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“Mississippi Baby” Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find

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...

'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find

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 HIVShow More Summary

New medication shows promise in treating common skin disease

An investigational medication shows promise in treating the most common skin disorder, often referred to as eczema or atopic dermatitis, according to a study published July 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could...Show More Summary

No, 20 Million Haven’t "Gained Coverage" Under Obamacare

2 days agoNews : Reason

A report in he New England Journal of Medicine tallies up the various ways hat Obamacare has expanded health insurance coverage and estimates hat a total of 20 million people have "gained coverage under the ACA" as of May 1. It’s a count...Show More Summary

Obamacare's six-month checkup

The New England Journal of Medicine rounds up what we know so far about the first enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act so far, and most of the news is good. The best of the news is the numbers—20 million total enrollees under the law. Those are blockbuster enrollment numbers, considering the very bumpy start. Show More Summary

New England Journal of Medicine: Pro-Assisted Suicide, Pro-Rationing, Anti-Hobby Lobby

The New England Journal of Medicine is a cultural wrecking ball. Whenever it turns to ethics, it reliably sides with the culture of death–pro assisted suicide and health care rationing–or against conscience rights of those who dissent from the reigning moral orthodoxy. For example, it disdains the right of medical professionals to refuse participation in abortion. Now, […]

GW Researchers Present Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease as Interconnected Syndromes

Researchers at the George Washington University were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, calling for greater follow-up care for those with acute kidney injury, as these patients often present later in life with chronic kidney disease, and vice versa.

Teen left with airbag imprinted on eyes after its deploy

Fascinating photos released by the New England Journal of Medicine show the 17-year-old girl with a checkered pattern painfully etched into her eyes. Incredibly after just two weeks her eyes had completely healed.

Should FDA or Pharma Correct/Edit Drug Information on Wikipedia?

A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective ("Drug Safety in the Digital Age") suggests that the FDA "update or automatically feed new safety communications to Wikipedia pages." The authors cite this precedent: "In 2008, the...Show More Summary

Critic of Profit-Driven Health Care Dies

Arnold S. Relman, the longtime editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and an influential critic of the profit-driven health care system, died at his Cambridge, Mass., home Tuesday. He was 91. In a provocative 1980 essay in the...Show More Summary

Dr. Arnold Relman, Outspoken Medical Editor, Dies at 91

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Dr. Relman was a longtime editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, which became a platform for his influential attacks on the profit-driven health care system.

AHC’s and The “Medical-Industrial Complex” : Re-establishing Appropriate Checks and Balances

Mike Magee In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, there were dueling articles addressing the question whether this nation’s investment in Academic Medical Centers is helping or hurting when it comes to improving the quality and efficiency of our health care system. In the lead article, Gail Wilensky and her co-authors add up the [...]

reading list: marijuana advertising and lessons from tobacco

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Kimber P. Richter, Ph.D., M.P.H. & Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., Big Marijuana — Lessons from Big Tobacco, New England Journal of Medicine: [T]obacco was not always as lethal or addictive as it is today. In the 1880s, few people used tobacco...Show More Summary

Be personable and make a huge difference in a patient’s recovery

I have long been a fan of the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, which is published weekly in the New England Journal of Medicine. For many years, I made a point of recommending them to medical students and internal medicine residents as a model of concise yet comprehensive case presentations. Continue reading... Your […]

AMA Claims Of Right To Lead Largely Ignored

Mike Magee In a September 6, 2012 article in the New England Journal of Medicine written by leaders from the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton titled “What Business Are We In? The Emergence of Health As The Business of Health Care.”, the authors write: “….whereas doctors [...]

How do we die? What killed Americans in 1900 vs. 2010

Americans aren't dying the way they used to. The data come from an article published by the New England Journal of Medicine, which combed through 200 years worth of its back issues to look into how Americans die.

Drug Trial Shows Promise for Treating Constipation Caused by Pain Medicines

Taking medicines for chronic pain can often lead to constipation, but a New England Journal of Medicine study shows a daily pill can get things moving again.

Is “operationalize” operational?

Q: I noticed the word “operationalize” in an article about medical education in the March 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. But I can’t find it in my big dictionary at home, nor in my go-to computer dictionary. Is it operational? A: The verb “operationalize” may be clunky and relatively new, but... ? Read More: Is “operationalize” operational?

Test and Treat Inmates to Curb Spread of Hepatitis C

To stave off  the worst of the oncoming hepatitis C epidemic, a new “Perspective” article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests making the testing and treating of prison inmates a priority. Nearly 4 million Americans may be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Many of them don’t know they carry HCV, which can take […]

Studies Published in New England Journal of Medicine Identify Promising Drug Therapies for Fatal Lung Disease

Researchers in separate clinical trials found two drugs slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease with no effective treatment or cure, and for which there is currently no therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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