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2010-02-02 13:31:13

A 1998 study linking autism with inoculation against three childhood illnesses that caused a major storm and an enduring backlash against vaccination was withdrawn from the Medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, AFP reported. Britain's General Medical Council handed down an ethics judgment against Andrew Wakefield, the study's lead researcher, which prompted the British journal to withdraw the study from its publication. The Lancet's editors said in a statement online that it is fully...

2010-01-22 14:35:00

The Lancet, a well-known medical journal, accused major aid organizations of "corporate preening" on Friday, stating that these organizations are showing self-interest, which contributed to chaos in the effort to help quake-stricken Haiti. "International organizations, national governments and non-governmental organizations are rightly mobilizing, but also jostling for position, each claiming that they are doing the best for earthquake survivors," said by The Lancet in an editorial. "Some...

2009-10-30 10:28:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet Oncology this week published six cancer treatment guideline papers aimed at the resource-diverse nations of Asia, it used as its model the economic template developed by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It was an important affirmation that the BHGI's unique resource-stratification approach to cancer treatment guidelines for low- and...

2009-09-18 15:05:00

Family planning experts claim that contraceptives in developing nations could be a crucial line of defense against the impacts of climate change. Writing in The Lancet medical journal, experts said that about 200 million worldwide would use contraceptives if they had access to them. Additionally, the use of contraceptives in these women could result in a reduction of unintended pregnancies by as much as 76 million each year. "We are certainly not advocating that governments should start...

2009-09-11 14:30:00

Road accidents, complications during pregnancy, suicide, violence, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis pose major threats to the world's youth population, according to a new study. Writing in The Lancet, researchers conducted the first-ever study of death patterns among people aged 10-24 years old. The study, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), found that 2.6 million of the world's youth populations are dying each year. The study added that about 97 percent of these deaths occur in low...

2009-08-18 04:46:00

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, August 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An H1N1 influenza channel has been added to the Elsevier Global Medical News (EGMN) wire service division of the International Medical News Group. The H1N1 channel was created to meet physicians' continuing needs to keep up-to-date with the news about the spread of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, as well as the new diagnostics, vaccines, clinical trials, and treatments for H1N1 infections. "Rapid dissemination of H1N1 news...

2009-06-29 06:55:00

AMSTERDAM, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - 51 Elsevier Journals Receive Top Rank and Show Continued Focus on Quality Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal impact factor performance in 2008. Elsevier overall saw 75% of its journal impact factors (IF) increase from 2007 to 2008. According to the 2008 Journal Citation Report(R) published by ThomsonReuters, Elsevier...

2009-06-17 07:22:00

AMSTERDAM, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - SLA Centennial Observance Chooses 20 Elsevier Journals Among 100 Most Influential Journals in Past Century Elsevier has been awarded the "The Most Influential Publisher of the Last 100 Years in BioMedicine and the Life Sciences" at the Special Library Association's (SLA) Centennial conference on Tuesday, June 16th in Washington DC. Twenty journals published by Elsevier, many on behalf of renowned societies, were also selected as the...

2009-05-14 11:30:00

Global climate change is now the largest threat to human health, according to researchers on Thursday.A team of medical experts from The Lancet journal and the Institute for Global Health at University College London reported that climate change is the biggest global threat of the 21st Century, as it poses risks of spreading deadly diseases and leading to massive food shortages and droughts.Researchers said global warming would largely target poor underdeveloped nations, although they are...

2009-05-11 07:43:20

A new analysis finds that a considerable number of clinical cancer studies published in respected medical journals have financial connections to pharmaceutical companies. Published in the June 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that conflicts of interest may cause some researchers to report biased results that are favorable to companies. Ties between clinical researchers and companies that make medical devices and drugs have...

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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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