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Ending DACA Could Have Dire Public Health Consequences

The pending termination of DACA may reverse these mental health benefits for the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries, and trigger a public health crisis, according to an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by Atheendar. S. Show More Summary

Drugs found to be more effective against depression than electric current

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers concluded that medicinal therapy was more than twice as effective as low-intensity brain stimulation, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Mass. General team reports first response of central nervous system tumor to CAR T-cells

(Massachusetts General Hospital) In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital research team reports a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage and the need for expert treatment

(St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are...Show More Summary

Medicaid partial expansion’s consequences

Adrianna Macintryre, Allen Joseph and Nicholas Bagley had a recent perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the possibility of a partial Medicaid expansion model. I want to explore some of the distributional and macro-economic implications of this possibility. (Disclaimer, I helped Adrianna with some of the data). But first, let’s see the […]

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Accounted for 5% of All Deaths in Netherlands Last Year

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published the data from the five year Netherlands euthanasia study entitled: End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 years. The data from the study indicates that there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 terminations of life without request) and 18,213 deaths […]

Dr. Don Berwick on Respect and Change at the Front Lines and Executive Levels

Back in 2012, I blogged twice about aspects of Dr. Donald M. Berwick's 1989 article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Continuous Improvement as an Ideal in Health Care.” The full text is only available to subscribers. As...Show More Summary

The New England Journal Of Medicine Looks At The Risks To Health And Health Services From IT Issues.

This article appeared last week:Threats to Information Security — Public Health ImplicationsWilliam J. Gordon, M.D., Adam Fairhall, A.L.M., and Adam Landman, M.D., M.I.S., M.H.S. July 12, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1707212In health care,Show More Summary

Cyber attacks can threaten public health

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Gordon and Landman have authored a Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine that addresses the growing threat of attacks on information systems and the potential implications on public health.

NEJM Case Reports Show Promise of Cancer Immunotherapy to Treat Rare Lymphoma

Three case reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate the promise of cancer immunotherapy in gray zone lymphoma, potentially paving the way for clinical trials utilizing this strategy in this and related conditions.

NEJM case reports show promise of cancer immunotherapy to treat rare lymphoma

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Three case reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate the promise of cancer immunotherapy against gray zone lymphoma, potentially paving the way for clinical trials utilizing this strategy in this and related conditions.

The New England Journal of Medicine Misses the Mark Again

Last month, The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial by R. Alta Charo, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin. In the editorial, Charo sharply criticizes Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appointees...Show More Summary

Study: Over 2.2 Billion People Overweight Or Obese Worldwide

There are now more than 2 billion people worldwide who are overweight or obese, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. So, to put that in a different sort of light, there are now roughly the same number of people in the world who are overweight or obese as […]

Post-Election Health Effects … Not Just Psychological?

Buried in the lower right corner of last week’s New England Journal of Medicine – not up on the left, which spawns the headlines – appears “Health Effects of Dramatic Societal Events – Ramifications of the

1 in 10 People in the World Are Now Considered Obese

New research in The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at global obesity rates, and doctors discuss the results.

A Third Of All Humans Are Now Either Overweight Or Obese

Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever before -- a development the authors are describing as a "growing and disturbing global public health crisis". More »      

Study: SGLT-2 Inhibitors Raise Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine researchers explain that their study suggests sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) drugs for type 2 diabetes may increase the risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). SGLT2 drugs lower blood sugar by blocking the reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys, allowing them to excrete this excess glucose […]

Government Regulation, Lawyers and the Opioid Crisis

By DEVON HERRICK A short letter to a medical journal nearly 40 years ago may have been the nudge that set the opioid crisis in motion. A letter to the New England Journal of Medicine asserted addiction to prescription opioids was rare, claiming only four addictions were documented out of thousands patients who were prescribed

More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds

3 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine showed problem had swept the globe, including regions that have historically had food shortages.

Trump really is making America angry and racist again

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

According to the New England Journal of Medicine—Trump is making Americans more angry and mentally ill: A new review paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that a growing body of empirical evidence shows how presidential elections can have effects on physical and mental health, and can influence behavior. Show More Summary

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