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It’s time for physicians to take a profound moral inventory

I am writing this commentary in response to a seminal opinion piece published by Dr. Donald M. Berwick, of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts, in the online edition of JAMA, entitled “The Moral Determinants of Health.“ In light of recent societal events, and the moral reckoning that our society has commenced in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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CDC Official: This Is Just The Beginning of America's New Coronavirus Surge

This is just the “beginning” of a dangerous new wave of coronavirus cases that could become more deadly as it reaches an older population in the U.S., according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC. The U.S. has identified at least 2.59 million cases and over 126,000 deaths, the highest numbers…Read more...
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Having a few alcoholic drinks a week may be better for your brain than avoiding alcohol altogether, a study found

A new JAMA study found that having a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men can benefit people's brain health.
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Climate change linked to serious pregnancy risks, 'landmark' study finds

JAMA investigation shows air pollution and heat exposure, resulting from climate change, may lead to preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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India eases lockdown even as virus cases jump in capital

With shopping malls, places of worship, restaurants and state borders reopening Monday, some of the last vestiges of India's 10-week-long coronavirus lockdown disappeared even as the country reported its highest single-day death toll and experts said things would get worse. In the capital of New Delhi, shoppers applied hand sanitizer and underwent temperature checks before entering Ambience Mall, where a sign read: “Welcome back to the lifestyle you love.” The doors were also reopened at New D...
Tags: News, India, New Delhi, JAMA


Fewer antibiotics to better fight bacterial infections

Reducing the use of antibiotics appears to be one of the only solutions to preserve their effectiveness and limit the emergence of resistance. A new study, published in the journal JAMA, show that a treatment duration reduced by half is equally effective. In addition, tailoring the antibiotic regimen to each patient's individual characteristics and disease patterns would allow the drug dose to be reduced even further without loss of therapeutic benefit.
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Fauci says he's optimistic about coronavirus vaccine protection, but concerned about how long that protection will last

In an interview with JAMA editor-in-chief Howard Bauchner, Dr. Anthony Fauci questioned the 'durability' of these candidate vaccines.
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Fauci says he's optimistic about coronavirus vaccine protection, but concerned about how long that protection will last

In an interview with JAMA editor-in-chief Howard Bauchner, Dr. Anthony Fauci questioned the 'durability' of these candidate vaccines.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Your coronavirus need-to-know: SAT drops at-home tests; Wuhan says it tested basically everyone; Fauci's JAMA interview

We are bringing you the top headlines on COVID-19 from the US and around the world.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Dr. Fauci: 'Good chance' we have COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks on April 27 while speaking to CNN.There are currently ten COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization.A new report warns that people who refuse to get vaccinated could jeopardize the success of a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. could have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectiou...
Tags: Health, Science, Cnn, Innovation, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, JAMA, Fauci, Gottlieb, National Institute of Allergy, Moderna Therapeutics, Scott Gottlieb


Facebook and YouTube took 7 days to remove an hour-long video filled with COVID-19 conspiracies

An hour-long video filled with COVID-19 conspiracy theories has been watched more than half a million times on Facebook and YouTube – prompting both firms to take it down.  The 67-minute clip, which focuses on lockdown in Ireland, features a conversation between right-wing vlogger Dave Cullen and anti-EU activist Dolores Cahill.  Throughout the interview, Cahill claims lockdown is unnecessary, touts the "miracle drug" hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19, and claims recove...
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40 years of A Piece of My Mind essays

JAMA is commemorating 40 years of publishing A Piece of My Mind essays with this theme issue of 40 favorite essays from the past 10 years. The essays are often personal vignettes in which physicians discuss the human side of medicine. This editorial highlights some of the topics in the essays. More than 1,300 essays have been published over 40 years.
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"[T]he mortality rate among patients over age 65 exceeded 26 percent, and almost all patients over 65 who needed mechanical ventilation during that period died."

According to a new JAMA article (which studied coronavirus patients in Northwell Health hospitals "in and around New York City"), reported in "Do You Want to Die in an I.C.U.? Pandemic Makes Question All Too Real/Sobering statistics for older patients sharpen the need to draw up advanced directives for treatment and share them with their families" (NYT).A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine questioned 180 patients over age 60 with serious illnesses; most said they would trade a year of life if t...
Tags: Death, Medicine, Law, New York City, Vampires, Advertising, Global Warming, World Health Organization, Statistics, White, JAMA, Northwell Health, JAMA Internal Medicine, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, World Health Organization We


Researchers Cut Chloroquine Study Short Over Safety Concerns, Citing a 'Primary Outcome' of Death (slashdot)

Citing a "primary outcome" of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 after some patients developed irregular heart rates and nearly two dozen of them died after taking doses of the drug daily. From a report: Scientists say the findings, published Friday in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association, should prompt some degree of skepticism from the public toward enthusiastic claims about and perhaps "serv...
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Researchers Cut Chloroquine Study Short Over Safety Concerns, Citing a 'Primary Outcome' of Death

Citing a "primary outcome" of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 after some patients developed irregular heart rates and nearly two dozen of them died after taking doses of the drug daily. From a report: Scientists say the findings, published Friday in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association, should prompt some degree of skepticism from the public toward enthusiastic claims about and perhaps "serv...
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Ventilators Aren’t Going to Cure COVID-19. Here’s What They Can Do.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. From the first days of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, hospitals and elected officials began scrambling to amass ventilators. So long as we had enough of the devices, the idea went, people’s lives would be saved. “It’s all about the ventilators,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a March 1...
Tags: New York, News, Colorado, California, Boston, New York City, United States, Italy, Kim, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Long Island, Cuomo, Lombardy, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Brigham


Exactly How Airborne Is Coronavirus, Anyway?

