A new study suggests that because e-cigarettes contain nicotine, they may be a "gateway drug" for users. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that e-cigarettes could make users more likely to use other drugs, such as cocaine. Show More Summary
Nicotine-whether it comes from a traditional or electronic cigarette-could be a gateway drug to marijuana and cocaine, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
LEBANON, NH – As the federal government plans its exit strategy from the war, now may be the time for it to rethink its role in providing health care to veterans, says a Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The New England Journal of Medicine published research results on Aug. 21 from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with...Show More Summary
Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine. An estimated 1 in 3 children with sickle cell anemia experiences silent strokes — loss of blood flow to parts of the brain. Show More Summary
Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published three papers about the effects of salt consumption on health. Their apparently contradictory findings have served to further fuel an unwarranted debate about the harms, or otherwise, of excessive dietary salt. More »
Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are from the first randomized, controlled trial to compare high and standard doses of flu vaccine in older people. Show More Summary
UAB Distinguished Professor Suzanne Oparil's editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.
Mike Magee An editorial in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine asks, “Is it Time For A Tobacco-free Military?” The article nicely summarizes the arguments for (few) and against (many) the promotion of cigarette tobacco on bases, in the commissaries, and on the battle field. It also lays out accurately that previous attempts to [...]
A report in The New England Journal of Medicine traces the spread of the recent Ebola outbreak from Gueckedou, Guinea, to nations worldwide. As The NY Times reports, West African governments have gone 'medieval' as they have revivedShow More Summary
Breast cancer risks for one of potentially the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes are today reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of seventy. read more
People who are overweight and obese have a much higher chance of getting Type-2 diabetes, compared to those with a healthy weight. A paper published online March 31, 2014 in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ argued that performing...Show More Summary
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the release of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimating that 10.3 million uninsured adults gained health care coverage following the first open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The report examines trends in insurance before and after the...
Some favorable data on the Affordable Care Act which came out before today’s news of another Republican court victory in their ongoing efforts to deny people the benefits of Obamacare: The New England Journal of Medicine has reviewed the increase in coverage under the Affordable Care Act and concluded: Taking all existing coverage expansions together, [...]
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) — not a slouch — has just published a progress report on “Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act” — “an overview of Obamacare’s first year, its successes and the challenges ahead.” Talking Points Memo (TPM) says: The NEJM report pulled a wealth of information, much of [...]
New England Journal of Medicine: 20 million Americans now covered through Obamacare.
NEWS YOU CAN USE: 3 Things To Know About Niacin And Heart Health. “Recent studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The studies reveal that although this B vitamin can reduce triglyceride levels, [...]
Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment.
The child known as the “Mississippi baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric...