Wed, January 31 – 10 Stories of The Day!

31 Jan, 2018 | 00:33h | UTC


1 – Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (free PDF)

Summary and commentary: New guideline released on lung cancer screening – ACP Internist (free)


2 – HbA1c, diabetes and cognitive decline: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing – Diabetologia (free)

Commentaries: The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s – The Atlantic (free) And Study Shows Long-Term Effects Of Diabetes And Prediabetes On The Brain – Forbes (free) AND New research shows diabetes and worse blood sugar control are associated with long-term cognitive decline – MedicalXpress (free) AND HbA1c Levels in Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Decline – Medscape (free registration required)


3 – Viewpoint: Does Medicine Overemphasize IQ? – JAMA (free)


4 – Global surveillance of trends in cancer survival 2000–14 (CONCORD-3): analysis of individual records for 37 513 025 patients diagnosed with one of 18 cancers from 322 population-based registries in 71 countries – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: What’s the 5-Year-Survival Rate For Cancer Patients Around The World? – NPR (free) AND Global improvement in cancer survival but international differences are still very wide – eCancer News (free)


5 – Periodontal Disease Assessed Using Clinical Dental Measurements and Cancer Risk in the ARIC Study – JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute (free)

Commentaries: More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk – eCancer News (free) AND Evidence mounts of link between severe gum disease and various cancers – eCancer News (free) AND Severe Gum Disease Increases Both Cancer Risk and Mortality – Medscape (free registration required)


6 – Mid- and Long-Term Health Risks in Living Kidney Donors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation – American College of Physicians, via EurekAlert (free) AND What Are The Health Risks To Living Kidney Donors? – (free) AND Living kidney donors have low but elevated risk of renal failure – Reuters (free)


7 – Opinion: Pay for performance: a dangerous health policy fad that won’t die – STAT (free)

See related articles and commentaries on recent studies with disappointing results of P4P Programs


8 – Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines: Hypertension – Singapore Medical Journal (free PDF)


9 – Recommendations on the Use of Ultrasound Guidance for Adult Thoracentesis: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free)


10 – Safety of hydroxyanthracene derivatives for use in food – EFSA Journal (free)

Press release: EFSA confirms health concerns for hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food – European Food Safety Agency (free)

Commentary: Europe’s safety watchdog says laxatives may increase cancer risk – Reuters (free)

“This group of substances naturally occurs in plants such as aloe or senna species. Extracts containing them are used in food supplements for their laxative effect”. (from Press Release)


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