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UNC Doctors Analyze Treatment Options for Gallbladder Disease

A new review article, published in the July 23, 2015 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, analyzes the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to gallbladder disease.

Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among US Adults

Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today and conducted by researchers at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hospitals in Chicago and Nashville, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Is “Amazing Grace” Mediated Through The Placebo Effect?

Source: Chronicle Mike Magee This week, Ted Kaptchuk and Franklin Miller published a seminal article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Placebo Effects in Medicine”. I believe it will be remembered for many years,...Show More Summary

Diabetes drug’s happy side effect: Weight loss

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that taking daily shots of liraglutide (marketed as Saxenda) can help overweight or obese patients lose weight -- a lot of it. Patients taking the medication lost an average of more than 12 pounds, twice as much as those on a placebo, after 56 weeks.Read full article >>

The Importance of Placebo Effects to Medical Care

The "placebo effect" is often described as events that occur when patients show improvement from treatments that contain no active ingredients. A "Perspectives" article in the July 2 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine proposes that placebo effects be more broadly defined to reflect their role as a valuable component of medical care.

How Institutional Conflicts of Interest Exacerbate the Anechoic Effect - the Example of ASCO Fearing "Biting the Hand that Feeds You"

As we recently discussed (here, here, here and here), in May, 2015, the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably the world's foremost medical journal, published an editorial and a three-part commentary arguing that current concerns about the effects of financial conflicts of interest (COI) on health care are overblown(1-4). Show More Summary

Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

Monte Shaheen, MD, and colleagues from around the country recently published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about a promising new treatment for melanoma.

Perspective on TPP in an unlikely place—a medical journal

A new take on TPP, which appears in the New England Journal of Medicine, gives me another reason to give the TPP a thumbs down.

Study On Preventing College Rape Shows Us How We Should Run The World

There's a great study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine on a program for teaching college women how to behave in order to lower their risk of being sexually assaulted. The women who were assigned to take the four-part, small group training sessions were half as likely to [...]

Has criticism of the pharmaceutical industry gone too far?

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) called the question: Has criticism of the pharmaceutical industry, and of physician relationships with that industry, gone too far?  Are self-righteous “pharmascolds” blocking the kind of essential collaboration that brought streptomycin and other lifesaving treatments to market?  The editorial by Dr. Show More Summary

Are Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research Overblown?

The New England Journal of Medicine, the world's most influential medical journal, recently published three highly RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Another One Bites The Dust: On The Death Of A Social Media Site For Doctors

Like a certain late lamented parrot, CardioExchange is no more. It has ceased to be. The website was started by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society more than 5 years ago in the wake of the explosive and ubiquitous growth of social media. But the rise of social media also provoked tremendous uncertainty and [...]

Are commercial conflicts of interests justifiable in medical journals?

A group of former senior editors criticize a 'seriously flawed and inflammatory attack' by The New England Journal of Medicine on what that journal believes have become overly stringent policies on conflicts of interest.

How to Prevent Mental Health Problems? Begin at the Beginning With Infants and Toddlers

A new report recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows a downward trajectory in severe mental health issues for children between the ages of 6 and 17. On the surface, this is good news. Yet on the flip side, the...Show More Summary

Former NEJM editors slam “backtrack” on conflict of interest

Yesterday, Associate Editor Kathlyn Stone summarized ongoing reaction to the New England Journal of Medicine’s long-winded series justifying closer ties between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. She noted...Show More Summary

Say It Ain't So, Again - a "Push Poll" to Minimize the Hazards of Conflicts of Interest the New England Journal of Medicine?

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a remarkable series of apologiae for conflicts of interest,(1-4) about which we have published three posts, here, here, and here. Just to ice the cake, the NEJM also set up a reader poll on the subject. Show More Summary

Editors of World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journals: “Much of the Scientific Literature, Perhaps HALF, May Simply Be Untrue"...

Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are the two most prestigious medical journals in the world. It is therefore striking that their chief editors have both publicly written that corruption is undermining science. The editor...Show More Summary

Scott Walker, discussing abortion, says ultrasounds are “just a cool thing out there”

Thirty years ago, a doctor and a bioethicist wrote an article for the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting a woman seeking an abortion might change her mind after seeing an ultrasound of the developing fetus. The idea helped fuel a proposal -- mandatory ultrasounds before abortions -- popular among anti-abortion activists and infuriating to advocates for abortion […]

Responding to parts 2-3 of New England Journal of Medicine’s series on pharma-MD relations

Dr. Susan Molchan responds to the second and third pieces of a series by New England Journal of Medicine national correspondent Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum: Understanding Bias –The Case for Careful Study, and Beyond Moral Outrage –Weighing the Trade-Offs of COI Regulation. Show More Summary

Say It Ain't So: Logical Fallacies in Defense of Conflicts of Interest ... in the New England Journal of Medicine?

IntroductionWe have been viewing with alarm the web of conflicts of interest draped over medicine and health care since we started Health Care Renewal. We have been particularly concerned about how conflicts of interest may have ledShow More Summary

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