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
Website
http://www.plosmedicine.org/
Impact factor
13.050 (2009)

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Health

Blood test could predict diabetes years before it strikes

Scientists have identified metabolites in the blood that accurately predict whether a woman will develop type 2 diabetes after experiencing a transient form of illness during pregnancy. This discovery could lead to a test ...

Overweight & Obesity

Child obesity linked to higher mortality risk in young adulthood

(HealthDay)—Obesity in children is associated with an increased risk for premature mortality in young adulthood and with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to two studies published online in March in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

Cardiology

Risk of death from stroke falls by 24%

Thousands more patients each year are surviving strokes, as the risk of death and disability after a stroke fell significantly between 2000 and 2015, according to analysis by researchers from King's, Guy's and St Thomas'.

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