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2009-03-27 13:25:00

One of the world's foremost medical journals has accused Pope Benedict XVI of spreading "publicly distorted" scientific evidence that condoms are at the root cause of HIV/AIDS. The Pope has proclaimed that the AIDS epidemic should be avoided by abstinence rather than condom use. He referred to the disease as "a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem", in a speech during his first visit to...

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2008-11-17 14:53:03

Including quality-of-life impacts in assessments of national vaccination programs would lead to many benefits, including improved productivity and less sick leave for parents, according to an editorial co-authored by a UNSW researcher, that has appeared the Lancet Infectious Diseases. Such initiatives would also protect others in society, while getting the maximum impact of population vaccination programs. The paper, co-authored by Professor Raina MacIntyre, head of the School of Public...

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...

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2008-02-04 12:50:00

New research published in the British medical journal The Lancet indicates that babies who receive nutritious foods have an increased earning-ability as adults. The findings, based on a three-decade study of Guatemalan males from birth, noted that those who were well-fed earned almost 50% more than those who were not.Although there has been evidence that babies who are fed well grow to be stronger and richer than those who are not, the reasons why have been hard to find.Food, schooling, the...

2006-01-23 05:33:21

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A disgraced Norwegian doctor has admitted faking data for two articles about cancer of the mouth in leading medical journals in addition to one already exposed as a fabrication, his lawyer said on Monday. "There were three articles in which the basic material was not correctly handled," Erling Lyngtveit told NRK public radio of work by Jon Sudbo, a cancer expert at Norway's Radium Hospital. He said Sudbo had admitted making up data for an article in...

2006-01-18 12:05:00

OSLO (Reuters) - Health authorities opened a probe of a Norwegian cancer researcher on Wednesday after his hospital accused him of falsifying data for an article published in a leading medical journal. The investigation, ordered by the medical officer for the Oslo region, would cover cancer specialist Jon Sudbo and Oslo's Radium Hospital where he worked. Sudbo, 44, is on sick leave and has not commented on the charges that he faked data. "We welcome this decision," Stein Vaaler, a hospital...

2006-01-16 12:01:49

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway promised on Monday to speed up a new law that may bring jail terms for medical cheats after a hospital accused one of its cancer researchers of falsifying data published in a leading journal. "There must be no doubt about the quality of our research," Health Minister Sylvia Brustad told Norway's NTB news agency. "So we are speeding up our draft law." The government would present the law to parliament later this year, earlier than planned,...

2006-01-15 08:58:44

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian cancer expert made up fictitious patients for an article about treatment of oral cancer published in a leading medical journal, the hospital said on Sunday. "The material was fabricated," said Trine Lind, spokeswoman of the Norwegian Radium Hospital where Jon Sudbo has worked as a doctor and a researcher. "We are shocked. This is the worst thing that could happen in a research institution like ours." Sudbo, 44, invented patients and case histories for a...

2005-08-26 09:48:57

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The clinical benefits attributed to homeopathic treatment are merely placebo effects, according to the authors of a report in The Lancet medical journal. Homeopathy is based on the notion that "like cures like," and treatment involves giving a patient small amounts of drugs that, in larger quantities, cause symptoms like those suffered by the patient. It also involves a great deal of interaction between the practitioner and the patient. In the current...

2005-08-22 13:22:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what the "hygiene hypothesis" suggests, the youngest children in a family are not less likely than older siblings to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. According to the hygiene hypothesis, being too clean is not a good thing. Infections at an early age actually trains the immune system to respond appropriately to the environment, and this protects kids against certain diseases like asthma and MS, so the argument goes....


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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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