PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering the full spectrum of the medical sciences. It began operation on October 19, 2004. It was the second journal of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit open-access publisher. All content in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons "by-attribution" license. To fund the journal, the publication s business model requires in most cases that authors pay publication costs.

Publisher
Public Library of Science
History
2004-present
Impact factor
13.050 (2009)

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Gerontology & Geriatrics

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

Medical economics

Women less likely to receive Canadian federal research funding

Women are significantly less likely than men to be awarded grants and New Investigator personnel awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study

An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients' intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionise treatment for the world's most deadly infectious disease, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide in low- and middle-income countries

Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new University of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Outcomes of birth options after a previous cesarean section

A large cohort study of women who have had one or more previous cesarean sections suggests that attempting a vaginal birth in a subsequent pregnancy is associated with higher health risks to both the mother and the infant ...

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