Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned.
Oral zinc treatments may shorten the duration of symptoms of the common cold in adults, although adverse effects are common.
Several medical organizations have recently recommended that doctors switch from using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth curves to the World Health Organization (WHO) growth curves to better determine overweight and obesity in children in Canada aged 5 years.
The shortage of prescription generic drugs in Canada is not a recent event, dating back to the fall of 2010 or earlier.
Bedwetting in older children is common, but it can be distressing.
Canadian provinces should adopt a patient charter of rights with independent enforcement as part of the move to patient-centered care.
Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and shortness of breath found that opioids provided relief and improved their quality of life.
Mothers born in India but living in Canada are significantly more likely to have male babies for their second and third births compared with women in Canada.
The notion that senior drivers have higher rates of crashes because they are poorer drivers is largely a misconception.
Drugs that are commonly used to prevent osteoporosis may increase the risk of serious inflammatory eye disease in first-time users.
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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