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Thu, December 7 – 10 Stories of The Day!

7 Dec,2017


1 – Book: Child and Adolescent Health and Development – Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (free)

Press Release: DCP3 Publishes Latest Volume: Child and Adolescent Health and Development (free)

Key Messages from the Series: Disease Control Priorities 3rd edition – The Lancet (7 reviews – free registration required)

Other books in the series: Essential Surgery / Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health / Cancer / Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders / Injury Prevention and Environmental Health / Major Infectious DiseasesCardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders / Disease Control Priorities (all free)

“Third edition of Disease Control Priorities launches today. A vast resource evaluating policy choices affecting the access, uptake & quality of interventions & delivery platforms to improve health in LMICs”. (RT @MRCTEG_LSHTM see Tweet)


2 – Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk – NPR (free) AND Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception – Reuters (free) AND Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives – Associated Press (free) All forms of hormonal contraception carry breast cancer risk, study finds – the Guardian (free) AND Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


3 – Effectiveness of and overdiagnosis from mammography screening in the Netherlands: population based study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Breast cancer screening (free)

Commentaries: Breast cancer screening has ‘little impact’ on cancer deaths – OnMedica AND It’s Time to End Mammograms, Some Experts Say – TIME (free)

See more on the arguments for and against screening for breast cancer with mammography in our November 7th issue (see #4)


4 – Hemophilia B Gene Therapy with a High-Specific-Activity Factor IX Variant – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: Gene Therapy for Factor IX Deficiency (free)

Commentary: One-dose gene therapy produces clotting factor, safely stops bleeding in hemophilia B patients – MedicalXpress (free)


5 – Recovery after critical illness: putting the puzzle together—a consensus of 29 – Critical Care (free)


6 – Moral Choices for Today’s Physician – JAMA (free)


7 – Two nerve drugs are not suitable for treating long-term low back pain – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – PLOS One (free)

“Evidence supports NICE guidance not to use two nerve drugs (gabapentin and pregabalin) to treat long-term lower back pain”. (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)


8 – Oral Sex and Condom Use in a U.S. National Sample of Adolescents and Young Adults – Journal of Adolescent Health (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Kids aren’t protecting themselves against STDs during oral sex – Reuters (free)


9 – Respiratory and cardiovascular responses to walking down a traffic-polluted road compared with walking in a traffic-free area in participants aged 60 years and older with chronic lung or heart disease and age-matched healthy controls: a randomised, crossover study – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Walking to a pathway for cardiovascular effects of air pollution – The Lancet (free) AND Traffic fumes in city streets ‘largely wipe out exercise benefits for over-60s’ – The Guardian (free)


10 – Impact of London’s road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: retrospective population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Traffic pollution is linked to poor pregnancy outcomes (free)

Commentary: Air pollution from London traffic is affecting the health of unborn babies – Imperial College London (free) AND Traffic pollution linked to low birth weight of unborn babies, study reveals – Medical News (free)


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