Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
First Nations children and those from families receiving government subsidies had more return visits to emergency departments for mental health crises than other socioeconomic groups.
Canada should ban off-label use of antibiotics in farm animals because it contributes significantly to antibiotic resistance in humans.
Efforts to "green" operating rooms can result in cost savings for hospitals and reduce the environmental impact without compromising patient care.
While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups.
Large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are critical for determining effectiveness of medical therapies, tests and procedures.
Although many people take bee pollen as a health supplement, it can cause severe anaphylactic reactions.
Excess weight in pregnant women, both before pregnancy and gained during pregnancy, is the main predictor of whether mothers will have larger than average babies, which can result in increased risk of cesarean section or trauma during delivery.
Managing adult obesity is challenging for primary care physicians.
For people receiving health care for acute and persistent low-back pain, symptoms will improve significantly in the first six weeks, but pain and disability may linger even after one year.
Overcoming a learning disability to become a physician will actually help in being compassionate toward patients, writes a medical student of his struggle with a severe reading disability in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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...
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