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Fri, December 14 – 10 Stories of The Day!

14 Dec,2018


1 – Guideline: Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)


2 – 2019 Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of COPD – GOLD Reports 2019 (free PDF)

Related Guidelines: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free) AND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(free)


3 – Radical Prostatectomy or Watchful Waiting in Prostate Cancer — 29-Year Follow-up – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Long-term study shows most prostate cancer patients don’t need aggressive treatment – STAT (free) AND Radical surgery for some prostate cancers adds three years to life – Reuters (free)


4 – Neurodevelopment in Infants Exposed to Zika Virus In Utero – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Developmental delays persist as Brazil’s Zika babies grow up – STAT (free) AND Study: 15 percent of infants exposed to Zika develop abnormalities – UPI (free)


5 – Seven versus fourteen Days of Antibiotic Therapy for uncomplicated Gram-negative Bacteremia: a Non-inferiority Randomized Controlled Trial – Clinical Infectious Diseases (free abstract)

Commentary: Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia – CIDRAP (free)


6 – Molecular analysis of bacterial contamination on stethoscopes in an intensive care unit – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (free)

Commentaries: DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus – Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (free) AND ICU Stethoscopes Teeming With Bacteria – MedPage Today (free)


7 – Report: Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn – UNICEF and the World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year (free)


8 – Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment: Consensus Guidelines for Clinicians – Royal College of Psychiatrists (free PDF)

Commentary: When should dementia patients stop driving? A new guidance for clinicians – Newcastle University (free)


9 – Guideline: Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration – British Medical Association (free guideline and other resources)

Commentary: Decisions about clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration: guiding doctors, helping patients – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“just because we can keep someone alive indefinitely, should we?”


10 – Christmas, national holidays, sport events, and time factors as triggers of acute myocardial infarction: SWEDEHEART observational study 1998-2013 – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Higher risk of heart attack on Christmas Eve – The BMJ, via EurekAlert (free) AND Christmas Is a Peak Time for Heart Attacks – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


Thu, December 13 – 10 Stories of The Day!

13 Dec,2018


1 – European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Abdominal Aorto-iliac Artery Aneurysms (free)


2 – Clinical Practice Guideline: Obesity Surgery and the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)


3 – Statin Safety and Associated Adverse Events: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (free PDF)

News Release: Statins have low risk of side effects (free)


4 – Assessment of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes Not Using Insulin – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often – University of Michigan (free) AND Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home – Reuters (free)


5 – Death and readmissions after hospital discharge during the December holiday period: cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Hospital discharge during December holidays tied to more readmissions, deaths – Reuters (free)


6 – Incretin based drugs and risk of cholangiocarcinoma among patients with type 2 diabetes: population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Do incretin-based drugs cause cholangiocarcinoma? – Univadis (free registration required)


7 – Geriatrics update 2018: Challenges in mental health, mobility, and postdischarge care – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)


8 – Coronary Artery Calcium and Long-Term Risk of Death, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke: The Walter Reed Cohort Study – JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Calcium Score and Long-Term ASCVD Outcomes – American College of Cardiology (free)


9 – Medication administration errors and mortality: Incidents reported in England and Wales between 2007 ̶ 2016 – Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (free)

Commentary: New study sheds light on medication administration errors leading to death — omission is a common cause – University of Eastern Finland (free)


10 – Systematic review of high-cost patients’ characteristics and healthcare utilization – BMJ Open (free)

Related: Effectiveness of interventions for managing multiple high-burden chronic diseases in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free) AND Multimorbidity: a priority for global health research – The Academy of Medical Sciences (free) AND The global burden of multiple chronic conditions: A narrative review – Preventive Medicine Reports (free) AND Designing a High-Performing Health Care System for Patients with Complex Needs: Ten Recommendations for Policymakers – The Commonwealth fund (free) AND Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients – Harvard Business Review (a few articles per month are free) AND Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients — An Urgent Priority – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management – NICE Guideline (free) AND Multimorbidity in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Focusing on High-Cost Patients — The Key to Addressing High Costs? – NEJM Catalyst (free) AND Richard Smith: The challenge of high need, high cost patients – The BMJ Blogs (free) AND Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs – Institute for Healthcare Improvement (free)


Wed, December 12 – 10 Stories of The Day!

