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The Canadian Medical Association Journal is a peer-reviewed general medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

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Antibiotics and Pregnancy . A report by the Canadian Medical Association Journal just released findings that...
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"The Canadian Medical Association Journal regrets this case report."
The Canadian Medical Association Journal released new guidelines for prescribing opiates.
A new guideline published May 8th in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) strongly..…
A new Canadian guideline published on May 8 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal strongly recommends...
This letter from the Canadian Medical Association Journal is a great example of being a prophet in our day and age…
Canadian Medical Association Journal: Premiers call for more federal health care funding
Canadian Medical Association Journal today reports nearly 25% of youth surveyed learned about e-cigarettes from a...
Canadian Medical Association Journal: PEI to finally offer abortions on the island
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Canadian Medical Association Journal: How free are Canada’s unmuzzled scientists?
A few weeks ago, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provided statistical clues on the...
The Canadian Medical Association Journal is showing how psilocybin can be used to treat mental health.
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Canadian Medical Association Journal: What is government's role in medical apps?
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Canadian Medical Association Journal: Discovery opens new approaches to neurological diseases
Canadian Medical Association Journal: Nova Scotia sets direction on GPS monitoring of patients
Radon: Dr. Ray Copes tells the Canadian Medical Association Journal we need to do more to reduce radon exposure.
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Canadian Medical Association Journal: Conscience should guide doctors at end-of-life
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Combined MMRV vaccine shows slight rise in adverse events The combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella (chickenpox) (MMR+V), according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).The MMRV vaccine was developed for young children to reduce the number of needles they receive. However, the combined vaccine has been associated with slightly higher rates of febrile seizures. Febrile seizures can accompany high fever in young children; although distressing, they are not associated with ongoing health issues. "Combining MMR and varicella into a single vaccine decreases pain for children and distress for parents, thus addressing common barriers to vaccine uptake, and may improve vaccination coverage levels and decrease immunization delivery costs," writes Dr. Shannon MacDonald, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. "Febrile seizures are typical ...
Are computer and TV worse than Western diets for the waistlines of people in the "developing world"? Lower income countries may soon be facing the same obesity and diabetes epidemics as their higher income counterparts. Ownership of televisions, cars and computers was recently found to be associated with increased rates of obesity and diabetes in lower and middle income countries, according to an international study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although we found no trend between household devices ownership and obesity or diabetes in high income countries, there was a stronger relation as the level of country income decreased. This relation was most prominent in low income countries, such that the prevalence of obesity increased from 3.4% for no devices owned to 14.5% for 3 devices … .The prevalence of diabetes also increased (no devices: 4.7%; 3 devices: 11.7%)," writes lead author Dr. Scott Lear, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, and Division of Cardiolo ...
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HEALTHCARE NEWS Seniors living in long-term care facilities have a high risk of falling, and many of those who take a tumble end up striking their heads, a study has found. Falls account for more than 60 per cent of hospital admissions for traumatic brain injury in seniors over age 65, and the incidence is on the rise, especially among those over 80, researchers say. In a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers at Simon Fraser University analysed video recordings of 227 falls among 133 residents at two B.C. long-term care homes. Video cameras had been set up in such public areas as hallways and lounges to capture falls among residents. The researchers had previously studied what caused residents to fall; in this study, they looked at “how” they fell — in other words, the physical mechanics — and what part of the body took the brunt of impact. They found that in 37 per cent of falls, people hit their heads — and contact was most often on the ground, said pr ...
“The truth is that the euthanasia laws of the Netherlands and Belgium contain a whole string of safeguards which, it was promised, would ensure against abuse of their new euthanasia laws, but this is not what has happened in practice. The so-called safeguards have been abused, evaded and ignored. They have been ineffectual; they have been a total failure. The result has been that many people, a significant percentage, have been euthanased without proper and informed consent. Particularly among the elderly, there is a fear that should they be admitted to hospital or nursing care facilities they risk the prospect of being euthanased without their consent. “This is not a wild assertion on my part but is based on evidence and fact. For example, in 2010 it was widely reported, including by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, that in the Belgium region of Flanders over 30 per cent of euthanasia cases were conducted without the consent of the patient, according to detailed investigation by Belgian and ...
Having a schoolmate commit suicide significantly increases the chance that a teenager will consider or attempt suicide themselves, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The study surveyed more than 22,000 Canadian children aged 12 to 17.
Paul Christopher Webster wrote an article for the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) revealing conflict of interest for one member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) panel asked to review Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. This story was also covered by The Star and Sun Media.
