Medical Journals

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.<p>His tiny plot, located in the shadow of the 537-bed teaching hospital, helps Halloran cope with burnout from long hours and …

Health Care

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades.<p>Yet more and more research suggests that thinking …

Nutrition

Scientist puts his dog on the editorial boards of seven predatory journals as proof of their negligence

By day, "Olivia Doll" sits on the boards of seven academic journals; by night, she's a Staffordshire terrier named Ollie, owned by Mike Daube, a …

Research

Five simple ways to lower your blood pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure on November 13. …

Diabetes

Top 10 Nursing Home Nightmares

It’s an inevitable fact of life that people get old. Many times, age and its changes bring about a need for assistance in day-to-day life. Families …

Crime

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: November 21, 2017

Roche headlines data in lung cancer to rival pembro.<p>Janssen gets European approval in first-line hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.<p>AstraZeneca …

Cancer

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox

Say you’re a publicly-insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.<p>New research suggests you can do it the way most treatment-seeking addicts in the state do — by undergoing a medically-supervised “detoxification” that’s difficult, …

Addiction

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (CSAW): a multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three-group, randomised surgical trial

Surgical groups had better outcomes for shoulder pain and function compared with no treatment but this difference was not clinically important. …

Research

No benefit of arthroscopy in subacromial shoulder pain

Medicine

AMA Warns Mountain Climbers from Severe Sickness Symptoms

In a new publication directed at travelers, the American Medical Association (AMA) warned that going quickly from low to high altitude can cause …

Middle East

Population screening and intervention for vascular disease in Danish men (VIVA): a randomised controlled trial

The observed reduction of mortality risk from abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, and hypertension has never been seen before in …

Medicine

There's some evidence lithium protects from dementia, but not enough to put it in drinking water

When people think of lithium, it’s usually to do with batteries, but lithium also has a long history in medicine. Lithium carbonate, or lithium salt, …

Research

"A Bias in the Evaluation of Bias Comparing Randomized Trials with Nonexperimental Studies" - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Jessica Franklin writes:<p>Given your interest in post-publication peer review, I thought you might be interested in our recent experience criticizing a …

Research

Medications for opioid use disorder: bridging the gap in care

Medicine

The Health Care Law That Continues to Escape Death

Home <b>›</b> Medical Practice <b>›</b> Health Policy <b>›</b> <b>JAMA Forum: The Health Care Law That Continues to Escape Death</b><p><i>on</i> November 20, 2017<p>Image: …

Health Care

Public health information in crisis-affected populations: a review of methods and their use for advocacy and action

Valid and timely information about various domains of public health underpins the effectiveness of humanitarian public health interventions in …

Public Health

from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health

Medicine

One Man Goes Partially Blind After Having ‘Mind-Blowing’ Orgasm

A man from England went partially blind in one eye after reportedly having a night of “vigorous sexual intercourse,” which resulted in a …

Medicine

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science

Consumer-genomics company Helix promises insights so you can live your best life — but it’s little more than genetic astrology<p>In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run …

DNA

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Fla., dermatology clinic for less than 15 minutes when he turned to his wife and told her they needed to leave. Now.<p>“It was like a fight or flight impulse,” he said.<p>His face numbed for skin-cancer surgery, Mr. Dalman, 69, sat surrounded by …

News (U.S.)

Gun Violence And A Grandfather's Suicide

There may be no good explanation for why these events happen, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to prevent them.<p>On a rainy morning in fall 2015, I received a devastating phone call. My grandpa, my favorite curmudgeon to call for advice on car trouble and home projects, or just to have a …

Gun Control

Nurses Say AMA Launching 'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access

Nurses across the U.S. are upset at new American Medical Association policy opposing efforts to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of a physician’s supervision.<p>The AMA opposes “the continual, nationwide efforts to grant independent practice . . . to non-physician …

Health Care

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

If you’re confused about salt, I’m not surprised. There’s been a steady back-and-forth on claims that reducing dietary sodium (which represents 40 percent of the salt molecule) is crucial to our well-being, countered by claims that following this advice can sometimes be a health hazard.<p>While some …

Salt

The Straw That Broke Mallinckrodt's Back?

In September JAMA questioned the effectiveness of MNK's Acthar for certain indications.<p>Acthar's sales appear to have cracked in Q3.<p>Acthar's use for …

Business

Motorcycles are more dangerous than ever: Ontario study

The next time you strap on your leathers and take that hog for a ride, consider the costs.<p>A new study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical …

Canadian News

European Medicines Agency to move to Amsterdam

The European Union's drugs regulatory body will leave London because of the United Kingdom's Brexit plans.<p>After more than a year of uncertainty, the …

Brexit

Consumers weigh in on patient portals, whether physicians spend too much time on EHRs

A new survey from HEALTHeLink, a clinical information exchange based in Buffalo, New York, took a closer look at consumers’ thoughts on electronic …

Medical Technology

Unanticipated Outcomes: A Medical Memoir—A Book Review

Unanticipated Outcomes: A Medical Memoir is the story of Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, MPH, who was born at the height of the Great Depression, grew up in …

Books

Motorcycle crashes are alarmingly common — and incredibly costly

Motorcycle crashes are alarmingly common — and incredibly costly, according to a new study.Researchers pulled data from adults treated for motorcycle …

E.coli

Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims

The American Psychological Association (APA) just issued guidelines for treating trauma. Patients and therapists would be wise to ignore them.<p>The …

Research