12 Dec,2018


1 – The 2018 Altmetric Top 100 Articles (free)

“In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 25 million mentions of 2.8 million research outputs. This page highlights the top 100 most-mentioned scholarly articles published in the past year – those which have truly captured the public imagination.”


2 – Guideline: Infection prevention in the operating room anesthesia work area – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (free)

Commentary: New guidance focuses on reducing infections in anesthesiology – Healio (free registration required)


3 – Liberal versus conservative fluid therapy in adults and children with sepsis or septic shock – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Different fluid therapy strategies for sepsis and septic shock – Cochrane Library (free)


4 – Viewpoint: Questions for Artificial Intelligence in Health Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Humanizing Artificial Intelligence – JAMA (free for a limited period)


5 – Overdiagnosis and industry influence: how cow’s milk protein allergy is extending the reach of infant formula manufacturers – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Disentangling ourselves from “Big Formula” – The BMJ (free) AND Infant formula companies are behind the guidelines on milk allergy, and their sales are soaring – The Conversation (free)


6 – Special Issue: Comorbidities, Deprescribing, and the Healthcare of Older People – Public Policy & Aging Report (free articles)

Commentary: Deprescribing can be valuable tool in managing polypharmacy, experts say – The Gerontological Society of America (free)

Related: Deprescribing: the fightback against polypharmacy has begun – The Pharmaceutical Journal (free) AND Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)


7 – Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Micronutrient Supplementation – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (free)

Commentary: Dietary Supplements Don’t Prevent Chronic Disease – Medscape (free registration required)

“The routine and indiscriminate use of micronutrient supplements for the prevention of chronic disease is not recommended”


8 – Stool test is useful before GPs refer for possible inflammatory bowel disease – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: Faecal calprotectin effectively excludes inflammatory bowel disease in 789 symptomatic young adults with/without alarm symptoms: a prospective UK primary care cohort study – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (free)


9 – COP24 special report: health and climate change – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Commentaries: Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals – World Health Organization (free) AND Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO – World Health Organization (free) AND Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says – CNN (free)


10 – Global status report on road safety 2018 – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: Road injuries leading cause of death for the young, despite safety gains: UN report – UN News (free) AND Measurement is not enough for global road safety: implementation is key – The Lancet Public Health (free)


Tue, December 11 – 10 Stories of The Day!

11 Dec,2018


1 – Manual: Preventing surgical site infections: implementation approaches for evidence-based recommendations – World Health Organization (free PDF) (via @onisillos)


2 – Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in women aged 40–74 years who are not at increased risk for breast cancer – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Summary: Breast Cancer Update (2018) – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (free)

News Release: Breast cancer screening: New emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors (free)

See Also: Infographics for Shared Decision-Making (free)


3 – The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland consensus guidelines in surgery for inflammatory bowel disease – Colorectal Disease (free)


4 – Clinical Impact of the Polypill for Cardiovascular Prevention in Latin America: A Consensus Statement of the Inter-American Society of Cardiology – Global Heart (free) (via @gonzaeperez)


5 – Comparative effectiveness and safety of interventions for acute diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children: A systematic review and network meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)


6 – Review: Management Options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)


7 – What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


8 – Cochrane Special Collections: Diagnosing skin cancer (free articles)

News Release: Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer (free)


9 – Patient safety after implementation of a coproduced family centered communication programme: multicenter before and after intervention study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Ensure that the family’s voice is heard first and last, and in their own words – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Improving patient safety? Ask the patient – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND A new way to curb harmful medical errors: talk more to patients and families – STAT (free)


10 – Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol for Pain Management After Gynecologic and Abdominal Surgery – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Striving for Evidence-Based Postoperative Opioid Prescribing While Optimizing Perioperative Pain Management—Shifting to Conservative Prescribing – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Opioid Prescriptions Can Be Drastically Reduced After Surgery with No Increase in Pain, Study Shows – Roswell Park (free)


Mon, December 10 – 10 Stories of The Day!

