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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 22, 2014

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Fewer U.S. teens are slathering on sunscreen, according to a study in Preventing Chronic Disease.

High school students answered...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Pregnant women should avoid eating tuna altogether because of the risk for mercury exposure, says Consumer Reports. The recommendation is at odds with the FDA and...

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By the Editors

Attending PriMed East in Boston on September 11 through September 14? If so,...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The two American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved a new diagnostic test for type 1...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Combination hydrocodone products, currently considered Schedule III drugs, will be reclassified as Schedule II because of their high risk for...

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August 21, 2014

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

An experimental treatment resulted in 100% survival in primates infected with Marburg virus, a filovirus — like Ebola — that causes hemorrhagic fever, according to a study in Science...

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