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Two People With Rare Disorder Offer Clues To Humans' Mysterious ‘Sixth Sense’

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Two people with a rare and little-understood disorder have helped scientists identify a gene that may be responsible for our “sixth sense” of body awareness. In a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected […]

ASTRO Encourages Prostate Cancer Patients to Weigh Long-Term Impact of Treatment Options with Their Doctors

In light of the findings from the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) would like to congratulate the authors...Show More Summary

My Thyroid Cancer

My husband and I were intrigued to discover that this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has articles on both of our cancers! Larry is doing active surveillance for prostate cancer, the article that’s making

Overall impressive: News media coverage of NEJM study on treating vs not treating prostate cancer

Joy Victory is deputy managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets as @thejoyvictory.  An important new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides clarity on outcomes of men with early prostate cancer whoShow More Summary

Becoming A Hosehead: Sleeping My Way To Better Health

CPAP machines are in the news this month after the New England Journal of Medicine released a study casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing heart problems. See here for an explanation of the study and a summary of reasons why it is likely not accurate. Show More Summary

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld recommends shared decision-making in treating adult sinusitis

(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology Richard M. Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., recommends a process of shared decision-making between physicians and patients in the treatment of adult sinusitis.

Umbilical cord blood transplant is associated with high survival rate among high-risk leukemia patients

Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicin...

How the ABMS MOC Program Threatens Major Medical Journal Integrity

3 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

They are two of the most prestigious academic journal's in the United States: the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Both have published extensively on the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Show More Summary

CPAP Doesn't Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Sleep Apnea, According to the NEJM, But Can That Be True?

By Gerard J. Meskill, MD To the many patients who use or have been prescribed CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the recently published article from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) may be cause for alarm. This research...Show More Summary

New Ultrasound Treatment Could Be An Alternative to Brain Surgery For Essential Tremors

Imagine using ultrasound waves to treat essential tremors instead of brain surgery. A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine says this opens the door for non-invasive treatments. In July, an Israeli company, Insightec, received FDA approval for a new device that will bring this treatment to millions of people affected by essential tremors.

Exablate Neuro Focused Ultrasound System Effectively Treats Essential Tremor Without Surgery

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a study evaluating InSightec‘s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound system for treatment of essential tremor. The system received FDA approval to market the device only last month and the study results make clear why. Show More Summary

Scalpel-Free Surgery Proves Safe, Effective for Treating Essential Tremor

A study published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers the most in-depth assessment yet of the safety and effectiveness of a high-tech alternative to brain surgery to treat the uncontrollable shaking caused by the most common movement disorder. And the news is very good.

Got a Thyroid Tumor? Most Should Be Left Alone.

A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine confirms what many cancer researchers have known — that an “epidemic” can be traced to overdiagnosis.

Clinical Trials Doctors Demand Ownership Of Patients' Data

A group of clinical trials doctors announce, in a position paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, that they should have complete ownership of patients' data, basically forever, so that they can publish as many papers as they like. Show More Summary

Acetaminophen does not aggravate children's asthma

Contrary to earlier reports, giving acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) for pain and fever does not worsen asthma in young children with the condition, concludes a randomized trial in the August 18 New England Journal of Medicine. read mo...

Science Without Open Data Isn't Science

A new position paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has generated a lot of controversy among some scientists: Toward Fairness in Data Sharing. It's not hard to see why: the piece criticizes the concept of data sharing in the context of clinical trials. Show More Summary

Plant-Based Diets Protect From Heart Disease Better Than Mediterranean Diets

The Mediterranean diet has long been touted for its benefits as an overall balanced way of eating. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the Mediterranean diet as it relates to prevention of heart disease,...Show More Summary

Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Mortality of African American Soldiers, Athletes with Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

A new study published Aug. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that among African American U.S. Army Soldiers, sickle cell trait is not associated with an increase in mortality, but is associated with a modest increase in the risk of exertional rhabdomyolysis.

What does the opioid crisis have to do with patient satisfaction?

The chief medical officer for Press Ganey Associates, Dr. Thomas Lee, recently posted a blog article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “The Pain That Results From Pain Management.” It is no surprise that Dr. Lee takes a stand in defense of patient satisfaction surveys. His company is one of the leading companies in […]

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