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Wed, October 11 – 10 Stories of The Day!

11 Oct,2017


1 – Today is #WorldObesityDay: Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO – World Health Organization (free)

Original article: Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults – The Lancet (free) AND Invited Commentary: Double-duty solutions for the double burden of malnutrition (free)

Related report: Ending Childhood Obesity Implementation Plan: executive summary – World Health Organization (free PDF)


2 – #WorldObesityDay – Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025 – The Guardian (free)

See related Global Burden of Disease Study: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years – New England Journal of Medicine (free), Editorial: Global Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity (free) AND Commentary: New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) 


3 – #WorldObesityDay – Meta-analysis on shift work and risks of specific obesity types – Obesity Reviews (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis Links Night Shift to Obesity Risk, Especially “Belly Fat” – AJMC (free) AND Night Shift Work Linked To Increased Risk of Obesity – Medical Research (free) AND Shift Work Increases Risk of Apple-Shaped Overweight/Obesity – Medscape (free registration required) AND Night shift work linked to an increased risk of obesity – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)


4 – Guidelines: The do’s, don’ts and don’t knows of direct observation of clinical skills in medical education – Perspectives on Medical Education (free) (RT @brhospitalist and @CvanderVleuten see Tweet)


5 – Opinion: Updating Wikipedia should be part of all doctors’ jobs – STAT (free) (RT @Onisillos)


6 – Candida auris Clinical Update – September 2017 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentary: CDC Updates Guidance as Candida auris Cases Grow – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: Candida auris: A rapidly emerging cause of hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant fungal infections globally – PLOS Pathogens (free) AND A ‘perfect storm’ superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials’ attention – STAT (free) AND CDC keeping a watchful eye on Candida auris – CIDRAP (free) AND CDC reports uptick in Candida auris cases – CIDRAP (free)


7 – Review: The Treatment of Illnesses Arising in Pregnancy – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)


8 – Changes in marital quality over 6 years and its association with cardiovascular disease risk factors in men: findings from the ALSPAC prospective cohort study – Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health (free)

Commentaries: Marital ups and downs affect heart health – OnMedica (free) AND Marital ups and downs may impact men’s heart health – Medical News Today (free) AND Cardiovascular risk factors for married men linked to changes in relationship quality over time – News Medical (free)


9 – Gabapentin, opioids, and the risk of opioid-related death: A population-based nested case–control study – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Gabapentin, Opioid Combo May Up the Risk of Opioid-Related Death – MPR (free) AND Gabapentin Plus Opioids a Deadly Combination? – MPR (free)


10 – Oral morphine versus ibuprofen administered at home for postoperative orthopedic pain in children: a randomized controlled trial – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: Ibuprofen Better Than Morphine After Minor Surgery in Kids – Medscape (free registration required) AND Ibuprofen better choice over oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor surgery – MedicalXpress (free)


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