Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 21, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Roughly 35% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented with attention given to nine modifiable risk factors, according to a report from a dementia commission published in the …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The World Health Organization is warning of increasing resistance to widely used HIV drugs, …

By Joe Elia

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The Congressional Budget Office has released its assessments of the "Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act" and a revised "Better Care Reconciliation Act." …

By Cara Adler

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

A contaminated breast pump has been identified as the source of a preterm infant's infection with Cronobacter sakazakii, according to an MMWR article.

The …

July 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Prenatal antidepressant use appears to be linked to a statistically higher risk for autism in offspring, suggests a study in The BMJ.

Autism rates were highest among 3300 Swedish …

By Joe Elia

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Society of Clinical Oncology proposes addressing high drug prices with a handful of "modest experiments."

In a position statement, ASCO warns that specialty drugs …

July 19, 2017

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The dramatic collapse of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act set …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The FDA has approved a new drug combination to …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The FDA has approved neratinib (brand name, Nerlynx) for reducing the risk for breast cancer recurrence. The drug — the …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that asymptomatic women should …

By the Editors

High-dose vitamin D supplements provide no advantage over standard doses in preventing viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children, according to …

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Excessive weight gain during early to middle adulthood was associated with a variety of adverse consequences later in …

July 18, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Eating a diet heavy in plants is associated with reduced coronary heart disease risk, provided they're the right plants, suggests a study in the Journal of the American College of …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A new meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine may help ease patients' concerns about a previously reported link between vasectomy and prostate cancer.

The analysis included …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Interventions to reduce long-term opioid therapy in patients with chronic pain show some benefits, according to a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine, but the overall quality of …

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