The New England Journal of Medicine

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    New Tamper-Proof OxyContin Is Getting Users to Switch...To Heroin

    The manufacturers of OxyContin always suspected the pain-reliever was going to be subject to abuse. That's why, when the first version was released in 1996, it came in a time-release capsule that was supposed to prevent a major rush from the drug hitting the brain all at once. Within 48 hours, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    IUD, Implants More Effective Birth Control Than Pill, Patch or Ring, New Study Shows

    If you don't want to get knocked up unexpectedly, your best bet, according to a new study out of Washington University Medical School, is a long-term method of contraception, namely an IUD or an implant. Either one of these methods is twenty times more effective than shorter-term methods like the Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Wash. U. Scientists Discover Reason for Stuttering is in the Genes

    Not even Geoffrey Rush and an Oscar can cure your stuttering problem.​If everything you know about stuttering comes from movies such as last year's Oscar-winner The King's Speech, you may be forgiven for believing the speech disorder is the result of a sad childhood and a profound lack of self ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Implantable Birth Control Most Effective, Wash. U. Study Finds

    ‚ÄčThe best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions, a study finds, is to implant birth control into women's bodies. The Contraceptive Choice Project, which aims to enroll 10,000 women and girls in St. Louis city and county, is a project of Washington University. Participants -- more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Newsflash: Cure for Fatness in the Elderly Discovered!

    And get on the damn Wii Fit.‚Äč's diet and exercise. What a shock, right?Researchers at Washington University published their findings in the March 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. They placed 100 obese seniors between the ages of 65 and 85 into four groups: one on a reduced- ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2010
  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Drug Free

    Clinics that treat the poor rely on free medical samples, but pharmaceuticals say there's got to be a better way.

  • News

    November 14, 2007


    America: We're #2!

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    January 29, 2003

    Dumb & Dumber

    If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    Working for Tips

    With wit and banter as sharp as his izmal, Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is a circumcising machine

  • News

    October 17, 2001


    Week of October 17, 2001

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Will the Real John Ashcroft Please Stand Up?

    Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.

  • News

    April 28, 1999

    Internal Bleeding

    St. John's Mercy Medical Center alienated their RNs when they turned to less experienced caregivers to save money. Now they're paying for it.

  • News

    January 20, 1999

    Milky Way

    Breast-feeding is better for babies, better for mothers, better for society -- so why is the practice shrouded in shame?