1 – Preparing for the next WHO Campaign: World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017 – World Health Organization (free infographics, posters, banners, publications and other resources for the upcoming campaign)

See also: “Tobacco Endgame” policies in our May 12th issue, see #3.

See also: Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories in our April 7th issue, see #1.

“Wednesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day. Tweet using #NoTobacco “Protect health, reduce poverty, promote development” (RT @gmacscotland see Tweet)


2 – Type 2 diabetes in adults: management – NICE Guideline (free)

See also: Algorithm for blood glucose lowering therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes (free PDF)

Source: UK NICE Elevates SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes Guidance – Medscape (free registration required)


3 – Viewpoint: Direct-to-Consumer Medical Testing in the Era of Value-Based Care – JAMA (free)

See also a recent discussion on direct-to-consumer genetic testing in our April 10th issue, see #5

Others disagree: “Dissing every consumer medical test as “low value”. Sorry, that’s not true. It’s called paternalism” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)


4 – The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working – Time (cover story) (free)

“The challenges of weight loss and obesity – really well addressed” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)


5 – Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment: a systematic review incorporating an indirect-comparisons meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

Commentary: Several non-drug options help with fatigue during, after cancer treatment – Reuters Health News (free)


6 –  Countries like German and Italy are adopting mandatory vaccination policies

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise – BBC Health News (free) AND German kindergartens must report parents for refusing vaccine advice under new law – Reuters Health News (free)

See also: Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children and related commentaries in our May 22nd issue, see #2.


7 – #ATS2017 – Antibiotic therapy for nearly one in four adults with pneumonia does not work – American Thoracic Society, via Science Daily (free) (RT @IDSAInfo see Tweet)

See also: Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High – Medscape (free registration required) AND Adults With Pneumonia Often Fail First Antibiotic – MedPage Today (free registration required)


8 – Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data – British Journal of General Practice (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Cautions and caveats help buoy Guardian story on using high platelet count for cancer detection – HealthNewsReview (free) High blood platelet count ‘as good a cancer predictor as a lump in the breast’ – The Guardian (free)

Thrombocytosis seems to be a risk marker of cancer in adults, but questions remain about the clinical usefulness of these findings.


9 – New Guideline Summaries – National Guideline Clearinghouse (US):

1 – Systemic therapy of incurable gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours – Cancer Care Ontario (free) AND 2 – Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury, 4th edition – Brain Trauma Foundation (free) AND 3 – American Gastroenterological Association Institute guideline on the management of Crohn’s disease after surgical resection – National Guideline Clearinghouse (free) AND 4 – Management of adult pancreatic injuries: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma – National Guideline Clearinghouse (free)


10 – Cancer Pain – Updated PDQ Cancer Information Summary, National Cancer Institute (US) (free)


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