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Tue, June 6 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

6 Jun,2017


1 – The impact of the environment on children’s health – New WHO Reports

News release: The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO – World Health Organization (free)

Report 1: Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health – World Health Organization (free)

Report 2: Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment – World Health Organization (free)

Related links: WHO’s work on environmental health (free) AND 10 facts on children’s environmental health (free)


2 – #ASCO2017 – CT-P6 compared with reference trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer: a randomised, double-blind, active-controlled, phase 3 equivalence trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Biosimilar May Be As Effective as Trastuzumab for Early Breast Cancer – Physician’s First Watch (free)


3 – #ASCO2017 – Small studies get big headlines at ASCO 2017 – HealthNewsReview (free)

“Claim – Biggest breakthrough in a decade”. “Reality – The trial included only 15 women; no survival outcomes measured” (RT @HealthNewsRevu see Tweet)


4 – Simplified diagnostic management of suspected pulmonary embolism (the YEARS study): a prospective, multicentre, cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Simplified Diagnosis of Acute PE: The YEARS Study – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND A Simple, Safe Approach to Decrease Use of CT for Pulmonary Embolism – Journal Watch (free)


5 – Growth and Rupture Risk of Small Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Growth, rupture risk appear low for small intracranial aneurysms, review indicates – ACP Internist Weekly (free) AND How Frequently Do Small Brain Aneurysms Rupture? – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“The annualized rupture rate was 0% for aneurysms 3 mm or smaller, below 0.5% for aneurysms 5 mm or smaller, and below 1% for aneurysms 7 mm or smaller”


6 – Health officials set to release a list of drugs everyone on Earth should be able to access – STAT News (free)

“The World Health Organization is making a list of drugs that everyone on Earth should have access to” (RT @statnews see Tweet)


7 – Small Steps Can Save Millions of Lives – Bloomberg (free) (RT @ghn_news see Tweet)

“More people now die from noncommunicable diseases than from causes like malaria and polio. Policy makers need to catch up”.


8 – Data Sharing Statements for Clinical Trials — A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (free)


9 – Assessing the Efficacy of First-Aid Measures in Physalia sp. Envenomation, Using Solution- and Blood Agarose-Based Models – Toxins (free)

Commentary: What is the best antidote for a jellyfish sting? (Clue: it’s not urine) – The Guardian (free)

Vinegar seems to be the best treatment.


10 – Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editoral: The safety of antidepressants in pregnancy (free)

Commentary: Kids’ ADHD Risk May Be Linked to Mother’s Underlying Mental Health, Not Prenatal Antidepressant Use – Physician’s First Watch (free)


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