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2009-09-23 07:44:16

A majority of medical schools surveyed report they have experienced incidents of students posting unprofessional content online, including incidents involving violation of patient confidentiality, with few schools having policies to address these types of postings, according to a study in the September 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education. Internet applications built around user-generated content, termed Web 2.0, include social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter),...

2009-07-15 11:40:00

Scientists have found seven key genes in the type of brain tumor that Senator Edward Kennedy has, which together can predict how aggressive a patient's cancer will be. Eventually, the findings may lead to tests that predict patient survival and drugs that target the culprit genes. The researchers decided to search for the problem genes at the center of the interplay driving a tumor's growth, although hundreds of gene mutations may contribute to brain cancers. The lead author of the study,...

2009-06-29 15:19:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press is proud to present the launch of the first online version of the international best-selling AMA Manual of Style, the "bible" for authors, editors, students, researchers, the media, and anyone else involved in medical or scientific publishing. Because scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical innovation progresses through clear written communication, the success of a new treatment hinges on how well the evidence to support its...

2009-04-11 07:30:00

Today's medical doctors and researchers face ethical dilemmas that Hypocrates himself likely couldn't have imagined.  Dr. Bruce Psaty of the University of Washington in Seattle knows how easy it can be for a physician to find himself on the wrong side of the fine line between professional cooperation with drug companies and compromised medical research. While working as an assistant professor at the university, Psaty authored an article discussing the possible benefits of using...

2009-04-02 07:10:00

A group of leading physicians is calling for medical associations and their leaders to reject nearly all industry funding.The dramatic proposal is intended to limit drug company influence on patient care, and would mean large medical groups would need to secure alternate sources of funding to pay for things like doctors' continuing education classes and meetings where treatment guidelines are established.The proposal, which appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association,...

2009-02-19 09:58:35

Multiple testing involved In a letter to be published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. S. Stanley Young, Assistant Director of Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and Ming Yu, University of British Columbia, highlight the statistical limitations of a study claiming that bisphenol A is associated with cardiovascular diagnoses, diabetes and abnormal blood level liver enzyme levels. The earlier study, published in JAMA...

2009-02-05 09:15:30

Older men and women who suffer a broken bone are at higher risk of dying over the next five to ten years, and among those who have a second fracture, the risk period is even longer. Australian researchers arrived at those conclusions after studying mortality rates and bone fractures in more than 2,200 women and 1,700 men age 60 and older who lived in one community. The increased risk of death was seen across all age groups in those who experienced hip, vertebral, and major fractures. More...

2009-01-28 10:32:00

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of information resources for the scientific and medical communities, and JAMA, the world's most widely circulated medical journal, have announced the joint development and launch of a new state-of-the-art digital resource, JAMAevidence. This innovative learning tool provides medical students, residents, educators, and clinicians with the fundamental tools required for understanding and applying...

2008-10-01 10:00:00

By Rob Waters Bloomberg News Newspapers and Internet news sites should do a better job of reporting medical studies by including the source of funding for the studies, according to an analysis published today. The analysis found that 42 percent of news stories reporting on company-supported clinical trials didn't divulge who paid, according to Harvard researchers who reviewed 306 articles from 45 newspapers and seven Internet sites. Previous research has found the source of payment for a...

2008-08-13 09:10:00

A new military study found inadequate preparation for combat stress, and reduced access to support services at home has led to drinking problems among veterans of war. The study appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association. It's the first to compare Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' alcohol problems before and after deployment. Study co-author Dr. Edward Boyko, who works for the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, said it should help guide planning for future...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal
2012-05-18 15:28:08

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...

Journal of the American Medical Association
2012-05-15 08:58:52

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the first editor of the journal. As of May 2012, the editor in chief is Howard C. Bauchner MD (Boston University's School of Medicine). JAMA is published in English, French and Spanish. JAMA publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and...

Annals of Internal Medicine
2012-05-07 07:34:57

Annals of Internal Medicine is an academic medical journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It was founded in 1927. It has been published biweekly (on the first and third Tuesday of each month) since 1988. The current editor is Christine Laine (as of May 2012). Its archives back to 1993 are available on the journal’s website in text formats. PDF formats are accessible back to 1999. Some material over six months old is open-access, and all material is provided free to...

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