Risks of suicide are higher in medical students

Suicide is the most common, but avoidable, cause of death among young people. Although there is no scientific evidence showing that suicide rates are higher in medical students than in the general population, there are data confirming that perfectionism and intense anxiety and...

The New England Journal contents could be influenced by the particular ideological bent of the editorial board

The New England Journal of Medicine, which is among the most prestigious medical journals, is apparently not exempt from ideological biases in what it publishes. According to a study in the latest issue of Linacre Quarterly, from 2000 to 2017, the journal published more than 20...

Regenerative medicine. Rats’ heart muscle regenerated

Heart failure is caused by injury to the myocardium (the heart muscle), resulting in irreversible loss because this tissue cannot regenerate itself. Now, Bargehr and collaborators have managed to derive epicardial cells and growth factors from human embryonic stem cells that can...