Quantifying the Dirty Nature of War

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PLOS Medicine Senior Editor, Amy Ross, discusses the potential impact of the “Dirty War Index”, a tool developed by Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks and Michael Spagat, to minimize civilian harm in areas of armed conflict. While international humanitarian treaties, such as … Continue reading »

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Going PRO – clinical trials must plan to capture patient-reported outcomes

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Post authored by David Moher All participants in research are important. What patients in clinical trials tell us about treatments – patient-reported outcomes (PROs) such as quality of life and symptoms – is being used more and more to improve … Continue reading »

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Is there benefit to adding psychotherapy to antidepressants?

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Special thanks to Don Klein, MD and Bruce Thyer, PhD for helpful discussions, but all opinions expressed are the author’s alone. Is there any benefit to adding psychotherapy to well-managed treatment with antidepressants? This clinically important question was addressed in … Continue reading »

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Outing Wyeth and Their Hired Ghosts

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Margaret A. Winker, MD, Senior Research Editor for PLOS Medicine, reflects on the 2010 Policy Forum by Adriane Fugh-Berman that explored the medical literature manipulation behind hormone “replacement” therapy. The results of the Heart Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS) and Women’s … Continue reading »

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PLOS Medicine’s Big Food Series: Shining a Spotlight on Industry’s Influence on Health

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PLOS Medicine Deputy Editor, Paul Simpson, reflects on the PLOS Medicine Series on Big Food, which was published in 2012. ‘The Food Industry is Ripe for Scrutiny’ is the clarion call of the lead editorial that announced PLOS Medicine’s Big … Continue reading »

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Melanoma Cells: A Fatal Attraction to LPA

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A hot day, blue sky and an even bluer sea. A perfect day to spend on the beach. But while our skin is sizzling, very few of us are aware of what some of our cells might be up to. … Continue reading »

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This week in PLOS Biology

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In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about moving lipids around the cell, good and bad autophagy, how skin cancer metastasises, and mending DNA replication forks safely.    Moving Lipids from Organelle to Organelle Moving lipids and proteins from the … Continue reading »

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A Little Furry Test for Human Toxicity

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PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Laureen Connell discusses a research article from 2014 in which Gary Peltz and colleagues described a new mouse model with a humanized liver that can replicate human-specific toxicity and improve safety of clinical trials. In 1993, … Continue reading »

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Why you should stop eating sandwiches

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New research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that much of our excessive salt intake can be blamed on the consumption of sandwiches. Specifically, assessment of one day of dietary intake from 5,762 adults … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday to PLOS Medicine

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On the 10th anniversary of our first issue, the PLOS Medicine Editors reflect on some of our most interesting and influential articles. This week PLOS Medicine celebrates the 10th anniversary of our first issue. Don’t worry, you don’t need to … Continue reading »

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