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  • Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychiatric Drugs

    02/13/2017 10:12:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | FEB. 13, 2017 | BENEDICT CAREYFEB.
    <p>The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013, even though almost half of them had no mental health diagnosis on record, researchers reported on Monday.</p> <p>The new analysis, based on data from doctors’ office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than previously thought. Office visits are a close, if not exact, estimate of underlying patient numbers. The paper appears in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.</p>
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • Op-Ed Obama is not a scientist. JAMA shouldn't pretend he is

    07/18/2016 10:14:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Alex Berezow and Tom Hartsfield
    The Journal of the American Medical Assn. recently published a very unusual article: a scientific study authored by a sitting president of the United States. That’s never happened before. In a sense, it’s cool that President Obama cares enough about science to want to publish a paper in one of the world’s leading medical journals. But JAMA has set a bad precedent. The article, on healthcare reform in the United States, is problematic not only in its content but in the threat it poses to the integrity of scientific publishing. Let’s set aside the debate on whether the specific numbers...
  • Authors of JAMA study of Australian Gun Control are Gun Control Advocates, as is the AMA

    07/09/2016 7:11:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The authors of the Australian gun control study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are gun control advocates.  From medpagetoday.com: The authors of the JAMA study had obvious conflicts, Wheeler said, with one being a member of the Coalition for Gun Control (Australia) and "Second author Philip Alpers is the founding director of the gun ban organization GunPolicy.org and is a delegate to the U.N.'s project to ban private gun ownership worldwide, the so-called Programme of Action. Mr. Alpers, although he holds the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney School of Public Health,...
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    afa.net ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

    02/01/2016 12:39:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1st, 2016 | By Christopher Ingraham
    New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed -- like a lot of it -- it can potentially do permanent damage to your short-term memory. Professor Reto Auer of the University of Lausanne led a team of researchers who examined data on the marijuana habits of nearly 3,400 Americans over a 25-year period. At the end of the study period, the subjects took a battery of tests designed to assess cognitive abilities -- memory, focus, ability to make quick decisions, etc....
  • Statins: Still Overhyped After All These Years

    06/17/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/17/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    In a rather self-serving review article entitled “A historical perspective on the discovery of statins,” Japanese biochemist Akira Endo hits all the conventional and PC notes in his 10-page (including references) trip down memory lane. From the get-go, in the abstract itself he tells us that… “Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of all human organs, but it is nevertheless the cause of coronary heart disease. Building on that knowledge, scientists and the pharmaceutical industry have successfully developed a remarkably effective class of drugs–the statins–that lower cholesterol levels in blood and reduce the frequency of heart attacks.” We would expect...
  • Sacred Scientism - Public Blind Accpetence of Bad Science

    03/11/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 4 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 3/11/13 | Guy Smith
    “If you have to believe in something,” said a wise old uncle, “believe in science. But only if you have to believe.” Science isn’t all it is cracked up to be since many shady shamans pose as scientists in order to pluck money from someone’s pocket (typically taxpayer purses). Their magic trick is trade upon scientism, one definition of which is “the uncritical belief that scientific or quasi-scientific methods expose indisputable facts.” Political pitchpeople peddle such prattle knowing that the majority of non-scientific neighbors will accept as gospel conclusions published by seemingly sane institutions. Yet much of it is buncombe....
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships

    04/24/2010 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 539+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships NORFOLK, VA—Federal grand juries in the Eastern District of Virginia have returned two separate indictments charging 11 men from Somalia with engaging in piracy and related offenses pertaining to attacks on two Navy ships. The indictments charge separate attacks by separate groups on the U.S.S. Nicholas and the U.S.S. Ashland. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; George Venizelos, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office; Alex J. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s...
  • MS in remission w/own stem cells - JAMA Report

    02/07/2009 6:05:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 679+ views
    MS in remission w/own stem cells - JAMA Report
  • CDC: High TB Rates among US Immigrants Call for Immediate Measures

    07/23/2008 10:50:31 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 201+ views
    eFluxMedia ^ | July 23, 2008 | Anna Boyd
    A study published on the July 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association called for more aggressive action against tuberculosis, after it had discovered an increase in the number of foreigners in the US infected with TB. Although TB cases in the US dropped 45 percent between 1996 and 2006 (from more than 25,000 to less than 14,000), according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics, there was a five percent increase in TB cases among immigrant populations living in the US during the same period, Dr. Kevin P. Cain head of the CDC’s...
  • Study: Obesity surgery can cure diabetes

