The New England Journal of Medicine

A 1965 Study Revealed Sugar Causes Cancer—Why Was There a Cover-Up?

A new paper published in PLOS Biology this week brought to light a controversial 1965 study, funded by the sugar industry, that was never published …

Health

Doughn't lick that cake batter! E coli bacteria traced to raw flour

Bacteria responsible for certain food-borne diseases has been identified in certain brands of raw flour.<p>Research has come up with one more reason not …

Public Health

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Medical Journals

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E.coli

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough

Spoiler alert.<p>If you are already elbow-deep in holiday cake and cookie batter, you may just want to take your chances and stop reading here.<p>But to become wiser and safer, though indisputably annoyed, step away from that bowl and read on.<p>Tasting uncooked foods made with flour can make you …

Food & Dining

More chocolate = more Nobel Prizes

Reddit has resurfaced this 2012 paper from the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel …

Medical Journals

These Weight-Loss and Workout Supplements Actually Contain Banned Ingredients Under Sneaky Names

Ephedrine, a stimulant, was once an ingredient found in practically all weight-loss supplements. But after nearly a decade of regulatory …

Dr. John T. Harrington, former dean of Tufts University School of Medicine, dies at 80

Dr. John T. Harrington was introduced early to physicians, to hospitals, and to a caring profession that would become his life’s calling.<p>He was …

Boston

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

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

Science is great…but it isn’t enough

Several years ago, a good friend pointed me to the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s <i>Frankie Fell in Love.</i><p><i>Einstein and Shakespeare</i> <i><br>Sitting having a beer</i></i> …

Human Genome Project

Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry

The healthcare system faces a crisis of trust; ill-informed doctors and poor research are harming patients<p>The healthcare system is facing failure, rooted in an epidemic of misinformed doctors and patients.<p>During a recent keynote lecture at the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and …

Medicine

4 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year To Lose 4 Pounds This Week

Holiday weight gain is real! A study in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> actually confirmed people gain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. …

Thanksgiving

Q&A: Jeremy Powers coping with heart issues that sidetracked CX season

In early November, Jeremy Powers, 34, let the world know, via Facebook, that he had been experiencing some issues with his heart. Since that time he …

Cycling

Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades

Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies …

Cancer

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 …

Health

Surgeons sitting idly during deployments may be leaving military patients at risk

Military surgeon Maj. Joseph Lee deployed to a remote Cameroon hospital recently. But he didn’t perform surgery.<p>He did hold a retractor for a …

Medicine

Can Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

RYTM is developing setmelanotide for select rare diseases where obesity is a symptom.<p>Efficacy data in the patients currently being targeted looks …

Business

How Space Changes Astronauts’ Brains

Ever since humans made the first leap into orbit, researchers have been trying to understand what happens to the human body when it hurtles around …

Health

New Pill Knows if You Took Your Medicine

<i>Photo Credit: Getty Images</i><p>The Food and Drug Administration approved a new pill Tuesday that tracks whether a person has taken their medication or …

Medicine

Osimertinib in Untreated EGFR-Mutated Advanced Non–Small

Background<p>Osimertinib is an oral, third-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) that …

Medical Journals

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: November 18, 2017

Ultragenyx in that rarefied air.<p>Acorda's major stumble in Parkinson's disease.<p>Roche publishes new data on bevacizumab in glioblastoma.<p>Welcome to …

Business

The dangerous data hack that you won’t even notice

A recent wave of cyberattacks—from WannaCry and Equifax to the alleged Russian influence on the US election—has demonstrated how hackers can wreak havoc on our largest institutions. But by focusing only on hackers’ efforts to extort money or mess with our political process, we may have been missing …

Big Ideas

Why some people think medical marijuana is a key to ending the opioid epidemic

INDIANAPOLIS — Medical marijuana advocates are responding to Gov. Eric Holcomb and other weed critics in Indiana by taking their fight to the public.<p>On Friday morning, drivers heading east towards Indianapolis on I-70 might have noticed a new billboard above their heads, promoting marijuana as the …

Cannabis

What Happens When A Kid Puts Magnets Up Their Nose

The result of this bizarre episode is a case study in the New England Journal of Medicine, and a cautionary tale about not letting kids put magnets …

Medicine

A broken heart can inflict damage as lasting – and devastating – as a heart attack, study finds

If you’ve had a broken heart, you know it takes a while to overcome.<p>But once you you’ve moved on from the heartache, you’re stronger for it, …

Medicine

How one doctor’s letter from 1980 helped create the opioid crisis – VICE News

The raging opioid crisis killing tens of thousands of Americans a year shows no sign of slowing down, but it started much more subtly, according to journalist Sam Quinones — with one five-sentence letter.<p>In his new book, “Dreamland,” Quinones breaks down the origins of America’s opioid epidemic, …

Medical Journals

Should you train when you're sick?

Missing training due to a sickness really sucks, especially when you’ve just started to train for your next season and you are really motivated to …

Wellness

'Glowing' NEJM editorial highlights off-label potential for AstraZeneca's Imfinzi

AstraZeneca has had trouble easing concerns about its immuno-oncology portfolio, but a new editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine should do …

Pharma

Stroke patients may have more time — up to 24 hours — to get treatment, study finds

Patients and doctors long have relied on a simple rule of thumb for seeking care after an ischemic stroke: “Time is brain.”<p>In other words, the longer …

Medicine