Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
Suicide rates in Canada are increasing for girls but decreasing for boys, with suffocation now the most common method for both sexes.
An updated policy guiding pelvic examinations of women under anesthetic in Canada has created a gap in terms of consent.
Blood testing to determine a link between food and illness is increasingly common, but some tests are not considered diagnostic and can lead to confusion.
Statins may prevent pneumonia, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Using injectable diacetylmorphine — the active ingredient in heroin — to treat chronic opioid addiction is cheaper and more effective than methadone.
For assessing severe trauma, single-pass whole-body computed tomography (CT) can prove but not definitively exclude the presence of injuries and should be performed later than 30 minutes after admission to an emergency department for optimal results.
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — and prescribed medication — than their peers in the same grade.
An irregular heartbeat — atrial fibrillation — is a strong predictor of cognitive decline and the loss of independence in daily activities in older people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Providing clinicians ten rights and responsibilities regarding their electronic health record use could serve as the foundation on which to build a new approach to health care in the electronic age.
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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