Medical Journals

Why you should use up your Aeroplan points ASAP

The breakup of the partnership between Air Canada and the Aeroplan customer loyalty program was announced in May, but it won’t actually happen until 2020. I have no doubt that a lot of Aeroplan members will forget about this development until the media starts reminding them just ahead of the …

Mortgages

Senate Republicans push toward vote on new Obamacare repeal bill

Republicans have produced a new bill in the Senate to repeal Obamacare that retains many of the most heavily criticised features of previous plans – …

ObamaCare

A Medical Student's Perspective On Medicaid

My patients’ income or zip code should not determine the number of days they’ll stay in the hospital or the care they will or will not receive after being discharged.<p>I recently co-authored a study, published in the Surgery edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Surgery), …

Health Care

Sen. McCain shoots down healthcare "skinny repeal" with late vote

KUSA - Around 1:45 a.m. in Washington, Senator John McCain of Arizona delivered the death blow the Republican’s latest effort to repeal the …

U.S. Congress

AMA Statement on Senate ‘Skinny’ Repeal Vote | American Medical Association

Statement attributed to:<br>David O. Barbe, M.D.<br>President, American Medical Association<p>"While we are relieved that the Senate did not adopt legislation …

Health Care

Big Pharma Policies on Sharing Research Are Super Shady

A new review published in the British Medical Journal found policies were really varied.<p>By the time a new drug makes it to market, we tend to assume it's been thoroughly tested and reviewed, and is safe. There are regulations in place to ensure this, but they leave lots of room for error. And if …

Research

College players undeterred by grim CTE study: 'You have to accept the good and bad'

More<p>LOS ANGELES — Twenty-one months after sustaining a blow to the head severe enough to cause temporary memory loss, Arizona offensive lineman Jacob …

Medicine

House Enacts ‘Martial Law’ as Senators Grapple With ‘Skinny’ Partial Obamacare Repeal

The rule allows the House to vote on the bill without notice if the Senate passes it.

U.S. Congress

Alarming CTE numbers unlikely to change NFL’s popularity

Despite a study that more than 99 percent of donated brains of former NFL players had the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, …

Medicine

Audit exposes gaps in pharma's promises on trial transparency

<b>Most pharma companies have said they will register and report the results of clinical trials, but there are huge gaps between them in their</b> …

Pharma

Seahawks fans should be worried about the recent CTE study. Very worried indeed.

Seahawks fans should be very concerned about the recent CTE study published in the JAMA on NFL players. An easily understandable explanation of what …

Sports

10,000 suicidal US soldiers between 2004 and 2009

Nearly 10,000 US soldiers attempted to commit suicide between 2004 and 2009 according to a study by <i>JAMA Psychiatry,</i> a medical journal published by …

Suicide

'Skinny repeal' Obamacare vote defeated in Senate

WASHINGTON —With Sen. John McCain casting a dramatic decisive vote, the Senate early Friday morning narrowly defeated a scaled back bill dismantling …

Health Care

Finishing an entire course of antibiotics might hurt more than it helps

It’s not just unnecessary to finish a course of antibiotics until the bottle’s empty — it may also be dangerous, according to a new study.<p>Patients …

Medicine

Olympians lend support for good causes

Two-time Olympic medalist and soccer star Christine Sinclair is on the attack against Multiple Sclerosis and is kicking up awareness big …

Canadian News

Adorable Hedgehogs Want You to Know About This Common Health Problem

To raise awareness about prediabetes, a new campaign features something most people can't resist — adorable animal videos.<p>With videos staring …

Diabetes

Sanders: Senate healthcare fight 'totally bananas'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday ripped the Senate's current healthcare battle as "totally bananas," accusing Republicans of upending the …

Health Care

Medical advice telling patients to complete antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Doctors should reconsider telling patients to complete a prescribed course of antibiotics because there is not enough evidence to suggest that …

Medicine

As drug prices drop, generics makers fight back with deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Generic drug makers are turning to M&A to shield themselves against a concerted effort by U.S. regulators to crack down on steep drug prices.<p>Impax Laboratories Inc (IPXL.O), Perrigo Company Plc (PRGO.N) and Alvogen Inc have been talking to advisers about strategic options for …

Pharma

The antibiotic course has had its day

Goossens H, Ferech M, Vander Stichele R, Elseviers M. ESAC Project Group. Outpatient antibiotic use in Europe and association with resistance: a …

Medicine

The Guardian view on antibiotics: don’t keep taking the tablets

When knowledge advances, so should the advice doctors give<p>The idea that we have a moral duty to complete any course of antibiotics that the doctor prescribes is intuitively comforting. Following the course to the end appears as an act of solidarity against the genuinely terrible threat of …

Medicine

Doctors: Banning Transgender People From Military Service Is Not 'Medically Valid'

A U.S. association of physicians spoke out against President Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military, which he announced on …

Transgender

Thursday briefing: House of cards – Britain's broken property market

Real estate still reeling from 2007 crisis … clean air plan blasted as inadequate … and why finishing your antibiotics may not be for the best<p>Top story: A hard sell – even harder to buy<p>Britain’s housing market remains distorted 10 years on from the global financial crisis, with first-time buyers …

Real Estate

Call It ‘Sneaky Repeal,’ Not ‘Skinny Repeal’

The Senate considers itself an august body of statesmen. But on Thursday it became a theater of the absurd when three top Republicans said they would vote for a health care bill only if House leaders guaranteed that it would not become law.<p>At issue is Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last-ditch …

Health Care

Could Texting Be the Answer to Keeping Your Baby Safe?

According to a new study, there's a seriously modern method for keeping your baby safe. It's all about text messages...and it appears to be working.<p>Every new parent is concerned about something terrible happening to her baby, and for good reason—infants are vulnerable, and mortality rates are …

Babies

His Wife Runs Medicaid, But This Doctor’s Practice Won’t Accept It

Members of the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill repeatedly say the country’s Medicaid system is “broken” and enrollees struggle …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Acral Melanoma and Mechanical Stress on the Plantar Surface of the Foot — NEJM

To the Editor:<p>Trauma may be a driver of acral melanoma.1,2 A recent study conducted in Japan showed more acral melanomas in the weight-bearing areas …

Medicine

Commentary: Coffee, a health drink or an unhealthy addiction?

SINGAPORE: Regular coffee consumers may live slightly longer than coffee abstainers. That is the conclusion based on results from two studies from …

Coffee

Coca-Cola Adds Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in U.S., Erases Coke Zero

Coke Zero is zeroing out in the U.S., to be replaced by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which contains the exact same artificial sweeteners — aspartame and …

Sugar

Patriots welcome results of CTE study, want to learn from it

FOXBORO — Matthew Slater knows first-hand just how important the discoveries being made about chronic traumatic encephalopathy are and how the …

Matthew Slater