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The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspective" article...Show More Summary

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, One Year Later

One year after his 'New England Journal of Medicine' article notes the hardship faced by people with no medical insurance, Michael Stillman writes another showing the success of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky.

Living Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure or Preeclampsia Once Pregnant

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found living kidney donors were more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) or preeclampsia than non-donors.

Investigational drug may offer another option to treat Marfan syndrome

A new treatment for Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disease that can lead to heart problems, works as well as the currently recommended medical therapy, beta blockers, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Angela...Show More Summary

Why There Is No Surgeon General Today.

Mike Magee The New England Journal of Medicine asks this week, “Where is the Surgeon General?” In their words: “As an unchecked Ebola epidemic moves out of West Africa to touch the United States and the rest of the world, we should rightfully...Show More Summary

Growth of Digital Pharmaceutical Marketing Tactics Targeting Physicians Requires New Industry Standards, According to Penn Researchers

A new perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by health policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, describes various digital...Show More Summary

Fascinating comparison of the top 10 causes of death in 1900 and 2010

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This chart by the New England Journal of Medicine compares the top causes of death in the United States in 1900 and 2010. The shift is fascinating—in little more than a century, humanity has eradicated so many diseases. Others, however, have increased, like cancer and heart disease. Read more...

The Top 10 Causes Of Death In 1900 Vs Death In 2010

This chart by the New England Journal of Medicine compares the top causes of death in the United States in 1900 and 2010. The shift is fascinating — in little more than a century, humanity has eradicated so many diseases. Others, however, have increased, like cancer and heart disease. More »      

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT could be cost effective says Dartmouth study

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively...Show More Summary

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively...Show More Summary

Medical Marijuana Receives Mixed Signals With This Latest Study

A recent marijuana study in the "New England Journal of Medicine" suggests that marijuana's benefit versus risk profile may be more bifurcated than initially suspected.

More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. "Because of its high level of contagiousness, measlesShow More Summary

Survival rates in pediatric umbilical cord transplants may indicate a new standard of care

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL (October 29, 2014) – A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

Doctors Say Quarantining Medical Workers Just Makes the Ebola Epidemic Worse

Photo of medical workers in West Africa via the European Commission DG ECHO Flickr account The New England Journal of Medicine doesn’t usually wade into whatever political issue is lighting up cable news, so it was something to see the...Show More Summary

New England Journal of Medicine blasts N.Y., N.J. Ebola quarantines

The New England Journal of Medicine is ripping the states who issued mandatory quarantines for returning Ebola health care workers.

Top medical journal calls out Christie for “unfair and unwise” Ebola quarantine

The New England Journal of Medicine slams New York and New Jersey for their anti-scientific policies

Movie Review: Antonio Banderas gets his I, Robot on in the dreary sci-fi thriller Autómata

Some recent happenings from the actual, current field of robotics: In July, a study published in the New England Journal Of Medicine found no higher rates of success in bladder cancer surgery conducted by robots (touted as minimallyShow More Summary

Study: Providing Teens With Free Long-Acting Contraception Dramatically Lowers Births and Abortions

2 months agoNews : Reason

The New England Journal of Medicine is reporting the results of the Contraceptive CHOICE project in St. Louis, Missouri. The teenager were educated about using long-acting contraception such as intra-uterine devices (IUDs) versus shorter acting contraception such as the pill. Show More Summary

Medical reversals: When wonder drugs become harmful

Twenty-five years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine issued a report on a stunning new medical discovery: Aspirin helps prevent heart attacks. Yes, good ol’ aspirin. Known since the time of Hippocrates for its magical abilities to quell fever and pain, it took only 2,000 years for us to understand the science of it well enough to design a ‘sufficiently […]

Contraception, News Coverage, and Identifying Fringe Groups

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

The story of the day comes from The New York Times, which reports on this study in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the results of a project that provided long-term contraception to teenagers. The results were both stunning...Show More Summary

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