Latest Journal of the American Medical Association Stories

2008-07-23 06:00:00

Researchers found the popular anti-impotence pill, Viagra, may help some women on antidepressants have better sex. The report, published in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, studied 98 premenopausal women who found Viagra helped with orgasm. Viagra's benefits did not extend to other areas of sexual health including desire. "For women on antidepressants with orgasm problems, this may provide some wonderful relief," said psychologist Stanley Althof, director of the...

2008-04-16 00:10:00

The painkiller Vioxx has been the concern of two new reports about how drug companies influence the interpretation and publication of medical research. The recent reports say Merck & Co. used ghostwriting to publish several research articles on the drug. The report claims the company frequently paid academic scientists to take credit for the articles. They also contend Merck tried to minimize deaths in two studies that showed that the now withdrawn Vioxx didn't work at treating or...

2008-03-13 10:05:00

A medical team from the University of Leicester has been able to establish for the first time a predictor for pregnant women who may have miscarriages and those who won't. Their research is published in the highly prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.The researchers measured the levels of a naturally occurring "Ëœcannabis' (an endocannabinoid) known as anandamide in women who presented with a threatened miscarriage (bleeding in early pregnancy with a viable baby)...

2006-07-25 16:57:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who develop type 2 diabetes before 20 years of age have higher rates of end-stage renal disease, and higher mortality rates, when they reach middle age than those who develop diabetes later in life, new research shows. Type 2 diabetes has been increasing among children and adolescents in large part because of rising rates of obesity, according to the report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. The impact of early-onset type 2...

2006-07-12 07:23:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In agreement with several recent reports, a new study indicates that women who smoke are more likely to develop lung cancer than their male counterparts, yet they are also more likely to survive the malignancy. The findings appear in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. "If lung cancer risk for women who smoke is indeed higher than the risk for men of the same age who smoke, as indicated by the evidence presented here, this suggests...

2006-06-21 07:15:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK -- Taking a 'statin' cholesterol-lowering drug may be good for the eyes as well as the heart. People who take statins such as Zocor or Lipitor, for example, have a 45 percent reduced risk of developing a cataract, a clouding of the lens of the eye, according to a report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. "Oxidative stress is thought to play a role in the development of cataracts," study co-author Kristine E. Lee, from the University of...

2006-02-07 17:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Once they reach their early 20s, people who were born at extremely low birthweight (ELBW) in the late 1970s and 1980s have almost as much chance as normal-weight babies of working or being in school and living independently, according to a Canadian study. A research team led by Dr. Saroj Saigal, from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, compared achievements among 149 ELBW subjects (born weighing less than 1000 grams) and 133 demographically comparable normal...

2005-08-09 15:45:00

NEW YORK -- The numerous childhood vaccines administered today do not increase the risk of kids being hospitalized with infections that are not covered by the shots, a population-based study suggests. In fact, some evidence indicates that vaccination may have protective effects against non-targeted infections. Anders Hviid and colleagues explain in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association that there has been some concern that the increasing complexity of childhood vaccine...

2005-07-27 14:52:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although reported illnesses due to pesticide exposures at schools in the US are relatively uncommon, the incidence of such exposures among schoolchildren has increased in recent years, investigators report. There are no specific federal guidelines limiting pesticide exposures at schools, Dr. Walter A. Alarcon and colleagues note in their report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. To assess the magnitude of the problem, Dr. Alarcon, with...

2005-07-05 15:43:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although recent reports have apparently shown that testosterone seems to affect women's interest in sex, their levels of male hormones -- androgens -- are not clearly tied to sexual function, according to a report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. It has been theorized that low androgen levels are, at least in part, to blame when a woman has little interest or enjoyment in sex, but supporting evidence for this notion has been lacking,...

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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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