment for heroin addiction

The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool - hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication. read more

Doctor Shortages? Cut Tax Rates.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released projections showing that we may have doctor shortages in coming years. The demand for doctor services is rising in our aging society, but various factors in the healthShow More Summary

Roll Out Your Mat - Study Confirms Meditation and Yoga as Best Treatments for Back Pain

last monthHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you suffer from chronic back pain, it may be time to discover the benefits of yoga and meditation. In a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers compared several methods to treat low back...Show More Summary

New tool mines whole-exome sequencing data to match cancer with best drug

A University of Colorado Cancer study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) describes a new tool that interprets the raw data of whole exome tumor sequencing and then matches the cancer's unique genetics to FDA-approved targeted treatments. read more

NYU Langone Medical Center Awarded Grant for New Nationwide Initiative to Study Heart Disease in Women

Building on its national reputation in both cardiac research and women's health, NYU Langone Medical Center has received nearly $4 million in a four-year research grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) and has been selected as a center in the AHA's new Go Red For Women Research Network.

Pennsylvania Hospital Receives National Award for ICU Design

The trauma surgical intensive care unit at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia has received the ICU Design Citation award, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Health

The Dangers of a Bad Night's Sleep Are More Than You Think

Over 60 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. And as many as 1 in 6 of those use potentially-addictive prescription sleep medications with harmful side effects, which are associated with a threefold increased risk...Show More Summary

Predicting caries risk at 30-months of age in medical settings

Los Angeles, Calif., USA - Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Margherita Fontana, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, USA, will present a study...Show More Summary

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