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2011-07-26 07:53:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will present awards to outstanding members of the wilderness medicine community at this year's upcoming Wilderness Medical Society 28th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting [http://wms.org/conferences/snowmass11/default.asp ], taking place in Snowmass, CO, July 29th - August 3rd. The aim...

2011-07-14 07:09:00

AMSTERDAM, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal Impact Factor performance in 2010. According to the 2010 Journal Citation Reports(R) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw over 55% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2009 to 2010, while slightly over 49% of non-Elsevier journals showed an increased Impact Factor. In...

2011-07-08 13:15:00

Health experts say that the financial crisis "almost certainly" led to an increase in suicides across Europe. The analysis by U.S. and U.K. researchers found a rise in suicides was recorded among people from 2007 to 2009 in nine of the 10 nations studied. According to a report by the Lancet, the increase varied between 5 percent and 17 percent for those under the age of 65 after a period of falling suicide rates. Researchers said investment in welfare systems was the key to keeping rates...

2011-06-27 03:54:00

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier Properties SA announces the winners of the Reaxys PhD Prize, a competition for candidates currently studying for a PhD or having completed a PhD within the last 12 months. The Prize recognizes research and publication excellence in the fields of organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry. Once again the prize attracted high quality applicants from around 300 brilliant young chemists from many of the...

2011-03-22 12:48:36

Paper by University of Leicester historian draws parallels between past and present medical negligence The UK coalition government's planned NHS and welfare reforms, and their use of 'nudge' theory, hark back to ideas on welfare and recession from the end of the nineteenth century, according to studies by a University of Leicester historian whose research paper has recently been published in the Lancet. Dr Kim Price's article entitled, 'The crusade against out-relief: a nudge from history' is...

2011-02-02 04:26:00

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier Properties SA announces the launch of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize, a global competition for candidates currently studying for a PhD or having completed a PhD within the last 12 months. The prize will be awarded for original and innovative research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry to the candidates that demonstrate excellence in methodology and approach in a peer-reviewed publication. Three...

2011-01-19 14:01:42

Secrets of the MMR scare: The Lancet's 2 days to bury bad news A series of denials and a failure to formally investigate allegations of misconduct in Andrew Wakefield's MMR research meant the public was misled about the credibility of the paper for six years. Dr Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor in Chief, says the UK has consistently failed to take research misconduct seriously. She calls on the UK government to establish mandatory oversight of clinical research integrity within the NHS, as happens...

2011-01-13 09:09:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield issued the following statement today on the recent British Medical Journal articles: "The British Medical Journal and reporter Brian Deer recently alleged that my 1998 research paper was 'a hoax' and 'an elaborate fraud' and that my motivation was profit. "I want to make one thing crystal clear for the record - my research and the serious medical problems found in those children were not a hoax and there was no fraud...

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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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