The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema. A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. 'This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,' they said. Junk foods at fast food restaurants as well as processed foods at grocery retailers represent the largest sources of sodium intake from refined salts. The Canadian Medical Association Journal sent out an international team of researchers to compare the salt content of 2,124 items from fast food establishments such as Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Subway. They found that the average salt content varied between companies and between the ...
Fluoroquinolones May Double Acute Kidney Injury Risk Joe Barber Jr, PhD Current fluoroquinolone use may elevate the risk for kidney injury, according to the findings of a population-based retrospective study. Steven T. Bird, PharmD, from the US Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues published their findings online June 3 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Case reports of acute kidney injury with the use of fluoroquinolones have been published, and the product label includes renal failure in a list of potential, but uncommon, adverse reactions," the authors write. "In clinical practice, when oral fluoroquinolones are prescribed, the potential for acute kidney injury is generally not a clinical consideration." In the study, the authors assessed the risk for acute kidney injury associated with fluoroquinolones among men aged 40 to 85 years who were enrolled in the US LifeLink Health Plan Claims Database between 2001 and ...
Needed: New approaches to defuse 'suicide contagion' among teens Experts on adolescent behaviour say the apparent susceptibility of Canadian teens to the idea of suicide shows the need to change public discussion about this sensitive topic. Among the suggestions being put forward are finding new ways to refer to the act, to put it in a more appropriate context and training crisis-intervention teams to be more aware of how young people can respond to a suicide in their midst. A study published May 21 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that teens who knew of schoolmates who took their own lives were more likely to consider it or attempt it themselves — a phenomenon the authors call "suicide contagion." 'Suicide contagion' spreads after schoolmate death Given how vulnerable teens seem to be to the idea of suicide, there is probably a need to change counselling techniques and media coverage of the issue, says Nora Spinks, executive director of the Vanier Institute for the Family. "We’ve ...
Suicidal thoughts can spread among teens, according to study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
Medical tip from Dr. Gifford-Jones; March 6, 2013 The Hazards of Grapefruit Juice With Medication 20 years ago David G. Bailey, a reseacher at the University of Western Ontario, made an interesting discovery. He reported that using grapefruit juice along with medication could result in the strength of the mediction being increased up to 15 times. This could have serious affects, particularly if you were taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. Now, he reports in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, that further research shows that at least 85 drugs are now affected by grapefruit. Seville oranges often used in marmalade, limes and pomelos also produce this interaction. Many of the drugs that are affected are listed in the Journal. But I do not know where a complete list can be obtained. The best way to play it safe is never to mix medication with grapefruit juice. Failure to heed this warning can result in kidney failure, muscle degeneration, respiratory depression and gastrointestinal bleeding. W.C.Fields, ...
Enough about gun control. Let's talk about something REALLY controversial. Spanking! The “Spare the rod, spoil the child” defense for spanking children with behavioral problems doesn’t fly with experts who say spanking can cause developmental damage or even lower a child’s IQ, according to a Reuters report. The latest publication of Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed its findings based on 20 years of research this week. The recent studies found that spanking reduces the brain’s grey matter in areas related to intelligence. The head researcher said, "We're really past the point of calling this a controversy. In the research there really is no controversy," She said if any other issue had this kind of overwhelming evidence in study after study, we'd be acting on it, and make it illegal to physically punish children. Thirty-two countries ban spanking including Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany and Israel. Countries that don't ban spanking include Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Kazakhistan. ...
Finished a Google phone interview with a reporter from CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) for my expert medical opinion in (pt 1)..
Healthy midlife behavior predicts successful aging October 31, 2012. An article published online on October 22, 2012 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that common-sense healthy behaviors practiced in midlife help ensure successful aging. Researchers in England analyzed data from 5,100 men and women enrolled in the Whitehall II cohort study, established between 1985 and 1988. Responses to questionnaires administered between 1991 and 1994 ascertained smoking status, alcohol intake, physical activity levels, and fruit and vegetable intake. Subjects underwent clinical examinations every five years. Successful aging at 60 years of age or older was defined as the absence of a history of cancer, heart disease, diabetes or stroke, good physical, cognitive, cardiovascular and respiratory function, good mental health and no disability. Five hundred forty-nine participants died over follow-up, and 953 met the successful aging criteria. Moderate alcohol intake was associated with 31 percent grea ...
Why You’re So Tired Getting sufficient shut-eye but still dragging? “One in five women has low iron levels, and the most common symptom is unexplained fatigue,” says Paul Vauher, whose new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that women taking an iron supplement cut their exhaustion in half, try adding one teaspoon of Leaf Greens into your favorite beverage daily. If you don’t find the taste of Leaf Greens appealing in water, we recommend pineapple juice, apple juice, or orange juice; it also tastes great in a smoothie!
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