From the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we were urged to be wary of surfaces. Experts knew that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could linger on door handles, shopping carts, and subway poles for hours, maybe days. But now, researchers are taking a closer look at how the virus travels through the air — and how likely it is to be transmitted through breathing.On 28th March, the World Health Organization tweeted that “COVID-19 is NOT airborne,” noting that it’s mainly transmitt...
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, Who, World Health Organization, Cvs, Korn, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Northwell Health, NEJM, Journal of the American Medical Association, Robert Korn, Steven Quay


Ventilators Are the Last, Best Hope—but Save Only a Fraction

As states around the country scavenge for ventilators to treat the wave of critically ill coronavirus virus patients, doctors on the front lines are confronting not just the question of when they will get them, but when they should use them.The grim fact is that most people infected with COVID-19 who are sedated, intubated, and hooked up to a mechanical breathing machine will not survive. This is in part a function of just how sick they are when doctors finally resort to a ventilator, but also d...
Tags: Europe, London, News, New Jersey, Cuomo, Trump, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, JAMA, Angus, CPAP, Turin Italy, American Medical Association JAMA, Life Care Center, Garrone, Neyman, Derek Angus


Was coronavirus in L.A. in February? Researchers say probably yes

Chances are the new coronavirus was circulating in Los Angeles weeks before health officials started testing and keeping track of confirmed cases in early March, according to a new new medical report. Los Angeles County officials have acknowledged that the respiratory disease COVID-19 likely hit the region earlier than initially thought and many people have suspected they already had the coronavirus. But now, a report this week in the Journal of American Medical Association backs up the assertio...
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The Nature of Coronavirus versus Seasonal Flu

THE NATURE OF CORONAVIRUS VERSUS SEASONAL FLU SIMPLY EXPLAINED BY VISPI KANGA Here is a little more information on the virus that may help explain a few things that people don’t understand and feel confused as to why Coronavirus is such a bigger deal than Seasonal flu. Both are infectious respiratory illnesses. It has to do with RNA sequencing (genetics). While sequencing DNA gives a genetic profile of an organism, sequencing RNA reflects only the sequences that are actively expressed in the cel...
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Medical roundup

Telemedicine has become a crucial tool during the crisis. 2017 paper discusses the regulatory barriers that had constrained it [Shirley Svorny, Cato Policy Analysis; earlier here, here, and here] “Wondered why it’s been so hard to ramp up production of surgical masks and respirators? Why haven’t private companies flooded into the market to meet peak demand? Because they are regulated medical devices and new versions require FDA approval which can take months to obtain.” [Paul Matzko thread on ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Hospitals, Public Health, Fda, World Health Organization WHO, JAMA, Eric Boehm, Occupational Licensure, Cato Policy Analysis, Jeffrey Singer, Shirley Svorny, Judy Greenwald, COVID-19 virus, Paul Matzko, Lori Rosen Semlies Wilson Elser


Step count matters - lowers risk of death

A new study shows that wearing a device that measures the number of steps taken over the course of the day reduces the overall death rate in US adults. The study was published in the journal JAMA in March 2020.
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Quality of diet among young Americans remains poor

Poor diet is a significant contributor to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes accounting for early mortality. A new study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 shows that dietary deficiency is both prevalent and pathogenic in today’s young America.
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National study finds diets remain poor for most American children; disparities persist

A study of national dietary trends over 18 years finds some improvements in the diets of US children, but the majority still have a poor-quality diet. Disparities persisted or even worsened, finds the study published in JAMA and led by researchers at Tufts.
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Study unveils striking disparities in health outcomes among 2 populations

In a new study published today in JAMA, a team of researchers at BIDMC evaluated how health outcomes for low-income older adults who are dually enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid have changed since the early 2000s, and whether disparities have narrowed or widened over time compared with more affluent older adults who are solely enrolled in Medicare.
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Drug prices beat inflation all the way even with discounts

A new study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 shows how prescription drug prices are rising faster than the rate of inflation. The decade-long trend reflects a threefold higher rise in brand-name drug prices compared to inflation if all drugs are lumped together.
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Big Pharma more profitable than most other large public firms

A large study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 reports that large pharmaceutical companies make a much larger profit from their products than other large public companies. This is important because it indicates the potential to reduce drug prices while sustaining competitive and innovative drug development and marketing.
Tags: Health, Big Pharma, JAMA


US health care spending by payer, health conditions

A variety of data were used to estimate annual health care spending in the US from 1996 through 2016 by payer (public insurance, private insurance and out-of-pocket payments) and by health conditions, including low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes and ischemic heart disease. This study is part of a theme issue from JAMA on drug pricing.
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What drug companies spend to bring a new drug to market

Researchers estimated the cost to bring 63 new drugs or biologics to market between 2009 and 2018 using publicly available data on research and development expenditures for these medicines. This study is part of a theme issue from JAMA on drug pricing.
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How much does the drug industry spend on lobbying, campaign contributions?

What the pharmaceutical and health product industry spent on lobbying and contributions to political campaigns in the US from 1999 to 2018 was the focus of this observational study that used federal- and state-level data. This study is part of a theme issue from JAMA on drug pricing.
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