This Viewpoint, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and colleagues discuss what is known about the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy on child neurodevelopment and caution against use of the drug to alleviate nausea of pregnancy, given permissive state laws related to access.
This Viewpoint discusses the Altmetric score as a measure of the reach and influence of a research article and of themes in medical and health science articles that attract the most attention.
In this Viewpoint, US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy describes the elements in the new report Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.
This Viewpoint summarizes revisions made in 2016 to the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences’ (CIOMS) International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans.
This report describes findings from 2 randomized trials comparing the effect of the intravenous calcimimetic etelcalcetide vs placebo on serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism receiving hemodialysis.
This randomized trial compares the effects of the intravenous calcimimetic etelcalcetide vs the oral calcimimetic cinacalcet for reducing parathyroid hormone concentrations in adult patients undergoing hemodialysis with moderate to severe secondary hyperparathyroidism.
This population epidemiology study uses pooled global health evaluation surveys data to estimate trends in the association between elevated stystolic blood pressure and death and disability between 1990 and 2015.
This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400-800 µg) of folic acid to prevent fetal neural tube defects (A recommendation).
This Evidence Report to support the 2016 update of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on folic acid supplementation for prevention of neural tube defects summarizes published evidence about benefits and harms of folate supplementation.
This commentary discusses a summary report of cohort studies published in JAMA Ophthalmology describing the frequency of patient-reported visual symptoms, dry eye symptoms, satisfaction with vision, and overall satisfaction following LASIK surgery.
This study uses National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to characterize trends in the use of marijuana among pregnant and nonpregnant women from 2002 through 2014.
This study uses National Survey on Drug Use and Health data from 2013-2014 to compare the characteristics of medical vs nonmedical marijuana users across all US states.
This Medical News and Perspectives article deals with the worry that Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative diseases might be spread through blood transfusions.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews the play Roz and Ray, which explores the evolving relationship between a hematologist and the father of twin boys with hemophilia who contract HIV during the early AIDs epidemic.