10 Dec,2018


1 – Guideline: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Commentary: GPs should consider restricting antibiotics for COPD – OnMedica (free)


2 – Guideline: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)


3 – Guideline: Post-traumatic stress disorder – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)


4 – Essential points from Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease 2018 – Japanese Society of Nephrology (free)


5 – Quantifying the benefits and harms of various preventive health activities – Australian Journal of General Practice (free) (via @PaulGlasziou)


6 – Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Critic of Medical Excess, Is Dead at 55 – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


7 – Critical review of the evidence underlying management of glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycaemia – European Journal of Endocrinology (free)


8 – Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Patient Nondisclosure of Medically Relevant Information to Clinicians – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Threats to the Validity of the Clinical Interview: Can Anything Be Done? – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Patients often withhold relevant information from doctors – Reuters (free) AND Most Patients Have Held Back the Truth From Doctors, JAMA Results Show – AJMC (free) AND Why patients lie to their doctors – University of Utah Health (free) AND Majority of Patients Withhold Important Information From Their Health Care Providers – MedicalResearch.com (free)


9 – The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move (free articles – registration required)

Commentaries: Harmful myths about migration and health used to justify policies of exclusion are unfounded – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (free) AND Report: Facts About Migrants Don’t Always Match What The Headlines Say – NPR (free) AND Myths about migrants spreading disease ‘inform hostile policies’ – The Guardian (free)


10 – Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Fluoxetine and recovery after stroke – The Lancet (free) AND Fluoxetine (Prozac) Did Not Reduce Risk of Depression After Stroke, But Did Raise Risk of Fractures – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND Common antidepressant does not aid stroke recovery, study finds – University of Edinburgh (free)


Fri, December 7 – 10 Stories of The Day!

7 Dec,2018


1 – 2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Tobacco Cessation Treatment – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Summary: 2018 ACC Decision Pathway on Tobacco Cessation Treatment – American College of Cardiology (free)


2 – Anesthesia interventions that alter perioperative mortality: a scoping review – Systematic Review (free)


3 – Apixaban to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: NOACs Significantly Curb Risk of VTE in Cancer Patients – TCTMD (free)


4 – 2018 recommendations for the management of community acquired pneumonia – Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia (free PDF)

Related Guideline: Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)


5 – Review: Assessment and initial management of acute undifferentiated fever in tropical and subtropical regions – The BMJ (free for a limited period)


6 – Review: Diaphragmatic dysfunction – Pulmonology (free)


7 – Review: Examination of the Patient with Dizziness or Imbalance – Medical Clinics of North America (free)


8 – Perspective: Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers: A Complex Discussion – JAMA (free for a limited period)


9 – China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls – Nature (free)

Related: Europe’s Bold Open-Access Plan Detailed (free report and commentaries)


10 – Epigenetically reprogrammed methylation landscape drives the DNA self-assembly and serves as a universal cancer biomarker – Nature Communications (free)

Commentaries: One test to diagnose them all: researchers exploit cancers’ unique DNA signature – The Conversation (free) AND Nano-signature discovery could revolutionise cancer diagnosis – University of Queensland (free) AND ‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients – Cancer Research UK (free) AND Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know – HealthNewsReview (free)


Thu, December 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Dec,2018


1 – Systematic Review: What are the most common conditions in primary care? – Canadian Family Physician (free)


2 – Perspective: Whole-Fat or Nonfat Dairy? The Debate Continues – JAMA (free for a limited period)


3 – Livebirth after uterus transplantation from a deceased donor in a recipient with uterine infertility – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: For the first time, a baby is born via a uterus transplant from a deceased donor – STAT (free) AND Mother gives birth with uterus from deceased donor – OnMedica (free) AND Expert reaction to first baby born by uterus transplant from a deceased donor – Science Media Centre (free) AND First baby born after deceased womb transplant – BBC (free)


4 – 2018 Korean Guideline of Atrial Fibrillation Management – Korean Circulatory Journal (free)

