Tag Archives: AMA

AMA Rips Trump’s Suggestion To Inject Disinfectants

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s musings on whether injecting disinfectants might treat COVID-19 horrified medical professionals on Friday and raised fresh concerns that his stream-of-consciousness briefings could push frightened people to poison themselves with untested treatments. An international chorus of doctors and health experts urged people not to drink or inject disinfectant after Trump on Thursday suggested that scientists should …

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UN, AMA, Heritage Foundation Slam Trump On WHO

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “Now is a time for unity in the global battle to push the COVID-19 pandemic into reverse, not a time to cut the resources of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is spearheading and coordinating the global body’s efforts.” American Medical Association: “During the worst public health crisis in a century, halting funding to the World …

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AMA Denounces Doctors For Hoarding Malaria Drug

The New York Times reports: Doctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country. The stockpiling has become so worrisome in Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Texas that the boards in those states have issued emergency restrictions on how the …

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AMA Backs Nationwide Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

From the American Medical Association: AMA supports state and federal bans on conversion therapy The AMA will develop model state legislation and advocate for federal legislation to ban so-called reparative or conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity. The support for legislative bans strengthens AMA’s long-standing opposition to this unscientific practice. The AMA heard testimony, including first-hand accounts, regarding …

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AMA Calls For Immediate Ban On All Vaping Products

Time Magazine reports: The American Medical Association is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance Tuesday at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back. The AMA cited the …

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AMA To Defense Secretary Mattis: There’s No “Medically Valid Reason” To Ban Trans Citizens From Military

Politico reports: There is “no medically valid reason” to exclude transgender people from serving in the military, the nation’s largest medical organization told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday in a letter. The American Medical Association said the Pentagon’s recent evaluation of the requirements to accommodate transgender personnel “mischaracterized and rejected the wide body of peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness …

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STUDY: New HIV Infections Drop In All US Groups Except Young Gay & Bisexual Men

According to an AMA study published this weekend, over the last decade new HIV infections have dropped by one-third. The decline was seen in all demographics except young gay and bisexual men. The study is based on HIV diagnoses from all 50 states’ health departments, which get test results from doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals and laboratories. The data span a …

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50 More Prop 8 Briefs Filed

Another 50 Supreme Court briefs have been filed in support of the overturn of Proposition 8.  Many of the briefs have multiple sponsors, so I’ll just pull out a few of the names from the list compiled by the press office of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. National Women’s Law Center Williams Institute Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Lambda …

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Medical And Psychological Groups File Amicus Brief In Support Of DOMA Suit

Read it here. (Tipped by JMG reader Bernie)

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AMA Denounces Photoshop

The American Medical Association says that image manipulation programs like Photoshop are helping push young women into eating disorders. The use of photo retouching doesn’t just make for unrealistic images – it can also be bad for your health. The American Medical Association has taken a stand against the Photoshopping of images since “such alterations can contribute to unrealistic expectations …

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AMA Comes Out For Marriage

In response to the vote in the New York legislature, the American Medical Association has issued a call for the marriage equality across the United States. Via press release from Freedom To Marry: With the New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) …

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No To Public Insurance: AMA Will Oppose Obama’s Health Care Reforms

The American Medical Association (AMA) says they plan to oppose Barack Obama’s health care reform plan to create a public health insurance system. In comments submitted to the Senate Finance Committee, the American Medical Association said: “The A.M.A. does not believe that creating a public health insurance option for non-disabled individuals under age 65 is the best way to expand …

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