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Study Suggests Herd Protection for Some HPV Strains

8 hours 16 min ago
A decade after the introduction of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, a Pediatrics study suggests there is some evidence of herd immunity among young...
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Mortality from Medical Harm Falls Steadily

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The rate of mortality due to medical harm has fallen modestly since 1990, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. Using an analysis of...
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Your NEJM Group Today: The Spy Who Came in with a Cold / VTE & Menopausal Hormone Therapy / FM & IM Opportunities

8 hours 16 min ago
Today's top picks from NEJM Group include: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Medicine and Society: A bad cough during a vacation brings the wife of...
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Study Details Effective HPV Vaccine Communication Strategies

8 hours 16 min ago
Describing the cancer-reducing properties of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help make parents feel confident about vaccination, according to a Pediatrics study. Researchers...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Are ID Doctors Really So Unhappy Outside of Work?

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Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: Out of 29...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Hyperincarceration and Health / Wood's Lamp Exam Effectiveness Questioned / Internal & Emergency Medicine Opportunities

8 hours 16 min ago
Here's a quick sample of what NEJM Group has to offer: NEJM Audio Interview: Hyperincarceration and Health: George Karandinos discusses high rates of incarceration among...
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FDA Issues New Requirements for Prescribing and Dispensing Clozapine

8 hours 16 min ago
The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program for clozapine is being modified to take additional steps to help patients manage the potential risks of...
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FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis

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An advisory panel to the FDA has recommended that the agency approve romosozumab (Evenity) for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and high fracture risk. The committee...
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Could Opioids Be Leading to More Cases of Gastroschisis?

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The prevalence of gastroschisis, a birth defect in which some of the abdomens contents extend outside the infant's body, is higher in areas that report...
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WHO Releases List of 10 Threats to Global Health

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The World Health Organization has released a list of 10 threats to global health in 2019. They include: — Air pollution and climate change — Noncommunicable diseases...
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Lawsuit: Sackler Family Pushed Efforts to Mislead Public About Dangers of OxyContin

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:00
The family that owns Purdue Pharma spearheaded the company's efforts to mislead patients and clinicians about OxyContin's addiction potential, according to a court filing from...
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Generic Epilepsy Drug Approved

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:00
The FDA has approved the first generic version of vigabatrin (Sabril). It is approved as an adjunctive therapy for patients with epilepsy to treat complex...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Germline Editing / Vaccine Refusal in Pregnancy / Internal & Family Medicine Opportunities

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: Medicine and Society: R. Alta Charo looks for a responsible way...
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25% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Could Be Inappropriate

Sun, 2019-01-20 05:00
At least a quarter of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled in 2016 may be unnecessary, researchers conclude in The BMJ. Using a national U.S. claims database...
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