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Fri, February 9 – 10 Stories of The Day!

9 Feb,2018


1 – 2018 annual review of the Blueprint list of priority diseases – World Health Organization (free) (via @equitylist)

Key actions: Diseases for which R&D preparedness activities are already in development – World Health Organization (free)


2 – Free online course. Starts 12 February 2018. The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, via Future Learn

“Hear the latest expert evidence from The Lancet Maternal Health Series and learn what you can do to improve maternal healthcare”.


3 – Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6 and 7 year olds: cluster randomised controlled trial (WAVES study) – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: The failure of anti-obesity programmes in schools (free)

Commentary: Obesity crisis can’t be solved by schools – major new study – The Conversation (free) AND Schools are not the answer to childhood obesity epidemic, study shows – The Guardian (free)

“In the words of Winston Churchill, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”” (from editorial)


4 – Review: The Management of Multi-vessel disease (MVD) in STEMI: The Science and Art of Decision-Making in STEMI – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)


5 – Update: Stroke in Women: Recognizing Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment – Stroke (free PDF for a limited period)


6 – Update: Impact of Conventional Stroke Risk Factors on Stroke in Women – Stroke (free PDF for a limited period)


7 – Update: Stroke Risk Factors Unique to Women – Stroke (free PDF for a limited period)


8 – Five and 10 minute Apgar scores and risks of cerebral palsy and epilepsy: population based cohort study in Sweden – The BMJ (free)

Infographic: The vital ­first 10 minutes (free PDF)

Even slight changes within the normal Apgar score range (7-10) from five to 10 minutes have a major influence in the risks of cerebral palsy and epilepsy.


9 – Management of patients on antithrombotic agents undergoing emergency and elective endoscopy: joint Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE) practice guidelines – Gut (free)


10 – Effectiveness of Family Integrated Care in neonatal intensive care units on infant and parent outcomes: a multicentre, multinational, cluster-randomised controlled trial – The Lancet child & Adolescent Health (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Premature babies healthier when parents help with hospital care, study shows – The Guardian (free) AND Preemies Fared Better When Parents Helped with NICU Care – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Parents’ care can help premature babies in hospital, says study – BBC News (free)


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