New England Journal of Medicine

  • vaping Dec 20, 2019

    ‘Vast Majority’ of Vaping Illnesses Blamed on Vitamin E

    Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and they say doctors should monitor patients more closely after they go home from the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the updated advice Friday. And, in a related move Friday, authorities investigating how patients obtained...

  • obesity Dec 19, 2019

    Study Estimates That Half of US Adults Will Be Obese by 2030

    There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts....

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    It corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people tend...

  • New England Journal of Medicine Dec 12, 2019

    More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

    For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to Wednesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine. “It’s a good thing. Death...

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