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Mon, February 12 – 10 Stories of The Day!

12 Feb,2018


1 – 10 threats to global health in 2018 – The World Health Organization (free)


2 – Environmental Noise and the Cardiovascular System – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Everyday noises may cause increased risk of heart disease, experts say – ABC News (free) AND How Loud Noise Exposure Is Linked to Heart Disease – TIME (free) AND Traffic Noise Linked to Increased CVD Risk – Medscape (free registration required) AND Heart & hearing: Noise pollution tied to higher risk of stroke, MI – Cardiovascular Business (free)


3 – Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper – American College of Sports Medicine (free)

Commentary: ACSM Announces New Recommendations and Warnings Regarding Safety of Energy Drinks – NewsWise (free)

Related: Energy and sports drinks in children and adolescents – Canadian Paediatric Society (free) AND Health Effects and Public Health Concerns of Energy Drink Consumption in the United States: A Mini-Review – Frontiers in Public Health (free)


4 – New Cochrane Systematic Reviews – Vaccines for Preventing Influenza and Its Complications

– In Healthy Children (free) / Summary (free)

– In The Elderly (free) / Summary (free)

– In Immunosuppressed Adults With Cancer (free) / Summary (free)

– In Healthy Adults (free) / Summary (free)


5 – Report: Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentaries: Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels – CIDRAP (free) AND Flu Is Causing 1 in 10 American Deaths and Climbing – Bloomberg (free) AND This Flu Season Is the Worst in Nearly a Decade – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


6 – The Equity Impact Vaccines May Have On Averting Deaths And Medical Impoverishment In Developing Countries – Health Affairs (free)

Commentaries: Study: vaccines prevent not just disease, but also poverty – The Vaccine Alliance (free) AND For world’s poorest, vaccines prevent deaths, medical impoverishment – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (free)


7 – Managing toxicities associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: consensus recommendations from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Toxicity Management Working Group (free)

Commentary: New Guidelines Outline Management of Immunotherapy Side Effects – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND SITC Spearheads Initiative for Management of Immunotherapy-Related Side Effects – The ASCO Post (free)

Related review: New drugs, new toxicities: severe side effects of modern targeted and immunotherapy of cancer and their management – Critical Care (free)


8 – The open abdomen in trauma and non-trauma patients: WSES guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)


9 – Review compares effectiveness, cost, and safety of second-line drugs for diabetes – ACP Diabetes Monthly (free)

Original Report: New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes: Second-Line Therapy – Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (free)


10 – Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening Syphilis Infection in Pregnant Women – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Commentaries: USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis – American Academy of Family Physicians (free) AND USPSTF: Screening for Syphilis in Pregnant Women Beneficial – MPR (free) AND Syphilis Rising In Newborns, Pregnant Moms: USPSTF Reaffirms Mandatory Testing – American Council on Science and Health (free)


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