Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
Canada needs a comprehensive approach to reduce elder abuse that includes financial supports and programs for seniors and their caregivers.
Adequate sleep is an important part of a weight loss plan and should be added to the recommended mix of diet and exercise.
Herpes zoster, or shingles, does not increase the risk of cancer in the general population.
Canada needs a national approach to managing its supply of pharmaceutical drugs, starting with a mandatory reporting system for drug shortages.
The number of new cases of heart failure in Ontario decreased 33% over a decade, suggesting preventive efforts may be working. However, mortality rates remain high for people with the disease.
Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition.
A training tool that helps physicians involve patients in decision-making can reduce the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.
There has been a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving acute dialysis because of injury after cardiac and vascular surgeries since 1995.
Outcomes for children with brain injury acquired during childhood are difficult to predict and vary significantly.
Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The journal’s establishment likely would not have been without the foresight of Andrew Macphail, chair of the history of medicine at McGill University and editor of the Montreal Medical Journal. At the 1907 annual meeting, he argued that “without a journal to express its views and record its proceedings the association would have little impact.” With...