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Tue, January 9 – 10 Stories of The Day!

9 Jan,2018


1 – Night Shift Work Increases the Risks of Multiple Primary Cancers in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 61 Articles – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Online (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Night shifts raise women’s cancer risk – Medical News Today (free) AND Night Shifts Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Especially for Nurses – Medscape (free registration required) AND Female Night Shift Workers May Have Increased Risk of Common Cancers – American Association for Cancer Research (free)


2 – Canadian HIV Pregnancy Planning Guidelines – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (free)


3 – Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations – Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (free)

Commentary: Managing Obesity in the Workplace: New Guidance from ACOEM – Wolters Kluwer Health, via NewsWise (free)


4 – State of the Art Review: The role of the gut microbiome in systemic inflammatory disease – The BMJ (free for a period)


5 – Evidence Based Medicine is Easy – First10EM (free)

A simplified guide to approaching the medical literature.


6 – Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials – Social Science & Medicine (free) (via @trishgreenhalgh see Tweet)

Evidence-based medicine is not so easy.


7 – Richard Lehman’s journal reviews, 8 January 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.


8 – Giving oxygen routinely after a stroke does not improve outcomes – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Effect of Routine Low-Dose Oxygen Supplementation on Death and Disability in Adults With Acute Stroke: The Stroke Oxygen Study Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related guideline: BTS Guideline for oxygen use in healthcare and emergency settings – British Thoracic Society (free)


9 – Projections of temperature-related excess mortality under climate change scenarios – The Lancet Planetary Health (free)

Commentaries: Climate change adaptation: no one size fits all – The Lancet Planetary Health (free) AND Study of impact of climate change on temperatures suggests more deaths unless action taken – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, via ScienceDaily (free)


10 – Post-exposure prophylaxis with doxycycline to prevent sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men: an open-label randomised substudy of the ANRS IPERGAY trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Post Exposure Doxycycline in PReP Users May Reduce Risk of Syphilis and Chlamydiae – MedicalResearch (free) AND Doxycycline After Condomless Sex Lowers STI Risk in High-Risk Men – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Antibiotics could dramatically reduce STIs, study says, raising tough new questions – STAT (free) AND Antibiotics could ‘dramatically reduce’ STIs, STAT says, though findings apply to small group of men – HealthNewsReview (free)


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