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2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2013-12-19 23:25:09

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has received Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and is among the top 25 percent of providers of continuing medical education in the United States. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) announced today that it has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...

2013-11-27 15:36:01

More than 90 percent of HIV-infected inmates entering prison in North Carolina had previously tested positive for the virus, according to a study published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A significant proportion of people with HIV in the United States enter the prison system each year, and many have believed that screening new inmates for HIV would yield many new diagnoses. "We found that was not the case, and that few of the HIV-positive...

2013-11-19 12:47:49

VISTA-16 trial was halted for futility and possible harm in 2012 Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events – including sudden death, heart attack and stroke – than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The results of the VISTA-16 (Vascular Inflammation Suppression to Treat...

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Findings follow previous study showing that commonly used equation underestimates heart disease danger for many at high risk Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. If confirmed and adopted by medical laboratories that routinely calculate blood cholesterol for patients, the researchers...

2013-11-12 12:19:31

Meanwhile, United States has much higher medical costs and worse outcomes than Over the last decade, the biggest driver of the high health care costs in the United States has been neither the aging of the population nor the large numbers of tests and treatments being prescribed. Instead, new Johns Hopkins-led analysis described in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests it has been the increasing prices of drugs, medical devices and hospital costs...

2013-10-31 16:28:54

Lowering the cost of health care requires lowering the cost of medical education The costs of medical education must be reduced as part of efforts to reign in health care costs more generally, according to a Perspective published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The currently high costs of medical education – which at some schools rise above $60,000 per year – are sustainable only if physician salaries remain high, which the authors, led by a physician from the...


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2012-05-15 08:58:52

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the first editor of the journal. As of May 2012, the editor in chief is Howard C. Bauchner MD (Boston University's School of Medicine). JAMA is published in English, French and Spanish. JAMA publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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