Global & Public Health

WHO World malaria report 2019

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:34h | UTC

World malaria report 2019 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Summary: World malaria report 2019 – World Health Organization (free)

News Release: More pregnant women and children protected from malaria, but accelerated efforts and funding needed to reinvigorate global response, WHO report shows (free)

 

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Pathways to independence: towards producing and using trustworthy evidence – The BMJ (free)

See Complete Series: Commercial Influence in Health: from Transparency to Independence (free articles)

Commentary: Time to end drug company distortion of medical evidence – The Conversation (free)

 

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The case for mandatory vaccination – Nature (free)

Related Opinion: Mandate Vaccination with Care (free commentaries)

“When immunization rates dip, legislation is often strengthened. But does the evidence stack up?”

 


Why is the world losing the fight against history’s most lethal disease? – The Guardian (free)

Opinion piece by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

 


The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate – The Lancet (free registration required)

Editorial: Health and climate change: making the link matter (free)

Video: The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: 2019 report (free)

Commentaries: How the Climate Crisis Is Killing Us, in 9 Alarming Charts – Wired (free) AND Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says – CNN (free) AND Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children – AP (free)

Related: Climate Change — A Health Emergency (free reports and commentaries on the subject) AND NEJM Editorial: Prioritizing Health in a Changing Climate (free commentaries) AND Climate change threatens the achievement of effective universal healthcare – The BMJ (free) AND Climate Change Is Having a Major Impact on Global Health – Scientific American (free)

 

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Outcomes at follow-up of negative colonoscopy in average risk population: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Related Guidelines: ACP Guideline: Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults (free) AND BMJ Guideline: Colorectal Cancer Screening with Fecal Immunochemical Testing, Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy (new guideline suggesting a more selective approach to screening) AND Colorectal cancer screening for average‐risk adults: 2018 guideline update from the American Cancer Society (recent guideline with recommendation to start screening at 45 years, with links to guidelines from other organizations)

“Our findings suggest that 10 year intervals for colonoscopy screening after a negative colonoscopy, as currently recommended, may be adequate”

 


Illiteracy, dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: People who cannot read may be three times as likely to develop dementia – American Academy of Neurology (free)

“The independent effect of illiteracy on dementia risk may be through a lower range of cognitive function, which is closer to diagnostic thresholds for dementia than the range of literate participants.”

 


The second-hand effects of antibiotics: communicating the public health risks of drug resistance – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance (free)

 

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Quantifying risks and interventions that have affected the burden of diarrhoea among children younger than 5 years: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Early childhood diarrhoea: from data to interventions (free)

Related Global Burden of Disease Report: Global Burden of Diarrhea (free)

 

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Long-term survival and cause-specific mortality of patients newly diagnosed with tuberculosis in São Paulo state, Brazil, 2010–15: a population-based, longitudinal study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free) (via @otavio_ranzani see Tweet)

Invited Commentary: Tuberculosis: an instrument of early mortality in life course (free)

 

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The global, regional, and national burden of inflammatory bowel disease in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (free)

Invited Commentary: Global burden of inflammatory bowel disease (free)

 

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The Global Burden of Pancreatic Cancer

30 Oct, 2019 | 07:59h | UTC

The global, regional, and national burden of pancreatic cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (free)

Invited Commentary: Pancreatic cancer: a growing burden (free)

 

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The Global Burden of Gastric Cancer

30 Oct, 2019 | 07:57h | UTC

The global, regional, and national burden of stomach cancer in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study 2017 – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (free)

Invited Commentary: 27 years of stomach cancer: painting a global picture (free)

 

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The Global Burden of Colorectal Cancer

30 Oct, 2019 | 07:55h | UTC

The global, regional, and national burden of colorectal cancer and its attributable risk factors in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (free)

Invited Commentary: The global challenge of colorectal cancer (free)

 

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Global Trends in Type 2 Diabetes, 2007-2017 – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

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A comprehensive analysis of mortality-related health metrics associated with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Life expectancy mapped for people with mental disorders – The University of Queensland (free) AND Mentally ill die many years earlier than others – Aarhus University (free)

 

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Is Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection life long? – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Tuberculous infection is not life-long in most people – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (free) AND In the absence of a true test for latent TB we need shorter, safer preventive treatments – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

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Homepage: Drug Use – The Lancet (free articles, commentaries, and podcast – registration required)

 


Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017 – Nature (free)

Commentaries: Tackling inequality could save millions of children – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) AND Where You’re Born Even Within A Country Still Matters – NPR (free)

 

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Podcast: Tuberculosis Updates

22 Oct, 2019 | 08:05h | UTC

The Cancer Atlas

20 Oct, 2019 | 23:09h | UTC

Effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography to reduce adverse perinatal outcomes in low risk pregnancy (the IRIS study): nationwide, pragmatic, multicentre, stepped wedge cluster randomised trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Routine third trimester ultrasonography: Avoiding “too much too soon” – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

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WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2019

18 Oct, 2019 | 08:29h | UTC

Complexity in Assessing the Benefit vs Risk of Vaccines: Experience With Rotavirus and Dengue Virus Vaccines – JAMA (free for a limited period)

“At what threshold does a large reduction in disease burden for society justify the small risk of an adverse reaction to an individual?”

 


Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

7 Oct, 2019 | 06:01h | UTC

The global burden of non-typhoidal salmonella invasive disease: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Non-typhoidal salmonella: invasive, lethal, and on the loose (free)

 

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Global Burden of Cancer, 1990 to 2017

30 Sep, 2019 | 00:42h | UTC

Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study – JAMA Oncology (free)

 

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Immunogenicity, effectiveness, and safety of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Related Article: Effect of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months on the immune response to subsequent measles vaccine doses: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Early vaccination: a provisional measure to prevent measles in infants (free)

 

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World Health Organization Campaign on World Patient Safety Day (free resources)

News Release: WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare (free)

See also: Patient Safety Fact Sheet (free) 10 facts on patient safety (free) AND The Lancet Editorial: Patient safety: too little, but not too late (free)

 

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Progress in cancer survival, mortality, and incidence in seven high-income countries 1995–2014 (ICBP SURVMARK-2): a population-based study – The Lancet Oncology (free)

Commentaries: Cancer Patients in Rich Countries Are Gaining Years, Study Shows – Bloomberg (free) AND Cancer survival in high income countries is improving but international disparities persist – eCancer News (free)

 

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NICE Guideline: Tuberculosis

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:27h | UTC

New UK Physical Activity Guidelines

9 Sep, 2019 | 00:16h | UTC

Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption – Cochrane Library (free)

 

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