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Fri, June 16 – 10 Stories of The Day!

16 Jun,2017


1 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15, 2017)

WHO News release: Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected – World Health Organization (free)

See also:  Elder abuse fact sheet (free) AND WHO’s work on elder abuse (free) AND World report on ageing and health (free)

Related: Elder abuse prevalence in community settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health (free) AND Protecting the global longevity dividend – The Lancet Global Health (free)


2 – OpenWHO – The World Health Organization launched a series of video courses on epidemics, pandemics & health emergencies, open to the public (free courses and videos) (RT @WHO see Tweet)


3 – A randomized trial of telemedicine efficacy and safety for nonacute headaches – Neurology (free) (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

Commentary: For Headache, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as in-Person – American Academy of Neurology, via NewsWise (free)


4 – New Choosing Wisely List: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists – Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (free)

See more on the Choosing Wisely initiative in our April 5 issue, see #6.

“Great choosing wisely list from @ASHPOfficial. Great doctoring tips for physicians & trainees” (RT @AnilMakam see Tweet)


5 – Doctors are prone to burn-out and depression. We need to take care – World Economic Forum (free)


6 – Pharmacological treatments and risk of readmission to hospital for unipolar depression in Finland: a nationwide cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Lithium Markedly Cuts Hospital Readmission in Depression – Medscape (free registration required)


7 – Review: Pathophysiology of Takotsubo Syndrome – Circulation (free)


8 – Risk of major congenital malformations in relation to maternal overweight and obesity severity: cohort study of 1.2 million singletons – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Risks of major birth defects greater if mother is overweight – OnMedica (free) AND Obese women more likely to have babies with serious birth defects, says study – The Guardian (free)


9 – Machine Learning Versus Standard Techniques for Updating Searches for Systematic Reviews: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research – Reuters (free)

“Machine-learning fed by citations of a systematic saved a ton of time for updating it, didn’t miss important studies” (RT @hildabast see Tweet)


10 – Opinion: Too much medical care: bad for you, bad for health care systems – STAT News (free)


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