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Tue, October 10 – 10 Stories of The Day!

10 Oct,2017


1 – Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Acute Cough Associated With the Common Cold – CHEST Expert Panel Report (free)

See also other recent CHEST guidelines on the management of cough in specific populationsChronic Cough Due to Gastroesophageal Reflux in Adults (free) AND Symptomatic Treatment of Cough Among Adult Patients With Lung Cancer (free) AND Cough in the athlete (free) AND Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults (free) AND Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough (free) AND Use of Management Pathways or Algorithms in Children With Chronic Cough: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free) AND Management of Children With Chronic Wet Cough and Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free)


2 – New NICE Guidelines on Guild Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment

– Child abuse and neglect – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

– Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

News release: Responding to child abuse and neglect – a view from NICE (free)


3 – Vitamin D supplementation to prevent asthma exacerbations: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Vitamin D and asthma: a case to answer – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (free) AND Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some – NHS Choices (free)


4 – Upstream watershed condition predicts rural children’s health across 35 developing countries – Nature Communications (free)

Commentaries: Healthy watersheds help stem deadly childhood diseases downstream – WWF Global (free) AND Global kids study: More trees, less disease – University of Vermont (free) AND More trees help water sanitation, reduce child deaths: study – Reuters (free)


5 – Adjunctive Bright Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial – American Journal of Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Midday Light Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Bipolar Disorder – Psychiatric News Allert (free) AND Bright Light Therapy Improves Bipolar Depression – Medscape (free registration required)


6 – Predicting 30-Day Mortality for Patients With Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Cohort Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Tool may help accurately predict 30-day mortality for emergency department patients with acute heart failure – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Simple tool accurately predicts 30-day mortality for patients with acute heart failure in the ER – MedicalXpress (free)



7 – The Painful Side Of Positive Health Care Marketing – NPR (free)

Related: I have cancer. This comic shows how much pressure I feel to be a hero – VOX (free) AND Why cancer is not a war, fight, or battle – CNN (free) AND He’s a Fighter – The Atlantic (free)


8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 9 October 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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


9 – Interventions to reduce harm in people who use tobacco. The latest Cochrane Evidence – Cochrane Tobbaco Edition (free summaries) (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

Comprehensive resource on evidence-based interventions to reduce tobacco related harm.


10 – Female sex, early-onset hypertension, and risk of dementia – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: For women, high blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to increased risk of Dementia – American Academy of Neurology, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Women’s dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension – Medical News Today (free) AND Mid-adulthood hypertension linked to dementia risk in women – Clinical Advisor (free)

Related Study: Associations Between Midlife Vascular Risk Factors and 25-Year Incident Dementia in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort – JAMA Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Commentaries: Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia – NIH News Releases (free) AND Midlife smoking, diabetes, and hypertension associated with late life dementia – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Heart disease risk in middle age tied to dementia later – Reuters (free)


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