    01/22/2008 2:25:32 PM PST · by decimon · 8 replies · 133+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2008 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO - A new study gives the strongest evidence yet that obesity surgery can cure diabetes. Patients who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs were five times more likely to see their diabetes disappear over the next two years than were patients who had standard diabetes care, according to Australian researchers. Most of the surgery patients were able to stop taking diabetes drugs and achieve normal blood tests. "It's the best therapy for diabetes that we have today, and it's very low risk," said the study's lead author, Dr. John Dixon of Monash University Medical School in...
  • Hateful chatter behind the veil (Wives of Toronto's `accused` terrorists)

    06/29/2006 4:47:27 AM PDT · by fanfan · 128 replies · 4,057+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2006 | OMAR EL AKKAD AND GREG MCARTHUR
    Hateful chatter behind the veil Key suspects' wives held radical views, Web postings revealMISSISSAUGA — When it came time to write up the premarital agreement between Zakaria Amara and Nada Farooq, Ms. Farooq briefly considered adding a clause that would allow her to ask for a divorce. She said that Mr. Amara (now accused of being a leader of the alleged terror plot that led to the arrests of 17 Muslim men early this month) had to aspire to take part in jihad. "[And] if he ever refuses a clear opportunity to leave for jihad, then i want the choice...
  • Northwestern U. study uses ADULT stem cells to strengthen immune system

    09/02/2006 9:37:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 293+ views
    The Daily Colonial, ^ | 02.07.06 | Joanna Allerhand
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- A recent Northwestern University study found that a new treatment using stem cells might extend the lives of patients with lupus. Stem cell treatments could help patients with severe cases who have not responded to other options, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. Lupus is a disease that causes patients' immune systems to become unable to distinguish between foreign substances and normal parts of the body. This causes the immune system to attack the patient's own cells and tissues instead of protecting them. Researchers, including...
  • Journal tightens rules for authors (Doctors must disclose conflicts of interest for JAMA)

    07/12/2006 10:34:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2006 | Bruce Japsen
    Despite a Chicago-based national medical journal's efforts to require contributing doctors to disclose their ties to the pharmaceutical industry, physicians don't always abide by the rules--even during a period of intense scrutiny of drugmaker-doctor relationships. In Wednesday's weekly edition the Journal of the American Medical Association is expected to issue a correction on a February article it published about a major depression study. "Most of the 13 authors" failed to disclose they were paid consultants to drugmakers, according to a Wall Street Journal article Tuesday. The study warned about risks of relapsing into depression for pregnant women who stop taking...
  • In Article, Doctors Back Ban on Gifts From Drug Makers (Courtesy, at least in part, of George Soros)

    01/25/2006 11:11:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 622+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 25, 2006 | GARDINER HARRIS
    The gifts, drugs and classes that makers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices routinely give doctors undermine medical care, hurt patients and should be banned, a group of influential doctors say in today's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. Medical schools and teaching hospitals should be the first to establish a comprehensive ban, the group writes. But the authors argue that all doctors should eventually follow suit. Broadly adopted, the recommendations would transform doctors' day-to-day lives and shut off the focus of drug makers' biggest expenditures. But Dr. David Blumenthal, an author of the article, said it was...
  • JAMA Editor "Unaware" Abortion Advocates Wrote Fetal Pain Study

    09/26/2005 11:09:17 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 823+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 27 September 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    San Francisco, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The fallout from a study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association by two abortion advocates claiming unborn children don't feel pain from abortions until late in pregnancy continues. Now, JAMA's editor says she was "unaware" that the authors of the report include an abortion practitioner and a former staffer for a leading abortion advocacy group. The lead author of the study is Susan J. Lee, a University of California at San Francisco medical student who once worked for NARAL, an abortion advocacy group that recently came under fire for falsely accusing...
  • Fetal Pain: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence

    08/26/2005 4:12:50 PM PDT · by beavus · 62 replies · 1,028+ views
    JAMA ^ | 8/24/05 | Susan J. Lee, JD; Henry J. Peter Ralston, MD; Eleanor A. Drey, MD, EdM; John Colin Partridge, MD, MP
    Context: Proposed federal legislation would require physicians to inform women seeking abortions at 20 or more weeks after fertilization that the fetus feels pain and to offer anesthesia administered directly to the fetus. This article examines whether a fetus feels pain and if so, whether safe and effective techniques exist for providing direct fetal anesthesia or analgesia in the context of therapeutic procedures or abortion. Evidence Acquisition: Systematic search of PubMed for English-language articles focusing on human studies related to fetal pain, anesthesia, and analgesia. Included articles studied fetuses of less than 30 weeks’ gestational age or specifically addressed fetal...