All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘JAMA’

Marijuana Legalization Shocker: Legalized States Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

In a bit of news that will surely give anti-legalization forces cause for worry, CNN reports that states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes are reporting much lower death tolls due to painkiller overdose. The Journal of the American Medical Association released the supporting data behind this discovery. The study reviewed medical marijuana laws and death certificate data between …

Read More

Type 2 Diabetes Rises 30 Percent In Youth

Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism, the way our bodies use digested food for energy, according to WebMD. Most of our food is converted into glucose, the type of sugar in the blood, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into our cells there must be insulin, which is produced by the …

Read More

Insulin Pump Sensors Reduce Hypoglycemia, Shows Study

A new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that certain sensors on insulin pumps can significantly decrease hypoglycemic episodes in those with type 1 diabetes. The sensors in question detect when blood sugar falls below a certain level, then cuts off insulin delivery. The study looked at 95 type 1 diabetes patients from …

Read More

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The study shows that traffic injuries, self-harm, cirrhosis, and drug addiction are rising as causes of premature death, along with Alzheimer’s, …

Read More

Obesity Linked to Increased Death Risks

Obesity has already been tied to a wide range of health problems, including cognitive decline. Now, a new study published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who are severely obese are at a higher risk of death. “Estimates of the relative mortality risks associated with normal weight, overweight, and obesity may help to …

Read More