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Why should we worry about conflict of interest?

A recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reads like an expose. Well, at least three of the research articles do. So exciting! I don’t want medicine — my field — to be ethically unsavory, but it is sometimes. It makes me proud to see that it polices itself and that […]

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will...Show More Summary

Seniors combining brain-altering drugs despite risks: Study

In the span of ten years, the number of American seniors who are taking at least three medications that affect the brain has increased two-fold, despite the risks associated with polypharmacy. This information comes from a recent study...Show More Summary

Acupressure associated with better sleep

New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society have found that nursing home patients have a better quality of sleep after receiving acupressure treatment. The study was conducted by the Taipei Medical University...Show More Summary

To App or Not to App: Psychiatrists Issue Landmark Guidelines

In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with over 10,000 devoted to mental health. Show More Summary

Will Sudanese Doctors Be Able To Enter The U.S. To Take A Medical Exam?

The Sudanese American Medical Association hasn't gotten any answers from the embassy. [ more › ]

Twenty Years Later, And We Still Don’t Routinely Offer BRCA Test To Women At High Risk For Breast Cancer

A report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that too few women with recently diagnosed breast cancer and at high risk of a BRCA genetic mutation received appropriate genetic counseling and testing...Show More Summary

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Kids Have a “Right”to Abortion

Today, Ohio Right to Life and a coalition of medical associations urged the American Academy of Pediatrics to rescind its recent statement reaffirming abortion as a “right” of adolescents. The Academy released its statement last week, along with a sharp critique of parental consent and notification laws. In a subsequent interview, supporters of the statement called […]

AGA statement on US travel ban

(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is concerned that the recent US executive order on immigration could limit scientific exchange, delay patient care and impair medical training.

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant

The ATA has awarded a 2016 ThyCa Research Grant to Trevor Angell, MD, Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, for his project entitled "Assessment of Circulation Immune...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Regular meal patterns may protect against heart disease

A new statement released by the American Heart Association finds that planning and timing meals and snacks may help reduce heart disease risk.

Do we need more screening for sleep apnea?

Here we go again. To screen or not to screen, that is the question. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF), in a report published in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), says there is not enough evidence to weigh the benefits and risks of screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults who […]

Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association.

Media registration now open for 'Bio in Beer-Sheva, Israel: The Murray Fromson Journalism Fellowship'

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, the Fromson Fellowship cohort will offer up to 10 selected science, health and medical journalists the opportunity to report on the myriad biomedical research projects and innovations that are being developed at or in partnership with BGU. Show More Summary

Rutgers Student Leads the Way at Association of American Medical Colleges

With a healthy streak of activism, tempered by a keen interest in helping others, it's totally in Jose Medina's character to be a change agent. Trained in social work and bioethics, the second-year medical student - who was recentlyShow More Summary

Is it asthma? Many diagnosed with condition receiving unnecessary or incorrect treatment

As many as 1 in 3 adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Canadian researchers evaluated 613 patients with physician-diagnosed asthma and found that 203 participants (33%) most likely did not have the disease. After an additional 12 months […]

Medical School Curriculum Shifts To Value-Based Care

Medical schools and the American Medical Association are introducing new courses and altering graduate medical education as fee-for-service medicine gives way to value-based care models.

AMA And Family Doctors Rip Trump Vaccine Commission

The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians Tuesday night blasted the Trump administration idea that a new commission on vaccine safety was needed.

Psychology essential to achieving goals of patient-centered medical homes

(American Psychological Association) Psychologists can offer critical experience and expertise in strengthening the increasingly common model of coordinated health care, the patient-centered medical home, helping to achieve the 'triple...Show More Summary

12th Annual Murray Fromson Medical Journalism Fellowship

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) This year, (March 17 - 24) 8-10 U.S. science, health and medical journalists will be selected to report on the myriad bio-research projects and innovations in Israel that are being developed at or in partnership with BGU. Show More Summary

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