Medical Journals

Medical School Curriculum Shifts To Value-Based Care

Medical schools are introducing new courses and graduate medical education programs as fee-for-service medicine gives way to value-based care models .<p>A window into this shift in medical education can be seen in the growth of the American Medical Association’s “Accelerating Change in Medical …

Medical Education

How Many ObamaCare Patients Have Pre-Existing Conditions?

Can Democrats scare Republicans into giving up their plans to repeal ObamaCare? They’re certainly trying: President Obama recently warned that if Congress junks the Affordable Care Act, “133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions” will be in jeopardy. That’s a phony figure, for several …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Judging Obama's Progressive, Flawed, Conflicting Legacy - VICE

Years from now, Americans will know how they're supposed to feel about Barack Obama. Time has a way of flattening the dimensions of a presidency, of creating a conventional narrative: Jimmy Carter was a weak-willed failure, Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union, Abraham Lincoln and FDR saved …

Barack Obama

Texas’ HB 2 restricted women’s access to abortions

A new study shows the serious effect Texas’ anti-abortion H.B. 2 law had on women’s ability to access abortion care. The law saw the closure of at …

Abortion

Temporal Topic Modeling to Assess Associations between News Trends and Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Article |<p>Open<p>Saurav Ghosh<br>• , Prithwish Chakraborty<br>• , Elaine O. Nsoesie<br>• , Emily Cohn<br>• , Sumiko R. Mekaru<br>• , John S. Brownstein<br>• & Naren Ramakrishnan<p><i>Scientific</i> …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Effect of anxiolytic and hypnotic drug prescriptions on mortality hazards: retrospective cohort study

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Life Sciences

Viewpoints: New Threat To Antibiotics; Ryan’s Attack On Medicare; Carson’s Health Role At HUD

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Study raises questions about bias in research of prescription drugs

Researchers with personal financial ties to pharmaceutical companies tend to publish studies casting those companies’ drugs in a positive light, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.<p>On their own, the findings can’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship between accepting …

Lifestyle

Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s, Society of Critical Care Medicine’s, and European Society of …

Life Sciences

Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise?

One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it's spreading through the air.<p>A new study of more than 400 patients in South Africa finds, unfortunately, that the answer appears …

The New England Journal of Medicine

One-Third Of Adult Asthma Diagnoses Are Wrong

Breathe easy—it’s possible your lungs are just fine<p>Your doctor told you that you have asthma. But here’s a new question to consider: Are you sure it’s <i>really</i> asthma?<p>There may be good reason for you to doubt your asthma diagnosis: A new study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical …

Life Sciences

Survey: Docs Want to Keep Pace with New Patient Demands, Technology

Rajiv LeventhalA recent survey of 500 physicians revealed that nearly 9 in 10 respondents ranked “achieving work-life balance” as their most, or …

Life Sciences

Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers

• Lyndal Bond, head, research unit (bond{at}cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au)a,<br>• John B Carlin, directorb,<br>• Lyndal Thomas, PhD scholarb,<br>• Kerryn Rubin, medical …

Life Sciences

Transmission of Extensively Drug

Background<p>Drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens recent gains in the treatment of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection …

Life Sciences

Person-to-person contact may cause most drug-resistant TB cases

(Reuters Health) - The worst form of drug-resistant tuberculosis isn't just arising from inadequate treatment, it's mostly being spread from person …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Montreal will opt for less intense LED lighting in residential areas

The city of Montreal has backtracked on its plan to install high-intensity LED-lighting on its 132,000 street lamps over fears the bluish-white light …

Quebec

Mental health advocates urge holdout provinces to reach health deal

Mental Health Commission of Canada cheers provinces that signed bilateral deals with the federal government<p>OTTAWA – Mental health advocates want …

Health Care

Blame James Bond If You Are Addicted To Smoking

Given the links between alcohol in movies and teenagers taking it up, the findings are of huge concern and could be applied to smoking.

Entertainment

Could these new planes be the end of jet lag?

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>The Airbus A350 XWB has some features that its designers say should help people battle jet-lag. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Research shows you really can lose weight - by combining diet AND exercise AND counseling

If you think losing a meaningful amount of weight is so monumentally difficult that hardly anyone succeeds, think again.<p>About 65 percent of patients …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Powerful Ideas for Global Access to Medicines — NEJM

One of the few issues uniting U.S. voters in the 2016 election was outrage over the high prices of medicines. From the quadrupling of EpiPen prices …

A half-billion-dollar bid to develop vaccines against the next viral threat

A coalition that aims to develop new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases has nearly half a billion dollars in its coffers and its first three …

The New England Journal of Medicine

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Dear President-Elect Trump,<p>You've come a long way without my advice, but ascension to the White House invites listening to what this letter has to say.<p>During the primary campaign you said more than once that you had to speak and behave the way you did to get the mass media's attention. But you also …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Surprised by a medical bill? Here's what to do

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.<p>"I'm not exactly going to say 'no' to that, right? Obviously I …

Health Care

The Limits of Sugar Guidelines

Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?<p>A firestorm recently erupted over a paper in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> that found official advice limiting sugar in diets to be based on “low” or “very low” quality evidence. Because a food-industry group had …

Life Sciences

7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away

by Kelly Brogan, MD<p>Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD<p>A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in …

Life Sciences

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood …

Diabetes

Sexual Activity Among Seniors: What's Normal?

Contrary to what many young people think, older adults are having sex and, according to recent studies, plenty of it.<p>For those of us of a certain age, this isn't new information. Our sex lives have hummed along well enough, thank you very much, thanks to our many years of experience. We suspect …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Investigators line up Keytruda, cancer vax combo trial in glioblastoma

In what could see another use added to Merck & Co.’s immuno-oncology star Keytruda, the checkpoint inhibitor is set for testing in glioblastoma as …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Despite Rising Rates Of Depression, It's Doubtful We'll See New Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies aren't investing in antidepressants research because the risks are too high.<p>LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the …

Life Sciences