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A VA exit strategy

LEBANON, NH ­– As the federal government plans its exit strategy from the war, now may be the time for it to rethink its role in providing health care to veterans, says a Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

DeVincenzo study breakthrough in RSV research

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The New England Journal of Medicine published research results on Aug. 21 from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with...Show More Summary

Monthly transfusions reduce strokes in children with sickle cell anemia

Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine. An estimated 1 in 3 children with sickle cell anemia experiences silent strokes — loss of blood flow to parts of the brain. Show More Summary

Monthly Transfusions Reduce Strokes in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Monthly blood transfusions reduce the risk of stroke in young patients with sickle cell anemia, scientists report Aug. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Why The Science Of Salt And Health Can Be Unsavoury

This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published three papers about the effects of salt consumption on health. Their apparently contradictory findings have served to further fuel an unwarranted debate about the harms, or otherwise, of excessive dietary salt. More »      

Older people should get high dose flu shot: study

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are from the first randomized, controlled trial to compare high and standard doses of flu vaccine in older people. Show More Summary

Research Questioning Sodium Intake Guidelines Supported in New England Journal of Medicine Editorial

UAB Distinguished Professor Suzanne Oparil's editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.

Why I Smoked “L&M’s”.

Mike Magee An editorial in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine asks, “Is it Time For A Tobacco-free Military?” The article nicely summarizes the arguments for (few) and against (many) the promotion of cigarette tobacco on bases, in the commissaries, and on the battle field. It also lays out accurately that previous attempts to [...]

Ebola Control Goes 'Medieval': From Patient Zero To Pandemic In 7 Months

A report in The New England Journal of Medicine traces the spread of the recent Ebola outbreak from Gueckedou, Guinea, to nations worldwide. As The NY Times reports, West African governments have gone 'medieval' as they have revivedShow More Summary

Gene increases risk of breast cancer to 1 in 3 by age 70

Breast cancer risks for one of potentially the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes are today reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of seventy. read more

Heart Disease Prevention - Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes?

People who are overweight and obese have a much higher chance of getting Type-2 diabetes, compared to those with a healthy weight. A paper published online March 31, 2014 in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ argued that performing...Show More Summary

New Study: 10.3 million gained health coverage during the Marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the release of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimating that 10.3 million uninsured adults gained health care coverage following the first open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The report examines trends in insurance before and after the...

Reports Show More People Insured But No Increase In Patient Volume For Physicians Since January Under Affordable Care Act

Some favorable data on the Affordable Care Act which came out before today’s news of another Republican court victory in their ongoing efforts to deny people the benefits of Obamacare: The New England Journal of Medicine has reviewed the increase in coverage under the Affordable Care Act and concluded: Taking all existing coverage expansions together, [...]

Respected Medical Periodical Reviews ‘Obamacare’

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) — not a slouch — has just published a progress report on “Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act” — “an overview of Obamacare’s first year, its successes and the challenges ahead.” Talking Points Memo (TPM) says: The NEJM report pulled a wealth of information, much of [...]

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New England Journal of Medicine: 20 million Americans now covered through Obamacare.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 3 Things To Know About Niacin And Heart Health. “Recent studies published in The…

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 3 Things To Know About Niacin And Heart Health. “Recent studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The studies reveal that although this B vitamin can reduce triglyceride levels, [...]

New Psoriasis Drug Shows Potential in UAB-Led Phase III Trial

Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment.

“Mississippi Baby” Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find

The child known as the “Mississippi baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric...

'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find

The child known as the "Mississippi baby"—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIVShow More Summary

New medication shows promise in treating common skin disease

An investigational medication shows promise in treating the most common skin disorder, often referred to as eczema or atopic dermatitis, according to a study published July 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could...Show More Summary

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