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.

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Arthritis & Rheumatism

JAK signaling may be behind polymyalgia rheumatica

Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK) signaling may be involved in the pathogenesis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), and tofacitinib may be an effective treatment, according to a pilot study published online June 29 in PLOS Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Study supports 'catch up' HPV test in older women

For women over the age of 65 who have never had a high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) test, a "catch up" HPV screening intervention may improve cervical cancer prevention by detecting more cervical pre-cancer lesions as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the mental health challenges of refugees

On 23 May, 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) made an announcement that the number of people compelled to leave their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, and ...

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