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Obesity Is A Disease Label Leads To Apathy
2014-01-28 14:07:43

A team of researchers says that labeling obesity as a disease could cause some psychological damage, including apathy.

2014-01-14 11:00:16

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that one of the most widely used systems for predicting risk of adverse heart events should be re-evaluated.

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.

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

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.

2013-11-19 12:47:49

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.

2013-11-18 20:38:54

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.


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Journal of the American Medical Association
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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Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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