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Doctors Failed to Report Half of All Euthanasia Deaths in Belgium

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published  a new study concerning the Belgium euthanasia experience titled: Recent Trends in Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Practices in Belgium. Similar to previous studies, researchers sent a four page questionnaire to 6188 physicians who had certified death certificates in the first half of 2013 in Flanders Belgium. The […]

MSU Doctors' Discovery of How Malaria Kills Children Will Lead to Life-Saving Treatments

In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease...

What if 150,000 People a Year Were Euthanized in the U.S., Some Without Their Consent?

Belgium has surpassed the Netherlands as the hastened death capital of the world. A study out of Flanders, published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 18% of patients deaths come either from lethal injection/assisted suicide or from being put into a deep coma and left to die. Click here to sign up for daily […]

Almost 5% of All People Who Die in Belgium are Euthanized, Some Without Consent

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (March 17, 2015) published the basic statistics related to a new study titled: Recent Trends in Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Practices in Belgium. Similar to previous studies, this study sent questionnaires to 6188 physicians in Flanders Belgium, who had certified death certificates in the first half of 2013. […]

Man's Penis 'Snaps' During Sex (NSFW)

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

That's gotta hurt. A jarring image published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday shows a penile 'fracture' that occurred after a man jammed his erect penis into his lover's perineum. Dr. Robert J. Hartman, Jr., of Brigham...Show More Summary

Death with Dignity and Self-Determination

I recently learned that my first Chief of Medicine, Arnold "Bud" Relman, M.D., Emeritus Professor at Harvard Medical School, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, and fierce defender of Medicare for All, was denied any help from his colleagues in Massachusetts as he lay dying. Show More Summary

Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Study Shows Longer-Term CMV Treatment Effective for Symptomatic Babies

Previous research indicated six weeks of treatment improved hearing, but new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal six months is better.

Multicenter Study Finds Respiratory Viruses Most Common Cause of Pneumonia in Children

Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine....

Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says He Was Unfairly Cast as a Hazard and a Hero

4 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

In an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Craig Spencer, who was New York City’s first Ebola patient, took issue with how he was portrayed by politicians and the news media.

Fingers crossed: good news about preventing peanut allergies

The New England Journal of Medicine has a new study that suggests the need to rethink whether to feed peanuts to babies. As the Wall Street Journal explains, peanut allergies can be life-threatening and they are increasing among the population. Dr. Gideon Lack and his colleagues randomly assigned infants to be fed peanuts (really, peanut butter) not until […]

Eating peanuts prevents peanut allergies

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The results of a major new trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicate that for children who are at risk of developing a peanut allergy, eating peanuts greatly reduces the chance of an allergy. This is pretty huge...Show More Summary

Race Matters: New Report Addresses Racism In Healthcare Industry & Doctors’ Preference For White Patients

New Report Examines Racism Against African-Americans In Healthcare A new report out of the New England Journal of Medicine is bring the ugly, racist dynamic in healthcare to the forefront in hopes of sparking discussion that will lead to change.

Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests

last monthHealth : Well

The finding, in The New England Journal of Medicine, addresses a condition that afflicts 2 percent of American children.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Significatnly Speed Up Destruction of Blood Clots

Endovascular clot retrieval might become the standard future treatment for ischemic strokes, thanks to recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. While this option may be better than existing clot busting drugs,...Show More Summary

More research tries to link e-cigs to formaldehyde

A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine has tried linking e-cigs and vaping to dangerous levels of formaldehyde and much like the Japanese study before it, it exaggerates the actual danger. Once again one might be inclined to read just the headline that states ‘E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde’, […]

Deadly distrust

Gregg Mitman’s article in the September 17th New England Journal of Medicine, “Ebola in a Stew of Fear,” is unfortunately all too prescient. Dr. Mitman highlighted “the ecology of fear” in Western Africa. Fear is present on both the part of Westerners (scared of Africa’s yellow fever, malaria, Ebola, its mere “different-ness”), and by native Africans (of

Smoking Kills More People Than We Thought: Study

How many Americans does smoking kill each year? If you’re going by the surgeon general, the answer is about 480,000. But a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests the number is actually more like 575,000. The issue is that only 21 causes of death are officially blamed on smoking, the […]

Order matters: Sequence of genetic mutations determines how cancer behaves

The order in which genetic mutations are acquired determines how an individual cancer behaves, according to research from the University of Cambridge, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

2,500 women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research offers...Show More Summary

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