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Amazing New Study Impacts Abortion: 71% of Babies Born at 22-23 Weeks Survive

A new paper from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics finds that among premature babies born at 22 to 23 weeks LMP (20-21 weeks post-fertilization) who are given “active” care, 61 to 71 percent survive. This is an even higher survival rate than reported last year by the New England Journal of […]

Loyola First Center in Illinois to Receive Physical Therapy Accreditation in Women's Health

Loyola University Medical Center is the first center in Illinois to be accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in women's health. Loyola is one of nine centers nationwide to receive the accreditation.

Loyola Receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Eighth Year in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines(r)-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

30 Percent of Female Doctors Have Been Sexually Harassed, According to Survey

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Among one of the most high-achieving cohorts of doctors in the United States, sexism and sexual harassment is all too common, according to a survey published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The 1,066 doctors...Show More Summary

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from May 14-18.

MS Drug Mitoxantrone May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the May 11, 2016, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Mitoxantrone suppresses the immune system. It was first developed as a chemotherapy drug for certain cancers.

News Briefs for April 15, 2016

The Association of American University Presses received a $50,200 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Backstage Library Works has developed a Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) deconstruction service, the University of Illinois at...Show More Summary

More on corporate funding of nutrition research: exchange of letters

In January this year, JAMA Internal Medicine published my Viewpoint on corporate funding of nutrition research: science or marketing. Richard Kahn, former chief scientist and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, wrote a letter in reply (see below for more about him).  The journal published his letter, along with my response, in its current issue. […]

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

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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

2 months 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...

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