Medical Journals

Staring at boobs is just one of six easy ways men can live longer

It is the secret we are all trying to unlock — how to live long and happy lives.<p>Science has found the key to success — for men, anyway.<p>In the United …

Longevity

A Breakdown of the Cycling Pedal Stroke

Pedaling a bike is more than clipping in and letting the circular mechanics of the chain ring and crank arm do the work for you. Riders need to …

Triathlons

I took multivitamins every day for a decade. Then I found out they're useless.

Save for a few lapses in my irresponsible college days, I've popped a multivitamin every single day since middle school.<p>First it was the chalky …

Vitamins

Japanese man is first to receive 'reprogrammed' stem cells from another person

World-first transplant to treat macular degeneration could augur rise of iPS cell banks<p>On 28 March, a Japanese man in his 60s became the first person …

Genetics

Table of contents

Plenary Session 1: Lupus in 2017: from molecular targets to new therapies<p>Plenary Session 2: Lupus nephritis: from bench to bedside<p>Plenary Session 3: …

Immunotherapy

A Child Is Shot Almost Every Day In Ontario: Study

TORONTO — Firearms injure a child or youth almost every day in Ontario, say researchers, who analyzed hospital records to determine which groups of …

Canadian News

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge

Gut bacteria and altered metabolic pathways are suspects in mysterious disease.<p>Before his 33-year-old son became bedridden with chronic fatigue …

Biology

For the Liberals, so much depends on pot legalization: Editorial

Over a year after Justin Trudeau’s election victory, many young and progressive voters have grown skeptical. For both country and party, Trudeau …

Marijuana

The GOP Entitlement Caucus

The full dimensions of the GOP’s self-defeat on health care will emerge over time, but one immediate consequence is giving up block grants for Medicaid. This transformation would have put the program on a budget for the first time since it was created in 1965, and the bill’s opponents ought to be …

The New England Journal of Medicine

New Study: Drink Alcohol To Lower Heart Attack Risk

/ @vicki_denig<br>Updated on2017-03-27.<p>Yet another reason to continue that moderate drinking regimen came out recently. According to the British Medical …

Alcohol

Ionis Pharma Spins Out Lipid Disorder Unit Akcea with Plans for IPO

Akcea Therapeutics, an Ionis Pharmaceuticals subsidiary focused on rare lipid disorders, is spinning out of its parent with plans for an initial …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Katherine Baicker appointed dean at Harris School of Public Policy

Katherine Baicker, a leading scholar in the economic analysis of health care policy, has been appointed the next dean of the University of Chicago …

The New England Journal of Medicine

5 things to know on Monday, March 27, 2017

Can’t find the time to make it through the morning headline? We’ve got a handy list to get you up to speed and out the door: the B.C. government …

Canadian News

An Incidental Diagnosis - Body Horrors

By Rebecca Kreston | March 24, 2017 5:25 pm<p>Today is World TB Day, commemorating Dr. Robert Koch’s groundbreaking 1882 discovery of the organism that …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Google’s AI Explosion in One Chart

Surging investment in machine learning is vaulting Google into the scientific stratosphere.<p>Nature. <i>The Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Machine Learning

Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial

Why it matters to you<p>Fighting cholesterol can be tricky, but this new drug targets the condition at its source.<p>Nearly 32 percent of adults in the …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Stem cell transplant reduces Culver woman’s MS symptoms

Lacey Miller will probably never forget her son’s first birthday, at least not for the usual reasons. She threw him a party at a park near their home …

Medicine

Trump’s EPA Budget Plan: Slash Research and Go Easy on Polluters

The Trump Administration released its draft budget outline last week and the document confirmed what the environmental community has been fretting over since January 20: the EPA is in for a walloping.<p>The proposed cuts, which would slash the agency’s budget by 31 percent across the board and …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Zika vaccine: watch out—it will alter your DNA

Zika vaccine: watch out—it will alter your DNA<p>Explosive details<p>By Jon Rappoport<p>First, I’ll lay out a little background—<p>In many previous articles, …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Advances in the Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors: The Realm of Immunotherapy

1 - Ostrom QT, Gittleman H, Fulop J, Liu M, Blanda R, et al. CBTRUS statistical report: primary brain and central nervous system tumors diagnosed in …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Why One Woman Had Oil in Her Lung for Decades

An elderly woman in Florida had oil in her lungs — for decades — from a now-outdated procedure she received in her 20s to treat tuberculosis (TB), …

The New England Journal of Medicine

The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease

While the Trump administration is proposing significantly increased military spending to enhance our national security, it seems to have lost sight of the greatest national security threat of all: our fight against infectious disease.<p>We already spend far more on our military than any other country …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Will a pint a day really keep the doctor away?

Drinkers were celebrating this week after newspaper headlines announced that a modest wine or beer habit could ward off the risk of heart disease.<p>An …

Alcohol

Will teens smoke more pot when it’s legal? They didn’t in this U.S. state

When U.S. states started to legalize recreational pot a few years ago, one question made many people uneasy — with marijuana so easy to come by, …

Marijuana

Why This Story About A Medical Student's Death Is So Important

A little less than a year ago, a fourth-year medical student named Kathryn jumped out of her apartment window. She died later at the hospital where she was studying, before her dad had time to call back about the messages her classmate left on his phone.<p>Stuart Slavin, MD, associate dean of the …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Clostridium difficile in the Food Supply

<i>Clostridium difficile</i> is one of our most urgent bacterial threats, sickening a quarter million Americans every year, and killing thousands at the …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Vote 'no' on Ryancare: Our view

GOP health plan remains terrible, not 'something terrific.'<p>During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to repeal Obamacare and replace it with "something terrific." There are many words for the House Republicans' latest health care plan, embraced by Trump and scheduled for a …

Health Care

Breaking the Stigma — A Physician’s Perspective on Self

My name is Adam. I am a human being, a husband, a father, a pediatric palliative care physician, and an associate residency director. I have a …

Mental Health

Having a glass of wine every night lowers your risk of heart problems, says science

Cheers to that!<p>In news that just boosted our Thirsty Thursday plans in a big way, new research has shown that a glass of wine a day might actually …

Alcohol

The new generation of physicians will reconcile the patient-provider relationship

There’s absolutely no good reason why Sally should have been in the hospital. Not a day over 60, she had come to the emergency department for severe …

Health Care