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While the MMR vaccine is known to prevent measles, mumps and rubella, new research has shown that the vaccine may have even broader protection, Fox News reports. The claim is based on a study in JAMA that looked at vaccination rates of nearly 500,000 Danish children between 1996 and 2006. "Researchers...
The Los Angeles Times reports on a finding published in JAMA that has found that a vegetarian diet may be linked to lower blood pressure. Researchers analyzed data from seven different clinical trials and 32 observational studies for the effects of a plant-based diet. Results "indicated a systolic...
A patient centered medical home is a way of organizing outpatient care to improve coordination among doctors and health professionals. It also aims to reduce unnecessary spending on health care and keep patients out of the hospital. A new study evaluated a group of medical home practices to see whether they...