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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

Another Study Finds E-Cigs May Contain Formaldehyde

Science is back with more sobering news about vaping. A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes contains a high concentration of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. But don't panic quite yet. Read more...

E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde.

Duty to Die: Author Says Too Few People in Oregon are Requesting Assisted Suicide

Just as an illustration of where too many among the intelligentsia and technocratic classes are concerning euthanasia: I would like to briefly review a book review by former New England Journal of Medicine executive editor–and assisted suicide booster–Marcia Angell. Angell reviews Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. I have read the book […]

Slow Down on Creating Alternate MOC Pathways

2 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Yesterday was a remarkable day for practicing US physicians.  It was the day two articles appeared side by side in the New England Journal of Medicine: one promoting the American Board of Medical Specialties' Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) program, and another that thoroughly debunked it. Show More Summary

Major Study Sends Clear Safety Message to Prevent Brain Injury in Children

An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children - published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine - provides convincing evidence that protecting children in advance from head injuries is the key to reducing their severity.

New England Journal of Medicine finds less racial disparity in hospital care

As of November, some four million poor adults were included in the national "coverage gap," a consequence of state decisions not to expand Medicaid. As the chart shows, Latinos and blacks make up a highly disproportionate share of these...Show More Summary

Study Published in the New England Journal of Medicine Finds Intra-Arterial Treatment for Clot Removal Is More Effective at Treating Stroke Than Standard Medical Care

Investigators found that using intra-arterial treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in a large vessel supplying blood to the brain provides better outcomes than trying to dissolve the clot using a clot-busting drug (lytic) alone.

Sobering New Take

A new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes Obama may not be able to salvage Obamacare if the Supreme Court invalidates its tax credits.

North Hollywood's IPC on leading edge of 'hospitalist' specialty

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In 1996, the term "hospitalist" was coined in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that described the growing medical specialty of doctors and other healthcare professionals devoted to caring for patients in hospitals.

Receptor protein GPR101 linked to gigantism in kids

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals the role of a receptor protein derived from a gene that has been linked to human growth. The work was led by researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute...Show More Summary

Hep C Drug Marks 97% Cure Rate in Transplant Patients

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A new study reported on by the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that an experimental cocktail called AbbVie showed remarkable cure rates.

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspective" article...Show More Summary

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, One Year Later

One year after his 'New England Journal of Medicine' article notes the hardship faced by people with no medical insurance, Michael Stillman writes another showing the success of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky.

Living Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure or Preeclampsia Once Pregnant

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found living kidney donors were more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) or preeclampsia than non-donors.

Investigational drug may offer another option to treat Marfan syndrome

A new treatment for Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disease that can lead to heart problems, works as well as the currently recommended medical therapy, beta blockers, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Angela...Show More Summary

Why There Is No Surgeon General Today.

Mike Magee The New England Journal of Medicine asks this week, “Where is the Surgeon General?” In their words: “As an unchecked Ebola epidemic moves out of West Africa to touch the United States and the rest of the world, we should rightfully...Show More Summary

Growth of Digital Pharmaceutical Marketing Tactics Targeting Physicians Requires New Industry Standards, According to Penn Researchers

A new perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by health policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, describes various digital...Show More Summary

Fascinating comparison of the top 10 causes of death in 1900 and 2010

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This chart by the New England Journal of Medicine compares the top causes of death in the United States in 1900 and 2010. The shift is fascinating—in little more than a century, humanity has eradicated so many diseases. Others, however, have increased, like cancer and heart disease. Read more...

The Top 10 Causes Of Death In 1900 Vs Death In 2010

This chart by the New England Journal of Medicine compares the top causes of death in the United States in 1900 and 2010. The shift is fascinating — in little more than a century, humanity has eradicated so many diseases. Others, however, have increased, like cancer and heart disease. More »      

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