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Genome sequencing provides diagnosis for some types of intellectual disability

(Vancouver, Canada - May 25, 2016) A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability. Show More Summary

Mutation protects against heart disease

According to new international research, just less than one per cent of the population is naturally protected against developing chronic coronary artery diseases.. The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world's most highly renowned health journals, has just published the results of international genetic research collaborations. read more

COPD Symptoms Common Among Smokers, Even When Undiagnosed

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that smokers, who wouldn't typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent with the diagnosis.

Study points to challenges, hopes of helping vulnerable patients avoid stroke

AUSTIN, Texas -- A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today demonstrates both the importance and the challenge of treating people who are at high risk of a stroke. In the study, led by Dr. Clay Johnston, a neurologist...Show More Summary

NEJM Fails to Publish Comments Critical of ACCME Perspective Piece

last monthIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Screen Shot was taken 4/19/2016 of NEJM web page showing undeclared conflict of interest (Click to enlarge) I find it interesting that my comment to the New England of Journal of Medicine pointing out the undisclosed conflict of interest...Show More Summary

Zika Virus News: Birth Defect Link Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that Zika virus causes a severe birth defect called, microcephaly. The CDC report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows there is no single piece of evidence, rather a number of evidence-based conclusions. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "We know there is […]

Second Gene Therapy Nears Approval in Europe: Lessons for CRISPR?

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing has been around not even 4 years, and people are avidly discussing its promises and perils (see “The Public and the Gene Editing Revolution” in today’s New England Journal of Medicine). That’s great. But

Dr. John Toussaint Responds to the NEJM Piece: What Lean Really Is

Regular readers will remember my post about the New England Journal of Medicine piece on Lean by Pamela Hartzband, M.D., and Jerome Groopman, M.D. that so badly confused Lean with top-down Taylorism. John Toussaint, M.D., the former CEO of ThedaCare and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value wrote a long response that was […]

New Lyme Disease Study Reveals Strong Reporting Bias

On March 31, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that concludes, "In patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease, longer-term antibiotic treatment did not have additional beneficial effects on health-related...Show More Summary

"Immersion Day" to Expose Hospital Board Members to Real Health Care for a Day - A Great Idea, but Why Should It Be News?

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Bock and Paulus describing an innovative program at Mission Health in Asheville, NC to expose health system board members to the real world of health care.(1) The...Show More Summary

Fresh fruit associated with lower risk of heart attack and stroke

People who eat fresh fruit on most days are at lower risk of heart attack and stroke than people who rarely eat fresh fruit, according to new research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings come from a 7-year study of half a million adults in China, where fresh fruit consumption is much lower than in countries like the UK or US. read more

'Illusion of control' leads to inappropriate medical treatment use

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. presidential campaign season has reignited debates on how best to deliver cost-effective, high quality care. A new perspective paper in the New England Journal of Medicine advocates for a comprehensive approach to recognize and manage "therapeutic illusion" to improve use of medical treatments. Show More Summary

There They Go Again - the New England Medical Journal Publishes another Rant, this Time about Power Morcellation

In 2015, we noted (here and here) that the New England Journal of Medicine seemed to have been reduced to publishing rants about "pharmascolds" who are paranoid about conflicts of interest. Now there they go again.... BackgroundThe sad story about the risks of power morcellation for the treatment of fibroids has received considerable media attention. Show More Summary

NEJM Responds to Allegations Its Correspondent Reported Confidential, Inaccurate Patient Information

The subject of a recent New England Journal of Medicine essay claims that its physician author traded on inside information about the subject's cancer care that she obtained in her position as a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where some of the cancer treatment occurred. Show More Summary

US unintended pregnancies declined between 2008 and 2011

Although the US still has a long way to go in preventing unintended pregnancies, an article published earlier this month in the New England Journal of Medicine had some good news: The proportion of US pregnancies that were unintended dropped from 51% in 2008 to 45% in 2011.

New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants From Any Donor

3 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The procedure, disclosed in a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, could also work for l lung and liver transplants.

Decline in dementia rate offers “cautious hope”

Last year, the Alzheimer's Association predicted that rates of dementia would continue to rise. However, a report recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that rates of dementia have actually dropped steadily over the past three decades. Show More Summary

Paleo-diet debates evolve into something bigger

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The article kicked off not just a diet but also a movement. Appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 1985, “Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications” argued that the human body is “genetically programmed” to run not on a modern diet but on the foods consumed by our Stone Age ancestors.Read full article >>

The New England Journal ofMedicine” Just Published an Article From Non-Doctor Cecile Richards

She isn’t a doctor, and her background is in politics, not medicine. Yet, the New England Journal of Medicine gave Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards space on its pages this month as if she was an expert in women’s medicine. Richards’ article, “Protecting and Expanding Access to Birth Control” is dated March 3, 2016 and […]

#IAmAResearchParasite

Towards the end of January, there were three editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine with somewhat overlapping authors and somewhat conflicting messages. The first editorial was D.B. Taichman et al., "Sharing clinical trial...Show More Summary

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