2002 to 2018 Saw Increases in Heroin Use, Use Disorder, Injection
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- The prevalence of heroin use, heroin use disorder, and heroin injection increased from 2002 to 2018, according to a research letter published in the Feb. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Beth... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

Review of 3,000 studies finds almost 400 medical reversals: HUNDREDS of current medical practices are INEFFECTIVE
(Natural News) Hundreds of current medical practices are ineffective and/or unsafe. Researchers from the Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland reviewed 3,000 medical studies conducted over the past fifteen years. The studies were taken from three prestigious medical journals: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The Lancet, and The New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thought Leader Forum: Women in STEM
The American Medical Association noted recently that for the first time ever, there are more women than men in medical school, but when we talk about STEM fields, there is still a disproportionate number of women to men depending on the field of study. The STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math - are typically still defined as “nontraditional careers for women.” While there has been a long-term trend and the number of women going to college is vastly increasing, the idea that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Erica Heartquist Source Type: news

Thought Leader Forum: Women in STEM
The American Medical Association noted recently that for the first time ever, there are more women than men in medical school, but when we talk about STEM fields, there is still a disproportionate number of women to men depending on the field of study. The STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math - are typically still defined as “nontraditional careers for women.” While there has been a long-term trend and the number of women going to college is vastly increasing, the idea that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Erica Heartquist Source Type: news

Eating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study
After two years of follow-up, the group on the vegetable-rich diet saw no extra protection against prostate cancer compared to the control group, according to findings published Jan. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Standardized Talc Testing for Asbestos
A team of experts from eight different federal agencies has presented the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with preliminary recommendations to standardize the testing of talc for the presence of asbestos and other potentially harmful mineral products. The recommendations, some of which reject long-held talc industry positions, are designed to end the discrepancies in analysis of whether talc products are contaminated with cancer-causing substances. Preliminary recommendations will be part of the FDA’s public meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss and obtain scientific information on testing for asbestos in talc-based products...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

America's largest medical specialty society endorses single-payer Medicare for All
(Physicians for a National Health Program) Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) today welcomed the American College of Physicians' (ACP) endorsement of single-payer Medicare for All. The ACP, a national organization of 159,000 internists, is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician group in the US after the American Medical Association (AMA). The historic endorsement coincides with the publication of an open letter signed by more than 2,000 physicians 'prescribing' Medicare for All. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women at greater risk of developing high blood pressure than men earlier in life, study says
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that women are more likely to develop high blood pressure earlier in life and at a faster rate than men. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins CBSN to discuss the findings of the study. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study quashes controversial vitamin C treatment for sepsis with global trial
(Monash University) A paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Monash researchers comprehensively quashes the idea that the vitamin C-based cocktail has any positive impact on patients with sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S., Arizona life expectancy falls, driven by deaths of younger people
WASHINGTON – After decades of steady increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly in the most recent years data was collected, a drop attributed to a rise in “cause-specific” deaths like suicides and drug overdoses among those aged 25 to 64. The same was true in Arizona where, even though life expectancy was still higher than the national average, it was dropping at a similar rate. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association said that after rising to 79.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S., Arizona life expectancy falls, driven by deaths of younger people
WASHINGTON – After decades of steady increases, life expectancy in the U.S. ticked down slightly in the most recent years data was collected, a drop attributed to a rise in “cause-specific” deaths like suicides and drug overdoses among those aged 25 to 64. The same was true in Arizona where, even though life expectancy was still higher than the national average, it was dropping at a similar rate. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association said that after rising to 79.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Use of Powder in Genital Area Not Linked to Ovarian Cancer
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- Use of powder in the genital area does not appear to be significantly associated with incident ovarian cancer, according to a study published in the Jan. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Katie M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Now, a Johns Hopkins Medicine research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus. The researchers detailed the positive findings from their preliminary clinical trial in the Dec. 30, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Some Solid Advice on New Year's Resolutions That Might Stick
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- If you plan to make a New Year's resolution about improving your health, the American Medical Association (AMA) has some good suggestions. " With too many holiday sweets and not enough exercise likely in the rearview mirror,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Incidence of Thyroid Cancer Plateaued in 2009
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2016, the incidence of thyroid cancer reached a plateau and possibly started to decline, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ann... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Number of Teens Vaping Marijuana on the Rise
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- The number of adolescents who vape marijuana is increasing, according to two research letters published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hongying Dai, Ph.D., from the University of Nebraska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Popular gyms undermining health with tanning beds, UConn researcher says
(University of Connecticut) Popular gym chains across the country capitalize on the broad desire to get healthy in the New Year with persuasive post-holiday marketing campaigns, but they're also undermining public health warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning, according to a new study from UConn researchers published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How optimism improves your health
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that being optimistic is good for your heart. Dr. Richa Sood, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician, agrees. She says people with a positive outlook on life may not only have healthier hearts, but also they may be healthier and happier in general. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- From 2016 to 2019, there was an increase in the proportion of medical students reporting disabilities, according to a research letter published in the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lisa M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Major legal and medical groups voice support for abortion access
Non-partisan groups, like the American Medical Association, voiced their opposition to Louisiana's abortion law. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 -- U.S. life expectancy increased from 1959 to 2016 but has been decreasing since 2014, according to research published in the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A.M.A. Urges Ban on Vaping Products as Juul Is Sued by More States
The American Medical Association echoed the concerns of California and New York, the latest two states to file lawsuits alleging that the company had targeted young people with deceptive marketing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Zraick Tags: E-Cigarettes Advertising and Marketing Attorneys General Suits and Litigation (Civil) Juul Labs Inc California New York State American Medical Assn Source Type: news

