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PLOS Medicine: Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Reduced Leptin, Elevated Ghrelin, and Increased Body Mass Index

(NEW YORK) — According to findings of a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, while it’s not healthy to be lazy or lack sleep, the combination of the two are downright deadly. The…

Summary of the activity of the most widely used antimalarials throughout the life cycle of Plasmodium. (PLoS Medicine)

This Week in PLOS Medicine: Noncommunicable Disease Prevention in LMICs, Active Commutes in Urbanizing India, & Traffic Crashes as a Neglected Issue | Speaking of Medicine

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A new PLOS Medicine collection, Monitoring Universal Health Coverage, provides technical details and country-level experience of the implementation, monito

Last month saw the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, fans who participated in tributes at his home city of Seattle, US, claim the grunge icon may still be alive today if doctors had properly diagnosed and treated the stomach problems that had blighted him in the years leading up to his untimely death, and a source of clear distress for Cobain – evident in his published journals.

HEALTH: 5 Health Resolutions You Can Keep This Year New Years resolutions often start staggering by mid-January mainly because they are unachievable. However we need to learn to initially take baby steps when making such resolutions; time is needed to create new habits. We realize it's hard to retain the enthusiasm month after month and thats why we decided to help you pick 5 healthy habits you can actually stick to. 1. Get more sleep - A good nights rest is critical for the optimal…

CLB | Dr. John Ioannidis on The Reliability of Biomedical Evidence and How to Improve It On April 2 2013 Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences hosted an afternoon discussion with Dr. John Ioannidis on "The Reliability of Biomedical Evidence and How To Improve It." Dr. Ioannidis is the Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. His 2005 paper in PLoS Medicine "Why most Published Research Findings are False"…

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