Related Guidelines: 2018 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (free) AND 2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS (free)


5 – Nurse staffing, nursing assistants and hospital mortality: retrospective longitudinal cohort study – BMJ Quality & Safety (free)

Commentaries: Lack of nurses linked to increased risk of patient death – OnMedica (free) AND Low Nurse Staffing Increases Risk for Inpatient Death – Medscape (free registration required)


6 – Caring for the critically ill patients over 80: a narrative review – Annals  of Intensive Care (free)


7 – Cardiac Screening of Young Athletes: a Practical Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine (free)


8 – Podcast: Delirium: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – JAMA (free)


9 – Association of estimated sleep duration and naps with mortality and cardiovascular events: a study of 116 632 people from 21 countries – European Heart Journal (free)

News Release: Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death – European Society of Cardiology (free)

Editorial: Sleep and cardiovascular risk: how much is too much of a good thing? (free)


10 – Association of Primary Care Consultation Patterns With Early Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Identifying Risk of Psychosis in a Primary Care Setting – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Spotting patients at risk for psychosis: 12 high-risk symptoms – Univadis (free registration required)


Wed, December 5 – 10 Stories of The Day!

5 Dec,2018


1 – Finding the Balance Between Benefits and Harms When Using Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Modeling Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Statins may be significantly overprescribed for primary prevention, computer model suggests – ACP Internist (free) AND Benefits of Statins Only Exceed Harms at Higher 10-Year Risk Thresholds, Study Suggests – TCTMD (free) AND Higher Risk Thresholds May Be Needed for Starting Statins for Primary CVD Prevention, Study Suggests – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND Statins are being overprescribed, study suggests – OnMedica (free)


2 – The Ethics of Heritable Genome Editing: New Considerations in a Controversial Area – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: WHO looks at standards in ‘uncharted water’ of gene editing – Reuters (free) AND The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day – The Atlantic (free) AND We need a temporary moratorium on using gene editing to create babies – STAT (free) AND Is the CRISPR baby controversy the start of a terrifying new chapter in gene editing? – VOX (free) AND First CRISPR babies: six questions that remain – Nature (free) AND ‘I feel an obligation to be balanced.’ Noted biologist comes to defense of gene editing babies – Science (free)


3 – Fasting-Evoked En Route Hypoglycemia in Diabetes (FEEHD): An Overlooked Form of Hypoglycemia in Clinical Practice – International Journal of Endocrinology (free)

Commentary: Fasting for lab tests isn’t good for patients with diabetes – Michigan State University (free)


4 – Last Month in Oncology with Dr. Bishal Gyawali: November 2018 – eCancer News (free)


5 – Review: Confounders of severe asthma: diagnoses to consider when asthma symptoms persist despite optimal therapy – World Allergy Organization Journal (free)


6 – Perspective: Potential Risks and Benefits of Mental Health Screening of Physicians – JAMA (free for a limited period)


7 – Perspective: Why the world is becoming more allergic to food – BBC (free)


8 – Clinical validation of a risk scale for serious outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease managed in the emergency department – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

News Release: Tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications (free)

Commentary: Tool quickly identifies risk for deadly COPD complications – UPI (free)


9 – Predictors of dementia misclassification when using brief cognitive assessments – Neurology (free PDF)

Commentary: Study Finds Biases in Widely Used Dementia Identification Tests – University of Exeter (free) AND Primary Care Tests Flunk for Classifying Dementia – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Brief Cognitive Exams Commonly Misdiagnose Dementia – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


10 – Body-weight fluctuation and incident diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and mortality: a 16-year prospective cohort study – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death – The Endocrine Society (free) AND Study: Yo-yo diets can increase death risk – UPI (free)


Tue, December 4 – 10 Stories of The Day!

4 Dec,2018


1 – Why the HIV epidemic is not over – World Health Organization (free)


2 – Clinical Report: Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

News Release: Best toys for children’s development? Hint: They are not electronic or costly – AAP News (free)

Commentaries: AAP Offer Toy Tips for Parents and Clinicians in the Digital Age – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list – Associated Press (free)


3 – Perspective: Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Frequent disruptions are more than just annoying for patients. They can also cause harm.”