AMA Stands Up to Stop'Fraud, Harm, Trauma' in LGBTQ Patients AMA Stands Up to Stop'Fraud, Harm, Trauma' in LGBTQ Patients
The American Medical Association has announced several new and updated policies to better support and protect transgender patients and other members of the LGBTQ community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. The move is in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AMA Backs More Healthcare Economics Education for Med Students AMA Backs More Healthcare Economics Education for Med Students
The American Medical Association urges more study of cost-effective use of diagnostic services and treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

AMA calls for ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products
The American Medical Association has called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that have not been approved as cessation tools by the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Medical Association Calls for Immediate Ban on All E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products
The American Medical Association is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance Tuesday at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back. The AMA cited the surge in teen e-cigarette use. The group also said the recent outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping shows how little is known about the health consequences. Most of those sickened said they vaped THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, not nicotine. The policy singles out e-cigarette...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight public health Source Type: news

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products
American Medical Association calls for an immediate ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products
The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. doctors group calls for total ban on vaping, e-cigarette products
The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 -- Health care professionals (HCPs) should receive consistent and frequent training in measuring blood pressure (BP), according to a report prepared for the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Benefits Cancer Survivors with Heart Failure
A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors — mostly women with breast cancer — who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients Often Undervaccinated
TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- Many pediatric liver transplant recipients are undervaccinated, according to a research letter published in the Nov. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Amy G. Feldman, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiac resynchronization therapy benefits cancer survivors with heart failure
(University of Rochester Medical Center) A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors -- mostly women with breast cancer -- who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy treatment, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASN: Models Can Predict Risk for Incident Chronic Kidney Disease
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Risk prediction models have been developed for five-year probability of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), according to a study published online Nov. 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Crowd Diagnosis of STDs Frequently Sought Online
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Crowd diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is common online, according to a research letter published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Alicia L. Nobles, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Tourism Lowers Healthcare Costs for Companies and Their Employees, But Is It Good Medicine for Patients and Can Clinical Laboratories Participate?
Some companies save so much in healthcare cost they pay their employees to participate in medical tourism programs Medical tourism is not new, but it’s changing, and clinical laboratories have a role to play in the models employers use to save money on their employees’ health coverage costs. Employers that manage the entire process—from securing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AMA American Journal of Medicine american medical association AMJMED anatomic pathology Ashley Furniture Industr Source Type: news

Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use High Among U.S. Preteens, Teens
TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 -- The prevalence of self-reported current electronic cigarette use is high among U.S. middle and high school students, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Karen A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Crowd-diagnosis' thousands seek out diagnoses from strangers on social media
(Elevated Science Communications) A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the public is increasingly turning to strangers on social media to obtain a 'crowd-diagnosis' for STDs, even posting pictures of their symptoms and sometimes to overrule a doctor's diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New AMA President Plans to Attack Dysfunction in Medicine New AMA President Plans to Attack Dysfunction in Medicine
Patrice Harris, MD, the first black woman to lead the American Medical Association, sits down with Medscape to discuss topics ranging from quelling burnout to improving physician compensation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How the Ban on Medical Advertising Hurt Women Doctors
This article was published on JSTOR Daily, read the original article here. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia Campbell / JSTOR Daily Tags: Uncategorized health medicine onetime syndication Source Type: news

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- The estimated cost of waste in the U.S. health care system varies from $760 to $935 billion, according to a special communication published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. William H. Shrank,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Residency 2050: What Is the Future of Medical Training? Residency 2050: What Is the Future of Medical Training?
Recent winners of American Medical Association grants to transform residency weigh in on what they think medical training will look like halfway through this century.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Half of content in physicians ’ notes may be inaccurate, study finds
This study has some limitations. The study ’s observers tracked nine emergency department physicians at two institutions. Also, the observers, who were not physicians, may have missed some details that other doctors might have noticed, and may not have witnessed some interactions between doctors and their patients.IMPACTThe findings suggest a need to change how records are kept because electronic medical records are used to inform decisions about patient care and to generate bills, according to the study ’s authors. The changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ documentation and billing r...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HPV 'Herd Immunity' Is on the Rise Among Adults
Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a Sept. 10 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. doctors' group says just stop vaping as deaths, illnesses rise
The American Medical Association on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic cigarettes of any sort until scientists have a better handle on the cause of 450 lung illnesses and at least five deaths related to the use of the products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AMA warns against use of e-cigs in light of lung illness reports
The American Medical Association (AMA) on Monday urged people to avoid the use of e-cigarette products across the United States until health officials could further investigate and understand the cause of lung illnesses across the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Taking high doses of vitamin D may decrease bone density
Vitamin D supplementation at high doses has been found to decrease bone density and increase likelihood of developing hypercalciuria, according to a study by the World Health Organisation published in theJournal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).Scienmag (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news