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 10, 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