4 – Podcast: #128 Aspirin Overhyped and Overused – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free)


5 – Editorial: Focus on randomised clinical trials – Intensive Care Medicine (free PDF) (via @CritCareReviews)

Related: What should we stop doing in the ICU? – ICU Management & Practice (free)

Their results add to what appears to be a constant theme in critical care, ‘less is more’ based on RCT results”


6 – Alex Nowbar’s weekly research reviews, 3 December 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.


7 – Interpreting the Athlete’s ECG: Current State and Future Perspectives – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine (free)


8 – Economic and Quality-of-Life Outcomes of Natriuretic Peptide–Guided Therapy for Heart Failure – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Natriuretic peptide-guided therapy falls flat in improving HFrEF outcomes – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Quality-of-Life Outcomes With Natriuretic Peptide-Guided Therapy for Heart Failure – Cardiology Advisor (free)


9 – Clinical practice guidelines for older people with multimorbidity and life-limiting illness: what are the implications for deprescribing? – Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety (free)


10 – Impact of patient and public involvement on enrolment and retention in clinical trials: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Joanna Crocker: Time to embrace patient involvement in clinical trials? – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND “Researchers don’t know what they’re missing”—the impact of patient involvement in research – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Impact of PPI in clinical trials – University of Oxford (free)


Mon, December 3 – 10 Stories of The Day!

3 Dec,2018


1 – Hydroxyurea for Children with Sickle Cell Anemia in Sub-Saharan Africa – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Studies Show Improved Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes Worldwide – American Society of Hematology (free) AND ASH 2018: Large Single-Arm Trial of Hydroxyurea for Sickle Cell Anemia in Sub-Saharan Africa – The ASCO Post (free) AND Sickle cell anemia treatment safely lowers disease burden in African children – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (free) AND ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa – New England Journal of Medicine (10 articles per month are free)


2 – 2018 American College of Rheumatology/National Psoriasis Foundation Guideline for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis – Arthritis Care & Research (free)


3 – 2018 Global Nutrition Report (free)

Commentaries: 2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it – UNICEF (free) AND ‘Diabolical’ diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily – The Guardian (free) AND ‘No country is untouched’: Global Nutrition Report highlights compounding malnutrition – Devex (free)


4 – Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Disease 2000-2016: The Path to Prevention and Control – Global Heart (free)


5 – Medical Screening Tests You Do and Don’t Need – Consumer Reports (free) (via @EricTopol)

“Some may be life-saving, but others can waste time and money—and pose risks”


6 – Current opinions for the management of asthma associated with ear, nose and throat comorbidities – European Respiratory Review (free)


7 – Viewpoint: The Challenges of Improving Treatments for Depression – JAMA (free)


8 – Outdoor Artificial Nighttime Light and Use of Hypnotic Medications in Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (free)

Commentary: Light pollution may cause insomnia in older adults – American Academy of Sleep Medicine (free)


9 – Unscrambling the relations of egg and meat consumption with type 2 diabetes risk – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (free)

Commentary: LLU School of Public Health study finds meat, not eggs, is linked to type 2 diabetes – Loma Linda University School of Public Health (free)

Related Studies: Red meat consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: 3 cohorts of US adults and an updated meta-analysis – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (free) AND Changes in Red Meat Consumption and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Three Cohorts of US Men and Women – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)


10 – Associations of Smoke‐Free Policies in Restaurants, Bars, and Workplaces With Blood Pressure Changes in the CARDIA Study – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

News Release: Smoke-free policies associated with lower blood pressure – American Heart Association (free)

Editorial: Necessity of Preventing Cardiovascular Disease by Smoke‐Free Policies (free)

Commentaries: Smoking bans tied to lower blood pressure in non-smokers – Reuters (free) AND Smoking bans in restaurants, workplaces linked to lower SBP – Cardiovascular Business (free)

Related Study: Updating the evidence relating smoking bans to incidence of heart disease – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (free)


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