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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

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

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

Trump Is Making America More Hostile and Mentally Ill: New England Journal of Medicine

A new study suggests the 2016 election has taken a steep toll on our physical and psychological health. 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

Breast Cancer Special Report in NEJM Shows Why Women 40-49 Should Get Regular Mammograms

Lannin and Wang, published June 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that younger women of screening age are more likely to develop aggressive breast cancers than older women. This added risk reinforces why women should start annual mammography screening at age 40.

Trump is making America more hostile and mentally ill: New England Journal of Medicine study

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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. Specifically, they found evidence that suggests that the campaign and...

Alectinib potential new standard of care for ALK-positive non-small lung cancer

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Results of a 303-patient, multi-national phase III clinical trial known as ALEX published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented concurrently at the American Society...Show More Summary

The Letter From 37 Years Ago That Spurred the Opioid Crisis

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, but reassured by the letter, which called addiction "rare"...

Did This 100-Word Letter Help Spark The Opioid Epidemic?

A 1980 letter to The New England Journal of Medicine has been cited in scientific literature 608 times, 72% of the time as evidence that addiction was rare in patients treated with opioids.

Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

Results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, had fewer seizures after taking a daily oral solution of the cannabis compound called cannabidiol, which does not have the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Show More Summary

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