Tue, February 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Feb, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2018 – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)


2 – Viewpoint: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: What Clinicians Need to Know – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a period)


3 – Effect of Hot Tea Consumption and Its Interactions With Alcohol and Tobacco Use on the Risk for Esophageal Cancer: A Population-Based Cohort Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Hot tea tied to higher cancer risk for smokers and drinkers – Reuters (free) AND Very hot tea can raise risk of oesophageal cancer, suggests study – The Guardian (free) AND Hot Tea and Increased Risk for Esophageal Cancer – Medscape (free registration required)


4 – Social exclusion heightens risk of death across many health conditions – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: Morbidity and mortality in homeless individuals, prisoners, sex workers, and individuals with substance use disorders in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet (free) AND Commentary: Inclusion health: addressing the causes of the causes (free) AND Review: What works in inclusion health: overview of effective interventions for marginalised and excluded populations (free registration required)


5 – Risk of pre-eclampsia in women taking metformin: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Diabetic Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: ACP Journal Wise ($)

“Metformin was associated with lower gestational weight gain and a lower risk of pre-eclampsia compared with insulin”


6 – Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in the Patient Who Is Critically Ill – Chest (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


7 – Richard Smith: Doctors and patients heading in opposite directions – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Patients increasingly have multiple conditions, while doctors continue remorseless specialisation and subspecialisation. What are the consequences of this divergence?” (via @bmj_latest see Tweet)


8 – Hydroxyethyl-starch solutions (HES) should no longer be used in patients with sepsis or burn injuries or in critically ill patients – European Medicines Agency (free)

Press release: Hydroxyethyl-starch solutions for infusion to be suspended (free)

Source: EMA calls for hydroxyethyl starch solutions to be taken off market – The BMJ News ($)


9 – 5 ways poorly thought out health IT can worsen patient safety – KevinMD.com (free)


10 – Use of social media is associated with short sleep duration in a dose–response manner in students aged 11 to 20 years – Acta Paediatrica (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Social media use linked to lack of sleep in students – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)

See also a recent Pediatrics supplement: Children, Adolescents and Screens: What We Know and What We Need To Learn (series of free articles) and related articles on Social Media and Mental Health


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