Latest Canadian Medical Association Stories
Natural health products and medicinal foods should be subject to the same regulations as pharmaceutical drugs to ensure safety and efficacy.
Childhood aggression is strongly linked to poorer health in adults and to higher use of health services.
The main challenge to providing patient-centred health care is education, as many patients do know how to access the health care system.
Canada needs to adopt a national suicide prevention strategy, and physicians can play a key role in the strategy.
Gonorrhea is evolving into a scourge resistant to most antibiotics, and urgent action is needed to combat this public health threat.
Routine screening for depression in primary care patients has not been shown to be beneficial or an effective use of scarce health care resources, which would be better focused on providing more consistent treatment of people with depression.
Health Canada is not prevented by law from publicly disclosing safety and efficacy data from clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices and should be more transparent.
Parents often ask their doctors for advice on toilet training young children.
The largest, most comprehensive evidence-based guidelines to immigrant health â€” designed to help Canadian physicians meet the unique needs of this group â€” are being published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Although personalized medicine is a term used in science and medicine that holds significant promise of improved treatment, it may set up unrealistic expectations in patients.
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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