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Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections

Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections
Source: New England Journal of Medicine

As of September 14, 2014, a total of 4507 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), as well as 2296 deaths from the virus, had been reported from five countries in West Africa — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

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Giving physicians immunity from malpractice claims does not cut cost of medical care

Study finds such protections do not cut cost of medical care

Changing laws to make it more difficult to sue physicians for medical malpractice may not reduce the amount of “defensive medicine” practiced by physicians, according to a new RAND Corporation study. 671 more words

United States

New Therapy Leads to Lasting Remission in Leukemia Patients

Six years and one day ago, a 5-year-old girl named Tori Lee was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. 851 more words

Leadership In Medicine

New CT Lung Cancer Screening Rules Save More Lives

By Dr. Brent Wahl

Lung cancer screening with CT would detect more cancers and save more lives if current screening criteria were modified to include a wider range of individuals at risk, concludes a new study in the February 21 New England Journal of Medicine. 447 more words

CT

New Pets? Travel?

I get the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) delivered to my home. I know, I know, it is so 1980s to read a journal in paper form (ok, even to read a journal) but I enjoy browsing the most current science and sometimes retain a factoid that later might be useful. 560 more words

Academic Medicine

New Research on Gluten Introduction to Infants and Risk of Celiac Disease

If you’re worried about your child’s risk of celiac disease and wondering when to introduce gluten-containing foods, then you’ll want to know about two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. 1,096 more words

Science

Regular consumption of sugary beverages linked to increased genetic risk of obesity

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. 495 more words

Obesity