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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 […]

Publication of HPTN 052 final results

DURHAM, N.C. - The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced today that the final results of the HPTN 052 study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This pivotal study demonstrated that antiretroviral therapy...Show More Summary

Immunotherapy Benefits Relapsed Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that using repeated doses of an immunotherapy drug can restore a complete remission for some relapsed stem cell transplant recipients.

NEJM: "TBI's Long-Term Follow-Up -- Slow Progress in Science and Recovery"

Eleven years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, medical journalist Susan Okie, MD, first introduced readers to two U.S. Army veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq, and the challenges they faced in the recovery period after returning home. Show More Summary

Study Claiming More Women With Zika Virus Seeking Abortions is Bogus “Pro-Abortion Propaganda”

Don’t put too much stock into a new study claiming that illegal abortions are skyrocketing as a result of the Zika virus, a prominent pro-life physician said this week. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this June, claimed that the demand for abortions has increased drastically in South and Central America […]

Zika Virus Has Significantly Increased Demand For Abortion Pills

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Demand for the abortion pill has increased in several Latin American countries where citizens are currently suffering from the Zika virus, says the New England Journal of Medicine. In their latest study conducted with Women on Web, a non-profit organization

New England Journal Editorial Board Urges U.S. Physicians To Join Battle On Gun Control

The editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) released an online editorial yesterday urging U.S. physicians to join forces in the battle on gun control. In doing so, the NEJM’s editorial board, “joined a growing group of medical professionals taking sides in the highly politicized gun debate,” as [...]

Zika’s spread through South America fuels abortion rates: researchers

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Where Zika Goes, Abortion Rates Grow New research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that wherever warnings of Zika pop up, an increase in abortions will soon follow. Amid warnings that the mosquito-borne virus may be on the verge of becoming an “explosive pandemic”...

Two women started going temporarily blind from looking at their phones in bed. Sound familiar?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine titled "Transient Smartphone 'Blindness'" isn't quite as terrifying as the NYPD's warning about cell phones in bed back in February, but it certainly terrified two women enough to seek medical attention. Show More Summary

Staring at your smartphone screen at night could cause temporary blindness

2 months agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

After two cases of temporary blindness were reported, the New England Journal of Medicine published its findings. These found that if someone is using their smartphone in the dark, be sure to look at the screen with both eyes and not just one.

Zika warnings lead to 'significant' increase in demand for abortion in Latin America

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, in many ofShow More Summary

Zika is triggering a surge in demand for abortions across Latin America, study says

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Women in Zika-affected countries in Latin America are seeking help getting abortions in unprecedented numbers, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The virus can cause birth defects in the babies of women who carry it, but abortions are illegal across much of the affected region. More than 1,500 babies […]

2 Women Go Blind, in One Eye, After Using Their Phones

Doctors have identified a new smartphone hazard, albeit an ultimately benign one. They report in the New England Journal of Medicine on the first known cases of "transient smartphone blindness," temporary vision loss that appears to be harmless. For the two UK women identified as suffering from it, the blindness...

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