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Fri, January 12 – 10 Stories of The Day!

12 Jan,2018


1 – Bioethics: 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (selected free texts)

‘Frankenstein’ Reflects The Hopes And Fears Of Every Scientific Era – The Atlantic (Free) AND The Horror Story That Haunts Science: Two Hundred Years Later, Frankenstein still Shocks And Inspires – Science (free) AND Infographic: Creating a modern monster – Science (free) AND Taming the Monsters of Tomorrow – Science (free) AND Dr Frankenstein’s Bioethical Experiment – The Lancet (Free Registration Required)


2 – Subclinical device-detected atrial fibrillation and stroke risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis – European Heart Journal (free)

See related opinion and commentaries in Get Ready For A Tsunami Of ECGs


3 – Which stent is best for heart attacks? – Evidently Cochrane (free)

Original article: Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents for acute coronary syndrome – Cochrane Library (free)

“The current review suggests that using DES rather than BMS may reduce the need for future coronary procedures but there is no evidence that it saves lives or reduces major cardiovascular events”.


4 – Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Very Preterm/Very Low Birth Weight: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: Premature Infants Particularly Vulnerable to ADHD – Psychiatric Times (free) AND ADHD and Early Experience: Revisiting the Case of Low Birth Weight – Pediatrics (free)


5 – Acid-Suppressive Drug Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Childhood Asthma: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Is antacid use during pregnancy tied to childhood asthma? – Reuters (free)


6 – Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and children’s language development at 30 months – European Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy? – Medical News Today (free) AND Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Girls, Mount Sinai Researchers Find – Mount Sinai Health System, via NewsWise (free)


7 – Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Reduces Incident Frailty Risk: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Mediterranean diet may help protect older adults from becoming frail – Wiley, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Mediterranean Diet May Lessen Frailty Risk in Older Adults – Medscape (free registration required)


8 – A Mediterranean-style dietary intervention supplemented with fish oil improves diet quality and mental health in people with depression: A randomized controlled trial (HELFIMED) – Nutritional Neuroscience (free)

Commentaries: Mediterranean Diet Improves Mental Health, Study Finds – Mad in America (free) AND Mediterranean Diet Improves Depression – Mescape (free registration required)


9 – Cardiovascular Risk Factors After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery – Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: Bariatric Surgery Helps Teens With Severe Obesity Reduce Heart Disease Risk – NPR (free) AND Teens show decreased risk for heart disease later in life after bariatric surgery – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, via ScienceDaily (free)


10 – Risk of suicide and non-fatal self-harm after bariatric surgery: results from two matched cohort studies – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Bariatric Surgery Associated with Higher Suicide Risk – Physician’s First Watch (free)


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